Jill Henrietta Davis was born and raised in the Boston, Massachusetts area. She began her career in glass at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop while studying at the Parsons School of Design. Upon completion of her BFA in 1991 she became the first Parsons student to earn a degree with a specialization in glass. The following year the Robert Lehman Gallery at UrbanGlass offered Miss Davis her first solo exhibition, Jill Henrietta Davis: New Furniture. In 1992 she relocated from New York to Seattle, WA where she continued to pursue her vision for creating functional furniture incorporating handmade glass.Throughout five years in Seattle Miss Davis had four solo shows, participated in many group exhibitions, and was awarded the Jon and Mary Shirley Glass Scholarship for Emerging Artists. In 1997 Miss Davis returned to the East Coast to attend the Rhode Island School of Design where she earned an MFA in glass in 1999. Upon her graduation from RISD, the division of Graduate Studies awarded Miss Davis a Materials Grant to help further her work with Glass furniture. Currently living and working in Providence, RI, Miss Davis exhibits her work throughout the United States.



2000 - 'Scherezade's Room," The Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI.

1999 -   “Glass Furniture," Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

1997 - "New Furniture,” Glasshouse, Seattle, WA.

1996 - "Heart's Delight," Souvenirs of the Soul,
Stanwood, WA.

"Artist of the Month..'   Windowshow, Glasshouse, Seattle, WA.

1993 - 'Furnace Meets Forest," Peterson Art Furniture, Kirkland, WA.

1992 - "Jill Henrietta Davis: New Furniture," Robert Lehman Gallery/ Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY.



2000 - “A Glass Act 2000: the PRISM Collection” Gallery: FunctionArt, Pontiac  MI

1999 - "The Fine Art of Craft," The Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Annapolis, MD.  "Chair Show 3," Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, NC.

"The Art of Glass Students," Visual Arts Center, TCC at Olde Town, Portsmouth, VA.  "Reflections '99," The RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI.

 "Juried Student Show," The Copley Society of  Boston, Boston, MA.

1998 - "Potential Motion," RISD Sculpture Alliance at the Arcade, Providence, RI.

"Shirley Scholarship Recipients," Pratt Fine @Arts Center, Seattle, WA.

1997 -  S.O.F.A. Miami, exhibited by Gallery. 
 Function Art,
Pontiac, MI.R.I.S.D. Glass Department Biennial,

Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI.

"The Eclectic Electric," Gallery: FunctionArt, Pontiac, MI

1996 - "Pilchuck Invitational," History of the World Gallery, Stanwood, WA.

 "The Art of Recycling," Snohomish Co. Arts.Council, Everett, WA.

“'Pratt Invitational," Center on ContemporaryArt, Seattle, WA.

"Ninth Annual Juried Show,"Everett Ctr. for the Arts, Everett, WA.

“Women at the Edge," Edge of Glass Gallery, Seattle, WA.

1995 -   "Furniture & Lighting Show," Snohomish Co. Arts Council, Everett, WA.

"ANA 24," Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT.

“Pacific Northwest Annual," Bellevue Museum of Art, Bellevue, WA.

“Indoor/Outdoor Furniture," Souvenirs of the Soul, Stanwood, WA.

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