Genevieve Davis, M.F.A.

Curriculum Vita

 Genevieve Davis has received many commissions from ballet, opera and theater companies, designers, museums & film producers.  Her painting style is the result of studying in Italy from the Italian Renaissance masters, as well as working in the contemporary theater.




Selected Film and Television Production

[Producer, Director, Writer, Designer, Editor, Casting Director, Cinematographer, Musical Director for all projects]

2017    Brothers, short film

2017     Geese, short film

2016-7  Gemini'd, short film, Cineart Awards

2012-5 Secret Life, Secret Death, feature film screened by: 

            Levante Film Festival, Rome and Bari, Italy

            Indie Fest USA, LA area, CA, Winner Best Art Film

            De Paul University, Sociology Department

            Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

            Chicago History Museum

            Oriental Theater, Milwaukee, WI

            Barrymore Theater, Madison, WI

            Neville Museum, Green Bay, Wi

            Portobello Film Festival, London

            Campfire Film Festival, Woodruff, WI, Winner Best Costume

            Crescent Theater, Mobile, AL

            The Healing Center, New Orleans

            Czech and Slovak Geneological Society, Chicago

  Conference on Human Trafficking, Toledo, Ohio 

2011    Beloit International Film Festival, Official Selection, School for the Rude, short

2010    Chicago Reel Shorts Film Festival, Official Selection, Black Sheep, short

2010    Milwaukee Short Film Festival, Official Selection, Black Sheep, short

2010    Beloit International Film Festival, Official Selection, Black Sheep, short

2010     Art Lovers, Feature Screenplay, Romantic Comedy

2009    On the Trail of a Black Sheep, Canadian Film Center, Worldwide Short Film Festival Digital Marketplace Library


Selected Honors & Awards

2015     Write On, writer's residency, Door County, WI

2013     Best Art Film - Indie Fest USA, Los Angeles, CA,

2013     Best Costume Design - Campfire Film Festival, Minoqua, WI,

2010     Good Idea Art Grant, also awarded in 2009 and 2001

Sauk County Arts and Humanities, WI,

 Writings Authored

2017      Geese, Short Screenplay

2017      Art Lovers, Feature Screenplay, Romantic Comedy

2016     Gemini'd, Short Screenplay

2015     Dogged, Feature Screenplay, Thriller

2014     Fanni’s Viennese Kitchen,  October 7th Studio publisher, 250 page book

2013    Secret Life, Secret Death, October 7th Studio publisher, 350 page book

2011-2, Multiple Actor Bios

2009    Mid-Continent Railway Museum Magazine, Shooting “On the Trail of a Black Sheep”

            at the Museum

2007    Voyageur, Green Bay, WI, Northeastern Wisconsin's Historical Review,

            "On the Trail of a Black Sheep" January Issue

Selected Solo Exhibitions of Paintings

2013     Frank Lloyd Wright Studio, Spring Green, Wisconsin

2011    Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee Wisconsin
2010    Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee Wisconsin
2010      Ancora, Madison, Wi

2009     University of Wisconsin, Baraboo/Sauk County, Wisconsin

2008     Danceworks, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2007     American Society of Interior Designers Gala, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois
2005     Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor's Center, Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007-13  Taliesin Bookstore, Spring Green, Wisconsin, Prints

2010      Shakespeare’s Sister, New York, New York, Prints

2009        33 Collective Gallery, 5th National Self-Portrait Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois

2007-8    Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop, Chicago, Illinois, Prints

2007        Monona Terrace Gift Shop, Madison, Wisconsin, Prints


M.F.A.,  University of Wisconsin, Madison, Painting & Dance Television Production
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Studio Art

B.A., Beloit College, Anthropology

Studio of Elvio Marchionni, Spello, Italy, Fresco Technique


Professional Study

2016    Chicago Film Festival Lecture Series

2016    Chicago Book Expo Lecture Series

2013    La Femme Film Festival,  Seminars on Film Production

2010    Independent Film Production, Chicago, Social Media and Film Seminar

2008    Independent Film Production, Chicago, Producer's Seminar

2008    MATA, Channel 14, 47, Milwaukee, Final Cut Pro Seminar

Selected College Level Teaching


2013    De Paul University, Chicago, Sociology Department

                           Women in Gangland Chicago Guest Lecture

2012    The Gene Siskel Film Center, of the School of the Chicago Art Institute

                          Q & A interactive discussion following 2  screenings

2012    University of Wisconsin, Baraboo/Sauk County, Film Society            

                          The Making of the Movie SECRET LIFE, SECRET DEATH Lecture

2012    University of Wisconsin, Baraboo/Sauk County, Women's Art History Course,

                          A Look at the Lives and Work of Five Artists Lecture

2010    University of Wisconsin, Baraboo/Sauk County, Women in Film Panel Discussion

2009    University of Wisconsin, Baraboo/Sauk County, Art Department

                          Egg Tempera Painting Lectures
2008     University of Wisconsin, Baraboo/Sauk County, Extension

                         What's Going on in  Renaissance and Baroque Paintings

2007     University of Wisconsin, Baraboo/Sauk County, Art Dept. Women Art History

                        Genevieve Davis Paintings Lecture

2007     University of Wisconsin, Baraboo/Sauk County, Art Dept. Life Drawing Lectures

                        Learning from Master Drawings Guest Teacher

International Seminars

2015-17     Genevieve Davis Art Studio, 10 Day Renaissance Art Tour in Italy


Selected Community Guest Lectures

2015-7    Over 50 Public Libraries, Fanni's Viennese Kitchen

2013-5   Over 50 Public Libraries, Secret Life, Secret Death

2013    Indie Fest USA, Garden Grove, CA ,  No-Budget Film Making Seminar

2012 – 2013  Q & A sessions following screenings of SECRET LIFE, SECRET DEATH

2013    Czech and Slovak Genealogy Society, Chicago

                        Ten Year Research Project behind the movie, SECRET LIFE, SECRET DEATH

2013            Chicago History Museum, The Making of SECRET LIFE, SECRET DEATH

2009-11 Luther Manor, Milwaukee, The Art of Women, The Art of Vermeer

                        Art History of Renaissance, Art in National Portrait Gallery, Genevieve Davis’s Art

2011    Italian Workman's Club, Madison, SECRET LIFE, SECRET DEATH preview & Q & A

2010    Mid-Continent Railway Museum, Baraboo and North Freedom Public Libraries

                        The Making of the short film On the Trail of a Black Sheep

2009    Italian Workman's Club, Madison, WI,  Contemporary and Renaissance Art in Spello, Italy 2010   

   Italian Workman's Club, Madison, WI, The Paintings of Genevieve Davis

2008     Chicago Architecture Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Through a Painter's Eye

Selected Children's Education

2000-10  Substitute Teaching in Baraboo School District

2009        Substitute Teaching in Wisconsin Dells School District

2009       Rock Springs Elementary School, Visiting Artist Workshop    

Selected Bibliography

2017            Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sharing Beloved Grandma's Recipes," May 17

2016            Wisconsin Public Radio, Larry Meiller Show, "Secret Life, Secret Death Research," June 21

2015            Wisconsin Public Radio, Larry Meiller Show, "Fanni's Viennese Kitchen," May 21

2014            WUWM Radio, Lake Effect, "Wisconsin Writer Shares Austrian Recipes," November 27

2012            WUWM Radio, Mitch Teich, "Secret Life, Secret Death," May 10

2012            Chicago Tribune, “Family Secrets Live On in Film,” by Rick Kogan, August 3

2012            WGN Radio, Chicago, Interview with Rick Kogan, July 15

2012            Mobile Press-Register, Mobile, AL, “Filmmaker Brings Family Story,”  June 7

2012            Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, “True Story of Filmmaker's Grandmother's Life,”  June 5

2012            WUWM Lake Effect, Milwaukee, WI, Radio Interview with Mitch Teich, May 10

2012            WTMJ, Channel 4 Television, Milwaukee, Interview with Molly Fay on

                        The Morning Blend, May 8

2012            Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Artist Turns Family History into Film,”

                        by Jackie Loohauis, May 6

2012,           Isthmus, Madison, WI, “Gun-free Gangster Movie,” by Jay Rath, April 26

2012            Shepherd Express, Milwaukee, WI, Off the Cuff Interview with Daniel Gaitan, April 25

2012            Wisconsin State Journal“Filmmaker Explores Family Horror,”

                        by Gayle Worland, April 23

2012            Baraboo News Republic, Baraboo, WI“Family Ties to Gangsters,”

                        by Craig Spychalla, April 20

2008            WUWM Lake Effect, Milwaukee, WI, Film in Wisconsin Interview


Computer Proficiency

Final Cut Pro - Film and Television Editing with Final Cut Pro
Adobe Photoshop - Graphics & Photography
Web Design
Epson Pro 3800 & 2200 Printers - Archival Fine Art & Photography Printing



Foreign Languages

Spanish – reading, writing, conversation
Italian – reading, writing, conversation
German – conversation

French – reading