June 29, 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
Becci Davis was born on a military installation in Georgia named after General Henry L. Benning of the Confederate States Army. Her birth initiated her family’s first generation after the Civil Rights Act and its fifth generation post-Emancipation. She is an interdisciplinary artist who finds inspiration in exploring natural and cultural landscapes in addition to her experiences as daughter, mother, American, Southern expatriate, and Black woman. Becci earned her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design. In 2018, she was the recipient of the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award in Visual Art, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in New Genres, the Providence Public Library Creative Fellowship and the RISD Museum Artist Fellowship. Becci lives in Wakefield, Rhode Island and is currently working on a performance series to honor the enslaved Americans of the state and an exhibition commemorating the centennial of women’s suffrage.