Moyra Davey

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Moyra Davey
Born1958
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Known forPhotography, Video, Film, Writing

Moyra Davey (born 1958) is an artist based in New York City. Davey works across photography, video, and writing.

Early life[edit]

Moyra Davey was born in 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] Davey received a BFA from Concordia University in 1982 and a MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 1988. In 1989, she attended The Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.

Career[edit]

Since the late 1970s, Davey has built an increasingly influential body of work composed of photographs, writings, and video. She was previously a faculty member at the Bard College International Center of Photography Program.[2]

Select Solo exhibitions[edit]

Prizes and awards[edit]

Public collections[edit]

Davey's works are in the collections of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri;[18] the Museum of Modern Art,[19] New York; the Tate Modern,[20][21] London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art,[22] New York; the Art Institute of Chicago,[23] the Whitney Museum of American Art,[24] New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,[25] New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,[26] the Museum of Contemporary Art,[27] Los Angeles; the National Gallery of Art,[28] Washington, DC; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Art Gallery of Ontario,[failed verification] Toronto.[29]

Publications[edit]

  • Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood. Edited by Moyra Davey (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2001). ISBN 1583220720
  • The Problem of Reading (Los Angeles: Documents Books, 2003). ISBN 0974260509[30]
  • Long Life Cool White: Photographs and Essays by Moyra Davey (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Art Museums; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008). Introduction by Helen Molesworth. ISBN 9780300136463
  • Copperheads (Toronto: Byewater Bros. Editions, 2010). ISBN 9780978078935
  • Speaker Receiver (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2010). Essays by George Baker, Bill Horrigan, Chris Kraus, and Eric Rosenberg, and an interview by Adam Szymczyk. ISBN 9781934105207.
  • The Wet and the Dry (Paris: Paraguay Press, 2011). Edited by castillo/corrales and Will Holder. ISBN 9782918252115
  • Empties (Vancouver: Presentation House, 2013).
  • Burn the Diaries (Brooklyn: Dancing Foxes, 2014). ISBN 9780985337728
  • I'm Your Fan (London: Camden Arts Centre, 2014).
  • Les Goddesses / Hemlock Forest (Brooklyn: Dancing Foxes Press, 2017). Introduction by Aveek Sen. ISBN 9780998632605
  • Gold Dumps and Ant Hills (Berlin: Toupée, 2017). ISBN 9783981735710
  • Index Cards: Selected Essays (New Directions, 2020). Edited by Nicolas Linnert. ISBN 9780811229517
  • I Confess (Ottawa/Brooklyn: National Gallery of Canada and Dancing Foxes Press, 2020). Essays by Dalie Giroux and Andrea Kunard. ISBN 9780888849960

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moyra Davey" Archived October 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  2. ^ Bard College International Center of Photography
  3. ^ Exhibition : Monologues (with Julia Scher), Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, 2006
  4. ^ Exhibition : Fifty Minutes, Goodwater, Toronto, 2007
  5. ^ Exhibition : Long Life Cool White, The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2008 Archived March 17, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Exhibition : My Necropolis, Murray Guy, New York, 2009
  7. ^ Exhibition : Speaker Receiver, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 2010 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Exhibition : My Necropolis, Goodwater, Toronto, 2010
  9. ^ Exhibition : Les Goddesses, Greengrassi, London, 2011
  10. ^ Exhibition : Spleen. Indolence. Torpor. Ill-humor, Murray Guy, New York, 2012 [1]
  11. ^ Exhibition : Ornament and Reproach, Murray Guy, New York, 2014
  12. ^ "Recipients to Date". Anonymous Was A Woman. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  13. ^ "2011 Biennial Awards | The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation". louiscomforttiffanyfoundation.org. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  14. ^ "Tiffany Foundation Names 30 Artist Grant Winners". Observer. February 23, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  15. ^ "Moyra Davey wins $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award". thestar.com. Retrieved February 10, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ S, Leah; als. "Moyra Davey Wins $50K Scotiabank Photography Award". Canadian Art. Retrieved February 10, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Moyra Davey". Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  18. ^ "Moyra Davey | Kemper Art Museum". www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  19. ^ "Moyra Davey. The Coffee Shop, The Library. 2011 | MoMA". The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  20. ^ Tate. "'Copperheads', Moyra Davey, 1990". Tate. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  21. ^ Tate. "'16 Photographs from Paris II', Moyra Davey, 2009". Tate. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  22. ^ "Search the Collection | The Metropolitan Museum of Art". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  23. ^ "Moyra Davey". The Art Institute of Chicago. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  24. ^ "Moyra Davey". whitney.org. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  25. ^ "Guggenheim Museum Archives". Guggenheim. March 21, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  26. ^ "Moyra Davey · SFMOMA". www.sfmoma.org. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  27. ^ "Moyra Davey". www.moca.org. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  28. ^ "Artist Info". www.nga.gov. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  29. ^ "Moyra Davey Biography". Murray Guy. Retrieved March 24, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  30. ^ The Problem of Reading available online at Murray Guy Gallery's website

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