Contemporary painting forms the foundation for all the work Davidson produces. Relying on experimentation to build her methodology, she utilises formal elements such as colour, shape and texture to form compositions, considering space as the overriding theme throughout. These elements provide a context within the abstract nature of the work; which often re-examines online and printed surfaces and the dislocation of meaning through the narrative of personal online streams of consciousness such as social media posts.
Her current area of research is motivated by an investigation into how a painting practice is viewed and stays relevant in the 21st century. Using platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr she produces a selected impression of her practice and an invented level of production. She is interested in the Internet and how over sharing has become an issue in current society; aiming to explore how interconnected her practice is to her online scrolling habits.
Stacey Davidson currently works in Newcastle, England.
2012-15 Fine Art BA with Honours (First Class), University of Sunderland.
2011-12 Level 0, Art & Design Extended, University of Sunderland.
Director of i o u a e and co-director of GOLDTAPPED.
Group Shows & Projects
Upcoming July 2017
Thread bare, B&D studios, Commercial Union House, Newcastle.
Upcoming August 2017
isthisit? Issue 2, Magazine and Launch Event.
What do you meme? Redwing Gallery + VANDAL, Penzance, Cornwall.
Week 72 Jumoke Fernandez, ANTImateria Eyecandy feature, https://anti-materia.org/eyecandy-1/2017/6/29/semana-72jumoke-fernandez
Is this real lyf??, B&D studios, Commercial Union House, Newcastle.
Middlesbrough Art Weekender, Art trail, City-Wide Art Festival.
Heartbreak: The Rebound, (Not) Very Sorry Collective, Online.
100 years of OUI, Kimberly Clark, Undisclosed Public Toilet.
Hand in/Hand out, Double Yolk, 36 Limestreet, Newcastle, NE1 2PQ.
Moving on up moving on out, Newbridge Project Space, Newcastle, NE1 8AW.
Connections, B&D studios, Commercial Union House, Newcastle.
Isthisit? AFK, New Cross, London, SE14 6NR.
♯14, isthisit Online Gallery, www.isthisitisthisit.com/welcome-to-the-internet.
On to the next, MUESLI Projects, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, L3 6BN.
Four Exclusive Print Editions for Wunderkid, California, USA.
Upcoming August 11th-20th 2017
Babycakes, you just don’t know, WUU2 10-Day Online Residency.
Upcoming September 2017
Solo show, B&D Studios, Commercial Union House, Newcastle.
share it with the world, Month-long online residency @ www.isthisitisthisit.com.
Hands Work, Quilliam Brothers Tea House, 1 Eldon Square, NE1 7RD.
Zine publication in response to ‘The Bookshop’, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Fawcett Street, SR1 1RE.
Curated online residencies in response to ‘The Bookshop’, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Fawcett Street, SR1 1RE.
Hands Work, Gateshead Old Town Hall, West St, Gateshead, NE8 1HE.
Graduate Solo Show, SOLO Arts, Holmeside Coffee, Sunderland, SR1 3JE.
Degree Show, Third Floor, Priestman Building, SR1 3PZ.
Gallery Hang Showcase, Shaun Space, Priestman Building, SR1 3PZ.
Critique, Shaun Space, Priestman Building, SR1 3PZ.
203, Fine Art Studios, Priestman Building, SR1 3PZ.
UOS/ Final Show, St Mary’s Annexe, SR1 3SD.
Informer 2012: GAMEPLAY, St Mary’s Annexe, SR1 3SD.
2 Framed works donated to Northumbria University for the Fine Art Auction, 2016.
Inclusion in the Coroners Office Collection, Sunderland City Civic Centre, Burdon Road, SR2 7DN.
27th November 2015, ‘The bigger picture – making the most of your time as a Visual Arts student’ guest panellist at the National Glass centre, Sunderland.