Yellow background with text that reads "call your mum her birthday is coming up, apologize to your dad, visit your granny." There is a check mark next to dad

Artist Statement

Racquel's practice explores the realm of gender politics and family structures. She primarily explores the family structures within the Caribbean, with particular emphasis on her own family and the matriarchs within it. Recently she spent a few months in Barbados and was able to reflect on certain practices that connect people through generations. Simple things can often be the hardest to remember and Racquel seeks to elevate the kind of elementary actions we often take for granted but can have a big impact on those around us.

About the artist

Racquel Rowe is a multidisciplinary artist from the island of Barbados who currently lives and works in the Kitchener Waterloo Region. She completed her BA at the University of Guelph in 2013 and is currently in the second year of the MFA program at the University of Waterloo. Racquel has shown work in and around the GTA as well as in the Caribbean.