Diane Davis' ongoing visual exploration of the physics of the urban environment and her love for dance informs her paintings. A painting from the Dance series, Sunrise Dancers, and an earlier work from her Childhood series, Log Cabin, is in the permanent collection of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY; her work is also included in the Montclair Museum, NJ. She has exhibited nationally including Hampton Museum, Va., the MoCada Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Her exhibitions include: Scope, New York City, Knox Gallery, the Renaissance Fine Art Gallery, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, The Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY and The 2008 National Black Fine Arts Show, NY. Ms. Davis’ art commissions include Affinity (formerly the Bronx Health Plan), Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry, NY, Bridgefield Civics League, Bronx, NY, and the Riverbank State Park, NY. Her work is featured in documentaries, such as “NINE BY FIVE: Nine Artists. Five Boroughs. One City”, presented on TV, and in print media, such as the New York Times, the Daily News, and the Journal of the Print World. Ms. Davis' work is published in 365 Days of Black History in Praise of Women, Psychology, 2002, and Essentials of Sociology, 2002. Ms. Davis is a participating artist in The Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Portfolio, 2000. Diane Davis is a native of Loda, Illinois and a longtime resident of the Bronx, NY. Currently she is an artist-in-residence at Chashama's Manhattan, NY studios.