Here is another short feature on a participating artist from our Jamaica Biennial 2017 archives.
Katrina Coombs was born in 1986, in Kingston, Jamaica. She holds a BFA with honours in Textile and Fibre Art (2008) and a Certificate in Curatorial Studies (2009) from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. In 2013, she obtained an MFA in Creative Practice from the University of Plymouth in the UK, via Transart Institute in New York, USA. Coombs’s work has been featured in many exhibitions since 2008, including the School of Visual Arts Faculty Shows at the CAG[e] Gallery, Edna Manley College from 2009 to 2016 and she was one of the young artists featured in Young Talent 2015 at the National Gallery of Jamaica. She also participated in Dimensions of Womanhood at the 2016 Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) Urban Arts Festival and in Re-Frame Manila, which was part of the 2016 London Biennale Manila Pollination art project in the Philippines. Her tactile and sometimes large-scale textile and fibre works speak about women’s lives and relationships. Coombs is based in Kingston.