Giovanna Swaby (She/Her)
Restorative, Feminist, Pro-Black, Intersectional, Exploratory, Celebratory, Joyful, Anti-Colonial, Reflexive, Reciprocal.

Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design, OCAD University.


Gio Swaby (born 1991) is a Bahamian interdisciplinary visual artist currently represented by Claire Oliver Gallery. She is known for her textile portraits that explore and celebrate Blackness. Swaby graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Fine Art from The University of The Bahamas and with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film, Video and Integrated Media from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Swaby's multimedia practice encompasses textile, installation, collage, performance and video. She has exhibited in several galleries and museums including Claire Oliver Gallery in New York City, Die Textile in Schmallenberg Germany and The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Swaby is currently an MFA candidate at OCAD university in Toronto, Canada where she resides.