Savannah Spirit

Brooklyn based fine-artist

Self-portrait, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015

Born in Los Angeles in the 70's, Savannah was exposed to pop-culture, cinema and television as a child- so it's no surprise she was most drawn to the camera. Growing in Carmel and Santa Fe Savannah's earliest memories of simplicity in line and form was seeing the work of Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Georgia O'Keefe and Steichen. In her series, The Film I Have Yet To Make her landscapes and street shots conjure up a familiar dreamlike state as if you've been there before. Perhaps déjà vu.

For the last few years Savannah has turned the camera on herself addressing issues such as self-esteem, the male gaze, inequality, body politics and censorship. Constantly censored and deleted on social media platforms (especially Instagram and Facebook) she intends to keep fighting for the rights of fine art photographers using these platforms as a tool to show new work.

Her current self-portraits series, My Body, My Choice is a direct call to women's rights as America faces the complete dismantling of Roe vs Wade. As an activist, Savannah has dedicated her time to photographing important civil rights issues starting with Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, People's Climate March, March Against Monsanto, NYC's rally for Bernie Sanders, Anti-Trump protests and the Women's March. Her image, "Claim Power" was recently published in The Abolitionist, a free paper by non-profit activist group, Critical Resistance distributed to incarcerated inmates throughout state prisons.

As a curator Savannah produced and mounted NYC's infamous erotic art show, Hotter Than July and has lectured at various Apple locations around NYC. Her work has appeared in W Magazine, Forbes, Dazed, The Creators Project, Huffington Post, Monopol and The Nation. Savannah is in private collections in London, New York and Miami with a permanent piece in Tom Ford's Houston, TX flagship store. Recently, she was interviewed for Germany's 3sat program Kulturzeit for her curated show Hands Off My Cuntry. Click for the clip.

EXHIBITIONS
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, Station Independent Projects, NY, NY
NARGIFSUS, Transfer Gallery, 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
(solo show) Une Lumiere Obscure, Edition Photo, Paris, FR
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
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
PHREEEK MAGNET co-curated with Joanne Leah, Undercurrent Projects, NY NY
Symbiotaxiplasm, SS Project Space, NY NY

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