Iona Rozeal Brown
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, 1999
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1999
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1996
Robert Goff Gallery, New York, NY
G Fine Art, Washington DC
A recurring character in Brown's work is Yoshi, a wise female war hero—sporting an afro and classical Japanese garb—whose enlightened state allows her to exist as a communicant between divinities and mortals, guiding those still on earth. The artist's paintings have been widely exhibited, and she received a solo show at Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art in 2010. In 2011 she was commissioned to create a performance for the Performa biennial.