Jo Wood-Brown

New York City-based multimedia artist Wood-Brown has exhibited work widely as a painter and an installation artist in galleries and in site-specific installations throughout the US and in Europe.

 

Wood-Brown has worked within the Arts for Art community, participating in the Vision Festival for the past 20 years www.artsforart.org. She founded Artist Exchange International, promoting international dialogue in contemporary art issues amongst artists in various countries.  Informing her practice are many years spent drawing and interpreting artifacts of the ancient Middle East for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Currently, Wood-Brown collaborates with dancer, Miriam Parker in InnerCity Projects to build multimedia, live installations.  She also lectures on contemporary art. 

I see New York City as my canvas, a metropolis that integrates many cultures and time periods where random events occur and where its people constantly dream and daydream. I work as a painter and a multimedia artist. I see myself as a painter who uses the language of paint to begin a conversation with other forms and disciplines that are foreign or outside my media frame. I explore what happens when I combine the fixed nature of painting with time-based media and performance. I use juxtapositions that are dyslexic and poetic. They transgress the boundaries between media, discipline, and the five senses.

 

© 2018 by Jo Wood-Brown and Alyssa Rose Johnson