Damon Locks is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, vocalist/musician, and deejay. 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, teaching art at Stateville Correctional Center. He is a recipient of the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier 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. He recently became a Soros Justice Media Fellow and during 2017–18 held a studio at the Hyde Park Art Center as a part of their Public-Engaged Residency.