Moyra Davey was born in Toronto in 1958 and lives in New York City. She earned a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, in 1982, and an MFA from the University of California San Diego in 1988. In 1989, she attended the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Her photographs and films have been exhibited widely for more than three decades and her writing has been published widely. She has presented solo exhibitions at leading visual-arts institutions, including the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Kunsthalle Basel, Tate Liverpool, Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna, and Portikus, Frankfurt. She has been included in documenta, the Montreal Biennale, the Saõ Paulo Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, and other major exhibitions, and was a finalist for the 2010 Grange Prize (now the AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize). Her work is in more than twenty major museum collections; she is the author, editor, and/or subject of a dozen books; and she has received awards from the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, among others.
See more about Moyra’s Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition found here.