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CV & Biog

Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003).
As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally in a wide range of galleries and has had a number of solo shows in London: the Bruce Castle Museum (2013); John Jones Project Space; Julian Hartnoll Gallery (2009); The Residence Gallery (2007) and The Stephen Lawrence Centre. Selected group exhibitions have been at the Courtauld Institute; Griffin Gallery, Arthouse1, Standpoint Gallery, Transition Gallery; The Roundhouse; Phoenix Brighton; APT Gallery; the Lion and Lamb Gallery; The ING Discerning Eye; the Lynn Painters Stainers Prize. Her work is held in a number of private and public collections including Soho House. She is also a member of the Undead Painters.

In 2018 Davis has a solo show at Sevenoaks Visual Art Forum Gallery a two person show with Justin Hibbs at no format gallery, and group exhibition New Relics at Thameside Gallery curated by Tim Ellis and Kate Terry.
In 2016 Davis was appointed permanent Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery, a dynamic gallery in a law firm and her first exhibition there was reviewed as a ‘Cracking Show. Superb Artists. Brilliantly curated’ (Art Top 10 Review) and is now on her seventh show there. Davis had previously co-directed and developed two innovative arts organizations; Zeitgeist Arts Projects (ZAP 2012-15) and Core Gallery (2009-11,) based in South East London. Previous co-curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Arthouse1, Geddes Gallery and with ZAP at Bond House Gallery (ASC). In total she has now curated 28 exhibitions since 2009.

Davis is co-author of ‘What they didn’t teach you at art school’ commissioned by Octopus Books which is internationally distributed across the world and has written a number of articles for a-n and other arts publications. She lectures at universities, galleries and organisations across the country including the RCA, ICA, Camden Arts Centre. University of the Arts and for Artquest. She was also an Ambassador and curatorial mentor for UK Young Artists. (2016)

Davis has also led art tours for the ICA (London and Boston), South London Art Map and the Whitechapel Gallery and contributed to BBC4’s Film ‘Tales of Winter. The Art of Snow and Ice.’ As a creative consultant Davis has worked for arts organisations, charities and independants as well as corporations such as BBC4 and E4 and is privileged to have been an Ambassador and curatorial mentor for UK Young Artist in 2016.

Davis provides 1-2-1 tutorials for artists as well on a range of subjects as well as consultancies for businesses on a variety of subjects such as Social Media Marketing and Communications after having run a number of short courses at LCC for two years as well as prior to that in a number of venues. Clients have included the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and E4. The fee will be dependant on needs, time required and group sizes. If you would like to book a consultancy/ advice session or tutorials please do email Rosalind using the contact form.
Download her cv here.

Exhibitions 2015-18

2017
PIY PaintLounge at Sluice Biennial
Painting salon, conversations and fundraiser for Hospital Rooms
Arch 12 Bohemia Place, Hackney E8 1DU
30 September - 3 October, 12 - 6pm
Graham Crowley, Rosalind Davis and Clare Mitten talk, 2nd October at 2pm.
https://www.piypaintlounge.com

 Haus Konstructiv Invite info No format Gallery


For her solo show at no format Gallery, Davis created a series of flexible spatial architectural installations; reconfiguring and re constructing modular steel forms, creating a multi-dimensional material built environments incorporating thread, luminous perspex sheets and painted canvases. Playing with the modular nature of the work and the temporal aspects of transformation the installations create illusions within the space which the viewer can both navigate and compose for themselves.
Read about the themes and ideas in the exhibition in her interview with Anthology here.


 Haus Konstructiv Invite info No format Gallery

For her solo show at no format Gallery, Davis created a series of flexible spatial architectural installations; reconfiguring and re constructing modular steel forms, creating a multi-dimensional material built environments incorporating thread, luminous perspex sheets and painted canvases. Playing with the modular nature of the work and the temporal aspects of transformation the installations create illusions within the space which the viewer can both navigate and compose for themselves.
Read about the themes and ideas in the exhibition in her interview with Anthology here.

2018
Do Re Mi Fa So La Te at Griffin Gallery Perimeter Space
Until April 20th.
Griffin Gallery, 21 Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ
Curated by Karen David
Ralph Anderson, Kiera Bennett, Katrina Blannin, Isha Bohling, Juan Bolivar, Rebecca Byrne, Joel Crerar, Rosalind Davis, Mathew Gibson, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Alex Gough, Fiona Grady, Jeanette Gunnarsson, Aly Helyer, Justin Hibbs, Ana Kazaroff, Dominic Kennedy, Caterina Lewis, Mac McNaughton, Joe Madeira, Lee Maelzer, Alex March, Alex Gene Morrison, José Carlos Naranjo, Stephanie Nebbia, Selma Parlour, Charley Peters, James Petrucci, Tom Platt, Kes Richardson, Alan Sastre, Susan Sluglett, Mimei Thompson, Alice Wilson, Sarah Kate Wilson, K. Yoland, Neil Zakiewicz

Do – A deer, a female deer
Re – A drop of golden sun
Mi – A name I call myself
Fa – A long, long way to run
So – A needle pulling thread
La – A note to follow so
Te – A drink with jam and bread
(Rodgers and Hammerstein The Sound of Music 1959*)

From the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, ‘Do-Re-Mi’ is sung by Julie Andrews in the film adaptation of The Sound of Music where she plays the part of Maria; a matriarch or nanny in charge of looking after the Von Trapp children. Maria weaves a narrative to teach the notes of musical scales in turn teaching the Von Trapp children to sing in the process. In Do Re Mi Fa So La Te the musical scale is used as a metaphor for the use of colour in painting – When you know the notes to sing. You can sing most anything. The paintings in this exhibition are installed in the Perimeter Space, on a pale yellow 16m wall and aligns the exhibition with the beginning of Spring; heralding the joy of colour and the hope of fresh starts, and new-blooms of edelweiss.

The Undead Painters Flash Salon
2 February 2018, 7-9pm
ACME, Studio 14, 2nd Floor, 165 Childers Street, Deptford, SE8 5JR
By invitation only. Please email editor@saturationpoint.org.uk
The Undead Painters FLASH SALON 4 brings together some of the most skilled and knowledgeable painters working in and around London today

2017
Intersection
'Intersection' explores the point at which the visual arts and architecture meet.
13-16 July 2017
DOK Artist Space, 94 Ocean Drive, Edinburgh EH6 6JH
Featuring the work of James Basey, Rosie Brotherwood, Tamsin Cunningham, Rosalind Davis, Emily Moore, Mark Osborne, Mega Rea, Remi Rough, Paul Stallan, Charlie Stiven and Olivia Turner. The show also features a live musical performance, by Hans Klammer.
Curated by artist Olivia Turner, Co-Director of DOK Artist Space and Chris Dobson, Architecture Fringe Co-Producer and Associate Director at 3DReid.
www.dokartistspace.org

Stewarts Law RCA Secrets
9 September 2017 to 15 September 2017 | 9am – 6pm | Late openings 11 & 15 until 8pm.
Royal College of Art, Battersea, Dyson Building
The RCA's annual fundraising postcard sale will feature over 2,000 postcard-sized drawings, collages, photographs and sculptures by some of the world’s most celebrated artists and designers, as well as by promising students from the College.

RCA Secret attracts high-profile art collectors and passionate art lovers. Each of the postcards on display is sold anonymously for £55, with the identity of the maker revealed only when the purchase is complete. All profits from the sale go towards the RCA Student Award Fund, which helps emerging artists at a formative stage in their careers by funding scholarships to the College.

The Undead Painters
FLASH SALON III
3rd March 6-9pm
Undead Painters proudly presents FLASH SALON III at Saturation Point Space in Depford. Featuring works by some of London's strongest painters.
Saturation Point, ACME, Studio 14, 2nd Floor, 165 Childers Street, Deptford, SE8 5JR

Shapeshifters
Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis, Justin Hibbs, Evy Jokhova and Gibson/Martelli.
A residency commencing in an exhibition curated by Rosalind Davis.
12-22 October 2016
Arthouse, 45 Grange road, London, SE1
www.arthouse1.co.uk
Overview

The  Undead Painters


The Undead Painters Flash Salon
14th August 2016 FLASH SALON: Forum & Private View, ASC Bond House Gallery, London
Artists: Richard Bateman, Dan Beard, Sasha Bowles, James Clow, Rosalind Davis, Nick Dawes, Matt Gee, Ian Gonczarow, Alastair Gordon, Fiona Grady, Ben Jamie, Trevor Kiernander, Laurence Noga, Paula MacArthur, Enzo Marra, Charley Peters, James Petrucci, Jessica Wilson, Rafal Zawistowski

The Undead Painters aims to provoke discussion about prominent issues in contemporary painting by bringing together some of the most skilled and knowledgeable painters working in and around London today. Founded by James Petrucci and Alastair Gordon in 2013 the Undead Painters meet several times a year to conduct forums and in October 2014 held an exhibition of selected members works at HUSK Gallery. You can find more information at our website http://undeadpainters.com

Various Species.
VARIOUS SPECIES


Counter_Fitters
25-27 February 2016
Geddes Gallery, 26 Caledonian rd, N1 9DU
Hermione Allsopp / Helen Bermingham / Sasha Bowles/Rosalind Davis / Janes Hayes Greenwood/Justin Hibbs/Evy Jokhova / Nick Kaplony /Caroline Lambard / Alex March / Marion Michell / Michaela Nettell / Freddie Robins / David Ben White / Alice Wilson / Ben Woodeson
Curated by Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis and Evy Jokhova

Situated in a dilapidated Delicatessen and two domestic upper floors. The building is filled with evocative spaces loaded with resonances from former times and an interesting shift from the shop area to domestic dwellings.
Counter_Fitters invited visitors to explore the building in its transitory state through a succession of curated rooms and site specific installation.Read the Counter_Fitters Artists Interviews here.
Shapeshifters
Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis, Justin Hibbs, Evy Jokhova and Gibson/Martelli.
A residency commencing in an exhibition curated by Rosalind Davis.
12-22 October 2016
Arthouse, 45 Grange road, London, SE1
www.arthouse1.co.uk

Overview

The  Undead Painters


The Undead Painters Flash Salon
14th August 2015, FLASH SALON: Forum & Private View, ASC Bond House Gallery, London
Artists: Richard Bateman, Dan Beard, Sasha Bowles, James Clow, Rosalind Davis, Nick Dawes, Matt Gee, Ian Gonczarow, Alastair Gordon, Fiona Grady, Ben Jamie, Trevor Kiernander, Laurence Noga, Paula MacArthur, Enzo Marra, Charley Peters, James Petrucci, Jessica Wilson, Rafal Zawistowski

Skim Exhibition.
Lucie Bennett, Paul Cole, Rosalind Davis, Natasha Khan, Flo Ray
ASC Gallery
The Chaplin Centre, Taplow House, Thurlow Street London SE17 2DG

Skim is an exhibition of six artists work, each with a sense of surface and its own subtle interaction with it

Transition


One Plus One
Curated by Iavor Lubomirov

Wolfgang Berkowski and Paul Lammertink ~ Tom Estes and Marcel Duchamp ~ Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis, Justin Hibbs, Evy Jokhova, Marion Michell, Annabel Tilley ~ Mark Titchner and Grumbling Fur ~ Grey Heron with Hummingbird (Victoria Rance) ~ ATOI ~ Alessandra Falbo and Daniel Lie
14 November to 6 December 2015
26 Lower Clapton Rd
London, E5 0PD

The Undead Painters Flash Salon
14 August 2015
Bond House Gallery, ASC Studios, Bond House, 20-32 Goodwood road, New Cross, SE14 6BL
The Undead Painters are proud to present FLASH SALON a post forum private view bringing together some of London's most exciting contemporary painters hosted by Zeitgeist Arts Projects and courtesy of ASC Studios.
Including Dan Beard, Sasha Bowles, Nick Dawes, Rosalind Davis, Matt Gee, Ian Gonczarow, Alastair Gordon, Fiona Grady, Ben Jamie, Enzo Marra, Laurence Noga, Charley Peters, James Petrucci, Jessica Wilson, Rafal Zawistowski

The Undead Painters Forums aim to provoke discussion about prominent issues in contemporary painting by bringing together some of the most skilled and knowledgable painters working in and around London today. Founded by James Petrucci and Alastair Gordon in 2013 the Undead Painters meet several times a year to conduct forums and exhibitions.

CATALYST: Exhibition
Husk Gallery, 649-651 Commercial Road, Limehouse, London, E14 7LW
20 June -30 June 2015
Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis, Justin Hibbs, Evy Jokhova, Marion Michell and Annabel Tilley
Tuesday 30 June; Artists Talk & Soundclash from 5pm
With: Justin Hibbs, Ben Lancaster, Peter Liversidge & Martin Herbert.
Catalyst is an idea.
A group of artists collectively respond & collaborate.
Making Artwork.
There are no rules.
Except one...
Deathline *
* Deadline if artwork not made within the specified time= instant death.
Read more here.

Fabrications
Furniture Makers Hall, 12 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2HE
3 July 6-9pm.
Simon Attard, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Rosalind Davis and Brian Reed
Life is like an array of fabricated projections and interactions, the psychological and immaterial seem at odds with the mediation of materiality.” Anon, 1997

The Furniture Makers Hall – is pleased to announce FABRICATIONS 3rd July 2015, a versatile and responsive show, featuring new and recent works by four unique artists; Simon Hadley Attard, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Rosalind Davis and Brian Reed. This show seeks to traverse ideas of fabrication of both the psychological and material realities we construct, through both abstraction, upcycled materials whilst footnoting seminal works from the canon of art, these four artists’ works create a compelling dialogue within the non-traditional art spaces at the Furniture Makers Hall. Read more here.

(detail)
Curated by Andrew Bracey.
Usher Gallery, (Lincoln) H-Project Space (Bangkok), Transition Gallery (London)
(detail) is an innovative exhibition that features the work of 118 international artists, who have each selected a close-up from one of their paintings displayed together to give both a tantalising glimpse into the artworks, and create a huge collage of images. See more here.

Lecturer: Adult Education

24/08/13

Davis is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Arts, University of the Arts and has given lectures at Camden Arts Centre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, De La Warr Pavilion, FirstSite and numerous other galleries, universities and arts organisations across the country. ...more

Curatorial Projects

24/08/13

Davis has co-curated a number of exhibitions in London with various collaborators. ...more

Arts Management

28/08/13

Arts Organisation & Project Management Overview
2009 Onwards
Davis has founded, managed and developed two artist led organisations ZeitgeistArtsProjects (current) and Core Gallery 2009-11 delivering an innovative and dynamic artist’s educational and exhibition programme created to support, advise, network, and engage artists through practical critiques, workshops and talks with high profile artists and arts organisations. ...more

Published Articles

24/08/13

Davis is a writer for a number of publications including the Guardian and a-n Davis is also an award winning and renowned blogger. ...more

Creative Consultant

15/01/14

As a creative consultant Davis delivers specialist social media projects and workshops focussed on communication and engagement in London and across the country. Specialisms: The Arts, PR & Marketing, Social Media, Education, Exhibitions & Crowdfunding advice.
Clients include arts organisations, commercial businesses and independants including E4 and Goldsmiths University.

Dowload Rosalind's Aspire and Engage Consultancy Portfoiio here.
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Social Media Workshops available here.
Rosalind_DavisTwitter_Consultancy_Workshop_doc. ...more

Mixed Media Workshops

14/07/13

Creative Practitioner. General Overview. 2007-current
Mixed media workshops for employees include the Historic Royal Palaces, ICIA, K College, the Stephen Lawrence Charitable trust, Castlehaven Community Centre, Priorsfield Sixth Form College, University of the Creative arts as well as a number of primary & secondary schools.
‘You ran a fantastic workshop that the children thoroughly enjoyed. It was well planned and a great opportunity for the children to work creatively in a way that they have previously not experienced.’ Please see my online portfolio here.
Check the news section for any workshops coming up.

Adult Mixed Media Workshops; including drawing & mark making with variety of mediums, including embroidery.
Bruce Castle Museum (2013), London.
West Dean College (2009 onwards), The Henry James Foundation, Chichester.
Farncoombe Estate (2012 onwards), The Cotswolds.
Phoenix Brighton Gallery (2009-12), Brighton. ...more