Swaby, Giovanna

Giovanna Swaby (born 1991, Nassau, Bahamas) is a mixed media and installation artist. Swaby's work integrates craft and portraiture; she uses familiar and domestic objects as marks, such as buttons, fabric or the stitch from a sewing machine, to create pared-down portraits and abstract compositions.  

Swaby obtained her Associate of Arts Degree at The College of The Bahamas in 2012 and the following year she relocated to Vancouver to pursue a Bachelor's Degree at Emily Carr University of Art and Design majoring in Film, Video and Integrated Media. Her work was selected for National Exhibition 7, at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Swaby was awarded the POPOPstudios Junior Residency Prize in 2012 which culminated in a group exhibition titled Intersect. In 2014, she exhibited in The Abraham J. Rogatnik media gallery at Emily Carr University.