Cleo Davis

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Visiting Professor of Practice
City: Portland

Cleo Davis, current Artist in Residence at the City of Portland Archives, co-Artist of the Historic Black Williams Art Project and the Alberta Street Black Heritage markers, combines disciplines of cultural and creative arts while utilizing design, historic preservation, economic development and city policy. A Portland native, Davis’ work takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues, reproducing familiar visual signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered pieces, while advocating for tools of economic growth and policy change. Most recently, Cleo orchestrated moving a historic house in order to create a Black/Afro-American cornerstone of creative genius that promotes art, research, and imagination.