Jamaican Artists

In his earliest years at the Jamaica School of Art, Kalfani Ra’s work was viewed as radical and progressive.  In those days  ‘Dougy’ (as he was then called) had a reputation for  being unconventional and  for constantly... read more
Givanni Red is a story teller much as she is a photographer. Her pictures are insightful, provocative tales about the way that she sees people and life. Givanni Red’s ability to distort reality combined a with her rigourous technical skills provide... read more
Zawdi Reece is a painter in a truly modernist sense. He combines lush, pigment ridden brushstrokes with satirical subject matter that calls to mind the work of Belgian expressionist James Ensor. And similarly, Reece’s paintings are angst ridden... read more
Perhaps one of the most popular but least reviewed artists in Jamaica is  Herbie Rose. Jamaicans will know his paintings from seeing them in doctor's and dentist's waiting rooms while visitors will have seen them in hotel rooms... read more
Born in Accompong Jamaica, Namba Roy settled in South London after World War Two where he established himself as both a writer and artist. Despite migration, Namba Roy was always conscious of his Caribbean-African heritage especially the tradition... read more
Reuben began his earliest training under the guidance of the late Edna Manley initially at the DaCosta Institute that would eventually become the Jamaica School of Art. He would go on to specialise in printmaking, taught by visiting tutors as part... read more
  Born in 1980, Russell is a graduate of the Edna Manley College, Kingston Jamaica and Goldsmiths, University of London UK. Although based in  Kingston, as a recipient of a Commonwealth Scholarship she has traveled to Japan to pursue... 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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