The Canadian Art Database

Christine Davis

Born 1962, Vancouver, B.C.
Lives in Toronto, Canada


1980-84  Bachelor of Fine Art York University, Toronto, Canada


2000       Christine Davis: Pluck, The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario
              Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1999       Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
1998       Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1996       Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
              Palma Dotze, Vilafranca, Spain
1995       Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1993       Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
1993       C.R.E.D.A.C., Paris, France. Travelling to: Indianapolis Museum
              of Art, Indianapolis; Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina;
              Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1992       Le dictionnaire des inquisiteurs, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1991       Logos, SL Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1989       Unanimous Horizon, SL Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1988       Passion, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1988       cleave, Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, Canada
1987       cleave, YYZ Artists, Outlet, Toronto, Canada
1986       Corpus Delectus, Pages, Toronto, Canada
1985       Exquisite Positions, A Space, Toronto, Canada
1984       still looking, Studio, Toronto, Canada


2000-01 Paradise Now, Exit Art, new York; travelling to Tang Teaching Museum, NY
1999      New Visions/New Passions, Fundacion Marcelino Botin, Santander
1999      ART 30 Basel, stand Helga de Alvear
1997      Contours, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1997      ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
1995      Perspectives / Christine Davis + Jan Peacock, Art Gallery of Ontario,
             Toronto, Canada
1995      Press/Enter, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
1995      Survivors, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
1994      Fixing the Gaze, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1994      The Body ~ Le Corps, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
1994      Travelling to: Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
1993      A Discourse on the Emotions, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin
1993      Prospect '93, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
1992      Beau, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada
1991      Embodying Faith, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
1991      Practicing Beauty, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
1991      The Embodied Viewer, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada
1991      Das Sibyllinische Auge (The Sibylline Eye), Kunsthalle Munich, Munich, Germany
1990      Collectif Generation, Livres d'Artistes, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. UK
1990      La Bibliotheque Imaginee de Collectif Generation, Musee de Gravelines, France
1990      SL Simpson Gallery, 1980-1990, Toronto, Canada
1989      Christine Davis/Michel Couturier, Dazibao Gallery, Montreal, Canada
1990      Sarah Charlesworth, Christine Davis, Judith Schwarz,
             SL Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1988      Walls on Fire, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto, Canada
1988      Invitational, Cold City Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1986      Some Uncertain Signs, Public Access, Toronto, Canada
1986      Quick Draw, Gallery 76, Toronto, Canada


Baker, Lang, "What Angels Saw: On the Photography of Christine Davis", Parachute (No.64, 1991)
Buci-Glucksmann, Christine. "La forme du régard ", Exhibition catalogue (Paris: CREDAC and
Guelph: Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, 1993)
Butuin, Marnie, "Woman's Passion", Volute (1:2, Nov/Dec 1991)
Christie, Claire, "Fixing the Gaze", exhibition essay (Toronto: Olga Korper Gallery, 1994)
Christie, Claire, "Contours", exhibition essay (Toronto: Olga Korper Gallery, 1997)
Dault, Gary Michael, "Feathered dreams of wings and desire", The Globe and Mail
(Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000)
Dompierre, Louise. "Pools of Reflection", Exhibition Catalogue, Press Enter: Between Seduction
and Disbelief (Toronto: The Power Plant, 1995)
Fones, Robert, "Cleave", Vanguard (17:1, Feb/Mar 1988)
Gagnon, Monika, "Beaute Convulsive", Exhibition Catalogue (Vancouver: Artspeak Gallery, 1989)
Gagnon, Monika, "Work in Progress", (Toronto: Women's Press, 1988), ill.
Gagnon, Monika, "The Body of Knowledge", C Magazine (No. 8, Winter 1986)
Genereux, Linda, "Photo Synthesis", Canadian House and Home (June/July 1990)
Glassman, Marc, "Some Uncertain Signs", Parachute (No. 45, Winter 1986-87)
Gogarty, Amy, "The Embodied Viewer", Parachute (No. 63, 1991)
Gravel, Claire, "Cleave", Le Devoir (Montreal, September 17, p. c-11, 1988)
Gurney, Janice, "Morality, the Body and Death", Art Views (14:4/15:1, March-May 1989)
Hanna, Deirdre, "Chick flicks", NOW (December 21, 2000)
Hitzeroth, Connie, "Cleave", NOW (Toronto, 7:5, October 8, 1987)
Hoffman, Justin, "Interview with Christine Davis", Artis (April, 1991)
Holubizky, Ihor, "Practicing Beauty", Exhibition Catalogue (Hamilton:
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1991)
Lacey, Liam, "Speaking to the body", Globe & Mail (Toronto, May 16, 1991)
Lanzinger, Pia, Isabelle Graw, "Das Sibyllinsche Auge" (The Sibylline Eye),
Exhibition Catalogue (Munich:
Foto e.V. Munche and Barbara Gross Galerie, 1991)
Legge, Elizabeth, "Body Double", Canadian Art (Winter 1997)
Lypchuk, Donna, "Narcissism through the looking glass", Metropolis (Toronto, Nov 23, 1989)
Lypchuk, Donna, "Summer showings profile local artists", Metropolis (Toronto, Aug 10, 1989)
Marks, Laura U., "Press/Enter", Artforum (September 1995)
Mays, John Bentley, "Look Up In the Sky", Globe and Mail (Toronto, Feb 14, 1986)


Navarro, Mariano. "Luzy y Fotografia en la Colleccion Helga de Alvear"
(Fundacion Caja de Ahorros de Vitoria y Alava, 1998)
News, "The Sibylline Eye: North American Women Photographers", Flash Art (Jan/Feb 1991)
"Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution," Mosquito Productions, 2000 [Video]
Patton, Andy, "Notebook Pages", C Magazine (No. 23, Fall 1989)
Payne, Andrew, "Cleave", Parachute (No. 50 March-May 1988)
Perrot, Mereille, "Cleave", ETC. (No. 6, Hiver 1988)
Pontbriand, Chantal. "De la violence et du Language, Parachute, No. 71, 1993
Ritchie, Christina. "Perspective 95 (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1995)
Sawchuk, Kim, "A Tale of Inscription/ Fashion Statements", Canadian Journal of Social and
Political Theory (11:1/2, 1987)
Shaw, Nancy, "The Delicate Double", Vanguard (18:2, April/May 1989)
Schmidt, HJ and Vogt, Inge. "Prospect '93: 7 Junge kunstler auf einen streich", Wiener, May 1993
Steinlechner, Carin, "Das Sibyllinische Auge", Munchner Merker (Munich, Jan 11, 1991)
Taylor, Kate. "When language is an instrument of control", Globe & Mail, Toronto, Oct. 2/92
Tuer, Dot, "Exquisite Positions", Vanguard (14:8, October 1985)


"20thC. Lexicon", ed. Christine Davis and Ken Allen, PUBLIC 19/20 (Spring 2000)
"Work in progress", Neuvas visiones/Nuevas pasiones (Santander: Fundacion Marcelino Botin, 1999)
"Utopias", ed. Christine Davis and Susan Lord, PUBLIC 12 (Fall 1995)
"Love", ed. Christine Davis and Janine Marchessault, PUBLIC 10 (Fall 1994)
"Sacred Technologies", ed. Christine Davis and Janine Marchessault, PUBLIC 7 (Winter 1993)
"Insert", Talking Pictures, Tessera (No. 13, Winter 1992)
"Hyphen Machine", C Magazine (No. 33, Spring 1992)
"Hyperbole", Texts (No. 6, Fall 1991)
"A Text", Writing (No. 23/24, Fall/Winter 1989)
"Cleave", Impulse: New City Fiction (14:2/3, Summer 1988)
"Immaculate Gap", Provincial Essays (Vol. 6, 1988)
Artist's Project, Border/lines (No. 6, Winter 1986/87)
"Speaking the Media - Tongue in Cheek", with Monika Gagnon, Border/lines (No. 3, 1985)


Nicole Brossard & Christine Davis, Typhon Dru, (Paris: Collectif Generation, 1990)


Women's Law Association of Ontario, Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall, Toronto, 2000


Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, Paris
Bruce Peel Special Collection, Edmonton
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
CIBC Development Corporation, Toronto
Collection Lambert, Paris
Collection Helga de Alvear
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa
Household Financial Corporation, Toronto
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph
McCarthy Tetrault, Toronto
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Montreal
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
National Library of Canada, Ottawa
Oakville Galleries, Oakville
Sunlife, Toronto
Toronto-Dominion Bank, Toronto
Torys, Toronto
William Allan Neilson Library, Northampton