Rosalind Davis

MA, Royal College of Art, (2005), Chelsea College of Art, (2003). Based in London. Born 1980.

Forthcoming solo exhibition
2013 Halfway Through the Dark, Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham, London

Solo Exhibitions
2009 I am Yours, Julian Hartnoll Gallery, St James, London

Projection, John Jones, London
2008 Inheritance, the Stephen Lawrence Centre, Deptford, London. Part of Deptford X Arts Festival 2007 We Were Here Once, the Residence Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
Happy Days, Curated by Ben Coode-Adams, Blackwater Polytechnic, Feeringbury Barn, Essex. Material Matters, East Wing X Collection, Courtauld Institute, London
Drawing the Line, Curated by Juan Bolivar, Art Kapsule, Kollekysion, London.
Discernible, (exhibiting & curating), Zeitgeist Arts Projects, Bond House Project Space, London RCA Secret Exhibition, RCA, Dyson Building, Battersea, London

2012 Q-Art Annual Exhibition, APT Gallery, Deptford, London
I Remember, Curated by Harry Pye, A-Side B-Side Gallery, Dalston, London
Sluice Auction, Hanmi Gallery, Fitzrovia, London
What is an Art Book, The Modern Language Experiment, The Mews Project Space, London Luna Park, Curated by Jake Clark, Lion and Lamb Gallery, Hoxton, London
Collectible, ZeitgeistArtsProjects, Bond House Project Space, New Cross, London

2011 Crash Open Salon, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
Home, Curating and exhibiting, Core Gallery, London
Artworks Open 2011, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London.
Twisted, Phoenix Brighton Gallery, Waterloo Place, Brighton. Deliverance, CoExist Arts, The Old Water Works, Southend on Sea. Brief Permanence, Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

The Indian Contemporary Art Summit, Stark Projects, New Delhi, India 2010 The Ing Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London.

The Lynn Painters Stainers Prize, Painters’ Hall, & W. H. Patterson Gallery, London UK Young Artists Event, Déda, Derby
Ludlow Summer Open, Ludlow College, Shropshire

2009 FloorPlan, Phoenix Brighton Gallery, Brighton
2021 Remembered Landscapes, Long and Ryle Gallery, London

artWorks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, artworks Project Space, London From Light to Dust, The Roundhouse, London & Theatre Opt De Markt, Brussels. Start Your Collection, London Art Fair & Contemporary Art Projects, London

2008 Salon 08, Matt Roberts Arts VINESpace, Vyner Street, London The Distance Between’ Signal Gallery, Hoxton, London
00 Nature, Contemporary Art Projects, Hoxton , London

2007 Clare Morris Open, Various spaces, County Mayo, Ireland [identity] Bath Fringe Festival, The Old Postal Museum, Bath

2006 DiverseRCA, RCA, Kensington, London
His (and Her) Dark Materials, The Empire Gallery, Vyner Street, London

Curatorial Projects
2012 Zeitgeist Arts Projects: Co-Curated with Annabel Tilley, Bond House Projects, London.

Discernible, 47 artists & 83 artworks including Jeff Dennis, Debbie Lawson, Justin Hibbs and Jake Clark, The Zeitgeist Open 2012, 41 artists including Clare Mitten, Ben Coode-Adams, Peter Jones
Collectible, 67 artists and 97 art works including Virginia Verran, Guy Allott and Graham Crowley
‘A deftly curated and meticulous delight’ Art Blog

2011 Home: Co-Curated with Annabel Tilley. Core Gallery, London
Graham Crowley, Carolyn Lefley, Delaine Le Bas, Rich White, Freddie Robins, Peter Davis, Rose Wylie, Lucy Austin, Emily Speed, Annabel Tilley and Kate Murdoch
Core Gallery Open Submission. Co-Curated with Jane Boyer, Core Gallery, London

23 artists including Clare Mitten, Iain Andrews, Freya Douglas Morris, Rachel Wilberforce and Annabel Dover Extra-Ordinary. Co-Curated with Jane Boyer
Tom Butler, Alyson Helyer and Marion Michell
Highlight: Critical review of Extra-Ordinary in WhiteHot magazine, Julie Cockburn solo show, Salon Photo Prize, Curator and Exhibitions Manager, Matt Roberts Arts, London

2010 Relay: Co-Curated with Elizabeth Murton, Core Gallery. 42 Artists including Jenny Wiener & Graham Crowley Blogs:

Articles (commissioned writing)
2012: Reinventing the Open co-written with Annabel Tilley, a-n

The Launch of Ceri Hand Gallery, a-n.
The Great British Art School ( Non) Debate, a-n.
Report on CIDA Cr8Net conference, a-n.
Show Me The Money Report published on FUELRCA and AIR websites Show & Tell: An ABC on How To Survive As An Artist. Jotta
10 Social Media Tips for Artists, Jotta

2011: Ask the Professionals, Live Q&A, Guardian Professionals
Artists, Markets and Measurement, a-n Magazine
The 21st Century Artist, Artlicks
Being Part of Something. A guide to navigating the Art World. Originally commissioned by a-n. Republished on Jotta.

2010 Open Submission Swindle, Letters page, a-n magazine.
Being Part of Something, Degrees Unedited for a-n magazine.
How to find work: a-n magazine, republished in Artists Alliance (New Zealand Publication) Being Part of Something, Blog on a-n, artists talking platform. Awarded Blog of the month

2009 Projection, Blog on a-n, artists talking platform. Awarded blog of the year and also in the month July Guest Editor on Artists Talking, a-n

Recent Press & Reviews
2013: Riots & Reparation, Tom Jeffreys, Wild Culture Magazine 2012: Collectible, A Meticulous, Collectible Delight By

FAD Q&A, FAD Website
Zeitgeist, South London Art Map Material Matters Interview, The Courtauld Institute of Art.

2011: Bites from the Blog, a-n magazine
Blogger profile Interview: Artists talking a-n.
DIY Educate Interview: Jotta and Amelia’s magazine.

2010: The New Coalition: AIR Interview, a-n. Core Gallery Interview with Becky Hunter

2009: Ohgoodnessgreatness Interview, FringeMK Painting Catalogue, a-n Interface Review, SpoonFed Review, This Is London, Camden New Journal

Lecturer: Adult Education:
2012/ 13: Co-Founder of Zeitgeist Arts Projects; Curating ambitious projects, exhibitions, opportunities and a

supportive network for artists. London
Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art, University of the Arts London, Nottingham, Kent and Southampton Solent University

Adult Education:
Davis is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Arts, University of the Arts and has given lectures at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Universities across the country as well as at galleries and art organisations.
Davis has also been a mentor for Shape Arts, the largest deaf and disabled arts organisation in the UK. She leads gal- lery tours for Whitechapel Art Gallery and has also done tours and audio guides for the South London Art Map.

2013: Art, Architecture, Existence and Reparation…How to Find Home, Bermondsey Project Space, London

Creating Networks, University of Westminster, London

Transformation, Surface, Process, University of Kent, Nottingham University & Zeitgeist Arts Projects, London 2012: Surviving as an Artist, Whitstable Biennale, De La Warr Pavilion, St Helens Network & Matt Roberts Arts.

Cut out the Middle Man, Lecture at Aid & Abet, Cambridge.
Maximising Exhibitions, Lecture at Artsmart & Artquest, UAL, London
Artist Led Practice and Networking, Lecture at ALAS, Matt Roberts Arts.
Alternative Art Education, FAD Office, London.
Material Matters, in conversation with Dr Ayla Lepine, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

‘Artists Statements,’ Shape Arts, London
‘Show Me the Money’ FUEL Royal College of Art, London
Professional Practice: Being a Fine Artist,Crossing Boundaries, Selling Work, University of the Arts (since 2008)

2011: Curating, with Helen Jones, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
DIY Educate: Nuts and Bolts: Professional & Artists and Curators in Dialogue, 24 events, Core Gallery What is Socially Engaged Practice, Wimbledon College of Art, London
The Haptic Arts Debate, Panel Discussion (and Chair) Brighton Phoenix Gallery
Artists Talks, Lewisham College, London

2009: Contemporary Art&Textiles, Stroud International Textiles Festival, Gloucester. Head Space, Artist talk with Zoe Whitley, V&A Curator, Brighton Phoenix Gallery Artists Talk, Southwark Arts Forum, London

2008 ‘Inheritance,’ Exhibition Talk, The Stephen Lawrence Centre, Part of Deptford X Arts Festival, London 2007 Artists in Dialogue with Freddie Robins, The Residence Gallery, London

Creative Practitioner. General Overview
Co-ordinating, creating and delivering mixed media Workshops (drawing, painting, mark making embroidery and col- lage) across all levels of education across the country many of which focussed on subjects such as identity, commu- nity, environment and landscape.
Employers include the Historic Royal Palaces, ICIA, K College, Farncoombe College, West Dean College and Brigh- ton Phoenix, City Gallery, the Stephen Lawrence Charitable trust, University of the Creative arts, Sixth Form Colleges, Foundation courses 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.’

2010 : Choice blog of the Month, July 2010, Artists Talking, a-n 2009: Choice blog of the Year on Artists Talking, a-n

Choice blog of the month July selected by Matt Roberts of Matt Roberts Arts
2008: Marmite Painting Prize Catalogue, New Cross Art Prize, 2008, 2nd Place, The Art House, London 2007: Grieve and Samaritans Art Prize runner up
Artist’s Statement;

Rosalind Davis is an artist interested in transformation, process, material and surface, largely using paint and embroi- dery but also working in installation and with photography.

Davis’ recent works are informed by modernist architectural spaces that are re-configured into abstracted landscapes, depicting an unfolding and complex set of possibilities of both physical and psychological spaces.

Using a range of surfaces; paint, photography, drawing, vinyl adhesive and embroidery Davis creates paradoxical vi- sionary landscapes and structures. Interior and exterior space are both suggested and physicalised through a process of emergent materialisation. These resultant spaces are sensitive and complex, at once tense and serene with a frag- ile sense of stability.

“ Rosalind creates a tension between embellishment (embroidery) and depiction (painting), sensuality and awkward- ness. The nature of embroidery dictates that the surface of her paintings becomes heightened by the physicality of the stitching modifying the decorative aspects and tradition of embroidery from its original purpose. ” Graham Crowley

The use of embroidery in her work, emphasizes the humanity and fragility of these spaces as well conjoining both masculinity (painting) and feminine mediums (embroidery) and their coexistance. As a woman exploring modernism the needle and thread which are inherent in the works is also about piercing and puncturing historical stereotypes about the undermined roles of women in the cultural landscape of both art, art history and architecture.

Davis’ work in the past has addressed the power, presence & socio-politics of architecture and landscape with particu- lar reference to Modernism and utopian ideals versus dystopian realisms. These 1950’s buildings and their exterior and interior spaces are examined in a documentation, exploration and questioning of the ideals of utopia and dystopia, of social housing as well as man-made and natural disasters across the world and the riots of 2011 in the UK