GAE SAVANNAH Artist/Writer

Gae Savannah fashions sculpture in plastics, fabric and light. (hair clips, vinyl, cellophane, beads, plexiglass, mylar, etc.) The work has been reviewed in publications including: New York Times, Village Voice, Daily News, Sculpture, (Madrid), Artnet, Flavorpill, Angle, Art in America, Flash Art, Time Out, James Kalm Report (Artforum Video), and Animal magazine.

Savannah has exhibited internationally at venues including: Stenersen Museum (Oslo), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (CO), Gyeongnam Museum (Seoul), China Art Contemporary (Beijing), Palazzo delle Arti Napoli Museum (Naples), Bronx Museum (NYC), Mattatuck Museum (CT), Hunterdon Museum (NJ), Visual Arts Museum (NYC), Exit Art (NYC), Artists Space (NYC), Samson Projects (Boston), Chelsea Museum (NYC), Swope Museum (IN), Cynthia Broan Gallery (NYC), Rupert Ravens Nexxt (NJ), and Janet Kurnatowski Gallery (NYC).

An Associate Curator at Rupert Ravens Contemporary (NJ) from 2006-2012, she also writes reviews for magazines including: Flash Art, Sculpture, and dART International (Toronto). MOCA North Miami, Artist of the Month (Dec. 2012), she has received grants from Charles P. Revson, Edward Zutrau, and Malka Lubelski Foundations.

PhD work, Plymouth University, UK; MFA, School of Visual Arts; AAS, Parsons School of Design; BA, Colby College, ME.

She teaches New Contemporary Art, International Film, and Writing in several MFA departments at School of Visual Arts, NY.

REPRESENTED BY: Rupert Ravens (since 2007)


2012    PhD coursework, Sculpture, Transart/Plymouth University, UK
1993-95   MFA, Sculpture, School of Visual Arts, NY
1983-84   AAS, Art/Design, Parsons School of Design, NY
1978-82   BA, Art History/Comp. Literature, Colby College, ME


2021   Inner Arabesque, Solo Project, Shenandoah Museum of Contemporary Art, Strasburg, VA
2012   Flow Follow Flow, Solo Project, Rupert Ravens Nexxt, Paterson, NJ
2010   Glamour Trance, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
2006   A Fool and His Froth Are Soon Parted, Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, NY
2005   Chinoiserie, Curcioprojects, -scopeNY
2003   Patisserie Chinoise, Art Resources Transfer, NY
2002   Blush, The Scene Gallery, NY
2001   Meraharem, Art Resources Transfer, NY


2021   Falcon Alchemy, URSA Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
2018   The Strasburg Biennial:The River Between Us..., Shenandoah Museum of Contemporary Art, Strasburg, VA
2013   Museum of Broken Relationships, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
   Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Greenpoint, NY
2012   Peekskill Project, curated by Livia Straus, Peekskill, NY
   Mic-Check, Sideshow, Williamsburg, NY
   Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Greenpoint, NY
2011   Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
   Peace Project, San Antonio Museum of Art, TX
   Apocalypse Now, Sideshow, Williamsburg, NY
   Not-So-Silent Benefit, Flux Factory, NY
   Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Greenpoint, NY
2010   Material Girls, New Jersey Center for the Arts, NJ
   Off the Wall, Allegra La Viola gallery, LES, NY
   Vanitas, Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA
2009   Art Viceroy, Miami Art Week, curated by Renee Vara, and Rupert Ravens, Miami, FL
   Neo Rococo, Shore Institute for Contemporary Art, NJ
2008   Boson Exotic, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, NJ
   Summer Mixer, Umbrella Arts, NY
   Lotus House, shelter benefit (Constance Collins and Martin Margulies,) Miami, Fl.
2007   Gyeong Nam International, Gyeong Nam MUSEUM, KOREA
   #5 and Beyond, Supreme Trading, curated by Vellum magazine editor Stephanie Young, NY
   Meet Cute, Heskin Contemporary, NY
   Dream Palace, Art Base 1, Beijing, CHINA
   CIGE Art fair, China Arts Contemporary, Beijing, CHINA
   Sanctuary, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
   Dangerous Beauty, Palazzo Arti del Napoli MUSEUM, ITALY
   Dangerous Beauty, Chelsea Museum, NY
2006   Paper and Plastic, Swope MUSEUM, IN
   Raw and Cooked, UMass at Amherst, MA
   Thread, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT
   NOVA art fair, presented by Creative Thriftshop, IL
2005   Boundless, Stenersen MUSEUM, Oslo, Norway
   Multiple Partners, Pablos Birthday, NY
   Beautiful Dreamer, Spaces, OH
   Culture Vulture, Jack the Pelican, NY
   Hi-Lo, Sara Nightingale Gallery, South Hampton, NY
2004   Intimacy, Brooklyn Fire Proof, NY
   LZ Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
   Scope Art Fairs, with Curcio Projects; NYC, LA, London, Miami
2003   $99 Store Show, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NY
   Scope Art Fairs, with Curcio Projects; NY, LA, and Miami
   P.S. 122 Benefit, NYC
   ID_ENTITY, Nurture Art Gallery, NYC
2002   Regional, Hunterdon MUSEUM, NJ
   Unraveling, Superior, Cleveland, OH
2001   Response, EXIT ART, NY
2000   The Connecticut Vision, Mattatuck MUSEUM, CT
1999   Size Matters, Gale Gates Gallery, NY; Mike Weiss, curator
1998   Trinket, Visual Arts MUSEUM, NY
   Class Act, Bronx MUSEUM, NY
1996   Crafted, Crocker Art MUSEUM, CA


2013   The Star Ledger, the Nexxt Big Thing, Dan Bishoff
2012   NewarkUSA, L. Craig Schoonmaker, Bushberg Project
2011   James Kalm Report, Artforum video, Apocalypse Now at Sideshow
2010   AP Press, (NJ) Soul into Consumer Goods, R. Bellantoni
   The Curated Object, Vanitas Contemporary Reflections, JoAnn Greco
   the Artblog Vanitas and Decoration at PAA, Fallon and Rosof
   The Inquirer, (Philadelphia) Contemporary Craft Artists, Edith Newhall
   Artes, Complex, Not Complicated, Edward Rubin
   HUMA3 International Art Port, Complex, Not Complicated, Ed Rubin
   Art.Es (Madrid), Work and Words
   All Art News, Allegra LaViola Opens With Sculptural Works
   Art Images Library, Gae Savannah, Rhydal
   ART YOU KNOW, Allegra LaViola Sculptural Works Attached to the Wall
   Artnet, Art Springs Eternal, Anna Ortt
   Art.Es (Madrid), Newark Next, Laura Cincotta
2009   Daily News, NJ's New Creative Space, Karen Angel
   dART International, Boson Exotic, Kat Hennesey
   NewarkUSA, Savanitas, Craig Schoonmaker
   Flash Art, Next Post, 18 Solos, Tate Osten
   Time Out, Own This City, Grace Smith
   Visual Opinion, Brian Glaser, Artworld Life After Slowdown
   New York Times, Benjamin Genocchio, Works from New Talent
2008   Go Live Miami, interview
   The Art Newspaper, Martin Parr, Local-Maplewood Blog, Nancy Tobin, Boson Exotic
   Baristanet, Frances Pelzman Liscio, Boson Exotic
   Artcat (Idiom), Surfactant, Patty Jordan
   NewarkUSA, L. Craig Schoonmaker, Surfactant
2007   Seattle Art Blog, Carolyn Zick
   NewarkUSA, L. Craig Schoonmaker, Sanctuary
   Art Key Magazine (Italy), Anna Rescina
   New York Times, Benjamin Genocchio
   James Kalm Report, Artforum video, James Kalm
   The Star Ledger, Dan Bischoff
   The Essex Journal,, interview with Carol Schwarzman
2006   NY Arts magazine, interview with Leah Oates
   Sculpture magazine, D. Dominick Lombardi
   Animal magazine Q & A, Bucky Turco
   M magazine, Mary Hrbacek
   Vellum, Stephanie Young editor
   Artnet, Stephen Maine
   Flavorpill flavorwire, Jessica Bauer-Greene, James Wagner
2005   Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dan Tranberg
   Art in America, Stephanie Cash & David Ebony
   Village Voice, Jennifer Snow
   Artnet, Stephen Maine
   Vellum, Stephanie Young, James Wagner
2004   dART International, Christopher Chambers
   Delicate Monster, Amie Oliver, Howard Stier
   Joong-Ang Daily, Ahn Yu-Hue, KOREA
2003   Coagula, Shana Nys Dambrot
   M Magazine, Lily Faust
   The New York Times, Ken Johnson
   Angle Magazine, J. Utter


2010   Artist of the Month (December), MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
2007   Malka Lubelski Foundation Grant, NY
1995   Innovation in Contemporary Art Award, MFA Department SVA, NY
1993   Edward Zutrau Fund Grant, MFA Dept. SVA, NY
1994   Edward Zutrau Fund Grant, MFA Dept. SVA, NY
1990   Charles E. Revson Foundation Grant, NY


2017-21   Instagram curatorial project, @gaesavannah_spacekandy #StructuredAbstraction
2001-21   dART International, exhibition reviews
2019-21   WHITEHOT MAGAZINE, exhibition reviews
2017   TransBorder Art, Livestream - Miami Art Fairs
2003-04   Broadway Gallery, "Drawing Conclusions II", NY
2001-15   Sculpture magazine, exhibition reviews
2001-11   Flash Art International, exhibition reviews


1996-2021   Curated NYC Gallery & Art Fair Tours, NY
2017   TransBorder Art TV, Conversations with Artists, "On Desire", NY
2015   VisualSPEAK VisionaryTHINK -- Excavating the Self in Art, College Art Association, NYC
2010   Glamour Trance, MOCA North Miami, FL
2009   The New Next Paradigm in Art, moderator -- panel discussion with Peter Nesbett & Shelly Bancroft (Art on Paper), Beth Venn (Newark Museum), and James Kalm (Brooklyn Rail) - Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
2008   When New is Old - Art After Meltdown, moderator -- panel discussion with Robert Storr (Dean of Yale School of Art), Phong Bui (Brooklyn Rail), Mary Birmingham, (Hunterdon Museum), Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, (Jersey City Museum) & Pat Bell (collector) - Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
   Asian Fling, Metropolitan Museum, gallery talk on Chinese and Japanese art in the Asian Wing, NY
2007   Dangerous Beauty panelist, curated by Manon Slome and Julia Draganovic, Chelsea Museum, NY
2002   Contemporary Sculpture & Installation, Scene Gallery, NY


1995-2021   SVA MFA courses on New Contemporary Art, International Film, Video, New Media Art & Thesis Writing, NY
   (MFA Depts. include: Fine Art, Art Practice, Photo/Video, Computer Art, Products of Design, Curating. MPS Depts.: Directing, Digital Photography)