Dr. Kofi A. Kondwani
Mr. Willis “Bing” Davis Is an internationally renowned artist and national treasure. His record as an artist and a curator is illustrious, including exhibitions at Studio Museum of Harlem, American Craft Museum, Renwick Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Anacostia Museum, National Museum of Art of Senegal West Africa, United States Embassy Accra, Ghana and Museum fur Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts), Frankfurt, Germany.
His art can be found in public and private collections in the USA, England, China, Japan, France, Australia, plus Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia, and Gabon on the Continent of Africa.
Bing’s 40 plus years of teaching art included elementary, high school, and universities. His creative and innovative approach to teaching, learning, and human development through the arts resulted in his receiving state, national and international acclaim, including Ohio Art Educator of the Year, Individual Artist of the Year, Ohio Designer Craftsman of the year, and the Ohio Governor’s Irma Lazarus Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, the highest art award given in the state of Ohio.
Mr. Davis attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, the Dayton Art Institute and received a Master of Education degree Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Mr. Davis also pursued graduate study at Indiana State University.