From Grenada Asher Mains has been showing steadily since 1995. Classically trained as a painter, Mains also utilises installations to demonstrate the empathic and mnemonic quality of the objects and materials that surround us.
Material and process driven, Mains is aware that some of the objects or content are unfamiliar to people outside of the Caribbean. Whether the sea fans in his Venice Biennale work, Sea Lungs, or the faces in his Painted Portraits for Cocoa Farmers project, Mains is fiercely local while having a hand in the global art scene #glocal. Mains believes that the objects and material we use in our artwork help communicate who we are as people and our work should look as if we come from a specific place and time. Classically trained as a painter, Mains also utilises installations to demonstrate the empathic and mnemonic quality of the objects and materials that surround us.
Mains has a B.A. in Intercultural Studies from Calvin College and has an MFA in Creative Practice from Transart Institute, accredited by Plymouth University, UK.
Interested in Asher's work? Email Susan Mains to schedule and appointment to see the work, or stop by the gallery Monday-Saturday between 10am and 5pm.
2016: MFA, Creative Practice, Transart Institute, Plymouth University, UK
2012: International Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
2010: Studio Art, Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas
2006: B.A. Communications Arts & Sciences, Religion, Sociology, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
2005: University of Ghana, Music and Cultural Studies, Accra, Ghana
2017: 57th Biennale di Venezia, Grenada National Pavilion, “The Bridge”, Venice, Italy
2016: “Lions, Fish, and Vestiges of Gold”, Dual show with Susan Mains,
Gallery of Caribbean Art, Speightstown, Barbados.
2015: Trio Bienal, “Reverberations – Crossed Borders of Three Dimensionality”,
Instituto Europeo do Design – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil