Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Invited Artists: Keith “Uhuru” Reece

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Keith “Uhuru” Reece – Ancestral Mask (2017)

The Jamaica Biennial 2017 at the National Gallery of Jamaica has been extended until June 10. We continue our short features on the participating artists:
Keith “Uhuru” Reece was born in 1940, in Trelawny, Jamaica. The sculptural ceramicist Uhuru is essentially a self-taught artist. He pursued part-time studies at Jamaica School of Art (now the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts) and studied briefly at the Art Students League, New York. He has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions locally and in the USA and Spain. Uhuru has the ability to manipulate clay and colour in unconventional ways, producing a diverse range of subjects primarily with a strong emphasis on African culture. He lives and works in St Catherine, Jamaica.

Keith “Uhuru” Reece – Fertility Mask (2017)