MFA in Film

Damon Davis

Damon

Damon Davis is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist who works and resides in St. Louis, Missouri. 

His scope includes illustration, painting, printmaking, music, film, and public art. Davis has work in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn and the San Diego Contemporary Museum of Art. Acclaimed cultural critic and scholar Jeff Chang licensed Davis’ piece, All Hands on Deck, as the cover art for Chang’s 2016 book We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.

For his work as the founder of independent music and art imprint, FarFetched, Davis received The Riverfront Times Master Mind Award (2013), St. Louis Soup Across the Delmar Divide Award (2013), and Best Hip Hop Producer SLUMfest Award (2014). He is also a Regional Arts Commission Community Arts Training Fellow (2012) and was named to Alive Magazine's Buzz List (2013). The documentary short A STORY TO TELL (2013), which profiled Davis, his work, and the creative process, won an Emmy Award Mid America for Best Short Form Program. WHOSE STREETS? is Davis’s first foray into feature-length documentary. Davis, along with Director Sabaah Folayan, was selected by Filmmaker Magazine for their “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2016” list. Davis is a 2015 Firelight Media Producers Lab Fellow and a 2016 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab Fellow at Skywalker Sound.