Davidson holds an M.F.A in Painting from Portland State University, OR, a B.F.A. in Painting from Drake University, Des Moines, IA and has studied painting at Drake University in Florence, Italy. Her work is in public and private collections including Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR- Permanent Collection, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; the City of Portland, OR; Multnomah County Portable Works Collection; the City of Seattle, WA-Department of Transportation and Nordstrom, Inc.


The New York Times wrote, Davidson's paintings "...rely on strong geometric frameworks for their architecture-based abstractions. Ms. Davidson's elegant compositions refer to beams, girders and other building supports, but these heavy, dark elements are softened by erasures and overpainting, and offset by areas of soft, translucent color."


Gwen Davidson has been represented by Froelick Gallery since 1997.