Damien Davis | CURRICULUM VITAE
b. 1984, Crowley, LA
Lives and works in New York City, NY
2013 New York University, MA Visual Arts Administration
2010 New York University, BFA Studio Art
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.
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.
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.
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)
2017 Caldwell, Christine & Lucia Bennett Leighton. “Oppression and the Body: Roots, Resistance, and Resolutions.” 2017.
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.
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
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.
2006 Instructor: Summer High School Art Intensive, New York University, NY.
2006 Instructor: All Access Summer Program, New York University, NY.