Dottie Korn-Davis

Dottie Korn-Davis

Title: Artist, Educator, Consultant
Location: La Mesa, California, United States

Dottie Korn-Davis, Artist, Educator, and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of mixed-media abstract art and art education.

Growing up, Ms. Davis studied at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1961. While at UCLA, she took an archaeology class that dramatically altered her career aspirations—instead of becoming a foreign correspondent, she worked as a paleo-archeologist in the La Brea tar pits for the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. This experience lent Ms. Davis a special eye, feel, and understanding for textures and materials that she carried into her artistic pursuits later in life. She moved to Chicago and was hired by the Academy of Sciences in Lincoln Park, with the goal of digging up a mastodon. When the mastodon dig didn’t pan out, her plans changed again, and she began studying life drawing with Fred Berger, a representational artist. After six more years, she moved to San Diego to pursue her career as an artist.

Ms. Davis attended San Diego State University, earning a Master of Arts in 1981. In 1983, she won a first prize from the San Diego Artists Guild. Her work is very eccentric—she uses high-key colors, abstract forms, and a variety of media to craft her pieces. She broadened her perspective through travel, visiting China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Tunisia, Morocco, Peru, Kyrgistan, Tajikstan, and Uzbekistan. She worked as an artist-in-residence at Laocheng Teachers University in China in 1996, and has been a part of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art since 1994. She has been a lecturer in the field since 2005, and was an honorable mention in the North County Fine Arts Society. Her work has been featured in solo shows at the Expressive Arts Institute, Mira Costa College, the East County Performing Arts Center, the Foundation for Women, and many others. In the coming years, Ms. Davis hopes to revisit and clarify her prior work. Her unique blend of experience and vision have made her an elite, respected, and integral member of the artistic community.

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