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Iona Rozeal Brown

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EDUCATION

2002 M.F.A. Painting, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1999
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME
B.F.A., Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, Valedictorian, Deans Honor List

1996 Pratt Institute, Honor List, Brooklyn, NY

1995 Montgomery County Community College, Honor List, Takoma Park, MD

1991 B.S. Kinesiological Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011
Zidoun Gallery, Luxemburg
G Fine Art, Washington, DC

2010
"mythologies and mash-ups," Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
MOCA Cleveland, OH

2008
Goff + Rosenthal Berlin, Germany (November)
Solo Exhibition, VOLTA4: Voltany, Basel, Switzerland

2007
Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

2006
“blending lines,” G Fine Art, Washington, DC

2004
"a3 the revolution: televised, terrorized, sexualized," Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC
"iona rozeal brown," Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"iona rozeal brown," G Fine Art, Washington, DC
"Bling BlAsian Bling," The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
"Matrix 152," Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
"a3..."black on both sides," Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2003
"a3..."black on both sides," solo installation at Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL

2002
"a3..."black on both sides," Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
"a3..."black on both sides," Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

2000
"homecoming," Pavillion Fine Arts, Takoma Park, MD

1999
"many faces," Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1995
"iona 101," Gallery Upstairs, Takoma Park, MD
"Soul Tapping," St.Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, Washington, DC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011
"battle of yestermorrow," Performa via Salon 94, New York, NY

"Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists," Curated by Isolde Brielmaier, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

2010
"Public Enemy No. 1," Curated by Shaheen Merali, Exhibit 320, Dehli, India

"The Global Africa Project," Curated by Lowery Simms, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

"Vivid," Curated by Janet Phelps, Schroder Romero & Shredder, New York, NY

"Pattern I.D." Akron Art Museum, OH

2009
"New Acquisitions," Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

2007
"Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song," Von Lintel Gallery, November 29, 2007 – January 20, 2008, New York, NY

"Haus der Kulturen der Welt New York States of Mind," August 24, 2007 – November 11, 2007, New York, NY

"Japan, INC.," Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

Iona Rozeal Brown and Zoe Charlton Lecture at the Hirshhorn Museum February 2,

2006
"Paper Trail: African American Works on Paper," High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

"Complicit," curated by Johanna Drucker, Andrea Douglas and Jill Hartz University of Virginia Museumof Art, Charlottesville, VA

"Three Decades of Contemporary Art" from San Francisco Art Institute Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

"Stereotypes: Confronting Cliches," curated by June Lambla, McColl Center for VisualArt, Charlotte, N C

"When the East is in the House..." Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA

"Dragon Veins" University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL. (January 12- March 11)

2005
"d' Afrique d'Asie" curated by Koan Jeff Baysa, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York NY, (November 17- December 14 )

"Bodies of Evidence," the RISD Museum, Providence, RI (July 1- September 25)

2004
Sixth Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (October 29- November 20)

" Notorious Impropriety," curated with Franklin Sirmans, Samson Projects, Boston, MA, (September 17, 2004)

"Political Climate" curated by Stephen Bennett Phillips and Faith Flanagan, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington DC (Febuary 19-March 27)

2003
"Pop Rocks," curated by Daria Brit Shapiro & Caren Golden, Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC

"New Visions: Emerging Trends in African American Art," Smithsonian Institute, Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture,Washington, DC (September 29 – April 25)

"BlackBelt," Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, Oct. 2003 - Jan. 4, 2004 - traveling to Santa Monica Museum of Art, (opening Dec. 10, 2004) (catalogue)

2003
"Transcontinental," New Image Art, Hollywood, CA (Oct. 18-Nov. 8)

"Census 03," Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC (August 15 - October 6)

"OnLine," curated by Charlie Finch, George Negroponte & Robert Storr, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY (May 29-August 15)

"Skin Deep," Numark Gallery, Washington D.C. (March 14- April 26)

"Americas Remixed," curated by Franklin Sirmans, Comune di Milano, Milan, Italy

"New Wave," Kravets/Wehby gallery, curated by Franklin Sirmans, NYC

"International Paper," UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, January 25 - April 27, 2003 (catalog)

"Group Exhibition," La Raza Galeria Posada, Sacramento, CA, November 15 - December 21, 2002

2002-3

"Mass Appeal: The Art Object and Hip Hop Culture," curated by Franklin Sirmans. Traveling exhibition with venues at Gallery 101 Ottawa, Canada (August 29 - Oct. 12, 2002); Arts Intercultural, Montreal, Quebec (March 5 - April 5, 2003); The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia (May 12 - June 7, 2003); The Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick (Sept. 12 - Oct. 26, 2003)

2002
"Champion," curated by Sheldon LaPierre, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

2001
FFWD Contemporary Art Fair, Hotel Nash, Room curated by Franklin Sirmans, Miami Beach, FL

Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

1999
Frenzy: Artists Initiates=d Auction and Art Sale to Benefit the Luggage Store Gallery/509 Cultural Center, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Future Shock: New Langton Arts, Live and Silent Auction, San Francisco

Skowhegan Film Festival, Skowhegan, ME. (video screening)

B.F.A. Show 1999, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Radical Performance Fest, Somart Gallery. San Francisco, CA

Zyzzyva in Black and White, Diego Rivera Gallery, curated by Naomie Kramer & Howard Junker, San Francisco, CA with publication in "The Journal of West Coast Writers and Artists"

1998
Ultra Down, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Afro Solo, Z Space Studio, San Francisco, CA

Portraiture, The Abstract Zone, Emeryville, CA

Bused, Crucible Cell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Annual Juried Luggage Show, The Luggage Store Gallery, curated by Bill Berksen, San Francisco, CA

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2009
Joyce Foundation Award Recipient

2007
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, New York, NY
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, New York, NY
Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute

2005
US Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program

2004
Matrix Artist, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

2002
Blair Dickinson Award, Yale University

2001
Schickle-Collingwood Prize, Yale University

1999
Camille Hanks Crosby Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1998-9
Honor Student Painting Studio, San Francisco Art Institute Supplemental Materials Award, San Francisco Art Institute

1997-8
Merit Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute Student Grant, San Francisco Art Institute

1996-7
Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY Presidential Grant, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1994-5
Women¹s Community Art Award, Montgomery County Community College, Takoma Park, MD