SD Holman was born in Hollywood, California and graduated ECUAD in 1990. They are an award-winning artist and curator whose work has toured internationally. A laureate of the prestigious  YWCA Women of Distinction Award 2014, Holman is known for engagement with themes of sex, death, and identity. Holman’s work has exhibited widely, including at Wellesley College, the Advocate Gallery (Los Angeles), the Soady-Campbell Gallery (New York), the San Francisco Public Library, On Main Gallery, The Helen Pitt International Gallery, Charles H. Scott, Exposure, Gallery Gachet, the Roundhouse, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Artropolis, Fotobase Galleries, . Holman’s portrait project BUTCH: Not like the other girls toured North America and is now in its second edition, published by Caitlin Press, Dagger Editions. 

As founding Artistic Director of The Queer Arts Festival and SUM Gallery, Canada’s only queer-mandated transdisciplinary festival and gallery, SD Holman has programmed notable artists such as Kent Monkman, Cris Derksen, Jeremy Dutcher, Angela Grossmann and Dana Claxton. Curatorial highlights include TRIGGER, the 25th-anniversary exhibition for Kiss & Tell’s notorious Drawing the Line project, and Adrian Stimson’s solo exhibition Naked Napi.

SD Holman  Photo-based Artist  |

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