Moyra Davey

2019 Exhibition Artist

Moyra Davey (born in 1958, Toronto, Canada; lives in New York, USA) works in the fields of photography, film and writing. She is the author of Burn the Diaries (Dancing Foxes Press, 2014), Index Cards (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2020), The Problem of Reading (New Directions, 2020) and is the editor of Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood. The Shabbiness of Beauty (Seven Stories Press, 2001). A book of photographs by Peter Hujar and Moyra , with a text by Eileen Myles, was published in 2021. Moyra’s work is held in major public collections, including MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, both New York; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and Tate Modern, London, UK. Moyra is a 2020 recipient of the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.


Moyra Davey at 259 Lake Shore Blvd

Dark Trees and Hoardings both emphasize a propensity for locating the ecstatic sublime within nature. The latter two series emerged from an exurban region in Norway, where authors, including Mary Wollstonecraft and Karl Ove Knausgård—both vital figures in Davey’s work—spent much of their time in nature’s restorative embrace, later recreating their experiences in prose. Photographs […]

date and time

September 21 – December 1, 2019