Fresh Up - Claire Oliver Gallery

Fresh Up

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. The exhibition features more than 40 works ranging from intimate 2 of 5 portraits to life-size textile panels fabricated from sewn line drawing and quilting techniques. Creating unique portraits through a range of textile-based techniques, Swaby’s work is anchored in a desire to celebrate the imperfect and complex humanity of Black women. The exhibition was co-organized by the MFA, St. Petersburg and the Art Institute of Chicago, and will open in St. Petersburg on May 28, 2022.