Lives and works in Los Angeles

Awards and Residencies

Visiting Artists & Scholars Program, American Academy in Rome 2022

Distinguished Fellowship, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences 2019

Artist in Residence, Studio System II, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA 2018

Selected Exhibitions


Ghost Dogs in Peace on Earth, MOAH Lancaster, Lancaster, CA 2019

Alphabet City, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA 2010

Icarus and Daedalus Paintings, Momi Toby, San Francisco, CA 2005

Two Person

Unlikely Heroes, Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA 2021

Beyond/Within, Launch LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2019


Surrealism Now, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA 2022

Kipaipai Group Exhibition, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA 2022

Aviary, The Loft at Liz’s, Los Angeles, CA 2022

Selected Drawings, San Diego City College Gallery, San Diego, CA 2022

Count Down, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA 2021

#CountMeIn: The 2020 Census Project, MOAH Lancaster, Lancaster, CA 2020

Collaborate and Create, The Loft at Liz’s, Los Angeles, CA 2020

MORPH, MASH Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2019

LA Artcore 5th Annual Juried Exhibition, LA Artcore Annex, Los Angeles, CA 2019

Encounters: Honoring the Animals in Ourselves, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA 2019

Earth Angels in Woven Stories, MOAH Lancaster, Lancaster, CA 2019

Forest Bathing, The Loft at Liz’s, Los Angeles, CA 2019

All Media 2018, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA 2018

Hecho a Mano, LA Art Association Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA 2018

Dialectic of Being and Becoming, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA 2018

Reimagining America, The Arroyo Arts Collective and Ace/121 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2018

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Juried Exhibition 2018, Los Angeles, CA, Jonathan Griffin, Jamillah James and Steven Nelson jurors

Pop Surreal Playhouse, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, CA 2017

No Restraint, Ark Gallery, Altadena, CA 2017

All Media 2017, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA 2017

It’s a Wonderful World, Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA 2017

It Takes a Village, CA 101 Redondo Beach, CA 2017

Apochrapha, LA Art Association Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA 2017

Art Speaks!  Lend Your Voice, Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Women’s Caucus for Art 2017

Trappings, LA Art Association Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA 2017

Bunk, LA Art Association Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA 2017

LA Art Show Modern+Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA 2017

MAS ATTACK, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA 2016

Spectrum – Gestalt 2, bG Bleicher/Gorman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles, CA 2015

Collectors Choice, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA 2012

Speaking of Solitude, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA 2010

@BAC, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA 2010

Private Eyes: Artists’ Visions, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA 2010

Reflections of the Bay, California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008

Sonoma Salute to the Arts, Sonoma, CA 2007, 2006, 2005

Napa Valley Mustard Festival, St. Helena, CA 2006, 2005, 2004


University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Parsons School of Design

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

New York Academy of Art

Commissions and Collections

Heroes and Hearts 2009, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation,

US Embassy American Center Library, Rangoon, Burma

“The Painter”, commercial for Microsoft Windows Embedded

Alameda County Artwork Purchase Program

Related Work Experience

Studio Artist Polo Ralph Lauren

Freelance Illustration, clients include: The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, W.W. Norton & Company,


Betty Ann Brown, Collaborate and Create at Loft at Liz’s, Art and Cake, February 7, 2020

Genie Davis, LOFT AT LIZ’S Collaborate and Create, Artillery Magazine, January 29, 2020

Genie Davis, MORPH: Transformation in Technicolor, Riot Material, November 18, 2019

Karla Kane, Exploring Animal ‘Encounters’ at the Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto Weekly, October 2, 2019

Genie Davis, Samuelle Richardson And Joy Ray In Beyond/Within, Riot Material, September 24, 2019

Betty Ann Brown, Avian Hieroglyphics, Joy Ray and Samuelle Richardson at Launch LA, Art and Cake, September 14, 2019

Genie Davis, STARTING OFF WITH A BANG, Fall Art Season Explodes, Artillery, September 12, 2019

Falling James, Art Pick: JOY RAY AND SAMUELLE RICHARDSON: BEYOND/WITHIN, LA Weekly Arts, September 6, 2019 

Shana Nys Dambrot, Ready, Steady, Art!, LA Weekly, September 5, 2019

Betty Ann Brown, Peace on Earth at MOAH, Art and Cake, February 17, 2019

Lawrence Gipe, Final Round Up: Studio System 2 at Torrance Art Museum, ART AND CAKE LA, August 8, 2018

Genie Davis, Studio System II at Torrance Art Museum: Audience with a Muse, Diversions LA, June 30, 2018

David S. Rubin, Editor’s Roundtable, Visual Art Source, June 29, 2018

Lawrence Gipe, Studio Systems II at Torrance Art Museum: Half Time, Art and Cake, June 18, 2018

Karen Robes Meeks, Studio Systems II – “Anything But Typical”, Daily Breeze Torrance, June 14, 2018

Genie Davis, “Art Speaks, Lend Your Voice” at Arena 1 Gallery, Art and Cake, March 6, 2018

Dave Barton, The 10 Best Shows of the Worst Year Ever, OC Weekly, December 28, 2017,

Dave Barton, Ten Works Worth Seeing at Irvine Fine Arts Center’s All Media 2017, OC Weekly, October 19, 2017,

Ron Shelton, Artist Samuelle Richardson, USA: Ghost Dogs, High Art Fridays, June 20, 2017,

Genie Davis, Samuelle Richardson: Of Fine Art and Fabric, Diversions LA, June 19, 2017,

Bondo Wyszpolski, CA 101’s “It Takes a Village” opens Friday, Easy Reader News, June 1, 2017,