Damon Davis, (b. 1985, USA)

Damondavis85@gmail.com | heartacheandpaint.com


St. Louis University BA Communication Tech, 2007

St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, CAT Graduate, 2011


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


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


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

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’


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


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