Claudette Dean - Bahamian Artist

Claudette Dean’s work is a part of The National Art Collection of the Bahamas.

Awards:

  • Commonwealth of the Bahamas Award for outstanding achievements in the realm of Fine Arts, presented by The Bureau of Women’s Affairs, Freeport, Bahamas.
  • Miami Children’s Hospital, award for excellence in working with children’s issues through art.

Publications

  • 2016 - Featured Artist in the Woman Speak Journal 2016.
  • 2014 - Cover Artist and Featured Artist in the Woman Speak Journal 2014.
  • 2013 - Love and Responsibility - featuring the Dawn Davies Art Collection.
  • 2013 - Featured Artist in Kindred Spirit Magazine, January 2013 Issue.
  • 2013 - Cover of Timeless Spirit Magazine, March 2013 Issue.
  • 2012 - Featured Artist and Featured Writer in The Woman Speak Journal 2012. To read Claudette's personal essay featured in this volume press "The Circles of Life" by Claudette Dean.
  • 2012 - Cover of Timeless Spirit Magazine, January 2012, theme, Path Volume 9 Issue 2.
  • 2010 - Inner Sanctum - A Collection of Paintings and Poems by Claudette Dean (available at www.blurb.com)
  • 2010 - Featured Artist in The Woman Speak Journal 2010, an anthology of contemporary women writers and artists of the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Artwork by Claudette Dean was selected for the Front Cover of the publication.
  • 2001 - Featured artist in Air Waves Magazine. Artwork by Claudette Dean was selected for the front Cover of the Magazine.
  • 1999 - Featured artist in Woman Speak Volume 4, an anthology of contemporary women writers and artists of the Bahamas and The Caribbean.

One Woman Exhibitions:

  • 2014 - "Beautiful Burden", Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House, Nassau.
  • 2011 - Guest Artist, Beverly Hills Film Festival, Beverly Hills, California.
  • 2010 - “Inner Sanctum” Popopstudios, Nassau, Bahamas. Catalogue. A part of the Carifringe Schedule of Events.
  • 2008 - “Lumiere” Freeport Art Center Gallery, Freeport, Bahamas. Catalogue.
  • 2006 - “Across A sea of Dreams” Timber Village Museum Art Gallery, Blind River, Ontario, Canada.

International Exhibitions

  • 2016 - Art is Everywhere, 4 Times Square, New York, New York, USA.
  • 2016 - Compassion, Creativity, and Courage, Porter Mill Gallery, Beverly, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 2016 - Postcards From The Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Gallery, New York, New York.
  • 2012 - An Exhibition of Bahamian Art, Adam Clayton Powell Art Gallery, Harlem, New York.
  • 2011 - Guest artist, Beverly Hills Film Festival, Beverly Hills, California.
  • 2011 - The Bahamas in Atlanta, Tyler Perry Studios, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2006 - “Across A Sea of Dreams” Ontario, Canada.
  • 2003 - “Caribbean Art Festival” Manhattan, New York, The Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard.
  • 2000 - “An Evening of Bahamian Art and Culture” Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida, USA.

Juried Exhibitions:

  • The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas began holding juried exhibitions in 2003 when it held its Inaugural Exhibition. Claudette Dean’s Work has been selected for NE1, 2003; NE2, 2004; NE3, 2006; NE4, 2008 and NE5, 2010; all juried exhibitions.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 - NE8, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau.  (Catalogue)
  • 2016 - T.S. 2016 SWELL – Community + Collaboration, Towne Hotel, Nassau.
  • 2015 - "Finding Joy", The Grand Gallery, Freeport, Bahamas.
  • 2015 - "Nocturnes" The Grand Gallery, Freeport, Bahamas.
  • 2015 - "Transforming Spaces 2015", Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 2014 - "Instinct" Central Bank Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 2014 - "Perspectives the Real and the Imagined" with Max Taylor, The Grand Gallery, Freeport, Bahamas.
  • 2013 - "Perseverance", D'Aiguilar Art Foundation, Nassau.
  • 2013 - "Independent Artists Exhibition", The Grand Gallery, Freeport.
  • 2013 - "Colors Of Pride" commemorating 40 years of Independence, Glory Banks Gallery, Freeport.
  • 2013 - "Ripple" Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House, Nassau.
  • 2013 - "Single Sex" National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau.
  • 2012 - NE6 "Kingdom Come", The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. Catalogue.
  • 2012 - FIBRE, Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House, Nassau (Catalogue).
  • 2012 - Bahamian Icons Past Present and Future, D'Aguilar Art Foundation, Nassau.
  • 2011 - Rebirth, The Grand Gallery, Freeport, Bahamas.
  • 2011 - The F Factor Female Artists of the Bahamas, The D'Aguilar Art Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 2011 - The Bahamas in Atlanta, Tyler Perry Studios, Atlanta, Georgia. 
  • 2011 - WASTE, Doongalik Art Gallery, Village Road, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 2010 - Blessed Mamas, D'Aguilar Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 2010 – NE5, “The Carbon Footprint”, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas. (Digital Catalogue)
  • 2009 – Governor General Youth Award Exhibition, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 2008 – NE4, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas. Catalogue.
  • 2008 – "Sugar" Popop Studios, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 2007 – "Freedom Call" Glory Banks Gallery, Freeport, Bahamas. Catalogue.
  • 2007 – "Bahamian Art Pre-Columbian to the Present" National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 2007 – "Grand" Post House Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 2006 – NE3, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas. Catalogue.
  • 2005 – "Timeline" Bahamian Tings Gallery, Freeport, Bahamas, Central Bank Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas. Catalogue.
  • 2005 – "Art International", Guaranty Trust Bank, Lyford Cay, Bahamas. Catalogue.
  • 2004 – NE2, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas. Catalogue.
  • 2003 – NE1, Inaugural Exhibition, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. Catalogue.
  • 2003 – "Caribbean Art Festival", New York, N.Y., The Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard.
  • 2003 – "Lyford Cay Spring Collection", House Beautiful, Lyford Cay, Bahamas.
  • 2002 – "We Dream A World", Central Bank Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 2001 – "Four Corners", Sir Charles Hayward Yatch Club, Freeport, Bahamas.
  • 2000 – "An Evening of Bahamian Art and Culture", Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida, USA. Catalogue.
  • 1999 – "Between Friends", Bahama Princess Hotel, Freeport, Bahamas, Central Bank Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 1999 – "Expressions" SIR Charles Hayward Yatch Club, Freeport, Bahamas.
  • 1997 – "National Women’s Week Art Exhibition", College of the Bahamas Art Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • 1996 – "Hear Me Roar", Central Bank Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas. Catalogue.
  • 1995 – “Moods of Freeport”, Regency Theatre, Freeport, Bahamas.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, French Literature, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
  • Summer Studies, University of Nice, Nice, France.
  • Summer Workshop, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Mass. U.S.A.

Claudette Dean