Resume

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

 

Recognitions/Honors

 

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

2018

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

2017

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

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

2016        

 

“#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

 

2015       

 

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

 

2012         

 

“Town to Town,” CMAC, Martinique, March

 

2011        

 

'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

2019

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

2018

 

Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany

 

Sculpture Park, Art Omi, New York, USA

 

Senegal, Africa

 

2017

"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

2016    

 

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

    

“Quaternery : 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

 

2015      

 

 “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, 

 

2014       

 

 “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

    

2013   

 

“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

 

2012         

 

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

 

2011      

 

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

 curated by Christopher Cozier

“Billboards” Moengo,  Tembe Art Studio, Suriname, 

 

2010      

 

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

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

 

 

2009        

 

“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

 

2018      

   

The Hermitage Artist's Retreat, USA               

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

2017        

 

The Hermitage Artist’s Retreat, Florida, USA
 

 

2013       

 

Art Omi, Ghent, New York, US

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

OAZO-AIR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2012        

 

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Kentucky, USA

 

2011         

 

Tembe Art Studio, Moengo, Suriname, 

 

2010         

 

Greatmore Art Studio, Cape Town, South Africa, 

 

2009         

 

Alice Yard, Trinidad, 

 

Performances 

2018

"Island and Monster"  Black Ogun, The Fundrasing  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

2017

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

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

2016

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

2015

"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 

2012

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

 

 

Auctions

 

2017

 

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

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

 

2016         

 

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

        

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

Publications

 

2019

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

2018

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 Perforamces of Emotions" Gine On Magazine, Jan

Morning Barbados, Jan

 

2017

"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

 

2016

"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 

Coraddi, 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 

2015

“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 Envasion” Hyper Allergic, April

“Divinity Revealed,” Miami Herald Newspaper, March

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

2014

“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, 

2013

“Art Omi” Art Omi’s catalog, August

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

 

2012

“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

 

2011

“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

 

2010

“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

 

2009

“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

2008

“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

 

2013  

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 about available art spaces such as centers, galleries and the National Art Gallery.

Special Projects

 

2019

 

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

2018

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

 

2017  

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

 

Skills

 

Art Organizer, Curator, Team Player, Motivational Speaker

 

Professional Affliction/Community Organization/Volunteer Activities

 

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

Founder of Projects & Space Art Group, May, 2011

Copyright 2018  by Sheena Rose

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