Christopher Davis-Benavides pursues cross-cultural issues in his research and teaching. His sculpture in both clay and wood explores the hero/saint myths in Spain and the New World as well as the layered meanings of cultural interposition as revealed in the architecture of his native Peru.
Davis-Benavides has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Wisconsin Arts Board New Works Community Research Grant; a Milwaukee County Individual Artist Fellowship, and a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholars Lectureship in Mexico at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Xochilmilco, Mexico D.F. He has been awarded residencies in the FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum (FLICAM) Fuping, Shaanxi, China, and the Arts/Industry Residency at the Kohler Corporation in Wisconsin. Public collections of his work include the Instituto Cultural Peruano-Norteamericano, ICPNA, Lima Peru; Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru; R.A.M. (Racine Art Museum) Racine, Wisconsin; the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin; the Kohler Corporation, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Wisconsin. International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including, X Bienal Internacional de Cerâmica de Avier 2011, with honourable Mention, Museu de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, 2nd Shanghai International Biennale 2010, Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts, Shanghai, Chinathe Ceramic Art Museum of Argentina and South American, FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum (FLICAM) Fuping, Shaanxi, China; El Patrón Santiago: cuentos y colaboraciones, Galeria ICPNA Miraflores Lima, Peru.