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EDUCATION

2015 Hon. Doctorate , Ontario College of Art andb Design University, Toronto , ON, Canada

2004 Ordained Minister , Richmond , Va. USA

1995     Mali and Ghana learning about and documenting traditional spirituality for a series of new works.

1989     Traveled through ten countries in West Africa, documenting traditional
textile techniques and working with master dyers and Adinkra printers.

1965 – 1968     Studied at Jamaica School of Art

GUEST LECTURES & WORK EXPERIENCE

2006   Speaker & Workshop Leader on Integrating Art In The
Whole Community – Village Teachers Workshop, Cristo Rey Village, Cayo, Belize.

2004     Lecture series and workshops, Grand Cayman Islands

2003     Speaker on “Art and Spirituality” at the 8th Global
Yoruba Congress , Palacio de Convenciones de La Habana, Cuba

1999     Panel on community arts, Culture and Development International Conference, Havana, Cuba

1998     Speaker on Art & Spirituality with Wade Davis, Dr. Thom Alcoze & Bruce Elijah at Ontario Science Centre, Canada

1998     Artist talk – Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba

1998     Speaker at Symposium on Contemporary Curating, Halifax, Nova Scotia

1998     Panel on Mentoring WARC/WCA International Conference

1993     Speaker – “Voices in Art : Tools of Resistance” Queen’s University Conference. Kingston, Ontario

1991     Consultant Programs Dept., Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario

1990     Assistant curator, African Art Show, John Deutsch Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.

1990     Consultant, “Artists of Africa” CUSO, Ottawa, Ontario

1969     Restorer at Port Royal for the Jamaica National Trust

1968     Artist for the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO

EXHIBITIONS

2016  Group Show  ” Toronto : Tributes + Tributaries , 1971 – 1989″ Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto , ON., Canada

2012  Solo Exhibition “Jumping the Big Boa ” Image Factory Gallery , Belize , Central America

 2010     “29 years 29 artists “ Traveled across the country of Belize by NICH

2009 Group Exhibition  “summer Shorts on Demand ” WARC Gallery , Toronto,  Canada

2009    Group Exhibition  ” Women In Art ” NICH & Institute of Mexico ,                  Mexican Embassy Gallery , Central America

2006     Group Exhibition “ African Influence in Art” National Institute of Culture & History, Belize

2007     Solo Exhibition, “ I Am the Alchemist” Image Factory Gallery, Belize City, Belize

2004     Group Exhibition , The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman

2003     Solo Exhibition “Sign of Spirit ” ASpace Gallery, Toronto

2003     Solo Exhibition “ Iconography of Divination” Windows of ASPACE Gallery, Toronto

2003     Solo Exhibition “ For My Mother: A Visual Prayer / Feast “ WARC Gallery, Toronto

2003     Solo Exhibition “ River of Life” Todmorden Mills Heritage Paper Gallery, Toronto

2003     Group Exhibition “ Art Books On The Fence” opening at Esmeralada Gallery- Mexico City, and travelling through Mexico, Museum of Vera Cruz, Museum of Tlaxcala, etc.

2000     “Site Specific “with Reinhaed Reitzenstein, June Clark, etc. Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St.Catharines, ON.

2000     “KINDRED SPIRIT” opening at NCAAA, Boston and travelling through the United States until the end of 2004, New York City, Atlanta, etc

1998     “WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS ” WARC, Toronto Canada , Wifredo Lam
Center, Havana, Cuba

1998     Altar installation – Ontario Science Centre, Canada

1997     “A SPIRITUAL DIALOGUE” Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

1996     “THIS IS NOT A POEM, THIS IS A SUMMER QUILT” Group Show with Faith Ringgold, Barbara Brown etc. – Textile Museum, Toronto Canada

1988     Group show – “DOMINATION, RESISTANCE, LIBERATION” Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

1986     Exhibitor & Demonstrator, Texas Bicentennial Celebrations, Dallas Texas, USA

1986     Group Show , Folklife Pavillion, EXPO 1986, Vancouver, B.C.

VIDEOGRAPHY

2000     “YEMAYA ASESU ” VHS, Colour, Sound, 3: 32 min.

1998     “ OYA “ VHS, Colour, Sound, 3:42 min

SCREENINGS

1998     “OYA”Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

1999     “OYA” broadcast WTN, Women’s Television Network.

1999     “OYA” Herland feminist Film and Video Festival, Calgary

Sept 2000     “YEMAYA ASESU” Launch; V-tape, Toronto

2000     “YEMAYA ASESU” Boston Museum of African American Art, USA

2002     “YEMAYA ASESU” Movieola Stornaway Com., Toronto Broadcast

2005     “YEMAYA ASESU” & “OYA” Belize International Film Festival, Belize City, Belize

COMMUNITY WORK

2005 to Present Volunteer Art Instructor, Cristo Rey Village School, Cayo District, Belize, C.A

2005     Visual Art Juror , Belize Children’s Art Festival , Bliss Institute, Belize City, Belize,

2000     Artist/Speaker/Workshop Leader, Toronto Young Offenders Detention Center, Toronto, Canada

1989     Guide/Speaker for CUSO’s Artists of Africa, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

1989     Ran for School Board Trustee, Kingston, ON.

PUBLICATIONS / BIBLIOGRAPHY

2010     “Who’s Who In Black Canada Website”

2006     “Who is Who in Canada” 2009 updated edition

2004     “ Who’s Who In Canada” 2005 updated edition

2003     “ Multi-Winsom “ Now Magazine, Vol. ## No ## February 13 – 19 Pg.72

2003     The Weekly Gleaner(N.A.) Canada Focus ,January 2 – 8 , Pg. 16

2003     MIX, Independent Art & Culture Magazine, Vol. 28. No.4 Spring Pg.10

2002     Selected for “Who’s Who In Black Canada”

2002     Dream World International , Premiere Issue, Page 7

2000     Kindred Spirits Kayiga & Winsom: Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. ISBN 0-878446-454-9

2000     River of Life : Thames Art Gallery ,ISBN 1-894651-00-6

1997     CBC Radio – Metro Morning , 15 August

1997     CBC – Arts and Entertainment, Feb. 14, 1997

1989     Canadian Art, Vol.6 No.2

AWARDS and GRANTS

2005     Audience Awards – Best Short Film – Made In Belize, Belize International Film Festival, Belize City

2003     Canada Council Visual Arts “ A” Grant

2002     Marilyn Lastman Award, City of Toronto Arts Foundation, Canada

2000     Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Grant, Canada

1998     Artists with Their Work – Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada

1994     Studio D Professional Development, NFB, Canada

1994     Travel Grant – Canada Council

1991     Canada Council Exploration

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

CARFAC Copyright Collective

Canadian Artists’ Representation Ontario ( CARO )

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