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Jarrett Min Davis

Jarrett Min Davis
Professor and Program Area Chair for Studio Foundation Advising
South 301

Jarrett Min Davis was born in Seoul, South Korea. He was raised in St. Louis and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Dayton in Ohio. He then went on to earn a Masters of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and Design's Hoffberger School of Painting in Baltimore. He currently resides in Amesbury, Massachusetts, and teaches in the Studio Foundation Program at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. He has exhibited work nationally and internationally with recent exhibitions in Boston, Baltimore and Bangkok, Thailand. He was recently the Artist-in-Residence at SACI: Florence, Italy.

2005 - MFA, Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art; 1998 - BFA, University of Dayton
Industry Experience: 
  • 2014 – Present - Tenured Professor: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
    Courses: Studio for Drawing, Drawing Projects, Visual Language, Time Design, Travel Course: China
  • 2008 - 2014 - Assistant Professor: Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
    Courses: Drawing 1 & 2, Visual Language 1 & 2
  • 2006 – 2008 - Adjunct Professor: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
    (Also Academic Advisor for one section of freshmen class.)
    Courses: Elements of Visual Thinking: Fall ‘06 and ’07
    Phenomena of Color: Spring ‘06 and ’07
  • 2005 – 2008 - Adjunct Professor: Anne Arundel Community College, Anne Arundel, MD
    Courses: Drawing 1, 2 & 3, Design 1, Illustration 1, 3 - D


  • Guts & Glory, Step up ’11, Real Art Ways, Hartford CT
  • Eclectic Visionaries, AHL Foundation Show, Gana Gallery, Chelsea, NY
  • 20th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Duality: Glimpses of the Other Side, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
  • Return to Intimacy, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.


  • Studio Visit Magazine, 2018
  • “Volume 3, June 2017” Wotisart? United Kingdom 2017
  • “Volume 7, Issue 2 2013” Midway Journal,
  • 100 Boston Painters, curated by Chawkey Frenn 2013
  • “September/October 2010.” Artscope, p. 24, 2010.


  • FATE - Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
  • CAA - College Art Association

Awards and Recognitions:

  • SAIC: Florence Residency: Florence, Italy
  • Merit Grant: Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, Vermont 
  • Brother Thomas Fellowship Nominee, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, Vermont
  • Boston Biennial, Juror’s Prize. Chelsea MA


  • SSamzie Museum, Henri Art Valley, South Korea
  • ArtDimensions, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professional Organizations:

  • CAA member
  • FATE member
  • NASPA member