Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Invited Artists: Els Meyns

Els Meyns – Horn of Plenty (n.d.)

The illustrated mixed media sculpture by Els Meyns is on view at the National Gallery of Jamaica until May 28 as part of the Jamaica Biennial 2017.

Els Meijns born in 1945, in Wormerveer, The Netherlands. She attended the Gooise Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Laren and the Brooklyn Museum Art School in New York. She also studied art restoration at the Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museología (CENCRM) in Havana, Cuba. Meijns lectured part-time at the Jamaica School of Art and later became a full-time lecturer at the institution. She has actively exhibited in Jamaica, Netherlands and the USA and has executed many sculpture commissions locally. Her abstract and representational sculptures in various media can be found in public and private collections worldwide. She currently lives and works in St Mary, Jamaica.

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