CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

1976-78

San Francisco Art Institute | San Francisco, CA

MFA Filmmaking

Individual study with Gunvor Nelson, Larry Jordon, Malcolm LeGrice

1975-76

San Francisco Art Institute | San Francisco, CA

BFA Filmmaking

1973-74

University of California - Berkeley: Graduate Film Program | Paris, France

Filmmaking

Studies at Vincennes and Ecole Practique with Michel Marie and Christian Metz, and research in Prague, Czechoslovakia

1972

Summer AIFS Student | Leningrad + Moscow, USSR

1970-73

University of California - Berkeley | Berkeley, CA

Philosophy + Art

Studies are inclusive of film art

TEACHING

2004.06-2005.05

California State University - Sacramento | Sacramento, CA

Independent Study Faculty: 16mm film + digital video production/editing

1999.09-2001.06

San Francisco Art Institute | San Francisco, CA

Visiting Faculty: S-8 + 16mm Production | Advanced Film | Graduate Seminar | Motion Graphics | Poetic Documentary | Analog + Digital Video

1990.12-1996.06

University of South Florida - Art Department | Tampa, FL

Associate Professor: 16mm film production (all levels) | Video | Optical Printing | Tutorials | History of Film | Film and the Avant-Garde (1996 – Resigned tenured position to facilitate rehabilitation from auto accident)

Director: Paris Summer Film Program

Curator: Fine Arts Film Series

1993.09-1993.12

San Francisco Art Institute | San Francisco, CA

Visiting Faculty: Film Seminar: Women and the Avant-Garde

1993.01-1993.05

California College of Arts and Crafts | Oakland, CA

Visiting Artist: 4-D Curriculum

1986.09-1989.12

University of South Florida - Art Department | Tampa, FL

Assistant Professor: 16mm film production (all levels) | Tutorials | History of Film | Film and the Avant-Garde

Director: Fine Arts Film Series + Paris Summer Film Program

Co-director: Chinsegut Festival

1985.09-1986.09

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Film Department | Chicago, IL

Chair + Visiting Assistant Professor: 16mm Production | Tutorials | Avant-Garde Cinema + 20th Century Art | Women and Filmmaking

1984.09-1985.02

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Film Department | Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist: 16mm Production | Tutorials | Film History and Theory

1980.09-1985.09

John F. Kennedy University | Orinda, CA

Adjunct Professor of Art and Humanities: 16mm Production | S-8 + 16mm Production | Film History | Film and Consciousness | Color Theory Workshop | Myth and Archetype in the Arts | Women and Filmmaking

Curator: Campus Film Series

1980.01-1981.01

Sonoma State University - Art Department

Instructor: S-8 + 16mm Production | Intermediate Film-making

FILM PRESENTATION + LECTURES

2018.08

THAT WOMAN and works by women in the Canyon Collection

Presentation

Canyon Salon | San Francisco CA

2018.06

WOMEN OF CANYON: Premier THAT WOMAN + Works by women from Canyon Cinema Collection

Presentation

Braquage | Paris, France

2016.09
2011-16.04

FROM THE EDGES: Works from Canyon Cinema Collection

Presentation

Braquage | Paris, France

2007.05

From the Margins – The Origins

San Francisco Experimental Filmmakers

Museum of Modern Art, Pompidou Center Musee du Film | Paris, France

2007.05

From the Margins – Then and Now

San Francisco Experimental Filmmakers

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art | Strasbourg, France

2007

From the Margins – Varieties of Political Response

San Francisco Experimental Film 1960's

Confluence | Paris, France

2005.03

Perspectives in Contemporary Art: Re-Framing & Re-Presentation

the films of Sandra Davis

CSUS Festival of the Arts | Sacramento, CA

2000.03

Contemporary Women in American Experimental Film

Museum of Fine Arts | Strasbourg, France

1999.03

Radical Re-Presentation: Women, Surrealism and Film

Cinemateque | San Francisco, CA

199X

Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism and Self-Representation

Co-organizer of film series and curator 3rd program

MOMA exhibition by Whitney Chadwick | San Francisco, CA

1991.06

Women and Filmmaking: The Avant-garde and Symbolic Imagery

Museum of Modern Art, Pompidou Center Musee du Film | Paris, France

1991.06

Women and Filmmaking: The Avant-Garde and Symbolic Imagery

Austrian Filmmaker’s Coopertive | Vienna, Austria

1990.10

Women and Filmmaking: The Avant-Garde and Symbolic Imagery

Pleasure Dome | Toronto, Canada

1989.06

The Body and Film

International Experimental Film Festival | Toronto, Canada

1989.06

Vision and Language: Experimental and Textural Strategies in Film

Panel participant

International Experimental Film Festival | Toronto, Canada

1988.05

Women and Film: The Symbolic Image

Filmmaker’s Cooperative | London, England

1988.05

Filmmaking: The Avant-Garde & Symbolic Imagery

Scratch Cinema | France

1988.03

Symbolic Imagery & Film

Film Alliance | Miami, FL

1988.02

Symbolism & Female Imagery

Film Forum | Los Angeles, CA

1987.10

Symbolism & Female Imagery

Collective for Living Cinema | New York, NY

1987.01

Symbolic Imagery and the Female Vision

Cinemateque | San Francisco, CA

AWARDS + GRANTS

2018

LIght Press Grant - Scans to digital video of 3 early 16mm films

2017

Quick Grant - Technical enhancement-website template course

2017

San Francisco Arts Commision IAC Grant, Media - That Woman

2007

San Francisco International Film Festival - New Visions: Official Festival Selection - Ignorance Before Malice

2000

San Francisco International Film Festival - New Visions: Certificate of Merit - A Preponderance of Evidence

1992

Phelan Award for Filmmaking

1988

Florida Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant

1987

University of South Florida Research Council Grant (for Filmmaking)

1987

University of South Florida Fine Arts Council Research Award (for Travel)

1987

San Francisco Art Institute International Film Festival, First Prize

1985

NEA Regional Media Fellowship

1984

NEA Regional Media Fellowship

1981

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Committee Selection

1981

San Francisco Art Institute International Film Festival, First Prize

1980

Jerome Hill Foundation Grant (for Independent Filmmakers)

1977

Louis B. Mayer Foundation Grant (for film graduate students)

SOLO EXHIBITION

2018.08

Career retrospective. Two programs presented.

Festival: Etats Generaux du Film Documentaire | Lussas, France

2018.08

Premier of THAT WOMAN and presentation of works by women from Canyon Cinema

CANYON SALON 16 Sherman | San Francisco CA

2017.08-to present

Expanded photography. Prints including BLINK and LION WOMAN

16 Sherman Gallery | San Francisco,CA

2015.10 and 2013.10

Expanded photography and films

16 Sherman Gallery | San Francisco, CA

2008

Two-programs / career retrospective

Anthology Film Archive | New York, NY

2007.03

Canyon Salon – the work of Sandra Davis

Cinemateque | San Francisco, CA

2001.06
1997.05
199.03

Millenium | New York, NY

2000.11

Pacific Film Archives - Berkeley Art Museum | Berkeley, CA

2000.03

Scratch Cinema | Paris, France

1999.12

Cinemateque | San Francisco, CA

1991.06

Museum of Film | Brussels, Belgium

1991.06

Scratch Cinema | Paris, France

1991.05

London Filmmaker’s Cooperative | London, UK

1991.05

Austrian Filmmaker’s Cooperative | Vienna, Austria

1990.10

Innis College and Art Gallery of Ontario | Toronto, Canada

1989.10

Cinemateque | San Francisco, CA

1986.04

Guest Artist

Center for the Fine Arts | Denver, CO

1986.04

Guest Artist

Rocky Mountain Film Center | Boulder, CO

1984.12

Guest Artist Presentation

School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL

DUO + GROUP EXHIBITION

2018.11

Au Sud | Camera Obscura 4th Annual Report Festival

Camera Obscura Festival | Petaluma CA

2017

Maternal Filigree | Romance and Rage

Pacific Film Archives - Berkeley Art Museum | Berkeley, CA

2016.11

That Woman | Curated/presented by Sandra Davis and Sebastien Ronceray | FROM THE EDGES

Carte Blanche Canyon Cinema, BRAQUAGE | Paris, France

2016.07

Maternal Filigree | Sense and Sensuality: Bay Area Feminist Filmmaking of the 1980’s | Eye on a Director Series

Museum of Arts and Design | New York, NY

2015.04

Curated/presented by Sandra Davis and Sebastien Ronceray | FROM THE EDGES

Carte Blanche Canyon Cinema, BRAQUAGE | Paris, France

2014.08

Metamorphosis program: FROM VAULT TO SCREEN

National Portrait Gallery | Washington DC

2014.04
2013.04

For a Young Filmmaker + A la Campagne respective | Curated/presented by Sandra Davis and Sebastien Ronceray | FROM THE EDGES

Carte Blanche Canyon Cinema, BRAQUAGE | Paris, France

2013.05

An Architecture of Desire

Desire: Fantasy Version of Reality | Rome, Italy

2012

SD PRINTS AND FILMS presents | Body Stories: Sandra Davis and Koo Kyung Sook

Center for Contemporary Art | Sacramento, CA

2007.05

Ignorance Before Malice | New Visions: Official Festival Selection

San Francisco International Film Festival | San Francisco, CA

2007.02

Ignorance Before Malice

Starting From Scratch Festival | Amsterdam, Netherlands

2006

Ignorance Before Malice

TIE Festival | Denver, CO

2006

Ignorance Before Malice

FLEX Festival | Gainesville, FL

2006.04

Au Sud | Ici Comme Ailleurs

Museum of Frontignan | Frontignan, France

2006.03

Crepescule Pond & Chair | Presence au Quotidien

UTOPIA Cinema | Avignon, France

2002.05

Crepescule Pond & Chair | Curated program of experimental work

San Francisco International Film Festival | San Francisco, CA

2002.03

Maternal Filigree | Women of the 70’s

Cinemateque | San Francisco, CA

2000.10

Une Fois Habitee

Cinemateque | San Francisco, CA

2000.04

A Preponderance of Evidence

San Francisco International Film Festival | San Francisco, CA

2000.03

A Preponderance of Evidence | Contemporary Women in American Experimental Film

Museum of Fine Arts | Strasbourg, France

1999.03

An Architecture of Desire | Radical Re-Presentation: Women, Surrealism and Film

Cinemateque | San Francisco, CA

1992.12

Archives du Film Experimental D’Avignon | Avignon, France

1992.09

Evident/Evidence | Invited Participant | The Florida Landscape: Revisited

Polk Museum | Lakeland, FL

1992.07

Maternal Fligree | Manifest – 30 Years of Creation in Retrospective

Museum of Modern Art -Pompidou Center | Paris, France

1991.10

An Architecture of Desire | Millenium – A 25 Year Retrospective

Museum of Modern Art | New York, NY

1991.04

Film Forum | Los Angeles, CA

1990.12

Archives Du Film Experimentales D’Avignon | Avignon, France

1990.09

The American Avant Garde (Retrospective) | Amsterdam, Netherlands

1990.05

The American Experimental Film | Leuven, Belgium

1990.01

International Audio-Visual Festival | Paris, France

1989.09

University of South Florida Faculty Show | Tampa, Florida

1989.06

International Experimental Film Festival | Toronto, Canada

1988.11

Film Arts Festival | San Francisco, CA

1988.05

Filmmaker’s Cooperative | London, England

1988.05

Scratch Cinema | Paris, France

1988.03

Film Alliance | Miami, FL

1988.02

Film Forum | Los Angeles, CA

1987.10

Collective for Living Cinema | New York, NY

1987.04+06

Cinemateque | San Francisco, CA

1986.11

Miami Waves Experimental Media Festival | Miami, FL

1986.11

Experimental Film Festival | Chicago, IL

1986.11

Women and Filmmaking

California Institute of the Arts

1986.06
1984.12

Film Center

School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL

1986.04

Denver Center Cinema | Denver, CO

1984.11

Invited Participant

Festival of New Experimental Cinema

1982.12

Monitor Source | San Francisco, CA

1982.01

Women Choose Women

SFAI International Film Festival Benefit | San Francisco, CA

1981.05
1981.01

Pacific Film Archives - Berkeley Art Museum | Berkeley, CA

1981.09

The Exchange Show: San Francisco | Berlin, West Germany

1981.06

Tour representing Berlin Festival | London, Paris, Amsterdam

1981.06

London Filmmaker’s Cooperative | London, England

1981.03

Ann Arbor Film Festival | Ann Arbor, MI

1981.03

SFAI International Film Festival | San Francisco, CA

1981.02

Anthology Film Archives | New York, NY

1980.12

Cinemateque | San Francisco, CA

1980.11

Rocky Mountain Film Center | Boulder, CO

1980.11

Pasadena Film Forum | Pasadena, CA

1980.11

Southwest Alternative Media Project | El Paso, TX

1980.03

Oasis | Los Angeles, CA

1979.01+09

Cinemateque | San Francisco, CA

1979.05

New Filmmakers

San Francisco Art Institute | San Francisco, CA

1979.02

Film Center | Cardiff, Wales

1979.02

Cinemateque | Paris, France

1979.01

Oval House | London, England

1979.01

London Filmmaker’s Cooperative | London, England

1978 .12

Chicago Filmmakers | Chicago, IL

1978.11

London Filmmaker’s Cooperative | London, England

1978.10

Arts Council of Britain | London, England

PRINTS IN COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art -Georges Pompidou Center | Paris, France

Archives du Film Experimentales | Avignon, France

Vassar College | Poughkeepsie, NY

San Francisco Art Institute | San Francisco, CA

University of South Florida | Tampa, Florida

Miami-Dade Library Film Collection | Miami, Florida

MEMBERSHIPS + ORGANIZATIONS

Canyon Cinema | San Francisco, CA

The Film-makers's Cooperative | New York, NY

Light Cone | Paris, France