Founded in 2020 Gallery OCA (Gallery of Caribbean Art) focuses exclusively on showcasing art created by artists from and connected to the Caribbean. Supporting the artists of Caribbean heritage, preserving the historic legacy of the islands, and commercially empowering the sector.
Its founder, Sherece Rainford's love of her Caribbean heritage and connection to her roots weaves throughout the gallery. Acutely aware of the lack of presence of Caribbean art in the art world she felt called to form a consultancy that would both uplift the Caribbean art niche from a social and commercial standpoint and educate the wider industry and stakeholders.
"Caribbean art is enriching the entire world, not only through the beauty of the art pieces, but also through the historical essence of each piece."
Ultimately five years from now Gallery OCA aims to have contributed to an art sector which is truly egalitarian in its representation; giving equal meaning to the next generation of Caribbean artists, with sufficient resources to pursue careers in the same space and thrive. Commerce aside, Gallery OCA is delighted to be unearthing and sharing the untold stories of the rich Caribbean culture, past, present and future and in doing so, being a reminder that beyond the difference of our outward appearance we are not dissimilar at all. Such is the power of art.