Jodi Minnis, born 1995 in The Bahamas, is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and writer. Minnis holds an Associates of Arts: Fine Arts from the College of The Bahamas (2015) and has studied towards a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of The Bahamas. Her artistic practice centers culture, labor and multiplicity in relation to gender and race. Her curatorial approach investigates identity and cultural nuances by analyzing contemporary Caribbean art. Minnis’ writing supports the aforementioned themes and Bahamian culture.
In 2014, She was awarded the Popop Junior Residency Prize and participated in the Caribbean Linked III residency programme in 2015. In 2019, Minnis received The Charlene Gordon Award in Visual Art from the College of Arts and Letters of University of Tampa where is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts. She also received the National Youth Award for Arts and Culture and the prestigious Prime Minister’s Cup award from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in The Bahamas.
In 2020, she was nominated for an Elevation Award in Arts and Culture. Minnis recently concluded a three month residency at The Current at Baha Mar. She is a contributor to the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Art and Culture segment within The Nassau Guardian. Her articles about art in The Bahamas have been featured in Up and Away Magazine and Travel and Leisure Magazine. Minnis is currently the Gallery Manager of TERN Gallery, the first commercial art gallery of it’s kind in The Bahamas.