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 her central concern is the transformation and reconfiguration of space through multiple disciplines.
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; Arthouse1, Bo Lee Gallery, Phoenix Brighton; APT Gallery; New Relics at Thameside Gallery curated by Tim Ellis and Kate Terry, The ING Discerning Eye and the Lynn Painters Stainers Prize. Her work is held in a number of private and public collections including Soho House. In 2018 Davis has been working with Justin Hibbs on collaborative projects which have shown at no format gallery, Kaleidoscope Gallery and in 2019 at the Foundry Gallery.
Davis was appointed the permanent Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery in 2016 and curates 3 exhibitions per year there and to date has curated 30 exhibitions so far in her career. Her exhibitions at the Collyer Bristow Gallery have featured in: The Times, City Magazine, a-n Reviews, Art Top 10, The Londonist’s top 7 exhibitions in London, Paul Carey-Kent’s Artworld and DateagleArt blog. Since her appointment the gallery has hosted a number of events; 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 and the Government Art Collection. Previous co-curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Arthouse1, Geddes Gallery. Davis co-directed Zeitgeist Arts Projects (2012-15) at Bond House Gallery (ASC) and Core Gallery 2010-12. In both of these organizations she ran a number of curatorial projects and an artists education programme as well as tutorials and art tours.
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 she 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. As an alumni of UK Young Artists, first exhibiting as an artist (2010), Davis has also been an Ambassador and curatorial mentor (2016) and has been a mentor for a-n as well as working independently with individual creatives for a number of years.
You can read an insight into Rosalind’s Curating for an article she wrote for Delphian Gallery here.