Anina Major

Visiting Artist Summer Lecture Series

Open to the public.

About the Artist

Anina Major (she/her) is a visual artist from the Bahamas. Her decision to establish a home contrary to the location in which she was born and raised motivates her to investigate the relationship between self and place as a site of negotiation. By utilizing the vernacular of craft to reclaim experiences and relocate displaced objects, her practice exists at the intersection of nostalgia, and identity. She holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including the 2023 Joan Mitchell Fellowship, the Lighton International Artists Exchange Program (LIAEP) Award, and the EKWC, Centre-of-excellence for ceramics international artist-in-residency. Her work has been exhibited in The Bahamas, across the United States, and Europe and featured in permanent collections that include the National Gallery of The Bahamas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Her work has received favorable mentions in Hyperallergic along with a multi-spread feature in Sculpture Magazine. Recent group exhibitions include “Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics” a traveling exhibition at the Des Moines Art Center and the Grand Rapids Art Museum and “The Tender Loving Care: Contemporary Art from the Collection” at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

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About MFA Visiting Artist Summer Summer Lecture Series

The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art program's Summer Lecture Series brings together an international roster of visiting artists, curators, and scholars to participate in the MFA Summer Intensive in Portland Maine. In addition to critiques and studio visits with graduate candidates, Visiting Artists deliver a lecture open to all students, faculty & staff.

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