In Grenada you can find Susan's work at Art and Soul at Spiceland Mall, Grand Anse.  Phone 473-439-3450

 

In Barbados you can find her work at Gallery of Caribbean Art, Speightstown,

and at  A Gallery at Royal Westmoreland in St James.

In Miami, Diaspora Vibe Gallery in the Design District www.diasporavibe.net

 

Past Exhibition at www.artingrenada.com

 

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, and most recently, Australia. The paintings are much sought after,and are collected internationally.

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Born in the USA in 1958. Dual Citizen, USA/Grenada

EDUCATION

Berean Christian Academy, Secondary, Grenada

Cedarville College, OHIO, USA BA., Biology, 1979

Freedom University FLORIDA, USA M.Ed., 1985, D.Ed., 1987

ART

Self -Taught artist. Strong colours and contrasts characterize the paintings.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1987

Roseau, Dominica ,Dominica Artists Guild Group Exhibit 1987 Aquarella Gallery, T'dad

1991

Solo show, Roseau Dominica

1993-2013

St. George's, Grenada, Annual Art Council Show

1996

Solo show, Art Grenada, Fine Art Gallery St George's, Grenada

1996

Queen's Park Gallery, National Cultural Foundation Barbados, Group show Grenadian Artists

1996

Museo de Arte, 3rd Bienal, Dominican Republic

1997

Organization of American States Gallery, Washington D.C Group show Grenadian artists

1997

Exhibit with Oliver Benoit at Art Grenada, Fine Arts Gallery, Grenada

1999

Organization of American States Gallery, Washington D.C., Group Grenadian

2000

Solo Exhibit at NCB House, St. George's, Grenada online at www.spiceisle.com/mains/art

2000

Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami Fl USA "Sierra Leone Series" and Residency

2000

Aalan City Gallery, Germany Group Show from Grenada Arts Council

2001

Group of 4-Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami FL USA--"Immigration and Boundaries"

2001

Group Show, DVG, Miami Herald--"Black History Month"

2001

Miami-Dade Com. College, Miami FL USA "Sierra Leone Series"

2001

DVG "Africanado" Exhibit at Port of Miami, FL USA

2001

LaCrit Law Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA "Sierra Leone Series"

2001

Spice Jazz Festival, Grenada, "Art of Jazz" Susan/Asher Mains

2001

IV Bienal Del Arte Caribe, Museo de Art Moderno, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

2002

University of the West Indies Country Conference, Grenada, "Beyond Walls"

2002

Washington DC, OAS Gallery-28th Anniversary of Grenada's Independence

2002

"Rude Awakening" Manhatten, New York; Group Show Diaspora Vibe Gallery

2002

Grenada Spice Jazz Festival "The Art of Jazz" Group Show Caribbean Art Exchange

2002

Art Basel Miami, Group Show "Inter/Sections" Diaspora Vibe Gallery

2003

Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados, Two Person show with Oliver Benoit "Parallel Disparity"

2003

Diasporavibe Group Exhibit "Parallel Horizons" , Institute of Culture, Aruba

2003

V Caribbean Bienal, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2003

Art Basel Miami, Group Show "Strata" Diaspora Vibe Gallery

2004

"Exit Inside Out" University of the West Indies, Grenada-Group

2004

Grenada Arts Council Annual Exhibit

2004

"Habitat" Solo Exhibit Barbados

2004

"Visages" Solo Exhibit, Alliance Francais, Grenada

2004

"Off The Main" Group Exhibit with Diasporavibe Gallery, New York

2005

"Art After Ivan" With Oliver Benoit at Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados

2005

Galerie Nader, Coral Gables, FL USA, Group from Grenada

2005

Art Creators, Trinidiad, Group from Grenada

2006

"Ties that Bind" Group of 4 from Grenada at Brooklyn Public Library, USA

2006

CLICO Gallery "Women Arts of the Caribbean", Trinidad, CLICO Calendar 2006

2006

Museo Arte Morderno, Dominican Republic, 1st ACP Countries Festival

2007

Caribbean Studies Conference, Victoria University, Melbourn Australia, "Jouvert"

 

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

2010

 

"Between" Benoit, Froehlich, Mains and Mains, Group at the Rex Grenadian in Grenada2007 Caribbean Studies Conference, Victoria University, Melbourne Australia, “Jouvert”

 “Between” Benoit, Froelich, Mains and Mains, Group at the Rex Grenadian in Grenada

 Salon de Dibujo, Fundacion de Arte Arwak, Inc., Museo de Arte  Moderno,  Santo Domingo DR

 Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados, Two person show with Asher Mains Caribbean Collage

 Best of Grenada, Group Exhibit Caribbean Art Project 

 Caribbean Studies conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

 Artist Residency,  Babayan House of Culture, Cappadocia, Turkey

 2nd International Caribbean Art Fair, Chelsea New York USA

Runaway Reaction Diasporavibe Gallery Miami USA

 4th International Conference on Society & Arts, Venice, Italy

 3rd International Caribbean Art Fair Washington DC USA « Art in Grenada »

2010 Solo Exhibit Gallery of Caribbean Art Barbados

2010 Expo 2010 Shanghai, China, Grenada Pavillion

2010 Rhythms of Summer, Grenadian by Rex, Jazz and Art

2010 1 Trineal Internacional Caribe, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domminigo, Dominican Republic

2012  Solo Exhibit, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados

2012 Rhythms of Summer, Spice Basket, Grenada

2014 Grafted Narratives, Exhibit with Asher Mains at Gallery of Caribbean Art,

         Speightstown Barbados

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Barclays Bank Plc, Dominica

National Commercial Bank, Grenada

Cable & Wireless, Grenada

Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada

Coyaba Beach Resort, Grenada

Flamboyant Hotel, Grenada

Young Sounds FM Radio, Grenada

Colombian Emeralds, Int'l, Grenada

Government of China on Taiwan

Texaco West Indies Ltd.

Bel Air Plantation Resort, Grenada

Blue Horizons Cottages, Grenada

Coral Sands Hotel, Barbados

AT & T Wireless Grenada

The Beach House Restaurant Grenada

CLICO Trinidad Headquarters

Grenada Representation at CARICOM Headquarters in Guyana

De Savary Investments in Grenada, Mt. Cinnamon

Paradise Beach Resort, Grenada

Grenada Co-operative Bank

Grenada Electricity Services, Ltd.

Beacon Insurance

Coyaba Beach Resort, Grenada

Bank of Nova Scotia, Grenada

 

Various Personal Collections in the Caribbean, North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Spicy, Discover Grenada, Catalogue of 3rd Bienal of Museo de Arte, Santo Domingo,

Greetings Magazine , Review Miami New Times, Mar 1, 2001

"Visual Art As a Sustainable Resource", Paper Presented at University of the West Indies Country Conference, Jan 2002

Cariforum Magazine, "Contemporary Art in Grenada" Article, Mar 2002

Opened Art and Soul Gallery, Spiceland Mall, Grenada Oct 2002

The Discover Magazine, "Drawing on the Spirit of the Kalinago" Article Nov 2003

Carib Beat Magazine, 2005 " Art after Ivan"

"Small Island Art-Potential Untapped", Paper presented at University of Vienna, Austria, Caribbean Conference, December 2005

"Vienna Actionist, Caribbean Jouvert" Paper presented at Victoria University, Melbourne Australia, February 2007

Grenada at a Glance—“The Art of Travel” Jan 2014

 

Organizing committee group shows from Grenada to Barbados, Dominican Republic, Washington D.C., USA

President of Grenada Arts Council 1997-1999

Founder and Director of Caribbean Art Exchange, 2000-

Curated Grenada Exhibit for V Bienal of Caribbean Art Santo Domingo

2003

Instructor of Studio Art at St. George’s University, Grenada, 2007-present

Curator for Republic Bank Collection, St. George’s, Grenada 2008

Expanded Art and Soul Gallery in Grenada 2012 artandsoulgrenada.com

Curated Cuba-Grenada Exhibition at the Grenada National Museum 2013

Organised Grenada delegation to visit the Venice Biennale in Italy 2013