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Bio

Jodi Minnis, born 1995, graduated from the College of The Bahamas with an Associates of Art: Fine Arts in 2015. Currently, Minnis is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts at the University of Tampa. Having exhibited in the United States, Australia and the Caribbean, Minnis produces inter-disciplinary art work focused on Bahamian women and identity juxtaposed to Bahamian culture. Moreover, having worked a the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery, Minnis developed a curatorial practice. Her practice produced exhibitions within those spaces - most notably the From Columbus to Junkanoo exhibition co-curated with Averia Wright which opened in Santiago, Cuba in 2015 and was exhibited again in 2016 at the NAGB. She was awarded the Popop Junior Residency Prize in 2014, and participated in the Caribbean Linked III residency programme in 2015. Minnis was also nominated for a National Youth Award (2015) and a Bahamian Icon Award (2016).



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education

2017 - Present The University of Tampa: Bachelors of Fine Arts – Painting and Drawing

2012 - 2015 The College of The Bahamas (nee The University of The Bahamas): Associates of Fine Arts

Grants/Awards

2018 G Paul Dorfmuller Endowment Scholarship
2017 The Ministry of Education National Tuition Assistance

The Charitable Arts Foundation

The University of Tampa Annual Juried Student Exhibition Best 2D Artwork

2016 The Charitable Arts Foundation
2013 Denis Knight Scholarship Award

Nominations

2016 Bahamian Icon Awards - Fine Art

2014 National Youth Awards - Fine Art

Residencies

2018 Power Plant Gallery - #PPGArtists Summer 2018

2017 The Current @ Bahamar, Nassau, The Bahamas

2015 Caribbean Linked III, Oranjestad, Aruba
2014 Popop Junior Residency Program

selected Curated Exhibitions

2017 IslandLife: solo exhibition by Edrin Symonette, The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery, Nassau, The Bahamas

2016 From Columbus to Junkanoo (co-curated), The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas

          The Bahamas International Film Festival Movie Posters, Rawson Square, Nassau, The Bahamas

             Community + Collaboration, The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery, Nassau, The Bahamas

2015 From Columbus to Junkanoo (co-curated), Centre de Arte, Fiesta del Fuego, Santiago, Cuba

          The Chan Pratt Foundation Inaugural Exhibition (co-curated), Sapodilla Restaurant and Bar, Nassau, The Bahamas

selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Transoceanic Visual Exchange, Fresh Milk, Barbados

          The University of Tampa Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Scarfone and Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL

          Diasporagasm, South Bay Contemporary – SoLa Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          The University of Tampa Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Scarfone and Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL

2016 The 8th National Exhibition, The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas

          The 33rd Annual Art Competitions and Exhibitions Open Category, The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery, Nassau, The Bahamas

           #ArtisLife, The Chan Pratt Foundation, John Waitlings Distillery, Nassau, The Bahamas

              Community + Collaboration, The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery, Nassau, The Bahamas

2015 The Chan Pratt Foundation Inaugural Exhibition , Sapodilla Restaurant and Bar, Nassau, The Bahamas

              Caribbean Linked III Group Exhibition, Atelier 89, Oranjestad, Aruba

          Transforming Spaces, Antonius Roberts’ Studio and Gallery Hillside House, Nassau, The Bahamas

2014 Antillean: An Ecology, The 7th National Exhibition, The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas

          Consumers, Corals and Climate Change, The Pro Gallery, The University of The Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas

          Colour of Harmony, The Harry C Moore Library, The University of The Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas

Workshops

2018 Monica Cook Painting Workshop, The University of Tampa

2017 Steven Assael Drawing Workshop, The University of Tampa

          Tim Hawkinson, The University of Tampa

          MAVS Portfolio Building Workshop, Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery, Nassau, The Bahamas

          MAVS Artist Development Workshop: Beyond the Dream. The Performing Arts Center, The University of The Bahamas, Nassau, The

          Bahamas