A white Creole visual artist, Annalee Davis works around issues of post-plantation economies by engaging with the landscape of Barbados, where she lives. Working at the intersection of biography and history, she has been making and showing her work regionally and internationally since the early nineties.
Davis founded Fresh Milk, a socially engaged arts platform and micro-artist residency programme on a modern dairy farm, which historically operated as a sugarcane plantation in the 1660s. The farm offers a critical context for her practice, engaging with the residue of the Caribbean plantation through drawings, installations, video, objects and activism. In February 2015, she co-founded the independent Tilting Axis Conference, an attempt to breach the geopolitical gap between Caribbean territories and reconnect them through alternative forms of critical Caribbeanness and visual arts.
She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and is currently a part-time tutor in the BFA programme at Barbados Community College.Website