Cydne Jasmin Coleby

© Courtesy of Cydne Jasmin Coleby and cadet capela

Born in 1993, Nassau, Bahamas
Lives and works in Nassau, Bahamas

To paint, Cydne Jasmin Coleby is inspired by old family pictures and experiences taken from the past. And also : her own face. Her self-portraits mix textures and patterns. Like collages, they reveal her duality and plurality. 

Born in the Bahamas, influenced and markey by her Caribbean identity, Cydne Jasmin Coleby studied graphic design. She has kept a mastery of colors and constantly plays with her “tropical palette”. She is also inspired by the garish and neon colors of the Junk-a-noo festival, its colorful parades and costumes. 

But beyond the frozen postcard and the cliché, Cydne Jasmin Coleby reveals all the pitfalls of a postcolonial society: feverish economy, financial difficulties, youth dreaming of a better elsewhere, global warming… Nature appears, in the form of a tree or fruit, as ubiquitous. The painter wants to recall the carnal bond that binds her to her original land. This is where she draws all her inspiration.

In 2024, Coleby was selected as one of the Artists in Residence at the Four World Trade Center in New York, US.

Curriculum vitae

Solo and two-person exhibitions
  • 2024
    Daughter of the Soil, cadet capela, Paris, FR
  • 2023
    One of The Boys, curated by Amanda Coulson, Tern Gallery, Nassau, BS
  • 2022
    Cydne Jasmin Coleby & Rico Gatson, with Rico Gatson, cadet capela, Paris, FR
  • 2021
    Queen Mudda, curated by Natalie Willis, Unit, London, GB
  • 2020
    Family Matters, cadet capela, Paris, FR
Group exhibitions
  • 2022
    Stick It., Tern Gallery, Nassau, BS
  • 2021
    My Secret Garden, curated by Emilia Yin and Melanie Ouyang Lum, Asia Art Center, Taipei, TW
  • 2020
    Black Voices : Friend of My Mind, Ross-Sutton Gallery, New York, US
  • Pressure Drop, Galerie MC, New York, US
  • Drawn together (online), Unit, London, GB
  • Personal Mythologies, cadet capela, Paris, FR
  • 2019
    Specimen, The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, BS
  • Small Works, The Current: Baha Mar Gallery & Art center, Nassau, BS
  • 2018
    National Exhibition Nine : The Fruit and the Seed, The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, BS
  • 2013
    AAA, The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, BS
  • Colour of Harmony, The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, BS
  • Annual Art Competion and Exhibition, The Central Bank of The Bahamas, Nassau, BS
  • 2012
    Absolut vodka art competition, D’Aguilar Art Founation, Nassau, BS
  • The Salus Project, The saulus Art Gallery, Nassau, BS
  • Transforming Spaces: Fibre, Hillside House Gallery, Nassau, BS
  • 2023
    1-54 London, duo with Stacey Gillian Abe, Unit, London, GB
  • Untitled Art Fair Miami Beach, Tern Gallery, Miami, US
  • 2022
    Futur Fair, Tern Gallery, New York, US
  • 2021
    Untitled Art Fair Miami Beach, (solo), cadet capela, Miami, US
  • Untitled Art Fair Miami Beach, Tern Gallery, Miami, US
  • 2024
    Silver Art Projects, Four World Trade Center, New York, US
  • Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art, RiZhao, Shandong, CN
  • SUArt Museum, Syracuse, NY, US
  • The Maria Brito Art Collection, New York, US
  • The D’Aguilar Art Foundation Collection, Nassau, BS
  • The Dawn Davies Art Collection, Nassau, BS
  • 2013
    Associate of Art - Art, College of The Bahamas, Nassau, BS