Anina Major is a visual artist from the Bahamas whose work investigates the relationship between self and place. Anthropological research and oral histories play fundamental roles in her practice as she engages with ceramic material to map migrations of tradition and identity.
Major is a visual artist from the Bahamas whose work investigates the relationships between self and place as a way of cultivating moments of reflection and a sense of belonging. Anthropological research and oral histories play fundamental roles in her practice as she engages in methods that challenge post-colonial ideology. Major studied at the College of The Bahamas before earning her BS in Graphic Design from Drexel University and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artists Award for sculpture, MassMoCA Studio Artist Program and Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in the Bahamas, across the United States, and in Europe. Major was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for Spring 2020 and returns for the 2021-2022 academic year.