Ronda Brown
e. info@rondabrown.net

Bio:

Ronda Brown is a seasoned Ancient Future artist that has exhibited in Los Angeles, New York Miami and London. Ronda Brown is multi-disciplinary artist whose sculptures, paintings, reliefs and collages bridge a gap between the urban future and the ancient. In addition to her Cosmic, Hip Hop, Soul and Reggae Roots, Brown’s global and unIversal travels through Europe, India, Asia, Caribbean, Canis Major, Pleiades, Polaris Minor, and the Andromeda Galaxy system have lent her a kaleidoscopic view. Ronda’s Art launches an urban Mystic Sensibility through the canon of authentic Hip Hop, spoken word and soul music morphed into multidimensional visual artworks.

Brown's work is celebrated for its sensual revelations of the sacred feminine and interconnected ancestral symbolism. Sustain-ably minded, Ronda's approach to her artistic practice, her home, and her family life, is constantly reverent of form, process and evolution. Powerfully ritualistic by nature, as cultivated in her own spiritual practice, her work represents a deep connection to culture, tradition and mysticism that honors her Star Nation, Native-American and Alkebulan Ancestry.

Beginning her education at historic Hampton University, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts at City University of New York. She is the recipient of several visual arts scholarships and awards including the Jabonsky Award for 3-dimensional work, the Marry T. Poppers Award for 3-dimensional work, and the Connor Award and scholarship in undergraduate and graduate school, to name a few.

Artist and Educator, Ronda Brown draws on her musical and Spiritual inspired past/present, to birth a series of images designed to inspire today’s youth. As a tenure Art Educator with Los Angeles Unified School District and veteran artist, Brown uses the genesis of the art form to impart invaluable lessons in culture, progress, and the true her/history to inspire limitless possibilities. As an Artist and Educator Ronda Brown is focused cultivating and positively impacting the youth
 

CV

2012-Currently                                                                                                                                                     Lead Teacher, Visual and Performance Magnet, Crenshaw High School-Los Angeles, California
 

Art Exhibitions


5/20/2017 Khalari Hopscotch featuring: 'Bow 2 the Altar', Underground Museum, Los Angeles CA


9/2016 – 2/2017
Taking Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection, California African American Museum, Los Angeles CA

9/2016-12/2016                                                                                                                                               Social Justice: It Happens to One it Happens to All, Saint Mary's College Museum of Art,  Morango CA

2/2016-4/2016
From the Womb, Terrestrial to Celestial, Raw Space Gallery, New York, NY

9/2015 - 6/2016
Hard Edge, California African American Museum, Los Angeles Ca
 

9/2015 - 1/2016
Art Basel 2015 KROMA, Featured Artist, Miami, FL


2015
Colored Girls, Antonomie Projects, Los Angeles
One Peace, 3 Annual Group Show, William Grant Still Art Center, Los Angeles
2014
A Legue Supreme, 34th Anual Black Doll Exhibition (Commissioned: Digital Collage & Altar Installation), William Grant Still Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
Once Peace, 4 Mama Earth Group Show, JNA Gallery- Bergamot Station
2013
Survive Art Basel, Miami Capstone Show, Installation Artist, Miami , FL
Once Peace, 4 Mama Earth Group Show, JNA Gallery- Bergamot Station
2012
Time Travelers, Suite 11 Pop Art Show, Lemert Park Art Walk
2002
Annual Artists’ Exhibit, Star Eco Station, Culver City, California
2001
No Preservatives, The Lightbringer Art Gallery, Pasadena, California, 2001
2000
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Compton Goethals Gallery, New York, New York, 2000
Emerging Artist, Time Square Gallery, New York, New York
1999
Tri-State Area Universities Graduate Show, 2000ACBAW Center for the Arts, New York, NYC
1998
Graduate Show, Ceramic Show, Compton Goethals Gallery, New York, New York
Dedication and opening exhibition, Rafael Cohen Library, New York, NY, Featured Artist
1996
Urban Griots, Mannafest, London Arts Board, Oval Theater, London, England, , 1996
 

Awards
Best Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition –-2000
Handy Simmons Scholarship - 1998, 1999, 2000
Mary T. Potter Award - 1997, 1998, 1999
Connor Awards -1994, 1996
Jabonsky Award for Three Dimensional Work -1994

Education

2000, MFA, Ceramics, City University of New York – New York, New York
1997, BFA, Ceramics, City University of New York – New York, New York

Life Exhibitions
Lead Art Educator to our Brightest Youth, Location The Toughest Burroughs of New York and
South Central Los Angels, 1998-Present
Art Advocate, Location Life, 2002-2013
Incredible Wife, Location Life, 2000-2012
Grateful Mother, Location Life, 2005-Lifetimes

Special Projects
Urban League -- Youth Council of Central Los Angeles
Artistic Director, 2002
Art Horizons, Englewood, New Jersey
Artist in Residence/Workshop Facilitator, 1998-2000