Damien Davis | CURRICULUM VITAE

b. 1984, Crowley, LA
Lives and works in New York City, NY


Education

2013    New York University, MA Visual Arts Administration
2010    New York University, BFA Studio Art

Select exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2018    Solo Exhibition, Prattsville Art Center, Prattsville, NY. (Forthcoming)
2017    White Room, METHOD Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2016    OBJECT | AFFECTION, Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    Race and Revolution: Still Separate - Still Unequal, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY. University of
            Connecticut Stamford, Stamford, CT. (Curated by Kathryn Fuller and Larry Ossei-Mensah)
            Sine Gallery: Berlin, Sine Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
            The MYSYSYPYN, Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, MN. (Curated by Matthew Schum)
            Oneness, Harlem School of the Arts, New York, NY. (Curated by Jonathan Patton)
            jux·ta·po·si·tion, New York University, Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY. (Curated by Lonnie Woods)
2016    12" x 12", Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY.
            Why I Want To Fuck Donald Trump, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY. (Curated by Alfred Steiner)
            Erote, The Hollows Artspace, Brooklyn, NY.
            The Magic Flute: A Film in Pieces, Washington Square Windows @ 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY.
            Itasca, The Bindery Projects, St. Paul, MN.
2015    12" x 12" x 12”, Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY.
            ReSignifications, Museo Bardini, Biagiotti Progetto Arte and Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy. (Curated by Awam Amkpa) (catalogue)
            RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY.
2014    Industry Industry, Rob Buckley Gallery at All Angels Church, New York, NY.
            Homeland, Prattsville Art Center, Prattsville, NY.
2013    ‘Toonskin: Blackness in Sequential Art, artSPACE, New Haven, CT. (Curated by Kenya Robinson)
            The Poetics of Translation Art, Kimmel Center, Stoval Side Galleries, New York University, New York, NY.
            Wood, Takasago International Corporation, New York, NY.
2012    The Art of MudFest, Prattsville Art Center, Prattsville, NY.
             Luxury, Takasago International Corporation, New York, NY.
             Brucennial 2012, 159 Bleecker Street, New York, NY, Curated by Bruce High Quality Foundation.
2006    Manimal, Rosenberg Gallery at New York University, New York, NY.
2005    Peace by Piece, Old Japan Bank, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan.
2003    Post Neointegrity: Burnt to a Crisp, Asterix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Collaborative Projects

2017    Collaboration with The Art & Law Program, New York, NY. October 28, 2017. (Forthcoming)
            MoMA PopRally Presents: Arty Gras, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Party mask design and video installation. 
            February 26, 2017.
2015    The Magic Flute, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY. Production Designer. Written by Vaginal Davis, directed by Susanne Sachsse, 
            music by xiu xiu, film by Michel Auder. Produced by Jonathan Berger.

Performances

2017    Untitled (It’s Your World) (Collaboration with Andria Morales)
            Let Me Look at You, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, February 11, 2017.

2016    Untitled (It’s Your World) (Collaboration with Andria Morales)
            PULSE/TRIGGER, Sine Gallery, Newark, NJ, November 12, 2016.

            Untitled (It’s Your World) (Collaboration with Andria Morales)
            Home Perm 8, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, July 14, 2016.

            Untitled (A Meditation on Blackamoors)
            OBJECT | AFFECTION, Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY, June 22, 2016.

            Take Me Out (Collaboration with Jeffrey Burdian. Featuring Mairikke Dau.)
            Home Perm 7, 245 Varet St, Brooklyn, NY, February 20, 2016

2015    Sitcom Intro
            Home Perm 5, 245 Varet St, Brooklyn, NY, June 6, 2015.

2014    Untitled (A Meditation on Blackamoors)
            Home Perm, 245 Varet St, Brooklyn, NY, May 31, 2014.

Residencies and fellowships

2018        Artist-in-Residence: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA. (Forthcoming)
2016-17    Artist-in-Residence: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace Program, New York, NY. 
2016        Fellow: Art & Law Program, Brooklyn, NY.
2012        Artist-in-Residence: Prattsville Art Center, Prattsville, NY.

Publications

Texts

2011    Davis, Damien. "Interview with iona Rozeal Brown." Performa Magazine. 11 Nov 2011. Web. 14 Feb. 2013.

Awards and Honors

2017    Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Community Engagement Grant (Winner)
2016    Art Matters, Foundation Grant (Nominee)
            Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Award (Nominee)

Bibliography

Print Media

2017    Collaboration with The Art & Law Program, New York, NY. October 28, 2017. (Forthcoming)
2016    Toscano, Ellyn Mary and Awam Amkpa. “ReSignifications: European Blackamoors, Africana Readings.” 2016. Print. Page 210-11.
2015    Cotter, Holland. "Raging at Racism, From Streets to Galleries." The New York Times. 22 Jan. 2015, New York ed.: C25. Print.
2012    Kabat, Jennifer. "Longing & Belonging." Frieze Magazine. 151 (2012): 32-33. Print. 

Radio/Television

2017    Brainard Carey, Interview, Yale University Radio, July 29, 2017.

Website Publications

2016    Anania, Billy. “Newark gallery premieres politically charged exhibition.” App.com. 23 Nov 2016.
2015    Thrasher, Steven W. “Respond: Artists Offer Bold, Urgent Take On #blacklivesmatter.” The Guardian. 20 Jan. 2015.
2014    Hamer, Katy. "10 Black Artists on the Lessons of Ebony and Jet." Vulture. 19 Dec. 2014.

Blogs

2017    Hays, Jeanine and Bryan Mason. “Damien Davis: Blackamoors.” Aphrochic.com 28 Jun 2017.
2016    Gonzalez, Alexander. “Election 2016: Trump-Inspired Art Exhibit Explores Sexuality, Celebrity in American Politics.” 
            Pavementpieces.com. 4 Nov 2016.                  
            Lee, Jongho. “Interview with Damien Davis.” Eyes Towards the Dove. 27 Jun 2016. 
2012    Hamer, Katy. “The Art of Mudfest @Prattsville, NY.” Eyes Towards the Dove. 1 Sep 2012.
            Kabat, Jennifer. "Hurricane Irene and Mike Kelley’s Ghost." The Weeklings. 25 Aug 2012. Web.
2005   Wagner, James. "Bringing Terror Home, ‘Peace by Piece’." James Wagner Blog. 26 May 2005.

Work Experience

Talks

2017    Visiting artist talk, Rutgers University, 5 May. (Upcoming)
            "Processing" (Visiting artist talk), Cornell University, 30 March.
            “Structure” (Panel discussion) NYC Creative Salon. 7 March.
            “Desire” (Panel discussion), TransborderArt.com, 24 February.
2016    “Self-Governance as Pedagogy: Of Other Spaces,” Clocktower Radio, Alternative Art School Fair, Pioneer Works, 19
            November 2016.

Workshops

2016    Visiting Artist Workshop: Dia Teens, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY, August 1.
            Visiting Artist Workshop: Studio in a School Residency Program, Public School 99Q, Kew Gardens, NY, January 15.

Teaching

2006    Instructor: Summer High School Art Intensive, New York University, NY.
2006    Instructor: All Access Summer Program, New York University, NY.