Jacqueline Gopie is a realist painter who lives and works in Miami, Florida. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1960 and immigrated to Brooklyn, New York with her family in 1972.
Her figurative work focuses on images addressing post colonial Caribbean social issues, the distillation and distortion of memory and recollections of her own childhood in Jamaica.
Her gestural figures, combined with sweeping splashes and drips of vibrant color applied in overlapping transparent layers creates images filled with allusions of movement and energy. The scale of her paintings ranges from over six feet to just under six inches in size.
She attended the University of Miami where she received a BFA in painting in 2005 and a MFA in painting in 2012. She credits much of her success as a painter to her professor and mentor Walter Darby Bannard. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami.
Article: Jacqueline Gopie
March 4, 2016