SAVANNAH SPIRIT

Brooklyn based fine-artist

b. Los Angeles, CA, 1975
Growing up during her formative years in Carmel, CA Savannah took her first photo at 7 and received her first camera at 12. Ever since then she's been taking pictures. Heavily influenced by pop-culture, film and music her images give you a feeling of deja vu; As if the you're frozen in a different time. In her most recent work, Savannah joins the fourth wave feminists of her generation. Her pin-ups along with her black and white striped work addresses body-positivity, the female gaze, objectification and censorship, especially on social media. Her solo show in 2017, Nevertheless, She Persisted, at Mulherin New York, presented her uncensored pin-ups and black and white work out of the confines of social media where they have been repeatedly flagged and censored. Savannah was interviewed recently on the National Coalition Against Censorship's Arts Advocacy podcast. As an activist, Savannah has dedicated her time to photographing important civil rights issues since 2012 including Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, People's Climate March, Anti-Trump protests and the Women's March. Savannah's activist work has been published in The Abolitionist and The Nation. Other publications include: LA Weekly, Forbes, Vice, W Magazine, Dazed, Hype, Billboard, THE Magazine, Huffington Post, New York Magazine and D/railed. Savannah has lectured about her work at various Apple stores in New York City and is in private collections in Rome, London, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles including a permanent piece in Tom Ford's Houston, TX showroom. Since 2011, Savannah has curated NYC's celebrated erotic art show series, Hotter Than July™. HOTTER THAN JULY: Hands Off My Cuntry was featured on German television's 3sat arts and culture program alongside fellow artist Deborah Kass. Savannah  is represented by Undercurrent Projects and is based in New York and Los Angeles.


EXHIBITIONS
Solo

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

Group
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, curator Ruben Natal San Miguel, Station Independent Projects, NY, NY
NARGIFSUS, curator 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

Woman, Undercurrent Projects, NYC
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, NY


PRESS

 
 
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W MAGAZINE
SPRING BREAK ART SHOW

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