Christian V. Davila, Mix Media Artist

"I just love creating birds"

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   I started creating paper birds in 2012. I was in my second year of Community College and was part of the Goodwin Art Gallery in Stockton. My main medium was painting and sculpting but my work blended in the background.
   One day I was sculpting a bird, and it was getting heavy and fragile with all the delicate detail. Using what I had, I decided to to make its feathers from a book and glue them to my sculpture. Creating my first piece the "White Crow". The gallery loved it so much and ever since I expanded and experimented.
   I now 3D model my pieces and 3D print them so they can be light enough to not need a base or canvas. I use a laser cutter to help with repeating designs and patterns. There is still a lot of steps I do by hand and if I decide to recreate a piece it will be unique and not exactly the same.

Education 

2019 Jan 5 & 6

Prey Taxidermy, Los Angeles, CA; Allis Markham Taxidermy Workshop

2014 - 2017

California State University Chico, BS Computer Animation & Game Design

2010 - 2014

San Joaquin Delta College

AA Graphic Design

Awards 

2016

Sandhill Crane Festival- Lodi, CA

  • People’s Choice Award

2014

Sandhill Crane Festival- Lodi, CA

  • 2nd Place

  • People’s Choice Award

Exhibitions 

Solo

2018

Taking Over, Idea Fab Labs

Chico, CA

2016

Paper Wings, Mexican Heritage Center

Stockton, CA

2014

Artist of the Month, Goodwin Gallery

Stockton, CA

Group

2021

Discovery Series: Social Justice, Chico Art Center

Chico, CA

2019

Snow Goose Festival, MONCA

Chico, CA

2017

Member’s Show, Idea Fab Labs

Chico, CA

2016

Sandhill Crane Festival

Lodi, CA

2015

Over the Garden Wall- 3rd Floor BMU, CSU Chico

Chico, CA

Commissions

2022

Private Commission
Design a Cinnamon Teal Duck, Red Tail Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Toucan

2019

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology Decorating Animatronic Archaeopteryx

2018

Private Commission

Palomitas: Popcorn transforms to doves

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