Poitier, Khia

Khia Poitier (born 1990, Freeport, Grand Bahama) is an artist and designer currently living and working in Nassau, The Bahamas.   A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she received her BFA in Illustration with an additional concentration in Gender, Sexuality and Race studies through the institution's History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department.  

In her personal practice, Poitier makes work that deals primarily with issues of identity, drawing heavily from her own life experiences as well as historical events.  Poitier's work spans the realms of painting, collage, and digital media.   

She was the recipient of a coveted Popop Junior Residency Prize that provided her with a full summer’s use of professional studio space in 2010, and gave her the opportunity to exhibit her works for sale at the conclusion of the summer.  Poitier was awarded the Harry Moore Memorial Scholarship in the Arts (2011) and The College of The Bahamas School of Communications and Creative Arts Programme Award For Outstanding Academic Achievement (2011).   

Her work was selected for National Exhibition NE7 at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas in 2014 and Transforming Spaces, Doongalik Studios Art Gallery in 2015.