Dottie Korn-Davis

Christine Finkelson
Media : mixed media painter & sculptor
SDMAAG Member : Artist Member
SDMAAG Member Since : 1982

Artist's Bio


Dottie Korn-Davis is a multi-media artist working in mixed media painting, sculpture, assemblage, constructions and sculptural masks.  She is a world traveler/hiker who is inspired by and gathers unconventional materials for her creations in countries such as Myanmar, India, Pakistan, China, Tunisia, and Spain.


In an introduction to her 1999 solo exhibition at the Earl & Birdie Taylor Library in Pacific Beach, Mark-Elliott Lugo, visual arts coordinator for the San Diego City Libraries, wrote:


 “Korn-Davis’ spectacular canvases, created while listening to jazz, are dizzying explosions of intense color, pattern, and texture.  The interlocking shapes she paints suggest glitzy variations of cubism or gaudy jigsaw puzzles. .The mask-like works represent a body of work that is garnering Korn-Davis almost as much attention as her paintings.  They are exceptional examples of the artist’s inventiveness and gift for recycling unconventional materials into works of fine art.”


Dottie has a BA from UCLA and a MA degree in painting from SDSU.  She has exhibited in places such as the San Diego Museum of Art, Art Institute Museum of San Diego, Riverside Art Museum, Taos Historical Museum, Scottsdale Center for the Fine Arts, William Grant Stills Art Center,the Canon Art Gallery in Carlsbad and, the Felicita Foundation.  She has worked as an educator and artist in residence in Spain and China. 


Her work is in collections in China, Spain, the U.S. and California