Based in The Bahamas, Shacqeel Coleby is a digital and mixed media artist, known for his surreal and vintage-inspired collage illustrations. His work is largely inspired by culture, history and folklore.
Shacqeel's practice leverages both physical and digital mediums to retell and re-imagine the historic and cultural stories of countries around the world. He particularly enjoys exploring folklore and legends through the creation of elaborate and surreal illustrations.
As a Bahamian, Shacqeel's art is largely influenced by the nature, colors, culture and aesthetics of quintessential island life. A signature in his work is the depiction of tropical flora and fauna which is an ode to his small island upbringing.
Shacqeel is a self-taught freelance graphic artist with over 10 years of experience working in the advertising industry. His career has afforded him many professional and educational opportunities, from studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and The University of Hainan (China) to consulting on major branding and marketing projects.
Shacqeel's work has been featured in group exhibitions at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and The D'Aguilar Art Foundation. His work has also been acquired by several major Bahamian art collections and by many international art collectors.