EDUCATION

2011 M.F.A. - Advanced Photographic Studies, ICP - Bard College, New York, NY. 

2004 B.A. - Biology, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS  (* Solo shows marked by asterisk)

2019

  • Code:Comfort, Spaceworks Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by The Nfinit Foundation)

  • Place Setting, The Yards Collective, Rochester, NY 

  • When One Notices, The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, New York, NY (Forthcoming)

  • Dodge & Burn, The Bronx Arts Space, Bronx, NY (Forthcoming)

2018

  • *A Womb of My Own (Mistakes Were Made in Development), Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY (Curated by Tate Shaw)

  • Elastic Behavior, Java Projects, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Memory Foam Collective)

2017

  • Neesh Art, Aquarius Space, Ridgewood, NY (Curated by Fran Holstrom)

2016

  • The Surface of Things, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX (Curated by Keliy Anderson-Staley)

  • Photography Now 2016, The Center of Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY (Curated by James Estrin)

  • High Summer, Foley Gallery, New York, NY (Curated by Joseph Desler Costa and Jeremy August Haik)

  • Home Perm, Ideal Glass Gallery, New York, NY (Curated by Mairikke Dau)

2015

  • The Future is Forever, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ (Curated by Jorge Alberto Perez)

  • Four Options, Wildlife Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Mairikke Dau)

  • Home Perm, Wildlife Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014

  • 2014 Competition, The Photo Review, Langhorne,PA

2013

  • Curate NYC, The Hague Museum of Photography, The Hague, The Netherlands (Curated by Wim Van Sinderen)

2011

  • A Place for Photography, Camera Club of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

  • *“She here.” “She sane.”, MFA Solo Thesis Exhibition, ICP-Bard Studio Gallery, Long Island City, NY

  • ICP-Bard MFA Group Show, School of International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2010

  • Curate NYC, Rush Arts Gallery & Essex Street Market, New York, NY

  • Slidefest II, 25CPW Gallery, New York, NY

  • Eye-to-Eye: Slidefest, School of the International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2009

  • ICP-Bard Open Studios, ICP-Bard Studio Gallery, Long Island City, NY

  • *Clark Park: A Night Study, Greenline Café, Philadelphia, PA

  • Focus Philadelphia, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

  • Nfinit Artist-In-Residency Program at Spaceworks Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY

  • Selected for the 2017 New York Times Portfolio Review, New York, NY

  • Vermont Studio Center Artist Fellowship, Vermont, VT

  • BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Natalie Zelt, “Hernease Davis: Closer to Presence,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, May 4, 2018. 1.

  • Qiana Mestrich, “An Impossible Fecundity,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, May 4, 2018. 5.

  • George Koslov, “Cameraless Photography and The Houston Center for Photography’s Exhibit: ‘The Surface of Things’, Fotorelevance, December 19, 2016, https://fotorelevance.com

  • PDN Photo of the Day, “Light, and Its Absence,” PDN Online, November, 18, 2016, https://potd.pdnonline.com/2016/11/42850/

  • Patricia Silva, “Photographer Interview: Hernease Davis,” Dodge & Burn: Decolonizing Photography History, August 23, 2016, http://dodgeburnphoto.com/2016/08/photographer-interview-hernease-davis/

COURSES, LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

 2018

  • Master’s Course: When Artists Go In, International Center of Photography - Bard College, New York, NY

  • Master’s Course: Black and White Darkroom Intensive, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY 

  • Workshop: Early Artist Practitioner Professional Development, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

  • Workshop: Early Artist Practitioner Professional Development, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA

  • Workshop: Imagining Empathic Possibilities, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, June 11-15

  • Lecture: “Self-Portraiture”, ICP at The Point, The Bronx, NY, March 14

2017

  • Lecture: Hernease Davis: Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Houston, Houston, TX, February 15

2016

  • Lecture: Practice and Presentation, University of Houston, Houston, TX, November 22

  • Lecture: My Professional Practice, International Center of Photography - Bard, New York, April 16

  • Lecture: Photo Salon - Hernease Davis, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, January 14