Winsom Winsom

Winsom does not separate her life and her art. Her life is her art – Her art is her life. Winsom’s work interprets the elements, land, animal, and human presence from the context of the Afro-centric value system where spirituality is central as “respect for the elements guides human passage.” Through a variety of media such as painting, sculpture, film and installation, connections are established between different levels of existence through symbols in line and colour. Winsom’s current imagery can be ascribed directly to the ancient African religion of Ifá and the Ashanti which have mediated the relationship between the land of the living and the dead with an organic living structure. Winsom studied at the Jamaica School of Art and received formal training guided by Barrington Watson and Albert Huie. In 2015, Winsom received an Honorary Doctorate from OCAD University and in 2018 exhibited “I Rise”, a major solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Artist Code: 578


Coming To Voice

1999, 51:00 minutes, colour, English

You've Got The Key

1995, 30:00 minutes, colour, English

Colour Of Immunity: The Toronto Living with AIDS project

1991, 22:00 minutes, colour, English


1989, 03:30 minutes, B&W, English