Biography

CV

BORN

1981, Nassau, Bahamas

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

Old Week Home, Tern Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

I LAND, THEREFORE I AM, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT, USA

 

2022

Inheritance, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Garden Hills: Reflections in Memory Yard, Wavehill Public Garden & Culture Center, Bronx, NY

 

2020

No Vacancy in Paradise, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, USA

Among Other Things…, Landmark College, Putney, VT, USA

 

2019

Rhythm of Hybrid Interactions, Gallery 51, MCLA, North Adams, MA, USA

Sand Swallows Beneath My Feet, Foster Art Gallery, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, USA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

Dallas Art Fair, Gaa Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA

 

2023

Tender Loving Care, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA, USA
Inventing the Rest: New Adventures in Clay, Maximilian William Gallery, London, UK
Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
On the Grounds 2023, River Valley Arts Collective, Al Held Foundation, NY, USA
Sparkling Islands, Another Postcard of the Caribbean, High Line Nine Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Transatlantic Connections: Caribbean Narratives in Contemporary Art, curated by caryl* ivrisse crochemar & [creative renegades society], 1-54 presented at Christie’s, London, UK

 

2022

Inheritance, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Garden Hills: Reflections in Memory Yard, Wavehill Public Garden & Culture Center, Bronx, NY, USA

 

2020

Among Other Things…, Landmark College, Putney, VT, USA

No Vacancy in Paradise, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2019

Rhythm of Hybrid Interactions, Gallery 51, MCLA, North Adams, MA, USA

Sand Swallows Beneath My Feet, Foster Art Gallery of Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, USA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

Uncontained: Reimagining Basketry, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, USA (Upcoming)

Stop & Stare, UTA Artist Space, Atlanta, GA, USA

 

2023

Tender Loving Care, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Inventing the Rest: New Adventures in Clay, Maximillian Williams, London, UK, USA 

Group Exhibition ArtsWestchester, Rochester, NY, USA

Sparkling Islands, Another Postcard of the Caribbean, High Line Nine Galleries, New York, NY, USA

Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, USA

Ceramics in the Expanded Field, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA

 

2022

Celebration, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

Making History: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, USA

Fragile Earth, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, USA

The New England Triennial 2022, deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA, USA

Lichtung, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

The Universe Within, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

 

2021

Ceramic in the Expanded Field, MassMOCA, North Adams, MA, USA

The Socrates Annual 2021, Long Island City, NY, USA

Coil Pot Show, Greenwich Pottery, New York, NY, USA

Everywhere and Here, Artspace New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA

Above & Below, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Collide & Scope, Knowhere Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, USA

Chorus of Marks & Artifacts, LaiSun Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

Possibility Made Real: Drawing & Clay, Gallery 12.26, Dallas, TX, USA

Floating Rib, National Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Asterisks in the Grand Narrative of History, The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville, VA, USA

 

2020

Inherited Values, Tern Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

Forms Fired, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Currency, BAIT15, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nature/Nurture, Ferrin Contemporaries, North Adams, MA, USA

The 2020 FAWC Visual Arts Fellows, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, USA

(im)materiality, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2019

Refuge, National Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Love in the Time of Hysteria, PRIZM Art Fair, Miami, FL, USA

Creative Artifacts, Providence Children Museum, Providence, RI, USA

Striking Gold, Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA, USA

VERIFIED, Loud Cow Art Space, Rochester, NY, USA

 

2018

NE9: The Fruit and The Seed, National Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

The Dark Horse, PRIZM Art Fair, Miami, FL, USA

Highlights, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI, USA

The Ecology of Relationships, Firehouse Gallery, Rochester, NY, USA

Suffer to Remain, curated by Holly Bynoe National Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

 

2017

Wonder: RISD Nature Lab 80th Anniversary Exhibition, Providence, RI, USA

New Contemporaries: RISD Class of 2017 Select Works, Providence, RI, USA

Overseas: Cuba and the Bahamas, HALLE 14, Leipzig, Germany

Our America, Gelman Gallery at the RISD Museum, Providence, RI, USA

FLUX: RISD Ceramics Triennial, Providence, RI, USA

2016

National Exhibition 8, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Fort Adams: Drawing Parallels, Listening for Echoes, Newport, RI, USA

Drive-by Projects, Saturday Evening Girls, Boston, MA, USA

Extra Credit: Meditation Room Installation, Providence, RI, USA

 

2015

Vitrify: RISD Graduate Ceramics Biennial, Providence, RI, USA

 

2014

NE7 Antillean: an Ecology, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

 

EDUCATION

2017 MFA, Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

2003 BS, Graphic Design, BS; Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

D’Aguilar Arts Foundation

Fuller Craft Museum

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

2023

Joan Mitchell Fellow, New York, NY, USA

EKCW European Ceramic Workcentre Residency, Oisterwijk, Netherlands

 

2021

Women Studio Workshop, Studio Residency Grant, Rosendale, NY, USA

 

2020

Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts Studio Membership Program, New York, NY, USA

 

2019

Provincetown Fine Work Arts Center, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2018

36 Chase & Barns Artists and Art Historians Residency, North Adams, MA, USA

 

2017

Flower City Arts Center Artist-in-Residence, Rochester, NY, USA

Studios at Mass MoCA, Artist in Residence, North Adams, MA, USA

St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artists Award, Boston, MA, USA

Watershed Summer Residency Zenobia Award, Newcastle, ME, USA

Anderson Ranch Presidential Summer Workshop Scholarship, Snowmass Village, CO, USA

 

2010

Sculpture and Craft Category of Art of the State: Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, USA

 

2007

Annual International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Logo, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2023

“3 Artists on the Role of the Caribbean in Environmental Art” Ayanna Dozier, Artsy, April, 2023

 

2022

“A Fair Where the Art Shines (Grandstanding Not Required),” Martha Schwendener, The New York Times

“5 Fascinating Artists From the Artnet Gallery Network Having a Moment This Fall,” Artnet News

“Anina Major: Inheritance at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, LA,” Lauren Guilford, Ceramics Now

“Pick of the Week: Anina Major,” Artillery Magazine

“DA2 2022: Recent Decorative Arts and Design Acquisitions,” Wendy Kaplan, Rosie Mills, Staci Steinberger, Bobbye Tigerman, LACMA Unframed

“Thinking Through Place: A Conversation with Anina Major,” Folasade Ologundudu, Sculpture

“Caribbean Artists Eroding Sandcastles at Wave Hill,” Carlos Ortiz Burgos,The Latinx Project

Ceramics in the Expanded Field,” Maureen Sullivan, “Sculpture"

“Saint Heron, Solange’s Creative Agency, Kicks Off Inaugural Ceramics Residency,” Ryan Waddoups, SURFACE

"Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime”, Marina Reyes Franco

 

2021

“At Mass MoCA, ceramic art proves its power” The Boston Globe

“Artist Find Sanctuary at Socrates Sculpture Park” Hyperallergic

“Above & Below at Shoshana Wayne” Art and Cake LA

“At LaiSun Keane, Two Artists Investigate Identity And Belonging” WBUR News

 

2020

“Anina Major Finds ‘No Vacancy in Paradise’” The Provincetown Independent

 

2019

‘Love in the Time of Hysteria’ Document Journal

 

2018

“A Body of My Own” The Nassau Guardian

“Troubling Narratives” The Nassau Guardian

“My mouth is a heartbreak” The Nassau Guardian

“Locked in our bodies, a resurrection of voices” 

 

2017

Emergency Index – an annual document of performance practice, Vol. 6

“Heavy Crown To Bear” The Nassau Guardian

 

2016

Speaking Through Art, Rhode Island School of Design Student Stories

Folding Time in Space by Sofia Ortiz for Volume-1.org

Smith & Benjamin’s Bahamas Arts + Culture eMagazine, Issue 290

 

2014

NE7 asks the experts: “Antillean: an Ecology”, The Bahamas Weekly

 

2013

“My Flamboyant Teacups and Bowls, Ceramic Exhibition” (ACE 2013), The Bahamas Weekly

 

2012

The Bahamian American Cultural Society, Inc. (BACS), The Bahamas Weekly

 

2012

ArtOvation with TaDa Interview, The Bahamas Weekly

 

2011

Bahama Mama’ inaugural art exhibition at Public Treasury, The Bahamas Weekly

 

2010

Clay Times; January/February 2010 The Gallery

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017 Mutual Encounters, Gelman Gallery of RISD, Providence, RI, USA