Damon Locks is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, vocalist, musician, and deejay. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received his BFA. Since 2014 he has been teaching art at Stateville Correctional Center through the Prison + Neighborhood Art Project. He is a recipient of the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Foundation Achievement Award in the Arts and the 2016 MAKER Grant. Last year, he operated as an Artist Mentor in the Chicago Artist Coalition program FIELD/WORK and more recently became a Soros Justice Media Fellow. He is currently inaugurating the new Public-Engaged Residency at the Hyde Park Art Center and works as an artist in residence with the MCA's SPACE Program, introducing civically engaged art into the curriculum at the Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy.