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

2017    White Room, METHOD Gallery, Seattle, WA. (Forthcoming)
2016    OBJECT | AFFECTION, Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    Race and Revolution: Still Separate - Still Unequal, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY. (Forthcoming)
            The MYSYSYPYN, Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, MN. (Forthcoming)
            Oneness, Harlem School of the Arts, New York, NY.
            jux·ta·po·si·tion, New York University, Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY.
2016    12" x 12", Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY.
            Why I Want To Fuck Donald Trump, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY.
            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. (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.
            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    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

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

2016    Art Matters, Foundation Grant (Nominee)
            Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Award (Nominee)

Bibliography

2017    Caldwell, Christine & Lucia Bennett Leighton. “Oppression and the Body: Roots, Resistance, and Resolutions.” 2017. 
            Print. (Forthcoming)
2016    Toscano, Ellyn Mary and Awam Amkpa. “ReSignifications: European Blackamoors, Africana Readings.” 2016. Print. Page 210-11.
            Anania, Billy. “Newark gallery premieres politically charged exhibition.” App.com. 23 Nov 2016. Web.
            Gonzalez, Alexander. “Election 2016: Trump-Inspired Art Exhibit Explores Sexuality, Celebrity in American Politics.” 
            Pavementpieces.com. 4 Nov 2016. Web.
            Lee, Jongho. “Interview with Damien Davis.” Eyes Towards the Dove. 27 Jun 2016. Web.
2015    Cotter, Holland. "Raging at Racism, From Streets to Galleries." The New York Times. 22 Jan. 2015, New York ed.: C25. Print.
            Thrasher, Steven W. “Respond: Artists Offer Bold, Urgent Take On #blacklivesmatter.” The Guardian. 20 Jan. 2015. Web.
2014    Hamer, Katy. "10 Black Artists on the Lessons of Ebony and Jet." Vulture. 19 Dec. 2014. Web.
2012    Kabat, Jennifer. "Longing & Belonging." Frieze Magazine. 151 (2012): 32-33. Print. 
            Hamer, Katy. “The Art of Mudfest @Prattsville, NY.” Eyes Towards the Dove. 1 Sep 2012. Web.
            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. Web.

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.