Gomo George 

is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer who immigrated to Canada in the mid 1970’s from Dominica. His academic achievements include a B.F.A. from The University of Manitoba and a M.F.A. from the University of Western Ontario.  Gomo has shown his work in group and solo exhibitions in galleries across Canada for more than three decades.  Gomo has worked as an art instructor (Red River College 1982-83, University of Western Ontario 1995-7), story teller, artists in the schools and in community settings as a counselor and program coordinator.  Gomo has received grants from the Manitoba Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. The author/initiator of several developmental projects in the arts, notably curator of landmark exhibition X-Position 1983, the Project “Positive Manoeuvres” a African Canadian visual arts festival, and “The Last Stop” projects bearing the objective of promoting African Canadian Art and Artists.  Gomo also  founded and directed ColoLux Studios the first and only Alternative Art Gallery run by African Canadian artist, 1984-1987.  Gomo’s work is represented in various collections including the Canada Council Art Bank. 

 

Photo by: Atik Bird