Ms. Akima Mc Pherson

  • Lecturer I


  • akima.mcpherson@uog.edu.gy
  • Activism in Contemporary Art , Activist Art from the Caribbean and Latin American Regions , Contemporary Socio-critical Art

About The Lecturer I

EDUCATION

2011 - MA Art and Space, Kingston University, UK.- Commonwealth Scholar

MA Thesis: Can art be transformationally socio-politically engaged and remain art?

2001 - BA Fine Art, University of Guyana, Guyana.

1999 - Diploma in Painting, E.R. Burrowes School of Art, Guyana.

 

SELECT PUBLISHED WRITINGS (September 2007-January 2018)

-“Conversations on Art” Sunday Stabroek, April 2015 – March 2017 (A monthly dialogue between Stanley Greaves and I based on select works from the National Collection.)

Co-recipient of the 2015 Godfrey Chin Prize for Heritage Journalism, 3rd Prize

-“Art in Guyana in 2015,” for Rites and Rhythms Carifesta XII, Haiti. August 20-30, 2015

-Saving Seeds, An Exhibition of Works by Philbert Gajadhar and Winslow Craig” for Saving Seeds, National Gallery, Castellani House. July 11-August 2, 2014.

-“Ways of seeing, the work of Hussein, Karim and Coelho” Guyana Exhibition, Inter-Guiana Cultural Festival III, French Guiana. July 2013.

-“Book review: Art in the Caribbean, An Introduction” Arts Journal Volume 7 Number 1& 2, September 2011

-“Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists” Stabroek News: October 3, 2010; October 10, 2010; October 17, 2010 (an article contextualising the formation of the Guyana Women Artists’ Association within a Global Dialogue)

-“Modern Art in Brasil – An Introduction” Brasil Country Exhibition, Carifesta X, Guyana. Exhibition Curator. August 2008. Exhibition Curator.

-“The Guyana Women Artists’ Association - A Signal Exhibition” Carifesta X, Guyana. Exhibition Curator. August 2008. Exhibition Curator.

-“EMANCIPATION - The Art of Philip Moore,” Museum of African Heritage, Guyana. Exhibition Curator. August 2008. Exhibition Curator.

-“Guyana Women Artists’ Association - Retrospective Exhibition 1987 – 2007” Stabroek News: November 18, 2007.

-PENHA SILVA, for Penha Silva, Centre for Brasilian Studies, Guyana. November 2007.

 

PUBLIC LECTURES (September 2007-January 2018)

-“Critical Approaches to visual art with reference to works in the National Collection,” Moray House Trust, Guyana. January 23, 2018.

- Artist Talk: “Akima McPherson A Journey in the Visual, Exploring gender and hostility toward the gendered Female – Orienting my practice,” National Gallery of Art, Castellani House, Guyana. December 14, 2017.

-“Notions of Femininity and the Gendered Female Artist Focusing on French pre- and post-revolution Artists” Duke Lodge, Guyana. April, 2012.

-The intersection between transformative, socio-political engagement and art? Research Day. University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus. February, 2012.

-“Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? – Contextualising the Formation of the Guyana Women Artists' Association,” E.R Burrowes School of Art. Guyana. May, 2010.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS PARTICIPATED IN WITH ARTWORK

(September 2007-January 2018)

-Walk with me –A Show, Solo. National Gallery of Art, Castellani House, Guyana. January 8-13, 2018. Held over to January 23, 2018

-Guyana Women Artists’ Association 29th Annual Exhibition, Main Featured Artist. National Gallery of Art, Castellani House, Guyana. November 16–December 23, 2017. ‘Walk with me – A Show’ (Multimedia room installation)

- Guyana Visual Art Competition and Exhibition 2014, National Gallery of Art, Castellani House, Recipient of Judges’ Special Award for 'Walk with me III'

- Guyana Visual Arts Exhibition Carifesta XI, KKF Paramaribo, Suriname. August 16-25, 2013 - Featured Emerging Artist for Guyana Exhibition

- Guyana Visual Art Competition and Exhibition 2012, National Gallery of Art, Castellani House and National Museum, Guyana. Recipient of Judges’ Special Award for ‘Walk with me’

- Inter-Guiana Cultural Festival II, Lilliendaal Convention Center, Guyana. -A Signal Artist

August, 2012.

-Exhibition of International Digital Printmaking, Republic of Korea. October, 2011.

-Circus and Bread, Kingston University, London. September, 2011

-Thank You & Goodbye, Kingston University, London. September, 2011 MA Show

-Salon, Kingston University, London. 2011 MA Show

-Guyana Women Artists’ Association Annual Exhibitions, Guyana. 2001- 2010, 2012, 2014

-Image and Identity, Guyanese Art Now, National Gallery of Art, Guyana. May-July 2009

-Guyana Women Artists’ Association “Celebrating Women’s Art on International Women’s Day,” Centre for Brasilian Studies, Guyana. 2007, 2008. (3/08: Open themed, Juried)

Curriculum Vitae/Resume

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Faculty of Education & Humanities

  • University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus
    Greater Georgetown
    Guyana
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