About

Biography

Katrina Coombs is a Jamaica-based textile artist. She was born in Jamaica and studied at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, the premier visual arts training institution in the English-speaking Caribbean. In 2008, she graduated from the college with a BFA (Hons.) in Textiles and Fibre Arts. Here her passion for fibre and an understanding of the sensitivity of threads and fabric grew beyond design and into sculptural forms. Her art has taken her from mere curiosity in creating an item from scratch to the conceptualization and formalizing of an artwork. more…

Artist Statement

Locating and understanding the self is a journey in its own right. On such a journey much is revealed about the various characters that impact each situation and circumstance. There is, ostensibly, luggage that is carried. Luggage takes on many formats and guises and in my assessment of my own journey, my most significant luggage is that of thirteen Others. In this regard, I am one but yet many. Therefore, my work has been a multifaceted exploration of these Others that are external to myself. Through the use of fibrous material and objects in relation to the Other, I have explored the impact and intrusion of the Other on the self, and also the reverse. more…

CV

Masters in Fine Art
Creative Practice
University of Plymouth (UK) via Transart Institute, July 2011-July 2013 – Awarded the Transart Achievement Scholarship

Certificate
Curatorial Studies
Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts January-May 2009

Bachelor of Fine Art [Honours]
Textile & Fibre Art
Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Art September 2004 – 2008

EXHIBITIONS

2017, 3 Generations of Textile & Fibre Art, Grosvenor Gallery, Kingston
2017, Jamaica Biennial 2017, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston
2016, Re-Frame Manila, London Biennale Manila Pollination, Manila, Philippines
2016, Dimensions of Womanhood, KOTE, Spanish Court Hotel, Kingston
2016, SVA Faculty Exhibition, The CAG[e] Gallery, Kingston
2015, Young Talent 2015, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston
2015, Jamaican Biennial 2014 Artist Talk, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston
2015, SVA Faculty Exhibition, The CAG[e] Gallery, Kingston
2014, Jamaica Biennial 2014, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston
2014, SVA Faculty Exhibition, The CAG[e] Gallery, Kingston
2013, Rex Netelford Arts Conference, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston
2013, Transart Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition 2013, Supermarkt, Berlin
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5 thoughts on “About

  1. hello katrina i’m currently attending the jonathon grant high school right here in the heart of spanish town i see that you do fiber alone but dont you do decorative arts and i also am in 11 visual arts i really want to further into knowing morer about fiber and if you know about decorative crafts also me and my friens would like to know you can email me on my yahoo oage at jestina16@yahoo.com or my school website at jonathongranthigh.com thanks alot

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