Monday, April 22, 2024

Damien Davis

Damien Davis (b. 1984) is a Brooklyn-based artist. His practice explores historical representations of blackness by seeking to unpack the visual language of various cultures and question how these societies code/decode representations of race through design and digital modes of production. 

Davis’ recent solo presentations include White Room, METHOD Gallery, Seattle, WA (2017); MoMA PopRally Presents Arty Gras, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2017) and OBJECT | AFFECTION, Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY (2016); His group exhibitions include Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (2017); The MYSYSYPYN, Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, MN (2017); Sine Gallery: Berlin, Sine Gallery, Berlin, Germany; The Magic Flute, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY (2016); and ReSignifications, Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy (2015). 

His awards and residencies include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program, New York NY, (2016-17); The Art & Law Program Fellowship, New York NY, (Spring 2016); Prattsville Art Center residency, Prattsville, NY (2012); Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Community Engagement Grant Winner, New York, NY (2017); Art Matters, Foundation Grant Nominee, New York NY, (2016); and Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Award Nominee, New York NY, (2016). Davis holds a B.F.A in Studio Art and an M.A in Visual Arts Administration from New York University.

Installation shot of White Room at METHOD Gallery. Seattle, WA. (2017)
Two Peaks (Blackamoors Collage #62), 2017 Plexiglass and Stainless Steel 23.2 x 23.7 inches
Connections (Totem #5), 2016 3D Print, Plexiglass and Stainless Steel 16 x 11 x 5 inches
Caged Up (Blackamoors Collage #93), 2017 Plexiglass and Stainless Steel 28.8 x 24.5 inches
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