April 2nd, 2019
Richardo O. Barrett was born on the 9th of January 1990. Barrett entered the art programme at C. R. Walker Senior High School and he also participated in the 2006 RBC Finco Summer Art Workshop where at the end of the programme he was awarded 1st place in both Painting and Drawing.
Additionally, because of the fine instruction he received from the RBC Finco Workshop, along with guidance from his high school art teachers, Barrett received Best Performance Award in the 2007 BGCSE examinations for both painting and craft in the Art and Design subjects.
In 2008, Barrett enrolled in the College of The Bahamas as an architect major. But in 2009, after recognising his calling was really to be an artist, he successfully switched to Art and graduated in 2012.
During his enrollment at the College of The Bahamas, Barrett has participated in a number of exhibitions including the 25th Annual Central Bank Art Competition and Exhibition (2008, receiving Honorable Mention) and the Annual Colour of Harmony Exhibition at the College of The Bahamas.
In 2011 he was involved in a duel Art show, Fallen Transitions, which was the culmination of a body of work he produced during a three month junior residency at Popopstudios. He was the 2011 recipient of the first ever Antonius Roberts Award. The award is a distinguished residency sponsored by accomplished Master Artist Antonius Roberts.