A B O U T
Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess is a New York City based artist and educator whose magical work travels around the United States and around the world. Her collages, videos, performances, and writings create portals, cast spells, and explore various forms of Black Utopia. Damali attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, earned her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and her BA from New York University.
Damali is the recipient of a 2019 QCA grant and is a current Culture Push Fellow for Utopian Practice. Damali has also been a fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, A.I.R. Gallery, and apexart in Seoul, South Korea. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Fresh Milk in Barbados, Groundation Grenada, The Center for Book Arts, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, and LMCC on Governors Island.
Damali has presented her work at School of Visual Arts (SVA), Sonoma State University, Soho House, UConn Stamford, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), Barbados Community College, New York University, SUNY Purchase, Hunter College School of Social Work, and Syracuse University’s 601 Tully.
Damali’s work has been exhibited at The Queens Museum, El Museo del Barrio, MoCADA, Rush Arts Gallery, Longwood Gallery, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, JCAL, and The Point. Her writing has appeared on the blogs of art21, Fresh Milk, and Groundation Grenada.
photo: Abigail Ekue