The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Backpage Poems: MFA Thesis Exhibition by Kristina Davis

"Backpage Poems," a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition by Kristina Davis. Davis creates immersive installations about sex, exposing the ruptures between our social mores and desires as seen through the lens of sex work. She is a printmaker who deviates from the traditions of printmaking to create immersive spaces with the multiple in mind. Guided by life experiences, she shares a crass-candor with a poets approach. Throughout her career she has used activism to guide her artistic compass. Finding solace in the process of creation, she is able to share with the viewer the intimate details of being a motherly, art making, freight hopping, sex work-revolutionary-squatter-goddess. She is currently making a critical mess at The Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts.