Sarah Davidson



b. 1989, Ottawa, ON
lives and works in 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


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

2015, A Stitch in Time: Joo Hyun Yun and Sarah Davidson. tag Contemporary, Vancouver, BC


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, Peter Fischli & David 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

2013, Stratified Spaces: Tobin Gibson, Emily Neufeld, Lexie Owen, Heidi Kerr, Sarah Davidson, Miriam Kleingeltink, Olivia Lowe, Soledad Munoz, Stefan Sollenius, Brigitte Lochhead. Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013, Libro: The Liberation of the Book. Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2020, Plugging in: Networking in the Arts for Post-Secondary Students, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON
2019-20, 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


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, Wander, WOO Publication
2014, The Opening – Print Ready, Vancouver Is Awesome
2013, Canzine West Vendors: Sarah Davidson,


2020, Concept to Realization Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2020, RBC Emerging Artist Network at The Power Plant
2020, Emerging Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council
2020, 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, AiR Sandnes, Sandnes, Norway
2012, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Scholarship, Emily Carr University of Art and Design


Royal Bank of Canada
Colart Collection