Educational Experience


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, May 2016


The Barbados Community College, Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts, November 2008


The Barbados Community College, Associate Degree of Visual Arts, November 2005



Recipients of the Greensboro School of Art Distinguished Alumni award, October 2020

Funded by the National Cultural Foundation for solo show located in Barbados, September 2020


Fulbright Scholarship, August 2014

Barbados Arts and Sports Funds, May 2012


Funded by the Government to participate in the Havana Biennial located in Cuba.


The Prince Claus Foundation, June 2011

Funded to participate in an artist’s residency at Tembe Art Studio located in Moengo, Suriname.


The Sixth Carmichael Prize Award, December 2011 


The Carmichael Prize Award is an annual art exhibition in tribute to Dr. Trevor Carmichael who supports the arts in Barbados.


Lesley’s Legacy Foundation grant, December 2010

First Artist in Barbados, to be funded by the Lesley’s Legacy Foundation. It is an organization

that supports the arts in Barbados. 


Triangle Art Trusts travel grant, Triangle Art Trust, May 2010

Given a grant from the Triangle Art Trust to participate in an artist’s residency in Cape Town, SA.


National Cultural Funds travel grant, November 2009,

 Funded to participate in an exhibition in Connecticut, U.S.A 


United Nation Development Plan travel grant, July 2009

 Funded to participate in a motivation speech in Antiqua for the United Nation Development Plan.



Professional Experience

2019 - CEO of Sheena Rose Inc


2013 - 2018 Position Held: Teaches at the Barbados Community College, teaching the Associate Degree level - drawing and the Bachelor Degree - Studio Art.  


Solo Exhibitions


"Lampoon, Quick Sand, Dance With Me" Caribbean Market Centre, Barbados, Sept



"Gravity Waves" Connect Gallery, Chicago, USA, Sept


"Island Monster Performance" Barbados Tourism Marketing, MoCADA, New York, USA,  June

"Island and Monster Performance" ICF, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Feb



“#BabyPink” EBCCI, University of the West Indies, Barbados, Nov


 “This Strange Land…” Sumter County Gallery of Art, South Carolina, USA,  Nov


“Black Obeah” Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami, USA,  Sept




 “A bit of Gossip, A bit of Privacy,” Barbados, July 




“Town to Town,” CMAC, Martinique, March




'Town to Town,” Barbados Community College, Barbados, November

 first solo show and first past student to return and exhibit at the Barbados Community College.



Group Exhibitions



Prizm Art Fair, December


"Drawing the Ghost" Koplin Del Rio, USA, September


"The Other Side of Now" Perez Art Museum Miami, USA, June



Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany


Sculpture Park, Art Omi, New York, USA


Senegal, Africa



"5th Edition of Prizm Art Fair"  Prizm Art Fair, Miami, Dec

" Expanded Caribbean" Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia, USA, Sept


"My Home is not your backyard" Corridor Gallery, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, New York, USA, Mar

"Quick Sand Performance" Cafa Art Fair and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Barbados, Mar



Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Auction - Art for Life, Miami, USA, Dec


Prizm Art Fair, Miami, USA, Dec


“Their Way” Millitzer,  Saint Louis, USA, Oct


“Bird Story” Alice Yard 10th anniversary, Alice Yard, Trinidad, Sept


“Model Migration” Residency Art Gallery, LA, USA, Aug


“From the Fringe” A.I.R Gallery, New York, USA, Aug


“Curating the International Diaspora” The Asia Culture Center Gwangju, Gwangju Biennial, South Korea, Sept


“Quaternary: Four Barbadian Female Artists” NuEdge Gallery Fine Arts Ltd, Barbados, July


“MoCADA Second Annual  Masquerade Ball” MoCADA,  New York, USA, May


“UNCG MFA Thesis Exhibition” Weatherspoon Museum, NC, USA, May


“Digital” National Gallery of Jamaica, Jamaica, April


“Mother Goddess” Meta, Opa- Locka, Miami, March




 “Afropolis in the Gardens” Art Basel, Miami, Dec 


“ Venice Agenda: The Right to Fail” Turner Contemporary Gallery, Waugh Office, UK, Nov 


“ I Luv Africa” Film Festival, Ghana, Oct, 


“ Bienviendios al Centro Historico de Asuncion,” Paraguay, Oct, 


“Moengo Festival” Moengo, Suriname, Aug 


“Target First Saturday” Brooklyn Museum, New York, Aug 


“RWUL Film Academy,” Ispace, Ghana, June


“This Strange Land…” UNCG, North Carolina, May, 


“Divinity Revealed” African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Miami, March, 


“Vision Quest” MoCADA, Brooklyn, New York, Feb, 




 “Jamaica Biennial” National Art Gallery of Jamaica, Jamaica Dec, 


“Confluence: Shifting perspective of the Caribbean” public spaces such as Mall and Train Stations, Canada, Aug 


“Flow, Economies of the look and creativity in contemporary art from the Caribbean” Washington, DC, Jul




“Free!” CBK Gallery, CBK Amsterdam, Holland, 

A collaborative drawing exhibition, with Raquel Van Haver at the CBK Gallery

"Panama Biennial Del Sur”, Panama,

Exhibited in Panama’s first biennial located in the south of Panama




11th Havana Biennial” Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba, 

Exhibited, in one of the largest art exhibitions in the Caribbean, which happens every two years.


“Caribbean Crossroads,” Queens Museum, New York, 

Exhibited in one of the largest Caribbean Art shows in the USA between three museums; Queens Museum, Studio Museum of Harlem, and El Museo del Barrio


Into the Mix” Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

A Contemporary Caribbean Art Exhibition in the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, curated by Christopher Cozier


Who’s More Sci-fi than us?” Uitnodiging, Holland, 

Exhibited in a Contemporary Caribbean Art exhibition located in Utinodiging curated by Nancy Hoffman


“Muesra de Videoarte Caribeno” Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto, San Juan, Puerto Rico 


“Yosoyelotro Caribe” ACIA, Madrid, Spain, 

A contemporary Caribbean exhibition organized by the ACIA




 “Wrestling with the Image” Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C,

 curated by Christopher Cozier

“Billboards” Moengo,  Tembe Art Studio, Suriname, 




 4X4, Alice Yard fourth Anniversary” Alice Yard, Trinidad

MAD Art moments” IArt Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 





“Rockstone and Bootheel”, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

curated by Yona Backer and Kristina Newman-Scott

“Black Diaspora Visual Art”, Public art project, Bridgetown, Barbados, 


Artist’s Residencies




The Hermitage Artist's Retreat, USA               

The Betsy, Diaspora Vibe and Fountain Head, Miami, USA



The Hermitage Artist’s Retreat, Florida, USA




Art Omi, Ghent, New York, US

IS 183 Art School of Berkshires, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

OAZO-AIR, Amsterdam, Netherlands




Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Kentucky, USA




Tembe Art Studio, Moengo, Suriname, 




Greatmore Art Studio, Cape Town, South Africa, 




Alice Yard, Trinidad, 




"Island and Monster"  Black Ogun, The Fundraising  Show, Barbados, Sept

"The Astronaut" The Astrologer Who Fell Into A Well,  Waugh Office, Manpuku-ji Temple, Osaka, Japan, Sept

Open House, Fountain Head, Miami, USA, July

"Island and Monster" New Waves, Port of Spain, Trinidad, July

"The Black Lagoon" Art Omi Sculpture Park, Ghent, NY, USA, June


"Island Monster Performance" Barbados Tourism Marketing, MoCADA, New York, USA,  June

"Island and Monster Performance" ICF, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Feb


"Duppy Love"  ICF and Waugh Office, Gwangju Biennial, South Korea


"FinallyILoveMyself" Instagram, Social Media

“ Venice Agenda: The Right to Fail” Turner Contemporary Gallery, Waugh Office, UK, Nov 

“A bit of Gossip, A bit of Privacy,” Barbados, July 


Sweet Gossip, Collaboration with Adrian Richards and Natalie McGuire, Bridgetown, Barbados







" Art for Life" Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Gala, New York, USA, July

"My Collection" MoCADA, New York, USA, May




MoCADA Second Annual  Masquerade Ball” MoCADA,  New York, USA, May


"Art for Life", Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Auction, Miami, USA, Dec




"Word of Mouth" Condé Nast Traveller, written by Shivani Ashoka, March



Black Future, edited by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham, December

The Fulbright Program Alumni, US Embassy Bridgetown, November

National Cultural Foundation Barbados, November

"Venus Williams chooses Barbados Sheena Rose to be a Legend" Loop Barbados, November

"Be A Legend Sheena Rose" Hospitality Design, Guest Editor Venus Williams, November

"Sheena Rose: Dramatically Removing the Landscape" written by Heike Dempster, White Wall Magazine, November

"The Artists on Mikhaile Solomon's Radar" Artsy, October

UNC Greensboro College of Visual and Performing Arts Distinguished Alumni Awards, 2020 -2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards, October

We Will, Women Empowering  Women in Lifelong Leadership, October

Chill with IGR, August

Explorations / The Eye: Notes to a Poet, MOCADA, July

"Sheena Rose" Wikipedia, June

"Sheena Rose" Teresa Magazine, June

Conversation with Mania Akbari, June

"A Future Brainfest Front Row with Sheena Rose Contemporary Artist, Smart Caribbean Gathering, June

"You are not alone" A conversation between Marsha Pearce and Sheena Rose, May

Rubis Mecenat, Art (ist) Series Episode 8, Filmed by Alexander Murphy, July

Wepresent, Wetranfers, April

MOOC Creative Economy, InterAmerican Development Bank, April

"Art Sheena's Coping Mechanism" Nation Newspaper, April

DSM Public Art Foundation, February



Empire Fox, Season 6, September

Ghetty Images, June

Vogue - featured for six days on Vogue Instagram, June

Inter- American Development Bank - website, Instagram, Twitter - May to September


Mentioned by Emma Watson via Social Media - Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Oct

"Welcome to the PlayHouse, Todd Solondz" New York Times, Sept

" Studio Visit: Sheena Rose with DVCAI/The Fountain Head " Sugarcane Magazine, Sept

"Meet the Artist" The Betsy Hotel, August

"Dance Classes Culture with New Waves" Trinidad News, August

"Sheena Rose: The Black Lagoon, Stranded Island" Art Omi, June

"Nadia Wolff Uses Art to Explore Their Own Identity" Study Breaks, April

Pree Caribbean Writing, April

" Artist in Barbados Reveal the Beauty of Negative Space, Here Magazine, April

"18 Feminist Artists Emma Watson loves and you will too" Vogue Australia, March

"Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados completes comprehensive" ITCM, Jan

"Sheena Rose, Bringing Bajan Beauty off Canvas to Pain Performances of Emotions" Gine On Magazine, Jan

Morning Barbados, Jan



"How We Looked at the Arts This Year: Our Favorite Photographs" New York Times, Dec

"How Richmond International Updated the Fairmont Royal Pavilion" Hotel Management Magazine, Dec

Ghetty Images, Dec

"This Caribbean Island Hideaway is a Surf Paradise" Travel & Leisure Magazine, Dec

"5 Black Artists You Can't-Miss At Prizm" Okay Africa, Dec

"The Art of Black Miami Celebrates the Black and Proud" Ebony, Dec

"A Black Traveler's Guide to Art Basel" Essence, Dec

"In Philly Galleries now: Modern Photos of Caribbean Heritage" Philly, Oct

" The Artist Sheena Rose Is Reaching Beyond Barbados, New York Times, May



"The Personal is the Political. Or is it? - Thoughts of Sheena Rose's Baby Pink, ARC Magazine, Dec

"Venus Williams buys Bajan Sheena Rose's art" Loop Barbados, Dec 

"The Unnamed Body" NKA Journals of Contemporary African Art, Nov 

"Prizm Art Fair" Sugarcane Magazine, Nov 

"What do relationships mean to you?" Emotional Learning Cards, Inivia, Oct 

“MOCADA Second Annual  Masquerade Ball” MOCADA, May 

“Five Caribbean Artists in the brave new digital world” Caribbean Beat, May 

 “Sheena Rose Artist Extraordinaire” Her Daily, May 

“Digital” National Gallery of Jamaica Catalog, April 

Corradi, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, April 

“Self - Image and the Caribbean Diaspora” The Delfina Foundation presentation with Sonia Boyce, Harold Offeh, and Allison Thompson, March 

“Bajan Making Waves Abroad: Funky Fresh Sheena Rose, Loop Barbados, March 

“The Best Book Jacket” Entertainment Weekly, Jan 


“Swoon Over 18 of this year’s most beautiful book” Dec

“Growing Pain” The Caribbean Review of Books, Nov 

“Artist Sheena Rose seeks to challenge people (and boundaries) with her work” Huffington Post, Oct 

“A Bit of Sheena” ARC Magazine, Sept

Contemporary Black Art Tumblr, Sept 

“The Bajan rose Sheena Rose” BimRock Magazine, Sept

“Target Frist Saturday”, Brooklyn Museum, August 

“The Perfect Cover Girl” Literary Hub, June

Naomi Jackson Book launch, The Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, New York, June 

“Book Launch: Naomi Jacksons “ The Star Side of Birdhill” June

Naomi Jackson Book Cover “ The Starside of Birdhill” Penguin Press, June 

“From the Mythic to the Personal, Two Artists Invasion” Hyper Allergic, April

“Divinity Revealed,” Miami Herald Newspaper, March

“Female Heroes, Fantastic Journals,” The Indypendent Newspaper, March 


“Caribbean Muze Magazine/ Jet Blue Magazine” Sept 

“Wondereur” top curators pick, September 

“The Wedge Collection” August 

“See Me Here” Book Cover, June

“2 Dots” Website, June

“Island Muse” website, June

“SX 43” Small Axe’s book cover, April

“Duke University presentation” May, 


“Art Omi” Art Omi’s catalog, August

“SX 41” Small Axe, a Caribbean journal of criticism, July



“11th Havana Biennial,” Havana Biennial Catalog, June

“Town to Town” solo show catalog, Draconian Switch, June

“Rose’s art in full bloom, Barbados Nation Newspaper, March 

“Town to Town” solo show catalog, CMAC, February



“Morning Barbados” Caribbean Broadcast Chanel, October

“Alex Jordan’s morning show” Slam FM, October

“Sheena Rose is so animated” Easy Magazine, July

“About Change, Latin American and Caribbean art” About Change Catalog, June

"Wrestling with the Image" Caribbean Inventions, Draconian Switch, June

“Going to Town and other places” ARC Magazine, January



“Sheena’s Town”, M people Magazine, September

“Eye on the Arts”, CBC television, February

“Sheena Rose’s journey through art”, The Barbados Advocate, October

“Foundation in honor of Lesley”, Nation Newspaper, October



“5th Annual Carmichael Prize”, the Barbados Advocate, December

 “Sheena Rose brings Town to Yard” Guardian Newspaper, June

“In Pursuit of Passion”, Barbados Business Catalyst Magazine, April

 “Embracing the digital”, Arts Etc., March

“Black Diaspora” The Barbados Advocate, February

“The Young Expressionists” Groove magazine, February

Morning Barbados, CBC television, February


“Sign of the Times: a decade towards Digital Art”, Select Barbados, July  

 “Sign of the Times,” The Barbados Advocate, May

“Solid first step for young ambitious artists” The Barbados Advocate, May

“Follow that dream” Barbados Nation, May


Research Experience



Board member of The Barbados National Art Gallery

On the board of the Barbados National Art Committee as the Youth Representative, researching on the development of the arts in Barbados and discussing available art spaces such as centers, galleries, and the National Art Gallery.

Special Projects




DSM Public Art Foundation commission to design 7 bus shelters in 6th Avenue Corridor, Iowa USA




Created a 2 story mural at the Inter-American Development Bank Headquarters, Washington DC

Specially invited Editor for the 3rd edition of Sugar Cane Magazine


Exchange Collaborative project between Jamaica and Barbados  with InPulse Art Project and Mecnat Cultural Funds,


"Emma and Max" Poster, Todd Solondz, The Flea Theater, New York, USA


Performance Art workshop, New Waves, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Performance Art Workshop, InPulse Art Project, Rubis Mecenat Cultural Funds, Kingston, Jamaica

Curated a group show called "Contemporary Art/ Contemporary Issues" Bridgetown, Barbados



Presentation at the Schomburg Center and People of the Sun

Board member of the Barbados National Art Gallery


One of the Ambassador of Carifesta 13

Sketches for V Starr Interiors




Art Organizer,  Activist, Team Player, Motivational Speaker


Professional Affliction/Community Organization/Volunteer Activities


The organizer of Local and International of Projects & Space's artist's residency in Barbados, June 2011

Founder of Projects & Space Art Group, May 2011

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