Damien Davis (b. 1984) is a Brooklyn-based artist. His practice explores historical representations of blackness by seeking to unpack the visual language of various cultures and question how these societies code/decode representations of race through design and digital modes of production. Davis’ solo exhibitions include OBJECT | AFFECTION, Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY (2016); His group exhibitions include The Magic Flute, 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY (2016); Itasca, The Bindery Projects, St. Paul, MN (2016); ReSignifications, Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy (2015); and RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (2015). His awards and residencies include Art & Law Program Fellow, New York NY, (2016); and Prattsville Art Center residency, Prattsville, NY (2012). Davis holds a B.F.A in Studio Art and an M.A in Visual Arts Administration from New York University.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Magic Flute Figurines (2015). Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Scatter Plot (Blackamoors Collage #13) (2014). Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Toothy Smile (Blackamoors Collage #15) (2015). Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Connections (Totem #5) (2016). Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist