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Artist Statement

Sheena Rose is a contemporary Caribbean artist from Barbados. In 2008, Sheena graduated with a BFA degree with Honors at Barbados Community College, and in 2016, she received her Masters in Fine Arts at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Fulbright Scholarship. Sheena works with multimedias such as hand drawn animations, drawings, paintings, performance art, mixed media and new media. Sheena has exhibited locally and internationally in the Caribbean, South America, North America, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2011, Sheena had her first solo show "Town to Town" at the Barbados Community College and was the first passed student to have a solo show there. Sheena represented Barbados in many biennials such as the Havana Biennial, Venice Biennial, Gwangju Biennial,  Jamaica Biennial, and participated in many museums and galleries such as  MoCADA, Queens Museum, Turner Contemporary Gallery,  Residency Gallery. 

Sheena has been awarded number of international artist's residencies such as Alice Yard (Trinidad), Greatmore Art Studio (Cape Town, South Africa), Tembe Art Studio (Moengo, Suriname), and OAZO-AIR (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Art Omi (Ghent, New York) The Hermitage Artist Retreat ( Florida), Diaspora Vibe and Fountain Head ( Miami).Her work has also been included in Art Fairs, Film Festivals and Auctions such as  Prizm Art Fair, Third Horizon Film Festival and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Auction- Art for Life. Sheena Rose's work is also on the cover of three books, Small Axe 43. "See Me Here," Christopher and Roberts Publisher and in 2015 her work is on the cover of Naomi Jackson's book called "The Star Side of BirdHill" . The Cover has been awarded from Huffington Post and E People Magazine as one of the best book cover for the year 2015.In 2017, Sheena Rose performed a piece called “Island and Monster” at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and MoCADA. Sheena Rose was featured in the New York  Times. 



1. Sheena Rose


2. Sheena Rose

Postcolonial, 2018

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 36 inches

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