Damon Davis

Damon Davis, (b. 1985, USA) damondavis85@gmail.com | heartacheandpaint.com

 

Education

2020 Candidate for Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Film

2011 St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, Community Arts Trainin 

2007 St. Louis University BA Communication Tech



Selected Exhibits

2019 Negrophilia, Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (solo)

2018 Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL

2018 Darker Gods in the Garden of Low Hanging Heavens, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL (solo)

2018 Darker Gods in the Garden of Low Hanging Heavens, Luminary Arts, St. Louis, MO (solo)

2016 Dispatches, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC

2016 Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Art, Brooklyn, NY (solo)

2016 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA (solo)

2016 Truth To Power, DNC, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space, Drake University, IA

2015 Black Matters, artspace.com

2015 Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of Black Imagination, Schomburg Center, Harlem, NY

2015 RESPOND, Smack Mellon, New York, NY

2015 All Rise, Princeton University

2015 Manifest Justice, Los Angeles,CA


Film

2018 The Stranger

2018 Respect and LOVE (Score and Sound Design)

2017 Whose Streets

2013 A Story To Tell


Bibliography (Selected)

2017 Brody, Richard, “The Best Movies of 2017”, The New Yorker

2017 "10 Best Documentaries of 2017”, RollingStone.com

2014 Cheney-Rice, Zak, “Ferguson Now Has the Most Powerful Street Art in America”, Mic.com

2013 Levin, Sam “Damon Davis: 2013 Riverfront Times Mastermind Award Winner”, riverfronttimes.com

2009 Fowler, Nancy, “’Wailing Wall’ Bridging St. Louis’ Delmar Divide To Begin Going Scripts ‘N Screwz, “Brick”, MTV.com


Collections

Smithsonian Museum of American American History, Washington DC

Schomburg Center for African American Research, NYC

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


Teaching/Lecture

2018 Harvard University, Black Portraiture Conference, Cambridge, MA

2018 Brown University, Providence, RI

2017 TED Conference, Vancouver, Canada

2017 Boston College, Panelist, Boston, MA

2016 Stanford University, Lecturer, San Francisco, CA

2016 Sundance Film Festival, Lecturer/Panelist, Park City, CO

2015 Drake University, Lecturer/Workshop, Des Moines, IA

2015 Art, Activism, and the Black Body, Panelist, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY

2014 Princeton University, Lecturer/Panelist, Princeton NJ


Awards

2017 TED Fellow

2016 MIT VR Conference Fellow

2016 25 Filmmakers To Watch, Filmmaker Magazine

2015 McArthur Foundation Awardee

2015 Sundance Film Institute Grantee

2014 Pulitzer Arts Foundation PXSTL Grant Recipient

2014 Best Hip Hop Producer, SLUMfest Awards

2013 Emmy Award Winner for Best Short Form Program “A Story To Tell”

2013 St. Louis Magazine ‘Generation Now’ 2013

2013 RFT MasterMind Award Winner

2012 Best of 2012, Dopest Layers, The Creator’s Project


Residencies

2018 Indelibl Residency, Accra, Ghana



Collectives

FarFetched, Founder

985, USA)


Damondavis85@gmail.com | heartacheandpaint.com


Education


St. Louis University BA Communication Tech, 2007


St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, CAT Graduate, 2011


Exhibits


2016, Dispatches, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC

2016, Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Art, Brooklyn, NY (solo)

2016, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA (solo)

2016, Truth To Power, DNC, Philadelphia, PA

2016, Dispatches, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2015, Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space,
Drake University, IA

2015, Black Matters, artspace.com


2015, Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of Black Imagination, Schomburg Center, Harlem, NY

2015, RESPOND, Smack Mellon, New York, NY

2015, Counterpublic, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO

2015, All Rise, Princeton University

2015, Manifest Justice, Los Angeles,CA

2015, Empire State II, St. Louis, MO

2014, All Hands On Deck Street Art Installation

2014, ALTrs, Kranzberg Arts Center, St. Louis, MO

2014, NEUE FORM Hoffman LaChance Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2014, Daytime Observatory, Outdoor Installation for Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO

2014, Wailing Wall, Outdoor Installation, Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 2013

2013, Empire State, Concrete Ocean Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2013, Reclamation, Portfolio Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2012, Site/Sound, Laumeire Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

Bibliography


Cheney-Rice, Zak, “Ferguson Now Has the Most Powerful Street Art in America”, Mic.com, November 2015


Brecher, John, “Artist Raises Hands of Hope in Ferguson”, NBCNEWS.com, November, 2015


Saeed, Abdullah, “LAYERS: Breaking Down ‘LoveGun’ By LooseScrewz”, Vice Magazine, Mar. 2012


Levin, Sam “Damon Davis: 2013 Riverfront Times Mastermind Award Winner”, Aug. 2013


Fowler, Nancy, “’Wailing Wall’ Bridging St. Louis’ Delmar Divide To Begin Going


Scripts ‘N Screwz, “Brick”, MTV.com, 2009




Collections


Smithsonian Museum of American American History, Washington DC


Schomburg Center for African American Research, Harlem NYC


St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO


The St. Louis Regional Art Commission, St. Louis, MO


Portfolio Gallery, St. Louis, MO


Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA






Teaching/Lecture
2016, Stanford University, San Francisco, CA


2016, SXSW, Lecturer/Panelist, Austin, TX


2016 Sundance Film Festival, Lecturer/Panelist, Park City, CO


2015, Lecturer/Workshop, Drake University, Des Moines, IA


2015, Art, Activism, and the Black Body, Panelist, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY


2014, Princeton University, Lecturer/Panelist, Princeton NJ


2012, Guest Lecturer, St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum


2014, Regional Arts Commission Keynote Speaker ‘Minding the Gap’
Conference


Curatorial


2015, “Empire State II”, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO

2014, “Wade In The Water: Portraits of the Ferguson Protest”, Kranzberg Center For The Arts, St. Louis, MO

2014, “ALTrs”, Kranzberg Center For The Arts, St. Louis, MO

2013, “Empire State”, Concrete Ocean Gallery, St. Louis, MO


Awards


2016, RAC Artists Fellowship

2016, MIT VR Conference Fellow

2016, 25 Filmmakers To Watch, Filmmaker Magazine

2015, McArthur Foundation Awardee

2015, Sundance Film Institute Grantee

2014, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts PXSTL Grant Recipient

2014, Best Hip Hop Producer, SLUMfest Awards

2013, Emmy Award Winner for Best Short Form Program “A Story To Tell”

2013, St. Louis Magazine ‘Generation Now’ 2013

2013, RFT MasterMind Award Winner

2013, St. Louis Sloup Across the Delmar Divide Award Winner

2012, Best of 2012, Dopest Layers, The Creator’s Project
Cargo Collective 2017 — Frogtown, Los Angeles