I am foremost a painter who explores the separation between figure and ground; in my other media, I can extend a form, a gesture, a line, a color, or material into space. I view my work as a living organism that adapts and shifts in response to its environment, always in conversation with what I encounter. The portability, repurposing, and malleability of my elements toggle between the world we live in and the privacy of our imaginations. My work crosses disciplines, media, and geography to generate a myriad of potential narratives, both singular and collective.
Jo Wood-Brown is a painter and multimedia artist working in Lower Manhattan for the past four decades.