Profile: Damon Davis (1985-)

Damon Davis is a multi-media American artist, musician and filmmaker based in St. Louis, Missouri. His 2014 public art installation “All Hands on Deck” has been collected in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He is also a founder of Far-Fetched, a St. Louis-based artist collective, and co-director of Whose Streets?, a documentary on the Ferguson unrest following police officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017.

Early life

The child of a sharecropper (his mother) and a Black Panther (his father), Davis grew up in East St. Louis. He attended St. Louis University, initially majoring in fine arts but graduating with a degree in communications.

Career

Davis has worked as a professional artist since 2010.

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