Biography

Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003) making multi-disciplinary works about the transformation of space.

As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had a number of solo shows in London: no format gallery (2017) 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. In 2018 Davis had a two person show with Justin Hibbs at no format gallery, and the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and group exhibitions at Griffin Gallery, New Relics at Thameside Gallery curated by Tim Ellis and Kate Terry and Whispering Colour at Bo Lee Gallery. In 2019 she will be exhibiting in a group show at Arthouse1, My Cup of Coffee is Your Cup of Tea and will have a solo exhibition at the Foundry Gallery.

Davis was appointed the permanent Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery in 2016 and has curated 30 exhibitions so far in her career. Her exhibitions at the Collyer Bristow Gallery have all been reviewed or covere by The Times, City Magazine, The Londonist, Paul Carey-Kents Artworld, Art Top 10 and Dateagleart. Since her appointment she has hosted a number of events for the gallery for: the Fine Art Group, The Mall Galleries and Young Professionals in the Arts as well as tours for Barry Schwabsky, the Smithsonian, the Contemporary Art Society, the Government Art Collection and Sotheby’s .

Previous curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Arthouse1, Geddes Gallery and withZeitgeist Arts Projects an arts organisation Davis co-directed 2012-15 at Bond House Gallery (ASC) as well as at Core Gallery 2010-12. Both based in South East London and which included artists education programmes, art tours as well as curatorial projects. 

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) and is a mentor for a-n as well as working independently with individual creatives. 

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Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs in collaboration.

Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs in collaboration.

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