Damon Locks


Damon Locks has served as the embedded artist at Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy for the past three years. He is a visual artist, educator, vocalist/musician, and deejay. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received a BFA in fine arts. Since 2014 he has been working with Prison + Neighborhood Art Project (PNAP) teaching art at Stateville Correctional Center. Locks has designed sound for Free Street Theater, has served as a dancer and educator for Onye Ozuzu’s Project Tool, and has danced with Anna Martine Whitehead. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Achievement Award in the Arts and participated in The New Quorum music residency in New Orleans. He was a 2016 Chicago Artists Coalition MAKER Grant recipient and a co-recipient of a 2017 Soros Justice Fellowship. He was recently a resident artist at the Hyde Park Art Center and is a 2019 3Arts / Reva & David Logan Foundation Teaching Arts Awardee. His group Black Monument Ensemble has performed at the MCA, Garfield Park Conservatory, and the Chicago Cultural Center, and just released the album Where Future Unfolds.

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Damon Locks
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