The Davidoff Art Initiative (DAI) is pleased to announce its fall 2018 residents, welcoming artists Katrina Coombs and Oneika Russell to FLORA ars+natura(Bogotá) and Residency Unlimited (Brooklyn), respectively; as well as curator and writer Giscard Bouchotte for Atelier Mondial / Institut Kunst FHNW (Basel). MORE…
An unusual exhibition took place recently at Kingston’s Grosvenor Galleries: “3 Generations of Textiles and Fiber Arts” brought together Kingston-based artists Margaret Stanley, Katrina Coombs and Miriam Hinds-Smith for a vibrant expression of their personal aspirations and perspectives of society….. More…
Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Juried Artists: Katrina Coombs
Here is another short feature on a participating artist from our Jamaica Biennial 2017 archives.
Katrina Coombs was born in 1986, in Kingston, Jamaica. She holds a BFA with honours in Textile and Fibre Art (2008) and a Certificate in Curatorial Studies (2009) from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. In 2013, she obtained an MFA in Creative Practice from the University of Plymouth in the UK, via Transart Institute in New York, USA. Coombs’s work has been featured in many exhibitions since 2008, including the School of Visual Arts Faculty Shows at the CAG[e] Gallery, Edna Manley College from 2009 to 2016 and she was one of the young artists featured in Young Talent 2015 at the National Gallery of Jamaica. She also participated in Dimensions of Womanhood at the 2016 Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) Urban Arts Festival
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The thing about visiting a Biennial that you have visited and written about in the past is that the ghosts of Biennials past tend to linger. Before you know it, and despite yourself, these ghosts start haunting the place and creating a dialogue with the present. Consequently, when I started my conversation with Veerle Poupeye, the Executive Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica, I wanted to know the ways in which she saw the Jamaica Biennial 2017 being different from the previous staging of the Biennial in 2015.