Dale Brockman Davis


Assemblage Giclees Masks the Artist

About Dale Brockman Davis

Dale Davis is an artist, teacher, community arts activist, and curator, whose skills have led him to explore Sculpture, Printmaking, Jewelry, 3-Dimensional Design and Ceramics.  He also taught these disciplines to high school students with LAUSD.

Davis was co-founder/director of Brockman Gallery in Leimert Park. He is an active artist who has had numerous exhibits and contemporary art forum exposures, and whose work is in many private and personal collections.

Davis believes that all people should cultivate an awareness of art in their immediate environment and community at large.  This awareness in young people is essential and vital to their perception and conception of themselves and their world.

Awards & Commendations

Outstanding Cultural Contributions / City of Los Angeles, Councilmember Bernard Parks, 2012
Outstanding Artistic Contributions / City of Los Angeles, Mayor Villaraigosa, 2009
Cultural Contributions to the Community / California State Senate, 1997




Diverted Destruction 6 • California African American Museum / the Loft at Liz's • Los Angeles
ArtVoices Magazine 5th Open Call Group Exhibition, Untitled Projects, April 27 through May 10, 2013
Von Blum, Paul. "A Visual Critique of Racism: African American Art from Southern California." Tikkun.org. April 2013

One Person Exhibit, El Camino College Library Gallery, July through August 5, 2012
Steinberger, Staci. "Crossing Paths: African-American Designers and Craftspeople in Los Angeles." New Narratives for "Living in a Modern Way" California Design at Mid-century. Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Bing Theater

In Context • Roberts & Tilton Gallery • Los Angeles
California Sculpture Slam • San Luis Obispo Museum of Art • San Luis Obispo, California
Pacific Standard Time • Hammer Museum • Los Angeles
Civic Virtue, Impact of the Watts Tower Art Center • Pacific Standard Time • Los Angeles
Places of Validation, Art & Progression • California African American Museum • Los Angeles
Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 • Hammer Museum • Los Angeles
Von Blum, Paul. "Recovering the Rubble: African American Assemblage Art in Los Angeles." The Journal of Pan African Studies 4.5 (2011): 248-61.

LA Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980 by Lyn Kienholz • Hardcover Book • ISBN 978-0-917571-13-8
Won't You Be My Neighbor?: Race, Class, and Residence in Los Angeles (panelist) •  Hammer Museum • Los Angeles
California Visual Artist • 2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space • Long Beach, California

Bridge Gallery • Los Angeles City Hall • Los Angeles
Distinctly Los Angeles: An African-American Perspective • M. Hanks Gallery • Santa Monica, California
Art Expo • Tilton Gallery of New York • Santa Monica, California
Kith and Kin • Watts Towers • Los Angeles
Los Angeles Assemblage Group • The Loft Gallery • San Pedro, California
St Elmo Village Gallery • Los Angeles

Second Use • Los Angeles Assemblage Group • Orange County Center for Contemporary Art • Santa Ana, California
LA Object with David Hammons • Roberts & Tilton Gallery • Los Angeles

LA Object with David Hammons • Jack Tilton Gallery • New York
Tribute to Jazz Musicians and Reflective Masks • UCLA • Los Angeles
Assemblage Art Show • DaVinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College • Los Angeles

Watts and Social Change in Los Angeles 1965-2003 • Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University • Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Curator / Consultant

Pathways • Curator • Dept of Cultural Affairs and the California African American Museum • Los Angeles

Opening the Frame • Curator and Guest Speaker •Loyola Marymount University • Los Angeles

Caressed By Earth – Contoured By Hand • Curator • California African American Museum • Los Angeles

The Brockman Collection • Curator • California African American Museum • Los Angeles

National Black Arts Festival, West Coast Contemporary African American Crafts • Curator and Participant • Atlanta