Davis Thompson-Moss (1977) is a multimedia artist who works in performance, dance, video and photography. From an early age, the artist sought social change. Toward that end, he majored in Economics and Russian Studies at Wesleyan University, studied at London School of Economics and worked at the United Nations. His early focus was global. He spent a year in Russia during college and in 2001, he moved to Brazil where he created and managed photography initiatives in the favelas of São Paolo. His Masters in Fine Arts inspired and equipped him to pursue international social justice through the arts.
Davis Thompson-Moss’ work thrives in the space between performance and documentation. He interacts and collaborates with his subjects and other artists in private and public spaces. The artist’s photographs have recently appeared in the New York Times Online as well as in the catalogue The Nature of Urban Design by Alexandros Washburn and exhibited at the Regina Rex Gallery in NYC. The artist helped found Positive Focus, an NGO devoted to photo education in Brooklyn and he currently works with RADA, Research and Development for All People, a collective of artists who create work about race and identity. Davis Thompson-Moss was the host and curator of the bi-weekly radio program, NoCountryCountry on the Brooklyn Radio station Bel–Air.org which brought together guests from a variety of disciplines to discuss the concept of oneness. Guests included Astrophysicist David Spiegel, Arts Collective Funky Black Angels and the renown visual artist Nona Faustine. The artist danced for 10 years with the Mambo group The Latin Jazz Ensemble and currently dances with the Stanley Love Performance Group in New York City.