At its core, the work I make is rooted in a lifelong, ongoing project to establish a growing visual language made out of a discrete iconography, capable of functioning long after my life ends.

Damien Davis

About the Artist


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 and decode representations of race through design and digital modes of production. Working primarily in laser-cut acrylic, Damien draws on his vast store of Black iconography to configure three-dimensional kinetic collages that invite viewer participation.

News and Notables
  • Case Studies 1: Damien Davis – OLD CURRENCIES, solo exhibition at Montclair State University, 2022

  • Artist in Residence, Project for Empty Space, 2022

  • Solo exhibition, Ivory Towers Were Made by Somebody, 55 5th Ave, 2021