Ts Haskell, Trinbagonian Artist, Proud Caribbean Queer
I was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, first coming to Canada for my BFA at YorkU in visual arts and staying further for my MFA at OCADU in the Interdisciplinary masters in Art, Media and Design. My education in ceramics has been self taught, adapting my childhood long obsession with sculpting oil, and polymer based clays in Trinidad to ceramics.
My studio practice is based in ceramic sculpture, navigating issues of queerness, folklore, Trinidadian carnival, and intersectional selfhood. Utilizing clay as an intimate and immediate medium for capturing human gesture I seek to contemporize traditional elements of Carnival/Mas from my heritage in relation to the socio-political climates of today. Capturing the ephemeral qualities of mas in some small portion to expand notions of what Mas/Carnival can mean to various communities ranging from education, solidarity, and consolidation of community.
York University. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts with Hons.
OCADu, Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Media, and Design.
Award for Rigor in Material Investigation, OCADu, Toronto.
NCECA Emerging Artist Award.
Mas'Queer'Raid, Beaver Hall
Pan American Festival,
NCECA Emerging Artists Exhibition, Virtual
Eutectic Gallery - Emerging Artists Exhibition
Ontario Clay and Glass Association: Fusion, Breakthrough
Robert Langden Gallery
Plus Art Festival, The Gladstone
OCADu Grad Ex, OCADu
I Am One; Pride Arts Festival:
Medulla Gallery, Woodbrook Trinidad & Tobago