Damon Davis
Lives & Works in St. Louis, USA
Damon Davis is a post-disciplinary artist whose work spans across illustration, painting, printmaking, music, film, and public art. He employs these mediums to tell stories exploring how identity is informed by power and mythology. Davis seeks to empower and give voice to the powerless and combat systems of oppression, focusing not only on pain but also on the joy of the Black experience.

Pillars of the Valley is a mile-long monument to the residents of Mill Creek Valley. Informed by a four-year community engagement process, Great Rivers Greenway spearheaded the effort to elevate the Mill Creek Valley story through Davis’s installation with support from community partners.

Davis is co-director of the critically acclaimed film Whose Streets? documenting the Ferguson Uprising. He is a 2016 Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab Fellow, 2017 Root100 Honoree, 2020 Monument Lab Transnational Fellow, and 2020 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow. Davis is founder and creative director of music label/ artist collective FarFetched. His work is featured in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and he has exhibited at Art Basel Miami, the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts, and the San Diego Contemporary Museum of Art.

Damon Davis will be presented by Mindy Solomon Gallery.
Damon Davis, Lord of the Flyest, 2024, Mixed media, 76.2 cm x 76.2 cm, Triptych. Courtesy of Mindy Solomon Gallery.