Deb A. Davis exhibits traditional and photographic-based artworks, both nationally and internationally. She worked in collaboration with Michael Petry on his work titled “Golden Rain.” Davis’ work titled “essence,” was incorporated into Petry’s “On the Edge,” installation at the Eigeroya Lighthouse in Egersundin, Norway. The work is in the collection of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA. Solo exhibitions have been mounted at various galleries and art centers across the U.S. including: Raw Space, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL; Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Toledo, OH; Cochenour Gallery, Georgetown, KY; and the Kettering Art Center, Kettering OH; Davis has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout the United States, including: Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Texas, and Washington.
She has received two International Faculty Development Awards, to Prague, Czech Republic, from University Studies Abroad Consortium, a Pace Eminent Scholar Award, Semester in Japan Program, from the University of West Florida. Davis was the curator of “Cultural Domestication – Instinctual Desire, an exhibition of Contemporary Czech Art.” She also served as the principal investigator for the CD-ID international exhibition and was a recipient of numerous grants associated with the international project, including: a Program for Academic Excellence Award; a Trust for Mutual Understanding grant; an Ohio Arts Council, Arts Innovation Program award; and an Ohio Humanities Council grant. She also served as the creative director and administrator for the exhibition and project, including an international, artists–in-residence program.
She is the former director of the UToledo School of Visual and Performing Arts, 2016-2018, and served as dean for the visual and performing arts at The University of Toledo, from 2010-2016. She also served as Chair of the Departmen of Art from 2007 - 2010. Davis received her photography M.F.A. in 1991, from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.S. Ed., in instructional technology, media production from Northern Illinois University in 1984. She has received various art awards throughout her career.