Anina Major’s exhibition on the Sun Porch comprises sculptural ceramic works and domestic plants representing origins across the African diaspora. Inspired by Alice Walker’s book In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens, the works unearth the narratives of Black communities and their contributions to the land, focusing on the garden as a charged site of negotiation and symbol of resiliency, courage and care. Ceramic sculptures resemble woven containers honoring and referencing the weaving practiced by Bahamian women, in particular the artist’s grandmother. Through this work, Major explores the preservation of culture and stories of migration while examining the complexities of their cultural heritage.
Anina Major is a visual artist originally from the Bahamas. Her work has been exhibited in The Bahamas, across the United States, and in Europe, and it is featured in public collections, including the National Gallery of The Bahamas and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including the Elizabeth Foundation for the Art Studio Program and the Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship.
Learn more about the artist at aninamajor.com