Reuben, Vernal. (b. Jamaica, West Indies; active NY, 2006)

Bibliography and Exhibitions



Jamaican Art: An Overview, With a Focus on Fifty Artists.
LMH Books, 1990.
157 pp., illus. Preface by David Boxer. Sq. 8vo, cloth, d.j. First ed.

BOSTON (MA). Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists.
Jamaican Artists: Celebrating 50 Years of Independence.
November 4, 2012-2013.
Group exhibition. Included: Ralph Campbell, Albert Chong, Lucilda Dassardo Cooper, Gerry Dunlap, Salome Deta Galloway, Colin Garland, Kofi Kayiga, Peter Wayne Lewis, Godfrey Lutalo Makonzi, Bryan McFarlane, Livingston Mclaren, Vernal Reuben, Gilda Sharpe-Etteh, Barrington Watson, Winsom Winsom.

BROOKLYN (NY). Salena Gallery, Long Island University.
Old Masters, New Masters.
Thru December 14, 2001.
Group exhibition. Included: Ernest Crichlow, Onnie Millar, Eric Girault, Otto Neals, Vernal Reuben, James Sepyo, Ann Tanksley and Emmett Wigglesworth, Lawrence Finney (UFA Gallery in Chelsea), June Gaddy (wearable art), Karl McIntosh, Donovan Nelson, Lloyd H. Stevens, Debbie Strothers and Tafa.

The Impact of Nationhood: The Art World of The Early Sixties.
In: Jamaica Journal (Kingston) Vol. 19, no. 3 (1986):43-48. A review of the gallery scene, collectors, critics and artists of this period in which Escoffery herself was an important contributor. Mentions several important exhibitions and a dozen artists in passing.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
Forty Years: Edna Manley School for the Visual Arts.
Exhib. cat., illus. Included: Eric Cadien, Cecil Cooper, Milton Harley, Albert Huie, Kofi Kayiga, Edna Manley, Petrona Morrison, Vernal Reuben, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). National Gallery of Jamaica.
The Print.
Exhib. cat., illus. Group exhibition. Included: Alexander Cooper, Vernal Reuben, et al.

KINGSTON (Jamaica). School of the Visual Arts at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.
Fifty Years, Fifty Artists, 1950-2000: The School of Visual Arts.
December, 2000.
208 pp. exhib. cat., color illus. Ed. by Petrine Archer-Shaw; texts include David Boxer on the life of Edna Manley; Petrine Archer-Straw on the teaching of fine art in Jamaica; Oswald G. Harding on pottery and ceramics; Petrine Archer-Straw in conversation with Howard Moo Young; Nadine Scott on textiles and fibre arts Includes approximately 27 Afro-Caribbean artists: Stanley Barnes, Eric Cadien, Margaret Chen, Cecil Cooper, Laura Facey (Cooper), Heather Doram, Christopher Gonzalez, Fitzroy Harrack, Albert Huie, Eugene Hyde, Christopher Irons, Rafiki Kariuki, Kofi Kayiga, Netifnet Maat, Edna Manley, Bryan McFarlane, Gene Pearson, David Pottinger, Khalfani Ra, Omari Ra, Vernal Reuben, Caroline Sardine, Philip Supersad, Basil Watson, and Stanford Watson, Donnette Zacca. [Review: Georgia Hemmings, The Jamaica Gleaner, December 6, 2000.] 4to (27.7 x 25.4 cm.), wraps.

NEW YORK (NY). Manhattan Borough Presidentís Gallery.
After the Labor Day.
Thru September 28, 2001.
Group exhibition of Caribbean Diaspora art. Organized by Marilyn Hawthorne of SATTA Gallery. Included: Bianca Dorsey, Laura James, Glen Martin, Karl McIntosh, Ansel Pitcairn, Robert Reid, Vernal Reuben and Dudley Vaccianna