Ewan Atkinson is aN ARTIST, educator and ephemerist who lives and works in Barbados. 

"The Neighbourhood Project investigates the development of persona and character within the social boundaries that might define or confine a community. Conflicts between community and the individual are explored and interrogated.  What value systems control idealized social roles and moral positions?  Who keeps these ideals in place?  Using The Neighbourhood as an object of study, I examine the production of meaning, and how it creates or hinders an individual's sense of self."



MA in Cultural Studies (Distinction), University of The West Indies, Barbados


BFA (Digital Art/Printmaking), The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta Georgia, USA



“Fiction”.  Zemicon Gallery, Barbados.


 “Personality Disorder Machine”.  Zemicon Gallery, Barbados.

select group exhibitions 


(Upcoming) "Relational Undercurrents". Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, U.S.A 

"æ : Arthur and Ewan Atkinson". Morningside Gallery, Barbados

"Caribbean Queer Visualities". Transmission, Glasgow, Scotland


"Caribbean Queer Visualities". Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Ireland

"Rum Retort". The Tobacco Warehouse Greenock, Scotland

"Visions Archipéliques". Fondaion Clément, Domaine de L'Acajou, Martinique

"Digital". National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica


 Inaugural Bienal Internacional de Asunción, Paraguay

"The Neighbourhood - Only In Our Imagination" . Asls Gallery, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, NY USA

The 12th Havana Biennial. Havana, Cuba

"Colonial Afterlives" . Salamana Art Center, Hobart, Australia (traveling exhibition)


"Alles Masquerade".  MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany

"Pictures from Paradise: A Survey of Contemporary Caribbean Photography"CONTACT Photography Festival. Toronto, Canada


"Ship of Fools". Morning side Gallery, Bridgetown, Barbados


“About Change”.  The World Bank Group  Washington DC,  U.S.A

“Wrestling with the Image”  Art Museum of the Americas.  Washington DCU.S.A


“Caribbean Pavilion” Liverpool Biennial. Liverpool, UK


“Rockstone and Bootheel”  Real Art Ways.  Hartford CT, U.S.A

“Home Schooled”  Pace University, New York, NY U.S.A

“Black Diaspora Visual Art”  Bridgetown, Barbados


“Infinite Island” Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn NY, U.S.A.


“Out Castes”  Diaspora Vibe Gallery. Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

 “Three Generations”  Diaspora Vibe Gallery. Miami, Florida, U.S.A.


“Resident: Works on Paper”  CCA7. Port of Spain, Trinidad. 


“Objects and Actions” CCA7. Port of Spain, Trinidad.


“Barbadiana 2001” Studio De L’Image. Paris, France.]

“Migration And The Caribbean Diaspora” UCF Gallery, Florida, U.S.A.

“Barbados in Two Dimensions”  Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.


“Young Artists - A New Generation”  BIDC Gallery. London, England.


Thompson, Allison. "Ewan Atkinson: Boy next Door." Caribbean Beat Nov. 2015: 70-76. Print.
Caribbean-beat.com issue-136

Small Axe 46. Vol. 19. No.1. Durham: Duke UP, 2015. Print. 

King, Rosamond S. Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in TheCaribbean Imagination. N.p.: U of Florida, 2014. Print.

Archer, Melanie, and Mariel Brown. See Me Here: A Survey of Contemporary Self Portraits from the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago: Robert and Christopher, 2014. Print.

Kennedy, Katherine. "ARC Feature Portfolio: Ewan Atkinson's 'The Neighbourhood Report'" ARC Magazine Contemporary Caribbean Visual Art Culture. ARC Magazine, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. <http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2014/01/arc-feature-portfolio-ewan-atkinsons-the-neighbourhood-report/>

Archer, Melanie, and Mariel Brown. Pictures from Paradise: A Survey of Contemporary Caribbean Photography. Trinidad and Tobago: Robert and Christopher, 2012. Print.

Murray, David A. B. Flaming Souls: Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Social Change in Barbados. Toronto: U of Toronto, 2012. Print. (Cover Image)

Kennedy, Katherine. "Reflections on Education and Identity: The Work of Ewan Atkinson." ARC Magazine Contemporary Caribbean Visual Art Culture. Arc Magazine, 3 Aug. 2012. Web. <http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2012/08/reflections-on-education-and-identity-the-work-of-ewan-atkinson/>

Cozier, Christopher and Tatiana Flores. Wrestling with The Image- Caribbean Interventions, Art Museum of the Americas, The Organization of American States and Draconian Switch, January 2011. Web. <http://www.artzpub.com/content/special-publications/wrestling-image>

Thompson, Allison. "The Caribbean Pavilion at Liverpool: Some Thoughts." International Curators Forum. N.p., 2010. Web.. <http://www.internationalcuratorsforum.org/liverpool2010-thompson.html>.

Walmsley, Anne, and Stanley Greaves. Art in the Caribbean: An Introduction. N.p.: New Beacon, 2010. Print.

Mosaka, Tumelo, Annie Paul, and Nicollette Ramirez. Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art. New York: Brooklyn Museum in Association with Philip Wilson, 2007. Print.

Small Axe 12. Vol. 6. No. 2. Bloomington Indiana: Indiana UP, 2002. Print. (Cover Image)


2014, "Caribbean Queer Visualities".  Yale University, U.S.A.