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Christian V. Davila, Mix Media Artist

"I just love creating birds"

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I am Christian Victoria (Bique) Davila, a Mexican-American artist currently residing in Chico, CA since 2014. I have a deep appreciation for nature, particularly birds, and an avid interest in Digital Fabrication Technology. My artistic vision is to seamlessly blend the natural world with technology, creating works that captivate the imagination and inspire wonder.

Originally, in 2012, I crafted my bird sculptures from clay and meticulously cut book paper by hand to create texture and dimension. As I honed my skills over the years, I began experimenting with various mediums, and in 2017, after two years of studying 3D modeling at Chico State, I started creating bird models on the computer and printing them on a 3D printer. With the help of a laser cutter, I am now able to design and cut out wings and tails, which has streamlined the process considerably.

Despite these technological advancements, I still use numerous handcrafted techniques, ensuring that each piece I create is unique with my personal touch. Even if I were to recreate a previous work, it would never be exactly the same, and that is something I take great pride in.

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

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology
"Deeply Rooted"

Create Mural and 3D printed parts

2022

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

2019

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

"Remarkable Lives: The interesting world of Birds and Humans" 

Decorating Animatronic Archaeopteryx and bird decorations

2018

Private Commission

Palomitas: Popcorn transforms to doves

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