Elizabeth Davis is an artist in the KCMO area with Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from the Kansas City Art Institute in Animation and Art History. Her work is primarily  composed of animations on paper and 35mm photography. Davis has taught creative classes and workshops for children privately and in public schools.

Her work has been featured by Kansas City Public Television during March 2015 and on the blogs Tin House Reels and Persephone's Daughters. You can support Elizabeth on Patreon to get exclusive updates on her work.


Curriculum Vitae 


Kansas City Art Institute - BFA- Animation, Art History                                                                                        May 2016


Visual and Archival Resources Specialist, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO         August 2016 - Present

CSA Assistant, Kansas City Young Audiences, Kansas City, MO                                           October 2017 - July 2018

Visual Resource Specialist, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO                         September 2017 - July 2018

City Year AmeriCorps Member, City Year Kansas City, Kansas City, MO                                   July 2016 - July 2017

Durwood Intern, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO                                       August 2015 - May 2016 Internship in the European Arts Department

Intern, Atelier CMS Inc, Kansas City, MO                                                                                                 January -April 2016 Exhibition Assistant for the "Clay Gate Keepers Exhibition" for NCECA Conference 2016

Admissions Assistant, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO                                 September 2013 - May 2016

Durwood Intern, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO                                                 January - May 2015 Internship in the Imaging Services  Department  

Visual Arts Intern, (402) Arts Collective, Omaha, NE                                                                          May - August  2013 Internship as a studio instructor and social media manager

Exhibitions & Festivals

Juried Invitational Exhibition, Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City, MO June 2019

Microcinema Series #1Engagement, MirrorLab Studios, Minneapolis, MN                                           February 2018

Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival, Engagement, Moscow Russia                                         December 2017

Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival, JASS, Moscow, Russia                                                       December 2017

Blowup Film FestivalEngagement, Chicago, IL                                                                                                   October 2017

Aggregate Animated ShortsEngagement, Oakland, CA                                                                                            July 2017

Altered Esthetics Film Festival, Engagement, Minneapolis, MI                                                                              June 2017

Capital City Film FestivalEngagement, Lancing, MI                                                                                               April 2017

Outlaw Film FestivalEngagement, St. Joseph, MO                                                                                        November 2016

After Hours 2016 Say It In Eight Student Film Festival, Engagement, Downers Grove, IL                   October 2016

West Virginia FILMmakers Festival, Engagement, Sutton, WV                                                                 September 2016 

Staunton International Film Festival, Engagement, Staunton, VA                                                             September 2016

Tochka Dostupa Contemporary Arts Festival, Engagement, St. Petersburg, Russia                                         July 2016

12th Annual Frame by Frame Festival, Engagement, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO                   May 2016

Middle of the Map Festival, Rut, Alamo Drafthouse, Kansas City, MO                                                              May 2016

2016 Annual BFA Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO                                                  April-May 2016

Faultline Film Festival,  Rut, Southeast Missouri State                                                                                 November 2015

Solo Exhibition and Artist Talk, Rut402 Arts Collective, Omaha, NE                                                         August 2015

Doc Sunback Film Festival, Rut, Mulvane, KS                                                                                                             July 2015 

Kansas City Art Institute Film & Animation Show, Rut, Alamo Drafthouse, Kansas City, MO                 May 2015

Blacksheep Film Festival 2015, Rut, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO                                           May 2015

KCAI Film & Animation End of Semester Show, JASS, Alamo Drafthouse, Kansas City, MO      December 2014

Blacksheep Animation Show, The Trombone, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO              December 2014

KCAI Alamo Film & Animation Festival, Them Stars..., Alamo Drafthouse, Kansas City, MO                  May 2014

Blacksheep Animation Show 2014, Them Stars..., Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO                 May 2014

Blacksheep Animation Show 2012, The Fisherman, Kansas City Art Institute, KCMO                    December 2012

Honors & Awards

Juror's Choice, Honorable Mention for Narrative - Aggregate Animated Shorts                                              July 2017

Finalist, Best Director- Outlaw Film Festival                                                                                                   November 2016

Merit Award - Say It In Eight Student Film Festival                                                                                           October 2016

Honorable Mention - Doc Sunback Film Festival                                                                                                        July 2015


"Understanding Gender in Early American Animation," Compendium (KCAI, Kansas City, MO, 2016): 18-23.

Artist Talks

Artist Inc Presentation,  AIA Space, Kansas City, MO                                                                                  November 2016

Compendium Presentation, "Understanding Gender..." - H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO            May 2016

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO                                                                                                                 May 2016

Rut, (402) Arts Collective, Omaha, NE                                                                                                                   August 2015 


Juror, Big Shorts Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA (remotely)                                                                                  June 2017

Installation and Gallery Assistant, Clay Gate Keepers as a part of the 2016 NCECA Conference          March 2016

Producer, Blacksheep Film Festival 2015, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO                                May 2015

ASAC Student Collaboration - Assisted with the curation of the 2015 KCAI BFA Exhibition                  May 2015

Assistant for the Kansas City Film Festival, Kansas City, MO                                                                               May 2014

Collections Connections Exhibition at the H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO                                           Fall 2014

Creative & Personal Development Projects

Visual Resources Association – Mentor-Mentee Program and Chapter Membership             Sept 2017 – Present

Artist INC Live!                                                                                                                                                         Sept - Nov 2016 One of twenty local artists selected in Kansas City, MO area; attending networking and professional development seminars to support my practice and business professional skills                                                   Awarded a scholarship from Robert Altman Emerging Filmmakers Fund to pay for the sessions

AV Animation Workshops                                                                                                                                                   July 2016 Taught two one-week workshops at the (402) Arts Collective as a guest artist instructor where students created animations with audio and discussed the unique nature of film as a time-based and multi-sensory medium, including short, daily sessions on the history of animation

Paris in June                                                                                                                                                                             June 2016 Living in France during the month of June to visit major art and historical sites and attend the in the Annecy International Animation Festival, which was in part funded by a crowd funding campaign; a blog was created on my website to document this time and share with my followers on social media sites

Artspace Student Advisory Council (ASAC)                                     Elected Treasurer for August 2015 to May 2016 Students work directly with the staff at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI to help bring                                               discussions about curation and the museum to students campus wide 

PLAY Multimedia Club                                                                                    Elected President August 2015 to May 2016 PLAY creates lectures and workshops involving animation to discuss its potential                                                         in any medium or setting                                                                            

Homegrown Urban Gardening Project Leader                                                                              August 2014 - May 2015 Assisted KCAI students to continue an urban gardening project near campus