Self-portrait, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015

Self-portrait, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015

Savannah Spirit is a fine-art photographer, activist and curator based in New York City and Los Angeles. Savannah was born in Los Angeles into an already artistic family, which included her grandfather, Bob Russell and great uncle, Bud Green, both well known songwriters from the Tin Pan Alley era. At an early age, Savannah was surrounded by musicians, composers, actors and visual artists, not surprising she was shooting pictures as early as 7 years old. Since 2014, Savannah has been working on I Am My Own Muse, a self-portrait project addressing body positivity and censorship. Savannah has been interviewed about censorship of the art nude in social media on NBC News, Artsy, ArtNet, Esquire and the National Coalition Against Censorship's Arts Advocacy podcast. Savannah's images have been published in AINT-BAD, Artsy, The Abolitionist, The Nation, LA Weekly, Forbes, Best American Poetry, Bomb, Vice, W, Shindig!, Dazed, Bullett, Billboard, THE Magazine, Huffington Post. Savannah has lectured about her work at various Apple stores in New York City. Savannah’s work is in private collections in Rome, Sao Paolo, London, Miami, New York and Los Angeles including a permanent piece in Tom Ford's Houston flagship store. Her work can be found on 1stdibs.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo
I Am A Camera, Undercurrent Projects, NYC
Nevertheless She Persisted, Mulherin New York, NYC
Une Lumiere Obscure, Edition Photo, Paris, FR

Group
Be One at 1B, Undercurrent Projects, +1 salon series, NY, NY
Take Home a Nude for New York Academy of Art, Sotheby’s, NY, NY
WOMAN, online exhibition on Artsy.net
Still Lost, Mulherin Toronto, Toronto, CN
Expanding the Matrix, curated by Fred Fleisher, SUNY College at Old Westbury, NY
Quantum Overdrive, curated by Fred Fleisher, HCCC, Jersey City, NJ
American/Woman, Spring Break Art Show curated by Mulherin New York, NYC
Old Glory, Mulherin New York, NYC
Hotter Than July: Hands Off My Cuntry, Undercurrent Projects, NYC
WE: Americans, curated by Ruben Natal San Miguel, Station Independent, NY, NY
NARGIFSUS, curated by Carla Gannis, Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Jumping the Shark, Society of American Art, Brooklyn, NY
The Selfie Show, The Museum of Photography and New Media, Troy, MI
Making History: Arts in Bushwick, Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
All Rise, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, NYC
Masterpieces of Everyday New York, Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
Steichen to Sherman: The History of Photography, Undercurrent Projects, NYC
The Ballot Show, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

As curator

Be One at 1B, Undercurrent Projects, + 1 salon series, NYC
Woman, Undercurrent Projects, NYC (online only)
Hotter Than July: Hands Off My Cuntry, Undercurrent Projects, NY, NY
Hotter Than July: A SEXPLORATION, NY Studio Gallery, NY NY
Hotter Than July: Eat Your Art Out, NY Studio Gallery, NY, NY

Education
BFA, Photography, 2007, Parsons The New School for Design, NY,