Sarah Davidson



b. 1989
lives and works in Tkaronto/Toronto


2019, MFA, Master of Fine Art, University of Guelph, ON 

2015, BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

2011, HBJ, Honours Bachelor of Journalism and English, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON


2022, Swamp Sight. Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver, BC

2021, Side View. Feuilleton, Los Angeles, CA

2020, Deep Vision: Sarah Davidson and David Ruben Piqtoukun. Cassandra Cassandra, Toronto, ON

2019, The Secret Life of Forms. Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, ON

2017, for the trees. Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, BC

2016, In Line, To Glue: Sarah Davidson and Elisabeth Horan. The Bakery, Vancouver, BC

2016, the scrap collector. Gam Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2016, Mapping IRL. WePress Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015, Backgrounds. Chernoff Fine Art, Vancouver, BC


2021, Puddle Popper Lounge: Puddle Popper (Sonja Ratkay, Sarah Davidson, Juli Majer, Mel Thibodeau). Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC.

2021, BLOOMDOOMROOM: Carolina Benitez, Sarah Davidson, Ryan Grover, HaeAhn Kwon, Colin Miner, Emmanuel Osahor, Dana Slijboom, Alex Tedlie-Stursberg, Soft Turns, SUM, Susannah van der Zaag, Laurence Veri, and Allanah Vokes. The Plumb, Toronto, ON

2019, Cognizance: Basil AlZeri, Aidan Cowling, Sarah Davidson, Azadeh Elmizadeh, Cassandra Ferguson, Jackson Klie, Deirdre McAdams, Alexine McLeod, Jose Mora, Emily Moriarty, Ben Mosher, Caroline Mousseau, Laurence Pilon, Xiao Xue. Birch Contemporary, Toronto, ON

2019, SUPER, NATURAL: Derya Akay, Maya Beaudry, Francesca Blomfield, Colleen Brown, Sarah Davidson, Fischli & Weiss, Lucien Durey, Sharona Franklin, Ezra Gray, Julian Hou & L'escalier, Tiziana La Melia, Arvo Leo, Emily Neufeld, Ebony Rose, Alex Tedlie-Stursberg, Tristan Unrau. Unit 17, Vancouver, BC

2018, How The Wet Sock Flower Revealed Itself: Sarah Davidson, Simone Jarvis, and Sonja Ratkay. Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, BC

2018, Staring Contest Through Fuchsia Membrane: Puddle Popper (Sonja Ratkay, Sarah Davidson, Juli Majer, Mel Thibodeau). Little Sister, Toronto, ON

2018, RBC Canadian Painting Competition Exhibition. The Power Plant, Toronto, ON

2018, New Energy: Jackson Klie, Caroline Mousseau, Sarah Davidson, Alexine McLeod, Laurence Pilon, Ben Mosher, Deirdre McAdams, Azadeh Elmizadeh, Emily Moriarty, Aidan Cowling, Xiao Xue, Cassandra Ferguson, José Andrés Mora, Basil AlZeri. Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

2018, Refiguring Worlds: Sarah Davidson, Brendan George Ko, Ginette Legaré, Maryse Larivière, Ed Pien. Birch Contemporary, Toronto, ON

2018, Casualize: Sarah Davidson, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Jessica Jang, Brennan Kelly, and HaeAhn Kwon. 10Carden, Guelph, ON

2018, Going On Without Us: Sarah Davidson, Daniel Griffin Hunt, and Emily Moriarty. Bovey Teaching Greenhouse, Guelph, ON

2017, Ancient Follicle Seeks Green Wish: Puddle Popper (Sonja Ratkay, Sarah Davidson, Juli Majer, Mel Thibodeau). The New Gallery, Calgary, AB

2017, Plintor Drax Lounge: Puddle Popper (Sonja Ratkay, Sarah Davidson, Juli Majer, Mel Thibodeau). Site Factory at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2017, Accident of Being Together: Jackson Klie, Andrew Buszchak, Megan Moore, Jessica Jang, HaeAhn Kwon, Emily Moriarty, Xiao Xue, Walter Scott, Sarah Davidson, Brennan Kelly, Deirdre McAdams, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Aidan Cowling, Cassandra Ferguson. Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

2017, A Cabinet of Curiosities: Luke Armitstead, Sarah Davidson, Paul Halley and Juliana Silva, curated by Darius Stein. Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2016, Puddle Popper: Sonja Ratkay, Sarah Davidson, Juli Majer, Mel Thibodeau. Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, BC

2015, Geometry of Knowing Part 4. Audain Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013, The No. 3 Rd. Art Columns. City of Richmond, Richmond, BC


2022, Swamp Walk. Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto, ON 


2021, SUM. Designed and produced by Brennan Kelly with contributions by: Cookie Brunel, Sarah Davidson, HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander, Shannon Garden-Smith, Graham Landin, Lucas Regazzi, Mohammad Rezaei, Sonja Ratkay, Alex Tedlie-Stursberg, Connor Willumsen. Full colour print on salmon newsprint, 16 pages, edition of 200.

2017, Ancient Follicle Seeks Green Wish, Puddle Popper (Sarah Davidson, Juli Majer, Sonja Ratkay, Mel Thibodeau). Full colour digital print, saddle-stitch, multi-colored staples, 80 pages, edition of 60.

2017, for the trees. Drawings by Sarah Davidson, essay by Brynn McNab, book design by Erica Wilk. Printed & published by Moniker Press. Risograph printed, perfect bound with fabric book tape binding. 52 pages, edition of 150.

2016, Puddle Popper pt. 2. Puddle Popper (Sarah Davidson, Juli Majer, Sonja Ratkay, Mel Thibodeau). Printed and Published by Moniker Press. Risograph prints on grey and pink cardstock, 12 pages, edition of 100.

2016, Puddle Popper, Sarah Davidson, Juli Majer, Sonja Ratkay, Mel Thibodeau. Printed and Published by DDOOGG. Risograph printed, purple ink, white comb (cerlox) bound, 10 pages, edition of 50.


2021, Artist talk, Puddle Popper Lounge, Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, Vacouver, BC

2021, Artist talk, University of Toronto

2020, Plugging in: Networking in the Arts for Post-Secondary Students, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON

2019-21, Visiting Artist, Havergal College, Toronto, ON

2019, Artist talk, University of Toronto

2019, Artist talk, Sibling, Toronto, ON

2017, Artist talk, Vancouver Art Rental and Sales, Vancouver Art Gallery

2017, Enrichment workshops, Artists for Kids, The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, North Vancouver

2016, ArtsToGo workshops, Arts Council of New Westminster, New Westminster, BC


2022, Absence and Presence: Sarah Davidson, Catherine Haggarty, Sofia Quirno, and Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, TussleProjects

2022, Sarah Davidson at Wil Aballe Art Projects, Art Viewer

2021, Artist Feature, Art Maze Magazine, issue 25

2021, Artist Feature, Peripheral Review 2020-2021 Print Publication

2021, Puddle Popper, Discorder Magazine, September/October 2021

2021, BLOOMDOOMROOM: Face to Face with the Slow Apocalypse, Femme Art Review

2021, BLOOMDOOMROOM at the plumb, Art Viewer

2021, Sarah Davidson at Feuilleton, Art Viewer

2020, Deep Vision: Sarah Davidson and David Ruben Piqtoukun, Terremoto

2019, Review: Cognizance, Birch Contemporary, Toronto, Canadian Art

2019, Sarah Davidson's Woven World, Indoor Recess

2019, SUPER, NATURAL at Unit 17, Vancouver, Mousse Magazine

2019, Five Cool Art Shows We’re Looking Forward to Checking Out in Vancouver (SUPER, NATURAL), Scout Magazine

2019, Editor’s Pick (SUPER, NATURAL), Art Agenda, Canadian Art

2018, Editor’s Pick (How The Wet Sock Flower Revealed Itself), Art Agenda, Canadian Art

2018, Featured Artist, The Gathered Gallery

2018, ‘Staring Contest Through Fuchsia Membrane’ at Little Sister Gallery, TZVETNIK

2018, Meet September's Featured Artist, SAD Magazine

2018, Sarah Davidson and Aimée Henny Brown on Fragments, Femme Art Review

2018, Review: Refiguring Worlds / Birch Contemporary, ARTORONTO

2018, Finalists Announced for RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Canadian Art

2018, Two Emily Carr Alumni Among Finalists for the 20th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Emily Carr News

2018, Finalists Named for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, gallerieswest

2018, Ottawa artist a finalist for RBC painting prize, Artsfile

2018, MFA students explore the life of plants in Going On Without Us, The Ontarion, March 15, 2018

2017, Must-Sees This Week: November 9 to 15, 2017, Canadian Art

2016, Artist Interview Series: Sarah Davidson, The Volumes Project

2016, Print’s charming for reinvigorated zine scene, Vancouver Courier, December 20, 2016

2016, Elisabeth Horan & Sarah Davidson, The Bakery: Conversations

2016, Artist Portfolio: Sarah Davidson, Kolaj Magazine, October 2016

2015, Sarah Davidson’s “Nothing AZ”, Scout Magazine

2015, Review: Intuition (Sarah Davidson and Linton Murphy), Broken Pencil Magazine, Issue 66

2014, The Opening: Print Ready, Vancouver is Awesome


2022, Artist in Residence: Ecologies of Precarious Abundance: Queer Life and Natures, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

2022, Concept to Realization Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2021, Visual Artists Creation Projects Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2021, Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2020, Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council 

2020, Concept to Realization Grant (Puddle Popper), Canada Council for the Arts

2020, RBC Emerging Artist Network at The Power Plant

2020, Emerging Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2020, Tevie and Arliss Miller Scholarship, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

2020, Artist in Residence: Late Winter BAiR, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

2019, University of Guelph College of the Arts Research and Travel Award

2018, Finalist, RBC Canadian Painting Competition

2018, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

2017, Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Guelph

2016, Artist in Residence: AiR Sandnes, Sandnes, Norway

2012, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Scholarship, Emily Carr University of Art and Design


Burnaby Art Gallery

Royal Bank of Canada

Colart Collection