Iona Rozeal Brown
Iona Rozeal Brown is a contemporary American painter best known for her use of traditional ukiyo-e print techniques to meld Japanese folklore, geisha, kabuki, and samurai imagery with hip-hop references and African-American culture. View Iona Rozeal Brown’s artworks on artnet. Learn about the artist and find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction prices.
In connection with an exhibition of her prints and paintings on view in the Asian Arts and Culture Center, Brown will discuss her exploration of the theme of Afro-asiatic allegory. She utilizes the processes of self-sampling and remixing found in the music industry to produce dramatic images that address issues of race, gender and class. Brown is a highly trained artist who is also a DJ in the commercial music industry. She links the two worlds of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints and hip hop. Her…