black ishi


Ras Ishi Butcher
 sealy hall,st.John
Barbados.
Tel:1(246)423-1022
email:ishi@caribsurf.com

EDUCATION/BIOGRAPHY
  •  Self-taught 
  •  Barbados Community College 
  •  Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana,Cuba
EXHIBITIONS:
  • 1981-1983
  • De-Pam Sidewalk Shows,Bridgetown.Barbados.
  • 1983-1986
  • Barbados Arts Council Group exhibitions,Pelican Art Gallery,Bridgetown,Barbados.
  • 1985
  • Art Collection Foundation, Queens Park Gallery,Bridgetown.Barbados.
  • 1986
  • Personal Views - Ras Akyem and Ras Ishi - Barbados Museum,Bridgetown.
    Contemporary Art of Barbados - OAS Museum, Washington,D.C. USA
    Young Contemporaries - Queens Park Gallery,Bridgetown,Barbados
    Oneness - Pelican Art Gallery, Bridgetown, Barbados
    love of the children Sandy Lane Hotel,St.James.Barbados.
    Grande Salle Premiere Exhibition - Central Bank, Bridgetown, Barbados
    Art Collection Foundation Exhibition - Queens Park Gallery,Barbados
    National Independence Festival for Creative Arts (NIFCA)
  • 1987
  • Premier Exhibition Gallery Caribe - Philadelphia,USA
    Evening of the Arts Ilaro Court, St. Michael, Barbados
    Art Collection Foundation Exhibition - Queens Park Gallery,Bridgetown,Barbados
    Insurance Corporation of Barbados, Bridgetown,Barbados
    opening Exhibition Gallery Caribe Philadelphia, USA
  • 1988
  • Ras Ishi & Ras Akyemi - Gallery Caribe,Philadelphia, USA
    Innovations - Queens Park Gallery, Bridgetown, Barbados
    Self-Portraits - Pelican Art Gallery, Bridgetown, Barbados
    A Spirit Undaunted - Grande Salle, Central Bank, Bridgetown,St. Michael
  • 1989
  • Museum of the National Centre of Afro-American Artist - Boston, U.S.A.
    3rd havana Biennale - Wilfredo Lam Centre, Havana, Cuba
    Flora and Fauna - Fine Arts Framing, Bridgetown, Barbados
    VEXX - Queens Park Gallery, Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1990
  • International Exhibition - Palais de Congress, Montreal, Canada
    Barbados Exhibition - Museum of Modern Art of Latin America,Washington,U.S.A.
    Ras Akyemi and Ras Ishi - Miss Pearles, James House, San Francisco, California
    Gallery Caribe - California,U.S.A.
    Ann Jacobs Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia,/New York, U.S.A.
  • 1991 Caribbean Exhibition - Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • 1992
  • Caribbean Artists Today - Washington DC / Ospedale Degli Innocenti, Florence,Italy.
    Art for Export - Barbados National Bank, Bridgetown, Barbados.
    1st Painting Biennial of the Caribbean and Central America - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • 1993
  • Carib Art - Curacao/Aruba
    Salon des Refuses - City Centre Mall,Bridgetown, Barbados
    1st Caribbean and Central American Biennial of Painting - El Museo of Las Americas, Washington,DC, U.S.A. / Paris,France / Kassel, Germany / Madrid,Spain .
  • 1994
  • Preview of Barbados Submission to the Santo Domingo Biennial - Barbados Museum .
    Crop Over Exhibition - Grande Salle,Central Bank, Bridgetown,Barbados.
    5th Havana Biennial - Wilfredo Lam Centre, Havana, Cuba
    Cuenca Biennial - Ecuador 2nd Painting Biennial of the Caribbean and Central America - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1995
  • Xayamica Workshop Exhibition - Jamaica
    Isolation - Solo Exhibition, Barbados Museum
  • 1996
  • 3rd Painting Biennial of the Caribbean and Central America - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Caribbean Visions - Travelling Exhibition,U.S.A.
  • 1997
  • Suecia and the Caribbean - Casas Las America, Havana, Cuba
    After the Rain - I.S.A., Havana, Cuba
    Gold for the Nation - Barbados Gallery of Art
  • 1998
  • Miniatures - Opening Show at Foursquare West
    30th International Festival of Painting - Chateau Musee Crimaidi Cote d Azur France
    Havana antes y despues, Ras Akyemi/ Ras Ishi - Kirby Gallery,Barbados
  • 1999
  • The Urban life in the Caribbean Region - First Travelling intercaribbean exhibition.(Santo Domingo)
  • 2000
  • ZemIcon Gallery Preimere Exhibiton, Barbados.
  • 2001
  • South North Gallery - New york. Migration and the caribbean diaspora -University of Central Florida
    Nostalgia - Solo Exhibition - Zemicon Gallery
  • 2002
  • Exhibition of the most recent acquisition of works by The Barbados National Gallery - Queens Park gallery ,Bridgetown Barbados
  • 2003
  • selection for Barbadiana of Barbadian Artists display for an exhibition in France - Zemicon Gallery
    Lay of the land,by the National Art Gallery Committee - Zemicon Gallery
  • 2004
  • Caribbean Connection 4 - New paintings - Islington Arts Factory, UK
    Barbadiana - Galerie Lise Cormery,Art of Communication - Paris /
    ACP House Belgium / Galleria Gora -Montreal , Cananda /
    Barbados High Comission ,Ottawa, Canada. The Odyssey Continues - OAS Gallery,Washington,DC /
    Barbados High Commission,Washington,DC.

  • 2005
  • Three Generations - Diasporavibe Gallery , Miami ,Florida.USA.
    Barbadiana - Queens Park Gallery ,Bridgetown . Barbados.
    look at the Window not through it - towards abstraction - National art collection of Barbados - Zemicon Gallery Bridgetown. Barbados.
    My Secret Diary - Zemicon Gallery.
    Big - Queens park Gallery,Bridgetown. Barbados.
    Outsiders - Fordsburg Artist Studios - Johannesburg South Africa

  • 2006
  • Conversations with Guru (Guru, Ras Akyemi, Ras Ishi ), Whispers Gallery, Barbados.
    Barbadiana – Galerie JM'Arts , Art contemporain de la Caraibe, Paris, France.
    -Tresor im Ba~Ca Kunstforum, Osterreich,Vienna.
    ACP House , Bruxelles, Belgique.
    Queens park Gallery.
    Carifesta – Jean Pierre Complex, Trinidad and Tobago.


    AWARDS:
    NIFCA Award
  • 1985
  • Berger Paints Purchase Award, Art Collection Foundation
  • 1986
  • National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Award
    Honourable Mention, Art Collection Foundation
    Eric Estorick Award, Art Collection Foundation
  • 1992
  • Gold Medal, 1st Painting Biennal of the Caribbean and Central America, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Artist of the Year, Class 92, Cultural Legacy Artisans and Showmanship Society, Cultural Promotions
  • 1996
  • Gold Medal, 3rd Painting Biennal of the Caribbean and Central America, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    ART RELATED ACTVITIES:
  • 1981-1983
  • Member of DEPAM - DE PEOPLES ART MOVEMENT
  • 1982
  • Barbados Community College Mural.
  • 1985
  • Costume Design for National Cultural Foundation
  • 1986
  • Oistins Mural
    Cave Hill Mural
    National Cultural Foundation Mural
    Hothersal, Primary School St.john Mural.
  • 1987
  • Stage Set and Costume Design ,I Marcus Garvey
    Stage Set ,Nyzingha Onifa Fashion Show.
    Independence Portraits,Youth Rally,National Stadium,Barbados.
    Stage Set - NIFCA.
  • 1988
  • Stage Set NIFCA
  • 1989
  • Stage Set ,"Silver Web"
    Stage Set NIFCA.
    Stage Set - 350 Anniversary of Parliament.
  • 1990
  • Stage Set, Franklin
  • 1992
  • Member of RA (Representin Artist.)
    Art Over Sugar ,Happening,Vauclause Factory,Barbados.
  • 1993
  • Workshop,Carib Art Historical Handbook,International Trade Centre,Curacao.
  • 1995
  • Xayamaica Workshop,Crystal Springs,Jamaica.
  • 1997-2000
  • Tutor at The Barbados Community College.
  • 1999
  • National Heroes Portrait Commission -Charels Duncan Oneal

  • 2005
  • Art Residence Programme -Fordsburg Artist studios -Bag Factory South Africa
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