The Jamaica Biennial 2017 has now closed but we continue to post features on the participating artists.
Phillip Supersad was born in 1957, in Manchester, Jamaica. Supersad was educated at the Jamaica School of Art (now the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts), where he has taught for some 30 years. His ceramic work is well represented in local public and private collections and he has exhibited widely both locally and internationally. His work ranges from functional ceramics to representational sculptural pieces that depict female strength and male-female relationships. Stylistically and thematically, his work draws from his ancestral cultures in Africa and India. In 2007 he was awarded the Silver Musgrave Medal. He is also an accomplished drummer and the lead in the drum band Akwaba. Supersad lives in Kingston, Jamaica.