Damon Locks | Gallery Artist Page

Damon Locks. Photo by  Sebastián Hidalgo









Damon Locks is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, vocalist/musician. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago where he received his BFA in fine arts. Since 2014 he has been working with Prisons and Neighborhood Arts Project at Stateville Correctional Center teaching art.  He is a recipient of the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Achievement Award in the Arts and the 2016 MAKER Grant. He operated as an Artist Mentor in the Chicago Artist Coalition program FIELD/WORK. In 2017 he became a Soros Justice Media Fellow. In 2019, he became a 3Arts Awardee. Currently he works as an artist in residence as a part of the Museum of Contemporary Arts’ SPACE Program, introducing civically engaged art into the curriculum at the high school, Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy. Damon leads a group entitled Black Monument Ensemble and is a founding member of the group The Eternals.


The World Is a Different Place


For more information on available works, please email info@goldfinchgallery.org or call 708-714-0937.


read more:

3arts.org: Damon Locks

Bandcamp: Where Future Unfolds album by Damon Locks’ Black Monument Ensemble

Chicago Humanities: Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble

Jetfuelreview: Interview with Damon Locks

Chicago polymath Damon Locks honors a heritage of black culture and resistance

Damon Locks: Jamie L. Hayes