Gio Swaby: Fresh Up

  • Presented By: Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
  • Dates: May 28, 2022 - October 8, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

  • 255 Beach Dr NE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is proud to present the first solo museum exhibition of multidisciplinary artist Gio Swaby (b. 1991, Nassau, Bahamas), whose work explores the intersections of Blackness and womanhood. Employing the portrait genre and a range of textile-based techniques, Swaby’s work is anchored in a desire to present and celebrate the complex personalities of the sitters. Interested in restorative forms of resistance, she has stated, “My work operates in the context of understanding love as liberation, a healing, and restorative force. These pieces celebrate personal style, strength, beauty, individuality, and imperfections.”