Jamaican Artists

Something of a prodigy, Karl Parboosingh’s paintings reveal his rare and gifted talents as a painter. Examination of his background however shows that whatever artistic skills he may have been born with, they were enhanced during his lifetime by... read more
Winston Patrick considers himself fortunate to have studied at the Jamaica School of Art during the time of Barrington Watson and Colin Garland. Both artists had an impact on his career; in particular, the memory of Colin Garland’s keen observation... read more
Ebony G. Patterson is a graduate of the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts who is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Painting at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. While still a students she gained a great deal of... read more
Gene Pearson’s influence on the making of ceramics in Jamaica is staggering. His stylised ceramic heads have become his trademark and their haunting profiles have influenced many potters and painters locally and abroad. Trained at the Jamaica School... read more
Born in 1960, Keith Piper first exhibited in 1981 as a member of the BLK Art Group, an association of black British art students, mostly based in the West Midlands region of the UK. In a series of exhibitions entitled 'The Pan African Connection',... read more
David Pottinger was one of Jamaica’s pioneer painters. His interest in art dated back to the days when volunteer art classes were held at the Institute of Jamaica for the sake of developing artists with a Jamaican vision. In the seventy-odd years... read more
Omari Ra has maintained the ‘enfant terrible ‘ image acquired at the Jamaica School of Art, even though it is nearly twenty years since he graduated. Back then, he was known to his fellow students as ‘African’ a pseudonym perfectly suited to his... read more

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Jamaican-born artist, Ebony G. Patterson to be featured in the 'Monique Meloche Gallery' at Expo Chicago slated for September 2017. In a Chicago Tribune piece this gallery ranked among the top ten must-see galleries...

In celebration of Black History, the Highgate Gallery will open a new exhibition dedicated to Art inspired by the Jamaican culture. The exhibition will feature five Jamaican artists Leonar Dalley,Christopher Harris,...

An artwork competition seeking creative responses to the theme of Caribbean In/Securities is being run by the CARISCC network of universities. The network hopes to get artwork submissions that address how the...

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