Christopher Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. As a visual artist, he works in a variety of media, including drawing, printmaking, sound, and installation. Through his series of ink-wash sketchbook drawings, Cozier has developed a collection of visual vignettes of contemporary Caribbean moments along with memory-scapes of the Caribbean’s colonial past and observations from his travels abroad. By translating images from his sketchbook to prints and sculptures, Cozier places his visual vocabulary in new settings and configurations, revealing alternative narratives and seeking a multitude of interpretations.
A 2013 Prince Claus Award laureate, he has participated in a number of exhibitions focused upon contemporary art in the Caribbean and internationally. Since 1989 he has published a range of essays in a number of catalogues and journals.
The artist was a SITE Santa Fe – SITE lines Satellite Curatorial Advisor for 2014.