Damon Leverett, AIA, is an architect, artist, and educator based in the southwest region of the United States. He is a former Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture and a current Adjunct Lecturer with the College of Information at the University of Arizona, where he teaches architecture design, building technologies, installation design, and computing in the arts. A graduate of Lawrence Technological University, he served there as an Adjunct Instructor for its School of Architecture and Design from 1990 to 2001. He established further engagements as a Visiting Lecturer of Architectural Design at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign School of Architecture. Damon also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Web Design and New Media from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Damon works in digital alchemy, combining colorful abstract themes with cybernetic painting styles and creative printmaking. His recent works have received recognition from the Helvetart competition, where he took third place in January 2024 for his work “Spatial Delivery 2”. He also received an honorable mention in the Manifest Gallery exhibition in 2019 for his work “Red Room.” Early in his career, Damon worked in abstract acrylic paintings. However, he garnered the most attention for his work in three-dimensional assemblages in glass and metal. Damon has exhibited at the Detroit Artist Market and The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, and was an accepted exhibitor at the 3rd Biannual Exhibit of Architecture in Sau Palo, Brazil, in 1998. Originally from Detroit, he currently resides in Tucson, Arizona...
The Tucson Gallery Asked Each Artist The Same Questions To Get To Know Them Better
Where did you grow up?
Detroit, Michigan, is where my artistic journey first began. It’s a city with a rich cultural tapestry that has always been a source of inspiration for me.
Tell us about your family
I’m the middle of two brothers, and together, we shared dreams of how creativity would shape our lives and the world around us. Family has always been a cornerstone of support for my artistic endeavors. Now, I reside in East Tucson with my wife, Amelia Clark, who is a talented glass artist herself.
Do you have pets, if yes, tell us about them
While I have a deep affection for animals, I haven’t had the privilege of sharing my life with a furry friend. My creativity and teaching have been my constant companions.
When did you know that you would be an artist?
My journey into the world of art ignited at the tender age of seven. It all began with pencil sketching, and I quickly discovered the immense joy of self-expression through art. This spark has grown into the vibrant flame that fuels my creativity today.
What is your favorite media to work with?
In recent times, I’ve found my artistic focus in the digital realm and graphic art. The endless possibilities offered by technology have opened up new avenues for my creativity, allowing me to explore and experiment in exciting ways.
What do you do when you’re not doing the voodoo that you do?
When I’m not immersed in my own creative pursuits, I channel my passion for the arts into teaching. At the University of Arizona, I have the privilege of guiding students through the fascinating realm of “Computing and the Arts.” It’s a rewarding experience to share knowledge and inspire budding artists to explore their potential.