Barrett, Richardo

Richardo Barrett (born 1990, Nassau, The Bahamas) is a mixed media artist, most well-known for his found object assemblages.

As a student at C. R. Walker Senior High School, Barett was awarded Best Performance in the BGCSE examinations for both painting and craft in the Art and Design subjects. He participated in the 2006 RBC Finco Summer Art Workshop and was awarded 1st place in painting and drawing. Barrett received his Associates Degree from The College of The Bahamas in 2012 and during his time as an art student, he participated in a number of exhibitions including the 25th Annual Central Bank Art Competition (2008, receiving Honorable Mention) and the annual exhibition Colour of Harmony at the College of The Bahamas. In 2011, Barrett was awarded the Junior Residency at POPOPstudios ICVA, and the culmination of his work was presented in the exhibition Fallen Transitions. That same year, he was the first recipient of the Antonius Roberts Award, for which he created a series of Onion Lights- using the skin of onions as both colour, object and as a mosquito repellant. His work offers viewers fascinating insights into perspective and reclamation.