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WE DON'T WIN ANYMORE, 2016, powder coated steel, 96 x 96 in.
WE DON'T WIN ANYMORE, 2016, powder coated steel, 96 x 96 in.
SHE LOOKED THROUGH HIS THINGS, CAREFUL TO LEAVE EACH AS IT HAD BEEN, 2016, pigmented, reinforced concrete, mica, stainless steel mesh glove, 9 x 6 x 1 7/8 in.
SHE LOOKED THROUGH HIS THINGS, CAREFUL TO LEAVE EACH AS IT HAD BEEN, 2016, pigmented, reinforced concrete, mica, stainless steel mesh glove, 9 x 6 x 1 7/8 in.
WE STRUGGLED TO GET INFORMATION OUT OF HER, BUT FINALLY A CLEAR PICTURE EMERGED, 2016, painted metal folding chairs, steel pipe and plate, 18 x 38 x 12 in.
WE STRUGGLED TO GET INFORMATION OUT OF HER, BUT FINALLY A CLEAR PICTURE EMERGED, 2016, painted metal folding chairs, steel pipe and plate, 18 x 38 x 12 in.
SHE BEGAN TO SMILE, SHIEDLING HER EYES FROM THE SUN, 2016, pigmented, reinforced concrete, knife, rocks from Rodeo Beach, stainless steel ball, 12 x 12 x 1 ¾ in.
SHE BEGAN TO SMILE, SHIEDLING HER EYES FROM THE SUN, 2016, pigmented, reinforced concrete, knife, rocks from Rodeo Beach, stainless steel ball, 12 x 12 x 1 ¾ in.
I SAW A BUNCH OF PEOPLE RUNNING, AND WHEN THEY WERE RUNNING, THEY WERE SCREAMING AND YELLING, 2016, cast bronze, dyed hemp rope, clapper, 7 ¾ x 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ in.
I SAW A BUNCH OF PEOPLE RUNNING, AND WHEN THEY WERE RUNNING, THEY WERE SCREAMING AND YELLING, 2016, cast bronze, dyed hemp rope, clapper, 7 ¾ x 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ in.
“LEAVE TOMORROW,” SHE URGED, “HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT’S HAPPENING?”, 2016, pigmented, reinforced concrete, stainless steel pipe, broken auto glass, hornady shells 47 ¾ x 35 ½ x 1 ½ in.
“LEAVE TOMORROW,” SHE URGED, “HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT’S HAPPENING?”, 2016, pigmented, reinforced concrete, stainless steel pipe, broken auto glass, hornady shells 47 ¾ x 35 ½ x 1 ½ in.
I WAS ALONE IN MY NEW SECRET WORLD..., 2016, powder coated steel chain
I WAS ALONE IN MY NEW SECRET WORLD..., 2016, powder coated steel chain
I WORKED MY PARTNERS HARD THAT’S WHY THEY LIKED ME SO MUCH, 2013 , spray paint transfer on reinforced concrete, debris, 36 x 36 x 2 in.
I WORKED MY PARTNERS HARD THAT’S WHY THEY LIKED ME SO MUCH, 2013 , spray paint transfer on reinforced concrete, debris, 36 x 36 x 2 in.
 A MAN WHO WOULDNT KILL FOR HER WAS OF NO USE AT ALL, 2013, blackened silicone bronze, 1.125 x 12 x 2.5 in.
A MAN WHO WOULDNT KILL FOR HER WAS OF NO USE AT ALL, 2013, blackened silicone bronze, 1.125 x 12 x 2.5 in.
X MARKS THE ROT, 2012, spray paint transfer on reinforced concrete, 16 x 16 x 1.75 in.
X MARKS THE ROT, 2012, spray paint transfer on reinforced concrete, 16 x 16 x 1.75 in.

1981 —

Born in Washington, DC

 

EDUCATION

 

2006 —

MFA Visual Arts, University of California

 

2003 —

BA Visual Arts, Brown University

 

The artist lives and works in San Francisco, CA

 

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 —

Davina Semo, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Fransisco, CA

 

2016 —

FUBAR, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

SILK FLOSS, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

 

2015 —

‘WHERE LIFE IS HAPPENING’, Lyles & King, New York, NY

‘APPROACH OR ENTER’, CAPITAL, San Francisco, CA

David Flaugher and Davina Semo, U.S. Blues, Brooklyn, NY

Holding the Bag, Rawson Projects, Brooklyn, NY

 

2014 —

STAY UP, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

RUDER FORMS SURVIVE, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

 

2013 —

White Flag Library, St. Louis, MO

 

2012 —

Miami - 70 NW 20 Street, Shoot the Lobster, Miami, FL

PACING LIKE A TIGER, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2011 —

WE BEGIN WITH THE NOISE, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

BEFORE SHIFTING TO THE BLACKNESS, Rawson Projects, New York, NY

 

2006 —

Surveying the Damage, San Diego, CA

 

2004 —

Anyone Can Imagine Ten Places They’d Rather Be, San Diego, CA

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 —

An idea of a boundary, San Fransisco Arts Commission, San Fransisco, CA

Touchpiece, curated by Justin Beal, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Split, curated by Amanda Schmitt, GRIN Gallery, Providence, RI

Thanks, It's A Wig, In Limbo, Brooklyn, NY

No Boundaries, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY

ONLY Small Paintings, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

 

2016 —

‘MUTATION(S)’, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

‘SMS SOS: Text, Texture, and Gesture’, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

BLACK STANDARD: Davina Semo, Phil Wagner, Survival Research Laboratories’, CAPITAL @ Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA

‘Vitreous Humour’, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY

‘Only Lovers’, organized by Timothée Chaillou, Le Coeur, Paris, France

 

2015 —

Spiegel im Spiegel/Mirror in Mirror, Mitterand+Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland

The Inaugural, Lyles & King, New York, NY

Brunch Over Troubled Water, Plutschow Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Trust Fall, SPRING/BREAK ART FAIR, New York, NY

Mixed Doubles, Sometimes, New York, NY

Green, SPRING/BREAK ART FAIR, New York, NY

 

2014 —

CEMETERIUM, Emerson Dorch Gallery, Miami, FL

Broadway Morey Boogie, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

The Optical Unconscious/Das Optische Unbewusste, Alte Fabrik, Gebert Stiftung Fur Kultur, and Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland

Invitation: Daniel Heidkamp, Alex Hubbard, Emil Michael Klein, Damian Navarro, Davina Semo, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

Stars and Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg Collection, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, Australia

Aaron Bobrow, Daniel Lefcourt, Davina Semo, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

 

2013 —

XOXO, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Rock Art & The X-Ray, Ryan Foerster Home, Brooklyn, NY

Hair and Skin, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

XSTRACTION, The Hole, New York, NY

The Wall, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

Diamonds, Diamonds, curated by Daniel Feimberg, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

…But The Clouds…, Room East, New York, NY

Beyond the Object, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Monsalvat, Bureau, New York, NY

 

2012 —

NADA Miami, Shoot the Lobster, Miami, FL

Twenty Days Later, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY

Group show, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

Eagles, Organized by Marlborough Chelsea, Marlborough Madrid, Madrid, Spain

not yet titled, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

Weights & Measures, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY

Time, after Time, Ronchini Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Marseilles - 10 bis rue des Quatres Vents, Shoot the Lobster, Marseilles, France

Creature From the Blue Lagoon, organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery Summer Location, Bridgehampton, NY

Sweet Distemper, organized by Isaac Lyles, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

Everything's Alright Forever, curated by Gabriel Rolt in collaboration with Paradise Row, London, United Kingdom

B-OUT, Curated by Scott Hug, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

Side Show, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

Home Again, Again, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

FRACTURE, curated by Nick Hackworth & Gabriel Rolt, pop-up show during Berlin gallery weekend, Berlin, Germany

 

2011 —

SUMMERSHOW, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, organized by Bob Nickas, Bridgehampton, NY

We Regret To Inform You There Is Currently No Space Or Place For Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

Borderline, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York, NY

 

2010 —

HELL, NO!, curated by David Louis Fierman and RJ Supa at The Covenant of Saint Cecilia

2up poster project,” collaboration with Colleen Asper, P.P.O.W., New York, NY

Everything in Moderation, selected by Melissa Hopson, 106 Green, New York, NY

 

2009 —

In Search of Light, curated by Paul Jacobsen at his loft

Future Tense, organized by Cleopatra’s - screening at the Independent Curators Gala, NADA at Miami Basel, and Cleopatra’s, NY

Learn to Communicate Like A Fucking Normal Person, curated by Jessie Cohan and Anastasia Rogers, Art Production Fund, New York, NY

 

2006 —

Supersonic 2006, Barnstall Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Elephant vs. The Termite, UCSD University Gallery, San Diego, CA

 

2005 —

Pretty Crude, Acuna Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Open Stitch, Location One, New York, NY

 

2004 —

Summary, 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Pasale, Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico

PPPP: Paradigm, Promiscuity, Proliferation, Perversion, Marcuse Gallery, San Diego, CA

 

 

GRANTS/AWARDS

 

2017  —

Finalist, Artadia's San Fransisco Awards

 

2005 —

University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Demonstration Grant, UC San Diego

 

2003 —

Ann Belsky Moranis Award, Brown University

Russell Grant, UC San Diego