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Born in 1991 to a Caribbean-British family, Gaia Ozwyn's multifaceted identity deeply informs her work, prompting a nuanced exploration of belonging and 'otherness.' Initially pursuing a career in the sciences, Ozwyn received training as a biomedical scientist and later studied Medicine, dedicating several years to serving as a doctor in the NHS,.


Ozwyn has pivoted to a full time painting practice and is currently undertaking a painting MA at the Royal College of Art, supported by the Sir Frank Bowling Scholarship. In her creative process, Ozwyn delves into the realm of the imagined, creating spaces where solitude and belonging coexist, challenging binary perceptions. Her work stands as a dialogue between solidity and transience, engaging the observer in a tactile and contemplative experience.


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Delving into the intricacies of world-building in an ethereal, imagined plane—I interrogate ideas of solitude and belonging, the false dichotomies within intermediary spaces. By merging sculptural elements with painterly gestures, I foster dialogue between the concrete and the ephemeral, inviting observers into a realm where the tactile and conceptual converge and where personal narrative can echo universal truths. Raised within the embrace of Afro-Caribbean and British cultures, and through the intersection of art and science, my work is a reflection of a quasi-belonging, which invites both intimacy and loneliness as I explore the tensions and harmonies between the contrasting elements of my own identity. In response to prevailing narratives surrounding 'otherness,' I advocate for the dismantling of simplistic binaries to gain a more refined and nuanced understanding of identity. My work questions and celebrates the complex web of connections that define our sense of self and our place within the rich tapestry of human experience.

Recent Exhibitions

Chilli Art Projects - 'Junctures'

Group Exhibition, January 2024

Peckham Safehouse: 'If You Are Lost, This is Where You Can Be Found' - 16th-19th Nov 2023. Group Exhibition of Current MA painting students from the Royal College of Art. 

London Art Biennale - 27th-30th July 2023

Eternal Elements’ by Diba Art - 5th-7th May 2022

S&P Gallery, 58 Gloucester road, South Kensington

The Drawing Rooms Gallery - 25th June –December 2021 (West Maling, Kent) 

SuperGlue 21 - Espacio gallery 14th- 17th July 2021

London Art Biennale - 30th June - 4th July 2021 

New Era: part 1  31st March – 21st April 2021 (Virtual Exhibition)

Studio 3 arts - 26th October - 11 Dec 2020

Studio 3 arts - 16 Sep 2019 – 10 Nov 2019

Publication / media 

Aesthetica Art Prize 2022- Longlisted artist 

Future Now Anthology 2022

Interview by Henry Dowson, Superglue Collective

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