ABOUT THE ARTIST

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Yoland Skeete is a Caribbean American artist and educator, who has exhibited worldwide.

She has a BFA and MFA and has taught art from high school to university levels.

She has been a recipient of the Glide Memorial Grant, The Graff Travel Grant, the Melon Grant distributed through New Jersey Performing Arts Center and several New Jersey Council on the Humanities grants.

One of the NJ Council on Humanities Grants was received for the purpose of documenting the history of the Chinese Community that lived in Newark for 100 years. Her interviews, research and photography make the book a permanent part of the Asian American History of Chinese in the U.S.  John Kuo Wei Tchen, director and founder of the Asian American Institute at NYU, and her mentor for the book has placed her research in the permanent collection of Tamiment Library at New York University. The book entitled: When Newark had a Chinatown is available
at Amazon.

Yoland’s video and photography works have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the US and abroad including the Museum of Modern Art, the Queens Museum of Art, the Newark Museum, Museum of Contemporary Arts and Crafts in New York City, Biblioteque Nacional de Paris, The Musee D'Art Moderne De La Ville De Paris, Husby Konsthalle, Stockholm, Sweden, and Estesio Gallery, Beddingstrande, Sweden as well as The Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles.

In fall of 2018-winter of 2019, she exhibited in - Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art, at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles and the California Chinese American History Museum. The exhibit has a catalog written by Alexandra Chang and published by Duke University Press, available at Amazon.

In 2019 her work was exhibited and published in the catalogs of the 24th Annual Art Ability Exhibition in Bryn Mawr, Pa., where she won Best in Show and published in the catalog of Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland, Or.

In 2021 her work became part of the collection of the Zimmerli Museum in New Brunswick, NJ. She continues to exhibit and work in her studio daily.