SAVANNAH SPIRIT

Brooklyn based fine-artist

(b. Los Angeles, 1975)
Savannah Spirit takes a classical approach to photography not unlike Edward Weston or Imogen Cunningham. Growing up in Carmel, CA during her formative years she was inspired by the artists who made work based in line and form. The black and white nude and the landscape became her first loves. Savannah's most recent series, Nevertheless, She Persisted melds together this classical aesthetic while addressing objectification, body-positivity, the female/male gaze and censorship. Her solo show of the same name, Nevertheless, She Persisted at Mulherin New York, presented uncensored nudes out of the confines of social media where they have been repeatedly flagged and censored as ‘inappropriate.' Savannah continues to be kicked off instagram and censored on facebook for posting her work. As an activist, Savannah has dedicated her time to photographing important civil rights issues 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. Her dreamy landscapes and slices of life are inspired by her love of film and cinematography.

Savannah’s work is in numerous private collections in Rome, London, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles including a permanent piece in Tom Ford's Houston showroom.

Since 2011, Savannah has curated NYC's only 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.

For more information about Savannah's work: 1stdibs through Undercurrent Projects and Mulherin New York


EXHIBITIONS
Solo

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

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
Phreek Magnet co-curated with Joanne Leah, Undercurrent Projects, NY, NY

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


PRESS

 
 
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SPRING BREAK ART SHOW

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