“I always wonder what he is feeling when I look at Alonzo’s work – the textured layers of rich color, the bits of gold –maybe an embedded African coin. Sometimes suspended in space…or finely rooted as are the Power Poles, his work inspires and challenges me to re-examine my boundaries and to try something new.”
~Adriene Cruz, artist

Career Highlights (2000-2016)

EXHIBITIONS
2016 Katzen Art Center, American University Museum, Washington, DC
Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, Maryland
2015 Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland
Thelma Harris Gallery, Oakland, California
2014-15 U.S. Embassy, The Republic of Sierra Leone. West Africa
2012 PS1/MOMA, Queens, New York
Watergate Gallery, Washington, DC
2011 Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
2009 Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
2007-08 Sculpture Garden, Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington, DC
2006 Jack Tilton Gallery, New York City
Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Delaplaine Visual Art & Education Center, Frederick, Maryland
Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, Oregon
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California
2005 African American Artists of Los Angeles, California African American Museum
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, California
Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania
PUBLIC ART
2012 “Estrellas,” Epic Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
“Left Hand Swing,” Laurel-Beltsville Senior Center, Laurel, Maryland
2011 “Chattanooga Crossroads,” Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Chattanooga, Tennessee
2006 “Come This Way,” U.S. Embassy, Lome, Togo, West Africa
“Judicial Balance,” Marbury Wing, Prince Georges’ County Courthouse, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
2001 “Double Take,” Memphis Public Library, terrazzo floor collaboration; Tennessee
INSTALLATIONS
2014 “From There to Here”, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006 “Gateway,” Maryland Zoo, Baltimore
“Bamboo Expressions,” East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, Hawaii
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, James A. Porter Colloquium, Howard University, Washington, D.C
2008 Tong Xian Residency, Beijing, China
2005 Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, Wyoming
The Julia and David White Artist’s Colony, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
2003 I-Park, East Haddam, Connecticut
2002-03 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia
CATALOGS/ARTICLES/PLATES
2015 “Personal Patterns,” Claudia Rousseau curator, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, Maryland (catalog)
2012 “Alonzo Davis,” Rima Schulkind, Washington Sculptors, pp6-7, No. 1 Winter
2011 “Now Dig This,” Kellie Jones, plates pp: Prestel Publishing, New York
2010 The Bamboo Muse by Alonzo Davis (coffee table art book)
Lyn Kienholz, L.A. Rising, SoCal Artists Before 1980, California.
International Arts Foundation 2010