The 1-54 Studio Visit Series
with Damon Davis

US-based post-disciplinary artist Damon Davis, represented by Mindy Solomon, invited 1-54 to his studio in St Louis.

Damon Davis is an award-winning, post-disciplinary artist who works and resides in St. Louis, Missouri. In a practice that is part therapy, part social commentary, his work spans across a spectrum of creative 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.

Damon Davis, Cracks VIII, 2019, Concrete & Amethyst, Courtesy of Mindy Solomon Gallery.

Davis is co-director of the critically acclaimed film Whose Streets? documenting the Ferguson Uprising. He is a 2015 Firelight Media Fellow, 2016 Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab Fellow, 2017 TED Fellow, 2017 Root100 Honoree, 2020 Monument Lab Transnational Fellow, and 2020 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow. Davis is founder and creative director of St. Louis-based 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.

To learn more about Damon Davis’s work visit here.

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