Davina Semo, Letter Opener, 2019

Davina Semo, Letter Opener, 2019

Published by RITE Editions in collaboration with Jessica Silverman Gallery. Limited edition of 16. Fabricated by Dragon’s Breath Forge, USA. Damascus Steel, leather sheath and a posted letter. Edition of 16. 8 1/16 (one side) x 8 (other side) x 3⁄4 x 2/16”. 


*Posted letter from Davina Semo to be received after the blade is in possession. 

Born 1981 in Washington, DC
2006 MFA, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, CA
2003 BA, Visual Arts & Creative Writing, Brown University, Providence, RI Lives and works in San Francisco, USA

Solo Exhibitions (since 2014)

2019 PROTECTION, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)
ALL THE WORLD, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NY
2017 PHANTOM RINGER, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 FUBAR, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
SILK FLOSS, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
2015 WHERE LIFE IS HAPPENING, Lyles & King, New York, NY 
APPROACH OR ENTER, CAPITAL, San Francisco, CA HOLDING THE BAG, Rawson Projects, New York, NY
2014 STAY UP, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland 
RUDER FORMS SURVIVE, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY 

Recent Group Exhibitions 

2019 Show Me as I Want to Be Seen, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2018 100 Sculptures, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Horizon Lines, Jessica Silverman Gallery at 288 Pacific, San Francisco, CA An Art Exhibition, The Midwestern Society for Arts & Crafts, Detroit, MI Kinship, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Something (you can’t see, on the other side, of the wall from this side) casts a shadow, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
2017 B(L)ACK, ribordy contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland, Strange Attractors, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, An idea of a boundary, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA TOUCHPIECE, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,The Split, Grin Gallery, Providence, RI, No Boundaries, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, Thanks, It’s A Wig, In Limbo, New York, NY, ONLY Small Paintings, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY
2016 SMS SOS, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY, BLACK STANDARD, CAPITAL at Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA Vitreous Humor, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Brunch Over Troubled Water, Marlborough Chelsea at Plutschow Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland The Inaugural, Lyles & King, New York, NY
Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in Mirror), Mitterand+Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland, Mixed Doubles, organized by Ryan Steadman, New York, NY, David Flaugher and Davina Semo, U.S. Blues, Brooklyn, NY