After receiving receiving a B.F.A from Ohio University in 1993, Bill Davis
moved to Chicago to work at Pettersen Imagecraft. In 1994 he accepted the
invitation to shoot and print in Prague with Pavel Banka. In 1995 Bill exhibited
in The Ljubljana Photo Festival and received a stipend to lecture in Bretton
Hall at the University of Leeds. From Prague he helped launch Ohio University's
Study Abroad Program, and traveled to assist on location in Venice. From 1995-1996
he was appointed to teach and translate American Photo History into Czech
for the Umelckoprumyslove Academy. While living in Prague, he participated
in many one person and group exhibitions.
In 1996, he returned to the U.S. for a full time teaching appointment at Antonelli College in Cincinnati. In 1998 he received a stipend from the Australian Arts Funding Body for a 2-year regional solo tour at the Orange, Salamanca, and Tweed River Art Centers, as well as the New England Regional Art Museum in New South Wales. In 1999 he traveled from Cincinnati to exhibit as a sister city cultural delegate with the mayor’s commission to Kharkiv, Ukraine. In the following year he exhibited at the Huntington Museum of Art and traveled to exhibit additional work in a solo exhibit at the University of Leeds, England. In 2004 he received a stipend from the Tyler School of Art to curate a tour of regional work from the Art and Industry Institute of Kharkiv with the director of the Ukrainian Museum of Photography. In 2004 he received his MFA from Tyler and began his second full time teaching appointment at Western Michigan University.
His work can be found in the permanent collections of The University of Louisville Photographic Archives, Cone Editions Press- Vermont, The Ukrainian Museum of Photography, and The Czech Guild of Art & Ceramic Design.