Dia Center was founded in New York City in 1974 by Philippa de Menil, Heiner Friedrich, and Helen Winkler to help artists achieve visionary projects that might not otherwise be realized because of scale or scope. (more…)
Angela Davis Johnson creates paintings, public art installations, and ritual performances to examine the technologies of black people, in particular black women/femme. She merges art and contemplative practices to generate works that bring personal and communal visioning around ending poverty, displacement, and state sanctioned violence. Davis Johnson incorporates body movement and sound alongside her vibrant narrative paintings which consist of portraits created with paint, scrap paper, found objects, and fabric.
Co-creator of the Hollerin Space, an ongoing experimental healing installation with multi-media artist Muthi Reed, Davis Johnson has performed in several states in the regional south. She has exhibited works for Mississippi Museum of Art, Elevate ATL, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Auburn Avenue Research Library. Davis Johnson was selected as an Alternate Roots Visual Arts Scholar in 2015 for her art and advocacy.
She has been nominated twice for Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship and Painters/Sculpture grant and a 2018 LeapYear Fellow. Davis Johnson, mother of two, is based in Atlanta, GA.