Savannah Spirit

Brooklyn based fine-artist

Self-portrait, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015

Born in Los Angeles in the 70's, Savannah's childhood is forever encapsulated in scrapbooks made by her mom. Filled with images of Savannah and her brother playing different characters such as a Olive Oyl and Popeye or Princess Leia and Darth Vader it's no surprise she's inspired by pop-culture, cinema and television and that she was most drawn to the camera as a kid. Savannah's photographs from the series, The Film I Have Yet To Make, reminds you of their own place in time, stills from a film, like déjà vu. Since 2014, Savannah has been working on a collection of self-portraits with a wink to the playboy pin-up and a nod to female empowerment. Savannah blends wit and humor while exploring themes of body politics, feminism, censorship, the male gaze and the female archetype. Her current sub-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 has mounted art exhibitions throughout NYC and Brooklyn including the 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. Savannah is represented by Undercurrent Projects in New York City.

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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