Anina Major Bahamian, b. 1981

Anina Major is a visual artist from The Bahamas, whose work investigates the relationships between self and place. Her work draws from anthropological research, oral histories and personal observations. Major is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artists Award for sculpture, the Watershed Summer Residency Zenobia Award, Mass MoCA Studio Artist Program, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship and the Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues in The Bahamas, the United States, and Europe including Gallery 51 (North Adams, MA), Fuller Craft Museum, (Brockton, MA), National Gallery of The Bahamas (Nassau, Bahamas) and HALLE 14 (Leipzig, Germany). Major studied at the College of The Bahamas before earning her BS in Graphic Design from Drexel University and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.