Angela Davis Johnson
Artist

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.

Angela Davis Johnson
Artist

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.

  • Yuwei Tu: Wherever Your Mother’s Shadow Falls
    May 4 – Jun 15, 2024
    Rusha & Co.
    Los Angeles, USA
    Rusha & Co. is pleased to announce Yuwei Tu: Wherever Your Mother’s Shadow Falls, the inaugural solo exhibition by the artist. Drawing inspiration from Ocean Vuong’s poem of the same title, this presentation of works echoes similar themes, exploring the complexities of self and felt emotion. Yuwei’s work examines themes of love, loss, and solitude. Wherever Your Mother’s Shadow Falls is an ode to maternal relationships, an introspection of consciousness and a slow contemplation of self-acceptance. (more…)
  • Illuminations Grant
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    QUEER | ART
    International
    The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work. The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists is an annual $10,000 grant awarded to provide critical support to Black trans women whose work has often been under-recognized in the visual art field. (more…)
  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Publication
    Goswell Road
    International
    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)