Art Producer/Director; Photo-based Artist
Savannah College of Art and Design, MFA program in Photography (Honors Scholarship)
Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Diploma, 1991
Vancouver Film School—Cinematography & Lighting
Vancouver Film School—Set Orientation and WHMIS
Video In—Avid editing /Mac orientation/Lightning/post production/media literacy
Los Angeles Valley College—Theatre Arts program
Board of Directors & Programming work
2022— Founding Artistic Director Emeritus, Pride in Art Society—QAF/SUM gallery
2008—2021 Artistic and Executive Director, Pride in Art Society—QAF/SUM gallery
2009 Festival Director, Pride in Art Society
2006—2009 Vice-President, Board of Directors & participating artist Pride in Art Society
1991—2000 Director, Vancouver Association for Non-Commercial Culture
2021 Momento Mori, On Main Gallery, selected exhibition for the Capture Festival, Vancouver. Curated by Paul Wong
2014 BUTCH: not like the other girls, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto, ON. Curated by Karen Stanworth
2014 BUTCH: not like the other girls, Jewitt Sculpture Gallery, Wellesley College, MA. Curated by Leah M. Fygetakis
2014 BUTCH: not like the other girls, Austin Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Alex Austin
2014 BUTCH: not like the other girls, Easthampton City Arts+ and Mill Arts Project, Easthampton, MA
2013 BUTCH: not like the other girls, Vancouver East Cultural Centre and as public art in transit shelters
2011 Nature Morte, The Western Front, Vancouver. Commissioned for In Passing, a multi-disciplinary show co-presented by Astrolabe Musik Theatre and Heritage Vancouver
2009 Stealing Masculinity, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver
2008 Dead Serious, Vancouver Crematorium and Cemetery, Vancouver. Commissioned for New Music in New Places, presented by the Canadian Music Centre
2001 G.l.D. Gender Identity Disorder or Girls in Drag, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco. Curated by Karen Sundheim.
2000 G.l.D. Gender Identity Disorder or Girls in Drag, Dr. Vigari Gallery, Vancouver
1998 G.l.D. Gender Identity Disorder or Girls in Drag, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver. Curated by Ken Dietrich-Campbell.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 Thru the Trapdoor, On Main Gallery, Vancouver. Curated by Paul Wong
2013 40th Anniversary Lesbian Herstory Archives Art Benefit, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York
2013 TransgressionNow, The Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver. Curated by Paul Wong and Glenn Alteen for the Queer Arts Festival
2011 Games People Play, Pride In Art, The Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver
2009 Fairie Tales, Pride In Art, The Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver
2008 Gender Twist, Pride In Art, The Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver
2006 joy along the continuum, Pride In Art, The Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver
2005 Who Is Your Tribe? Who Is Your Family? Pride In Art, Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver
2004 GenderStupid From Borg Again, The Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver. Curated by Persimmon Blackbridge for Kickstart Society for Disability Arts and Culture.
2003 Special, Born Naked And Dj Boychick, Artisan Square, Bowen Island. Curated by Geoff McMurchy for Society for Disability Arts and Culture.
2003 #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, Untitled From Fusion, Town Hall, Seattle. Erotic art show
2003 G.I.D. Gender Identity Disorder or Girls in Drag, Soady Campbell Gallery, New York. Curated by Ector Simpson.
2002 G.I.D. Gender Identity Disorder or Girls in Drag, 1.6 Gallery, Vancouver. Curated by Christopher Davidson.
2001 Special. From OUTSIDE THE LINES, The Roundhouse, Vancouver. Curated by Persimmon Blackbridge.
2000 Special. From OUTSIDE THE LINES, The Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver. Curated by Persimmon Blackbridge.
1999 G.I.D. Gender Identity Disorder or Girls in Drag, Advocate Gallery, Los Angeles. Curated by Sarah Stifler.
1997 Objectification, From The Body, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver
1996 Untitled, From Altered States, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver
1995 Hero Was a Woman, Fotobase Gallery Vancouver. Curated by Anne Rosenburg.
1995 Famous, From Freely Deposited, deposited in public sites, Vancouver. A project with the Association for Non-Commercial Culture.
1995 My Shoes, From Bench (Re) Marks, Vancouver. A project with the Association for Non-Commercial Culture.
1994 A Thin Line, Fringe Festival, Vancouver, Multi-media Performance, Video/Theatre
1993 A Thin Line, Women in View, Vancouver, Multi-media Performance, Video/Theatre
1993 Hate is not a Family Value, From Benchmarks, Vancouver. A project with the Association for Non-Commercial Culture.
1993 Principal Hazardous Components From Artropolis, Woodwards Building, Vancouver
1993 Little Lesbian House on the Street, From Out of Place, Various sites Vancouver. A project with the Association for Non-Commercial Culture Vancouver. Collaboration with Lizard Jones and River Sui.
1992 Picture a Day, From Revising the Mandate, Women in Focus Gallery, Vancouver
1991 The Ovaltine, From Vancouvers’ Vancouver, Lens and Shutter, Vancouver,
1990 Power & Trust – There’s Something about the Women in my Life, Community Arts Council, Vancouver
1988 Shannon, From Women in this Decade, Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver, and tour of British Columbia
2022 Sovereignty, solo exhibition by Duane Isaac, SUM gallery, Vancouver
2021 It’s Not Easy Being Green, co-curated with Jeffrey McNeil-Seymour, Pride in Art, SUM gallery, Vancouver
2021 Trauma Clown, solo exhibition by Vivek Shraya, SUM gallery, Vancouver
2020 Time-lapse: Posthumous conversations — A Geoff McMurchy retrospective, co-curated with Persimmon Blackbridge and Yuri Arajs, SUM gallery, Vancouver
2018 Naked Napi, solo exhibition by Adrian Stimson, SUM gallery, Vancouver
2018 QueerSUM ? solo exhibition by Karin Lee, co-curated with Paul Wong, SUM gallery, Vancouver
2015 TRIGGER: Drawing the Line in 2015, Pride in Art, The Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver
2012 Random Acts of Queerness, Pride in Art, The Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver
2011 Games People Play, Pride In Art, The Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver
2010 Queertopia: The Best Place on Earth, Pride in Art, The Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver
2009 Faerie Tales: Telling Our Stories, Pride in Art, The Roundhouse Gallery, Vancouver
2014 BUTCH: not like the other girls. Holman, SD. Foreword by Persimmon Blackbridge. 1st ed. Shooting Gallery Press, Vancouver. 2nd ed. 2020, Dagger Editions, Caitlin Press
2007 Culture and Education. Wadham, Pudsey, & Boyd. Pearson Education, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. (reprinted 2012 and 2009)
2003 Journal of Lesbian Studies. Gibson and Meem. Harrington Park Press
2002 Fusion. Link Publications, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
2001 The Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography. Constable & Robinson. London, UK & Paris, France
2001 The Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotica. Knopf Press, New York, NY
1990 The Best of College Photography. Serbin Communications, Santa Barbara, CA
2014 YWCA Women of Distinction Award, Arts and Culture
2012-14 SCAD Honors Grad Scholarship, Student Incentive Scholarship, eLearning Graduate Scholarship; Savannah College of Art and Design
2011 BC Arts Council Professional Development Grant
Selected Speaking Engagements
2014 BUTCH: not like the other girls, Smith College, Northampton, MA
2014 BUTCH: not like the other girls, Westfield College, Westfield, MA
2014 BUTCH: not like the other girls, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Selected Reviews and Interviews
Mic.com, “9 Stunning Photos of ‘Butches’ That Shatter Society’s Stereotypes About Masculinity” by Marcie Bianco (December 2014)
Xtra Toronto, “Butch-itude: SD Holman is not like the other girls” (November 2014)
Common Ground (San Francisco). “Butch: Not like the other girls” 8-page pictorial (October 2014)
Plenitude Magazine, “SD Holman: Not like the other girls.” Interview with Leah Horlick (August 2014)
Beautiful Decay, “SD Holman’s Portraits Of Female Masculinity In BUTCH: Not Like The Other Girls” by Leslie Tane (July 2014)
Xtra, “Queer Arts Fest Director Wins YWCA Award” (June 2014)
Vancouver Sun, “YWCA announces women of distinction: SD Holman, a photographic artist and a driving force behind Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival, accepted a YWCA Women of Distinction award Tuesday for her work at the trans-disciplinary arts festival.” (June 2014)
Georgia Straight, “Artist SD Holman nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction award” (May, 2014)
Xtra, “Queer Arts Fest Artistic Director Nominated for YWCA Award ” by Natasha Barsotti (May 2014)
The Rainbow Times (New England), “Butch: Not like the other girls” (February 2014)
Queering Gender in the Arts “Butch: Not Like the Other Girls” (April 2013)
Co-op Radio, Interview with Helen Polychronakos on The F-Word (April 2013)
Georgia Straight, “SD Holman’s BUTCH: Not like the other girls challenges traditional gender roles” (March 2013)
Xtra Newspaper, “Butches on Bus Shelters: SD Holman’s project showcases women out of the mainstream” (March 2013)
CBC Radio, Interview on North by Northwest (March 2013)
Georgia Straight, “SD Holman: Stealing Masculinity at Gallery Gachet” (Straight Pick, September 2009)
Girlfriends, “Check it out, Visual art” (June 2001)
Artichoke, “Review” by Paula Gustafson (Spring 1999)
Mix Magazine, Vol. 24.2, “Artist Run Culture—G.I.D.” (1999)
Parallelogram, Vol. 20 #3, “Benched Art Negotiating the Rhetorics of Taste” by L. Robertson
Xtra West, #138, “Whose Definition of Gender?” by Paula Gustafson (1998)
Vancouver Courier, “The Meaning of Drag” (October 1998)
Kinesis, “Girls in Drag is Gender Euphoria” by Lesley Ziegler (1998)
Borderline Issue 34/35 “Benchmarks” by Jacqueline Larsen (Winter/Spring 1995)
The Vancouver Sun, “Town Talk” by Malcolm Parry (December 14, 1995)
Woman’s Television Network, “The Creators” (1994,1995)
Every Woman’s Almanac by Karen X. Tulchinsky (1995)
Xtra West, “A Decade of Alternative Theatre” by Cindy Filipenko (August 1994)
Arts, “Review” by Angles Staff (September 1994)
The Fringe Review, “Hotter than Georgia Asphalt” by D. Evans (September 1994)
Xtra West, “Typecasting on Madison” by Cindy Filipenko (July 1994)
Georgia Straight, “Local Street Art Expresses Community Creativity” by P. Gustafsen (1994)
Artopolis, “Process and Transformation” by David Pettigrew (1993)
CFRO, “The Muse at 9:00” by Lizard Jones (August 1993)
Artopolis, “Art Focus” (Winter/Spring 1993)
Kinesis, “Revising the Mandate” by Kathleen Oliver (September 1992)
CFRO, “Pigeon Park Review” (April 1992)
“Can you see me now” a film on five women artists, by Holly Natall (July 1991)
The Vancouver Sun, “Images of Pride and Humour” by Ann Rosenburg (September 1990)
2000 Performer & assistant to the Producer—Independent Video. Casablanket by Barbara Anderson; Amazon Communications, Berlin Film Festival and V.O.S. Film.
1999 Co-Creator/Director and Videographer—Non-Document. An experimental video exploring perceptions of truth and history A project with the Association for Non-Commercial Culture
1999 Photographer—Independent Video Alternative Families by Barbara Anderson; Amazon Communications
1997 Photographer—Independent Video. Tears of a Lotus by John Milton Branton; Emerald Films
1994 Co-Creator/Performer/ Assistant Editor—Independent Multi-media Performance, Video/Theatre; A Thin Line by River Light.
1994 Performance/Independent Video; Coming Out of the Closet by Susan Harman; Reel Bent Productions
1993 Photographer – Independent Video; Passing; Reel Bent Productions
1992 Assistant Editor & Photographer—Independent Film; Orpheus Rising by Lorna Boschman
1991 Assistant Editor & Photographer—Independent Video; Drawing The Line by Lorna Boschman
1991 Co-Creator & Videographer—Assistant Editor—P.S.A. for Rape Relief
1991 Performance—Independent Film; Uncle Vanya. Producer: D. Henley. Cinestar Productions, Educational Film VSB