Current Sculpture Space resident Xayvier Haughton has received a prestigious grant from the New York Council on the Arts. The grant, totaling $10,000, will fund Xayvier’s unique Jamaican Carton Box Truck-making Art Workshop in collaboration with Sculpture Space Utica.


This project will bring the traditional Jamaican art of carton box truck-making to Utica. Haughton, known for his deep connection to Jamaican culture and innovative artistic approach, will guide participants through the immersive workshop(s). This initiative offers a unique exploration of artistic expression and delves into the cultural and environmental significance of carton box trucks in Jamaica.


Participants in the workshop(s) will be able to learn the art of carton box truck-making, blending history, culture, and artistic techniques. Under the expert guidance of Xayvier Haughton, attendees will create their own one-of-a-kind carton box truck artwork. The project serves as a platform to showcase Haughton’s talent and creativity, with a public exhibition of the participants’ artworks scheduled at the culmination of the workshop.


Sculpture Space Utica invites the community to engage with this unique project, made possible by the support of the New York Council on the Arts. Stay tuned for details on the public exhibition and explore the artistic journey with Xayvier Haughton.

Born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, in 1986, he earned his BFA from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in 2014 and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts New York in 2022. His final year project explored Jamaican fatherhood and masculinity. Featured in the Jamaica Biennial 2014 and 2017, JCDC’s National Visual Arts Exhibition and Competition in 2015, and the Red Easel pop-up gallery in 2016, his work was also part of a three-man exhibition, “Dark Matter,” at the CAGE Gallery. Haughton’s art centers on the “Afrikan” consciousness and spirituality influenced by Vodun culture. Currently, he is a resident at Sculpture Space and serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.