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, France, Italy and the Philippines, and has exhibited in London, New York, Los Angeles and Singapore.
Among many recent occasions, he has been invited to residencies at Triangle, New York City, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont (US), the TAKSU Artist Residency Program (TARP) in Malaysia, in conjunction with TAKSU Kuala Lumpur, and Sointula, British Columbia, in Canada. Most recently he has been invited to attend the Tao Hua Tan residency in Anhui Province in China. He is represented in Canada by Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Francesca De Medici Art Advisory in Rome and TAKSU galleries in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 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.