Michael Davis, born in 1956, is an artist who lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited at museums and galleries including P.S.1, the Cooper- Hewitt Museum, the Clocktower Gallery, the main branch of the New York Public Library, the New York City Gallery, Princeton University Art Museum, Rutgers University, and was included by The Museum of Modern Art in the Kwangju (South Korea) Biennale. He has taught drawing and painting at Brooklyn College, Parsons School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University and the 92nd Street Y. His work has been reviewed in journals and newspapers including Art Forum, Art News, Art in America, The New Yorker, the New York Times and others. He is a co-founder of "The Park Bench Project," a social practice art project that invited people in public spaces to engage in conversation. He graduated from Princeton University, summa cum laude, in 1979 with a dual major in Studio Art and Art History.