Michael Davidson for many years resided between London England and Montreux Switzerland. It was during this time that Davidson first experienced many of the great paintings of Europe, initiating what would become an abiding commitment to the development of his personal approach to painting. Upon returning to Canada, Davidson completed a degree in Fine Art at the University of Guelph and now resides in Toronto.
In 1999 Michael Davidson was responsible for the exhibition TRANSlinear, which he co-curated with Art Historian Ihor Holubizky, an exhibition which toured nationally. Davidson’s work can be found in collections in Canada, the United States, Australia, England and has exhibited in London and New York and Los Angeles. Among many recent occasions he has been invited to residencies at Triangle, New York City, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont (US) and in the Fall of 2012 to the TARP program in Malaysia, in conjunction with TAKSU Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. Davidson’s paintings are featured in the book entitled 26, published in the spring of 2007, where he refers to abstraction, his abstraction, as the factual language of the invisible.