Cydne Coleby

Cydne Jasmin Coleby (b. 1993, Nassau) is an interdisciplinary artist from The Bahamas, primarily working in digital and mixed media. Her practice centers on texturally dense mixed-media collages that celebrate the captivating complexity of what it means to be Caribbean while investigating the transformative effects of grief and trauma through a personal lens. Trained on home soil, Coleby pursued her associate's degree in Fine Art from the University of The Bahamas (the highest achievable arts qualification in the country) before moving on to freelance in graphic design with a specialty in brand design. After working successfully for several local entities and later, communications Manager for The Current: Baha Mar Gallery & Art Center, Coleby recommitted herself to her art practice in 2018 with her work in the ninth National Exhibition “NE9: The Fruit and the Seed” at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Since then, she has exhibited locally and internationally in Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean and has had her work acquired by local and private collectors, including the Syracuse Museum and Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art.