Artists To Know: Katrina Coombs


Katrina Coombs’ recently opened a solo show just a couple weeks before the COVID-19 shutdowns. The show was one of the first in a long time in the capital city of Kingston of contemporary fibre arts with a political edge. Her work is very tactile, full and indicative of shapes drawn from the female form. She works with woven objects which envelop the space in colours such as red and white and cream. She talks about a relationship, a tension even, between the self and the other in her work. Coombs teaches at The Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts in the Textile & Fibre Arts Department. She is also one of the founding directors of Blaqmango, a local art consultancy service which also operates a yearly summer residency in Jamaica.
- Oneika Russell

The 'Artists To Know' feature began as a part of the Instagram Takeover that we partnered with Residency Unlimited on during the period of protests over public monuments, racial injustice and other calls for political paradigm shifts (June 19th). It is our wish to further showcase a growing list of Caribbean artists that are doing work and have done work that is both critical and timely. Find out more about Katrina Coombs' work on Instagram @duchesskcfibres and the artist's website.

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