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Carla Campbell

Artist, Founder, Educator



Nassau Bahamas




CARLA CAMPBELL (b.1978 Nassau, The Bahamas) graduated from the Bahamas Baptist College in 1995, earned an AA in Art from The College of the Bahamas in 1998, a BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2005, and her MS in Organizational Learning and Leadership from Barry University, Nassau Campus in 2016. She was featured in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and Outstanding Black College Students – 5th Edition in 2004.  

  • In The Bahamas, she has participated in numerous group shows at the Central Bank of The Bahamas, FINCO Summer Art Workshops, Nassau Rotary Club’s Art Shows, Bahama Mama in the Public Treasury Art Program (2011),  Fibre - Transforming Spaces Art Tour (2012) and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (2022)

  •  Her solo exhibitions began with Debut (1998) at the Java Isles Coffee House, and this was followed by A Commentary about Rape (1999) at the Pro Gallery, Natural Talent in a Sacred Space (2008) at Sacred Space, Clifton Park and Woman’s Tongue – A Social Commentary Art Show (2018) at Doongalik Art Gallery.  

  • Internationally, Campbell’s work has been shown at Senior Thesis (2003) at the University of Massachusetts, What She Longed to Tell (2011) at Tamboril Restaurant with Savae Inc., Brooklyn, NY, WOMA 2012: Home & Away at the Gallery, St. George’s, Grenada and Open Night (2014) in the Heath Gallery, Harlem, NY. 

  • Her work has been featured in IslandScene Magazine (2011), The Caribbean Writer (2012) and WomanSpeak: A Journal of Literature & Art by Caribbean Women (2012 and 2013). 

  • Solo art exhibition at Doongalik Art Gallery, Nassau Bahamas “Woman’s Tongue”(2018) Which explored illustrative works on paper to address social issues such as marital rape, sexual based violence, classism and immigration.

  • Hand selected group exhibition by the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas “ NE10:  Mercy”(2022) which showcased one artwork per artist. Her submission “Drowning in Debt” a 3ft x 5ft mixed media oil painting on canvas included collected receipts, bills and raw Bahamian cotton which was also farmed during slavery, speaks of the continuance of enslavement through debt of the working poor.


 Currently Campbell has been an art teacher for 20 + years up to present. She is currently expanding her art portfolio with large-scale artwork centering on mental health and well-being of the middle class.

Campbell also is the founder of Children’s Voices, an organization which hosts the “Creative Genius” art and literacy outreach program that uses the Arts to help teens find their voice. Through grants and in-kind donations, Children’s Voices provides scholarships for “at-risk” youth inclusive of high-functioning autism to attend the 4-week art empowerment workshop. Each summer workshop is free for participants and culminates in an annual art exhibition. Children’s Voices will host its 3rd annual “Creative Genius  Art Empowerment Workshop” this summer 2023.

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