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SARAH DAVIDSON

davidsonsar@gmail.com

b. 1989 (Canada), lives and works in New York


EDUCATION

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

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

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


SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2023, Fingery Eyes, NARS Foundation, New York, NY

2023, NADA NY with Daniel Giordano. Presented by Wil Aballe Art Projects, New York, NY

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

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

2015, Backgrounds. Chernoff Fine Art, Vancouver, BC


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023, Tending Otherworlds: New Acquisitions. Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

2023, PASSE-PARTOUT: Charlie Perez-Tlatenchi, Claudia Passeri, Eric Mangen, Frances Seidl Chodosh, João Freitas, John Pike, Julien Hübsch, Lotte Leerschool, Sam Krack, Sarah Davidson, Vanessa Brown. Luxembourg Institute for Artistic Research, New York, NY

2022, Sift: Nicki Cherry, MJ Daines, Sarah Davidson, Anna Gustafson, Kumi Kaguraoka, Hyojae Kim, Nicole Ji Soo Kim, Adrienne Reynolds, Linda Sok, Sam Sundius and Gabriela Těthalová. NARS Foundation, New York, NY

2022, Diapause: Sarah Davidson, Brennan Kelly and Emily Moriarty. The Plumb, Toronto, ON

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

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


PUBLIC ART

2022, Swamp Walk. Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto, ON 

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


ARTIST BOOKS

2022, Diapause. Drawings by Sarah Davidson, poems by Emily Moriarty, design by Brennan Kelly. Full colour digital print, perfect bound, 82 pages, edition of 100.

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.


TALKS & WORKSHOPS

2023, Artist talk in conversation with Jacq Groves, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

2019-22, Visiting Artist, Havergal College, Toronto, ON

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

2021, Artist talk, University of Toronto

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

2019, Artist talk, University of Toronto

2019, Artist talk, Sibling, Toronto, ON

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


PRESS

2023, The Best Booths at NADA New York 2023, ARTnews

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, 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, ‘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, 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, 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


AWARDS

2022, Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council 

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, RBC Emerging Artist Network at The Power Plant

2020, Emerging Visual Artist Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2018, Finalist, RBC Canadian Painting Competition


RESIDENCIES

2022, New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation, Brooklyn, USA

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

2020, Artist in Residence, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Canada

2016, AiR Sandnes, Sandnes, Norway


COLLECTIONS

Burnaby Art Gallery

Royal Bank of Canada

Colart Collection