Born and raised near Boston, MA, Marcella now lives in San Francisco, CA

GALLERY

Represented by SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

2013 MFA, Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1994 BA, Art History, Smith College, MA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
Le Salon de Diego, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
SFMOMA Artists Gallery Benefit Sale, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016-2020
Transmissions, ExhibitsUSA, with Mid America Arts Alliance.  Traveling show curated by Patrica Watts

2016
SFMOMA Artists Gallery Benefit Sale, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015
Masterpiece, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA
SFMOMA Artists Gallery Benefit Sale, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014
Transmissions, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA. Group show curated by Patricia Watts
SFMOMA Artists Warehouse Sale, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013
Hang|Over, Studio 110 Gallery, Sausalito, CA
Currency, Vernissage Exhibition, Old Mint, San Francisco, CA
Duality (Vietnam), Paul Sack Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute (solo show)
Cuba:  Experiences from Havana, Studio 110 Gallery, Sausalito, CA
Road Cuts, Paul Sack Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (solo show)
Red: A One Night Stand, Studio 100 Gallery, Sausalito, CA

2012
Then and Now, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Severed and Stitched, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Untitled, Paul Sack Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Continuing MFA Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2011
Untitled, SPE Conference, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2010
After Dark, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Vermont – three photos on exhibit - juried by Tom Paiva 

AWARDS
2013
Selected as one of LensCulture's 21 New and Emerging Photographers
Finalist: Headlands Center for the Arts Graduate Fellowship 

PUBLICATIONS
Currency: MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalog, SFAI, 2013
MFA Now: Archive Project/Juried Exhibition, Root Division, p. 37, 2013

PRESS
2015
LensCulture:
My Force of Nature Series was featured as one of 65 Amazing Photo Series Inspired by the Earth
https://www.lensculture.com/articles/lensculture-editors-65-amazing-photo-series-inspired-by-the-earth

2013
Lens Culture:
"Force of Nature: In this unique series, Marcella S. Davis overlays mosaics of closely cropped photos of human bodies with found photos of natural disasters, raising a multitude of questions about nature, chaos and control."
http://lensculture.com/index.html

Squarecylinder.com:
"Marcella Davis’ large-scale images of tornados and volcanoes appeared to be straight photos until you stood close, at which point you saw that her source materials were photos of the human body, stitched together to create compelling representational images. Their appearance during the week disaster struck Oklahoma seemed prescient." http://www.squarecylinder.com/2013/05/currency-sfais-mfa-show-the-old-mint/

Photo Feature in SF Art Enthusiast:
Image 74 features my work in Currency, SFAI's 2013 MFA graduate exhibition at the Old Mint in San Francisco
http://sfartenthusiast.com/2013/05/11416/