Asher Mains (1984 – ) Grenada, West Indies.
Material and process driven, Mains is aware that some of the objects or content are unfamiliar to people outside of the Caribbean. Whether the sea fans in his Venice Biennale work, Sea Lungs, or the faces in his Painted Portraits for Cocoa Farmers project, Mains is fiercely local while having a hand in the global art scene #glocal. Mains believes that the objects and material we use in our artwork help communicate who we are as people and our work should look as if we come from a specific place and time. Classically trained as a painter, Mains also utilises installations to demonstrate the empathic and mnemonic quality of the objects and materials that surround us.
Mains has a B.A. in Intercultural Studies from Calvin College and has an MFA in Creative Practice from Transart Institute, accredited by Plymouth University, UK.
Asher Mains CV
A self-taught artist, Susan is a Grenadian. She grew up in Grenada, and her family is 4 generations grafted in—since 1950. For more than 30 years Susan Mains has been pursuing the mystery of the Caribbean in her painting, writing, and now mixed media works. Her work has been exhibited in the Caribbean, Canada, USA, Germany, Australia, Italy, Colombia, Brazil, and China The paintings are much sought after,and are collected internationally.
Susan Mains CV
Nico Thomas is a 2017 MFA graduate from ISI Padangpanjang in Indonesia as well as a graduate of TA Marryshow Community College and St. David’s Secondary. As a painter Nico enlists various styles and techniques and has a strong conceptual backing.
Rene Froehlich has over 40 years experience in art; as a student, instructor and working artist. His works have been exhibited in Germany, Switzerland, the U.S., and Grenada. Rene uses many different types of materials in his sculptures, including wood, glass, metal and fiberglass. He is inspired by humans, their social issues, and how they fuse with nature.