CV – Asher Mains
(b, 1984 – )
E d u c a t i o n
2014 – 2016 MFA, Creative Practice, Transart Institute, Plymouth University, UK
2011 – 2012, International Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas.
2008 – 2010 Studio Art, Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas
2006 B.A. Interdisciplinary (Communications Arts & Sciences, Religion, Sociology), Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
2005 University of Ghana, Music and Cultural Studies, Accra, Ghana
P r o f e s s i o n a l
Lecturer 2016 – Current: St. George’s University, School of Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, True Blue, Grenada.
Director 2015 – Current: Art School Greenz: An alternative art school in Grenada designed to mind the gap between secondary school and a contemporary art practice.
Gallery Director – Susan Mains Gallery, Grand Anse, Grenada.
Member – Grenada Arts Council
S o l o / D u o E x h i b i t i o n s
2017 “Sea Lungs and Glitter”, Dual Show with Amy Cannestra, Waving Art Gallery, Maurice Bishop International Airport
2017 “Derek Walcott’s, The Sea is History” Memorial tribute, Navy’s Officer Club, Venice, Italy.
2017 “Sea Lungs”, Solo Show, Susan Mains Gallery, Grand Anse, Grenada
2016 “Society: Cocoa”: Cocoa Farmers in Grenada, Susan Mains Gallery, Grand Anse, Grenada.
2016 “Lions, Fish, and Vestiges of Gold”, Dual show with Susan Mains, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Speightstown, Barbados.
2014 “Painted Portraits for Cocoa Farmers”, Solo Show, Crayfish Bay Organic Cocoa Estate, Nonpareil, Grenada
2014 “Re/Vision: Twenty Years of Exhibiting Art in Grenada”, Solo Show, Art and Soul Gallery, Grand Anse, Grenada
2014 “Grafted Narratives”, Dual Show with Susan Mains, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Speightstown, Barbados
2012 “Everything is Peachy in Babylon”, Solo Show, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Speightstown, Barbados
2010 “Transitions” – Solo Show, Holetown, Barbados. A-Gallery at the Mews Restaurant.
2008 “Caribbean Collage”, Susan Mains, Asher Mains. Speightstown, Barbados. Gallery of Caribbean Art.
2006 “Young Men Paint Life!”: Gilbert Nero, Asher Mains, Grenada Arts Council exhibition space, Lagoon Road, Grenada
2001 Jazz Festival Dual Show: Susan Mains, Asher Mains
B i e n n a l e s
2017 (Upcoming) Second Biennial Encounter of Caribbean Contemporary Art – Aruba, “Writing the World. Caribbean Contemporary Art”
2017 57th Biennale di Venezia, Grenada National Pavilion, “The Bridge”, Venice, Italy
2016 (Cancelled) VIII Tashkent Biennale of Contemporary Art, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2015 Trio Bienal, “Reverberations – Crossed Borders of Three Dimensionality” Instituto Europeo do Design – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 56th Biennale di Venezia, Grenada National Pavilion, “Present Nearness”, Venice, Italy
A r t F a i r s
2016 Artigo Rio Art Fair, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 Rhy Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
2016 Feria Arte Medellin, Colombia
G r o u p E x h i b i t i o n s
2017 CARIFESTA XIII, Carifestart, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Speightstown, Barbados
2017 Flags of Peace, Breda, Netherlands.
2017 ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH, Laura Haber Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2017 Collective Exhibit, Lower Level Creative Space, Denver, Colorado.
2016 Grenada Contemporary Exhibit, “The Bridge”, Susan Mains Gallery, Grand Anse, Grenada
2016, WateRED: In Dialogue with artists Omar Shoukri and Lindey Anderson, Berlin, Germany.
2016, International Contemporary Art Exhibition in Dialogue with Reality of Guarani Culture, Santa Rosa, Bolivia.
2015 Grenada Contemporary Exhibit, “State of Flux”, Susan Mains Gallery, Grand Anse, Grenada
2015 “Loose Affairs”, Transart Institute Group Show, SomoS Art Project Space, Berlin, Germany
2015 Grenada Chocolate Festival Exhibit, Art and Soul Gallery, Grand Anse, Grenada
2014 Grenadian Contemporary Exhibit, Art and Soul Gallery, Grand Anse, Grenada
2011 – 2013 Grenada Arts Council “Little Jewels” Exhibit. St. George’s, Grenada.
2012 Grenada Arts Council Carnival Exhibit. St. George’s, Grenada
2011 Grenada Revolution and Art: From the Artists’ Perspective, St. George’s, Grenada
2010 Expo 2010 Shanghai, China, Grenada Pavilion
2010 Grenada Arts Council Annual Exhibit, 300 Years, Town of St. George’s. St. George’s, Grenada.
2007 “Between”, Rex Grenadian, Grenada. Asher Mains, Susan Mains, Rene Froehlich, and Oliver Benoit
2005 “The Artists of Grenada”, Art Curators Gallery, St. Ann’s, Trinidad
2002 “Exhibit of Grenadian Art,” OAS Gallery Washington D.C.: Oliver Benoit, Christine Matuschek, Susan Mains, Asher Mains
2002 Jazz Festival, Grenada
2001 “Beyond Walls” Group Show, University of the West Indies Country Conference, Grenada
1995 Grenada Arts Council Annual Exhibit, GAC “Artists Expression of Music” Best in Show Prize
1994 Grenada Independence Exhibition, University of the West Indies, Marryshow House, St. George’s, Grenada.
1994 – 2017 Grenada Arts Council Annual Exhibit, St. George’s, Grenada
R e s i d e n c i e s
2016 Transart Summer Residency – Berlin, Germany
2016 Residency – Santa Rosa, Bolivia
2016 Transart Winter Residency – Manhattan, New York, United States
2015 Transart Summer Residency – Berlin, Germany
2015 Transart Winter Residency – Manhattan, New York, United States
2014 Crayfish Bay Organic Cocoa Estate – Nonpariel, Grenada, West Indies
2014 Transart Summer Residency – Berlin, Germany
C u r r e n t G a l l e r i e s
Susan Mains Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.
Susan Mains Gallery, Grand Anse, Grenada, West Indies.
Gallery of Caribbean Art, Speightstown, Barbados, West Indies
C o r p o r a t e C o l l e c t i o n s
True Blue Bay Resort, Grenada
Ministry of Tourism, Grenada
Le Phare Bleu, Grenada
Cathedral Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, Bolivia
Royal Collection, Great Britain