Bahamian Project photographer Guilden Gilbert went on location to capture artist John Cox at his home studio.
John Cox, born in 1973, is a Bahamian artist whose mixed-media paintings and assemblages use familiar and ordinary objects to reference distant places and ideas. In addition to his art practice, Cox is also a major part of the Bahamian art scene whose works as an educator, curator, cultural activist and founder of Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts has helped grow and redefine art in The Bahamas.
Through the years, he has helped to redefine “Bahamian art”, making him an important figure in the lives of many up-and-coming Bahamian artists.
In 1999 Cox found Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts, a dynamic, evolving hub for the Bahamian community with artist studio spaces, a gallery, international, local and student residencies, and education and programming. He remains as Director of Popopstudios, helping to support the growth of contemporary Bahamian art.
In 2012, Cox became the Chief Curator at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas where he continued to take Bahamian art to a global platform. He currently teaches art at St. Andrews School and is the Creative Arts Director and Curator at the Baha Mar Resort.