Annalee Davis


ANNALEE DAVIS

Walkers Dairy, St. George, Barbados BB19193
Tel (246) 435-1952 / Mobile (246) 230-8897

E-mail: annalee@annaleedavis.com

 
BIOGRAPHY

Annalee Davis is a Visual Artist living and working in Barbados. She received a B.F.A at the Maryland Institute, College of Art and an M.F.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She has been making and showing her work regionally and internationally since the early nineties.

Her commitment as an artist is demonstrated through a body of work, including installation, video, sound work, printmaking, drawing & painting. Her explorations of home, longing and belonging question parameters that define who belong (and who doesn’t) in contemporary Caribbean society, exposing tensions within the larger context of a post-colonial history while observing the nature of post-independent, Caribbean nation-states. The impact of tourism on small island nation states and the shifting landscapes of the archipelago have also been areas of concern.

Her current body of work mines family archives from the early nineteenth century and unpacks the plantation, literally, from the ground up. Her studio, situated on a working dairy farm and located on a former plantation, is her present site of investigation.

Since 2011, Annalee has been the founding director of the artist-led initiative and social practice project - The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. An experiment, a cultural lab and an act of resistance, Fresh Milk supports excellence among emerging contemporary creatives locally, throughout the Caribbean, its diaspora and internationally. Located on a working dairy farm and a former sugar cane plantation, Fresh Milk is a nurturing entity; transforming a once exclusive space to become a freely accessible platform with programming supportive of new modes of thinking and interfacing.

Annalee is a part-time tutor in the BFA programme at the Barbados Community College.

To view the Fresh Milk website visit www.freshmilkbarbados.com