Karin Davie

b. 1965, Toronto, Canada

Karin Davie, Side Effects no. 4, 2018
diptych, oil on canvas over wood, 14 x 22 inches
selected work


    Karin Davie (born 1965, Toronto, Canada) is a leading artist in the current wave of painting practices transforming the legacy of high modernism to capture the dynamics of contemporary life. Davie received a BFA from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (1987) and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (1989). Her work has been exhibited across North America and Europe and was the subject of a major retrospective at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2006). Her work has been included in exhibitions at The Rubell Family Collection (2016), National Museum of Woman in the Arts, Washington, DC (2016-17); Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC (2014); The Tang Museum at Skidmore College NY (2014); The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2008); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2008); Artnews Projects, Berlin (2008); Mary Boone Gallery NY (2001-2007); SITE Santa Fe, NM (2004); and The Museum of Modern Art, NY (1998).

Davie is the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, two Pollock-Krasner Awards (1999 and 1991), and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award (1999). Her work is in numerous public and private collections, among them the Art Gallery of Ontario, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Seattle Art Museum, Albright Knox Art Museum, The Rubell Family Collection, Paul Allen Collection, Goldman Sachs Collection, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Davie currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington.