Katrina Coombs was born in St Andrew, Jamaica. She holds a BFA with Honours in Textiles and
Fibre Arts (2008) and a Certificate in Curatorial Studies (2009) from the Edna Manley College of
the Visual and Performing Arts. In 2013, she obtained an MFA in Creative Practice from Transart
Institute via the University of Plymouth. Her work is exhibited internationally and her practice
has awarded her residencies from DVCAI, GEM and Davidoffe Artist Residency, along with grants
from CATAPULT and NPN. Coombs engages the Jamaican art scene not only as an artist but also
as a mentor and independent curator through the art initiative Blaqmango Consultants. She lives
and works in St. Andrew, Jamaica.