Sally Davies (artist)

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Sally Davies

Sally Davies (born July 26, 1956 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a painter and photographer, currently based in New York City.

Davies graduated from the Ontario School of Art and Design, New York City Program. She achieved her first public attention in New York in the 1990s with her "Lucky Paintings" and "Lucky Chairs" exhibiting at the OK Harris Gallery, and then at the Gracie Mansion Gallery. Following the Lucky Paintings were the "tattoo paintings", "product paintings", and the "furniture paintings". Davies moved into photography with the "Alien photos" in 2000, and has been photographing ever since. Her "McDonalds Happy Meal Project" went viral in 2010 and is currently at Day 1044.

Her paintings have been featured on:

Her paintings and photographs are in the collections of Harvard Business School, Sarah Jessica Parker, Debra Winger, Michael Patrick King, Phil Scotti, Jane Holzer, Michael Karangelen, Gary Lightbody Snow Patrol and others.[citation needed]

Davies portraits include Debra Winger on the cover of Winger's 2008 book "undiscovered" (Simon and Schuster 2008), Elaine Kaufman in Everyone Comes to Elaine's (A. E. Hotchner, Harper Collins Publishers, NYC, 2004), and Jim Cuddy's CD, "The Light That Guides You Home" (Warner Music Canada, 2006), and Jim Cuddy's CD, "Skyscraper Soul" 2011 (Warner Canada) Her photographs of the 9/11 attacks can be found in "A Democracy of Photos" (Scalo Press, Zurich, Berlin & New York, 2002).


  • PDN "Five Photos, No Words: Sally Davies" by David Carol November 11, 2003
  • 100 Millimetri "Street Photography in New York: Sally Davies Interview" October 24, 2013
  • Daily Mail (London) "The Dark Corners of New York City: Davies" March 15, 2013
  • Sightjumping Great Photographers: Sally Davies Jan 13 2011
  • MSN Photos "NEW YORK CARS: Sally Davies" 2013
  • Daily Mail (London) "Parked Cars in Their Hoods: Sally Davies" April 14, 2013
  • Daily Mail (London) "Pooch Paw-Traits: Sally Davies" May 23, 2013
  • Saatchi Online "SpotLight" East 4th Street Car by Sally Davies (photo only) December 2010
  • Undiscovered, Debra Winger, Simon and Schuster, NYC, 2008, cover photograph.
  • Everyone Comes to Elaine's, A. E. Hotchner, Janie willis Publishers, NYC, 2004, p. 76.
  • Photo Italia, November 2002, "STATI UNITI SALLY DAVIES, Presenze extraterrestri nel sogno americano", pp. 56,57,58,59,60,61.
  • A Democracy of Photos, Scalo Press Zurich, Berlin, New York, Sept 2002, pp. 710 - "Missing Brother" and pp. 711 - "I Will Not Be Terrorized".
  • CASA, Ryuko Tsushin, April 2000, pp. 3, 38.
  • Sidewalk New York, Microsoft Network, April 7, 1999, "Weekend Planner, No Kidding: Visions of Childhood", Julie Caniglia.
  • Loft, Mayer Rus and Paul Warchol, Monacelli Press, New York, 1998, p. 106.
  • Tattoo Review Magazine, "Lucky Charm Art by Sally Davies", December 1997, pp. 17, 18, 19, 20.
  • Interior Design Magazine, "Artist Sally Davies Comments on Design Icons", July 1997, p. 21
  • Hot Lava Magazine "Feature Artist Sally Davies " Sept. 1996, pp. 62, 63, 64.
  • Interior Design Magazine, "American Design Co.", April 1996, pp. 8, 105, 107.
  • In Style Magazine, "Objects of Desire", June 1995, p. 40.
  • Border Crossings, "Postcards From the Pledge", Winter 1995, p. 8.
  • Elvis + Marilyn: 2 x Immortal, Geri DePaolo and Wendy McDaris, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, 1994, p. 130.
  • Parachute Magazine, "Sally Davies/Franc Palaia", Susan Douglas, July/August/September, 1994, pp. 50 – 51.

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