Moyra Davey

Born 1958
Hometown Toronto, Canada
Lives and Works New York, NY
Education
MFA, University of California, San Diego, CA, 1988
BFA, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1982

Moyra Davey Gallery Art

Murray Gay, New York, NY

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Tate Modern, London, England
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Foundation 20/21, New York, NY
Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, MA
Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
The National Gallery of Art, WA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
The Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa, Canada

Fascinated by scenes of everyday life, Moyra Davey creates works across a variety of mediums, including films, essays, and photography. Davey's art delves into the quiet beauty and melancholy of seemingly banal images, elevating the mundane. Many of her photographs are marked with creases and dust, suggesting that the life of the object is as critical as the subject captured. Her Copperhead series (1990) features Lincoln's profile from one hundred coins, capturing each divet, depth, and detail.

In addition to notable exhibitions such as the 2012 Whitney Biennial and the Sao Paulo Biennial, Davey's work has been exhibited at institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among many others.

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