Biography Janine Davidson (b.1974, Belfast) is a visual artist based in Dublin. She employs various mediums including sculpture, installation, video and printmaking. Having recently completed a Fine Art Masters researching the archaeology of optical devices, her interests focus on visual perception, its fluidity and the construction of images. Incorporating everyday physical structures found in the manmade environment that both simultaneously obstruct and direct the viewers gaze.
Davidson completed an MFA in Sculpture at NCAD Dublin, 2012. Recent Solo Exhibitions include 'To call Past and Future to Rescue the Present', Exchange Gallery, Belfast Exposed, 2013. Previous Solo exhibitions include Rendez-vous à Paris' - Galerie Artlequin, Nice, France, 2004. 'About Us' - Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2003. Group shows include 'Underline', Occupy Space, Limerick, 'Penumbra' at Tactic, Cork, 2014, 'Action all Areas', Irish Museum of Modern Art , Dublin, 'Fabric' at Platform Arts, Belfast, 'Ile Seguin', The Library Project, Dublin, 'Circulation', Flood Gallery, 'Repetition', The Cross Gallery, Dublin, 2013, 'Production', Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, 2012. 'Inhabit' - Draíocht, 2008, 'Intervention' -The Lab Foley St, 2007, EVA, 2004. Davidson has exhibited internationally at the Hong Kong Triennale, 2010, National Arts Club, New York, USA, 2003 and Grafiska Sallskapet Stockholm, 2002 .
Recent Awards include Art, Politics and Architecture Workshop led by Carlos Garaicoa, Botin Foundation, Santander, 2014, Artist in Residence, Belfast Exposed, Digital Media Residency, Digital Arts Studios, Belfast, Artists Studios Residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Digital Media Residency, Fire Station Artists Studios, Dublin, 2013. Previous awards include Artist in Residence Artists Proof Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2003, Studio Rental Grant, the Arts Council 2000 and Erasmus Exchange to Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin in 1996.
|2013||'To call Past and Future to Rescue the Present', Exchange Gallery, Belfast Exposed.|
|2004||'Rendez-vous à Paris' - Galerie Artlequin, Agay, Nice, France.|
|2003||About Us - Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa.|
Selected Group Shows
|2014||Underline, Occupy Space, Limerick. Selected.|
Penumbra, Tactic, Cork, Selected.
Ile Seguin, The Library Project, curated by Valerie Connor.
|2013||'Action all Areas', Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.|
'Fabric', Platform Arts, Belfast.
'Circulation', Flood Gallery - Curated by Paul McAree.
'Beaker', The Mill, 33 Mill St, Dublin 8.
'Repetition', The Cross Gallery, Dublin - Curated by Margaret O'Brien & Niamh-Ann Kelly.
'Group Show', Rua Red, Tallaght. (Invited)
|2012||'Production', Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar Dublin - Curated by Kate Strain. |
'RDS Student Award' Exhibition, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin.(Selected)
'MFA Degree Show', IMOCA, Steambox, Dublin.
|2011||'Watershed', Millenium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, 'Selected Works - MFA', Basic Space.|
|2010||'Watershed', Hong Kong Triennale, Hong Kong. 'Midsummers Night Dream', Airfield, Dublin.|
'Invisible' - Different venues, Dublin, Curated by Oliver Dowling, M.O'Brien & John Graham.
|2009||'Tomorrow is Today' - Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin. |
'Box-id Round II' - Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin.
'This Must Be The Place' - IMOCA, Dublin. Curated by Sally Timmons & Paul Murnaghan.
|2008||'Christmas Show' - Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin. 'Winter Salon' - TBG&S. |
'Inhabit' - Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin. 'Trapezium' - The Lab Foley St.
|2007||'Milestones' - Office of Public Works, Dublin.|
'Salon Show' - Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin.
'Intervention' -The Lab Foley St. Dublin, Iontas - Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo, RHA Annual Show.
|2006||'Impressions 06' - Galway Arts Centre, 'Selected Works' - Original Print Gallery,Temple Bar.|
|2005||'Dweller ' - A Jeco Sword Presentation, Artisans Cottage, Dublin. |
'Elles' - Frejus, Saint Raphael, France.
|2004||'Full Circle' - Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin.|
'Christmas Show' - Belfast Print Workshop, Waterfront Hall, Belfast.
'Open ev+a' - Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Sq., Limerick.
|2003||'50/50' - Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin.|
'Christmas Show - Belfast Print Workshop, Waring St., Belfast.
'Irish Printers' - National Arts Club, New York, USA.
Prints from the Blackchurch - Courthouse Arts Centre, Co.Wicklow.
About Us - Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa.
|2002||Grafiska Sallskapet - Stockholm, Sweden. 20/20 - TBG&S Temple Bar, Dublin.|
Metamorphosis - Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Impressions 8/2002 - Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominic St., Galway.
CEAD/NCAD - Tailors Hall, An Taisce, Backlane, Dublin.
|2001||Blackchurch Print Studio Show at the Cross Gallery, Francis St., Dublin.|
|2001||print.ie - Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin.|
|2000||Iontas - Eleventh National Small Works Exhibition, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo.|
|1998||Art for Simon - Leopardstown Racecourse, Co. Dublin.|
|1997||Degree Show - RHA Gallery, Dublin.|
|1995||Impressions - Galway Arts Centre, Co. Galway.|
|2014||Carlos Garaicoa Workshop, Botin Foundation, Santander.|
|2013||Summer Residency, Belfast Exposed, Belfast.|
|2013||Digital Media Residency, Digital Arts Studios, Belfast.|
|2013||Artists Studios. IMMA, Dublin.|
|2013||Digital Media Residency, Fire Station Artists Studios, Dublin.|
|2003||Residency, Artists Proof Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa.|
|2000||Studio Rental Grant, the Arts Council An Chomhairle Ealaíon.|
|1996||Erasmus Exchange to Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin.|
Janine Davidson, B.A., H.Dip, MFA