Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Juried Artists: Alicia Brown

Alicia Brown – Exchange (2016)

Alicia Brown was one of the winners of the Dawn Scott Memorial Award in the Jamaica Biennial 2017.

Alicia Brown was born in 1981, in St Ann, Jamaica. She attended the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica, and received a diploma in Art Education in 2003 and a BFA in Painting in 2009. Brown also attended the New York Academy of Art in New York and obtained an MFA in Painting in 2014. Her work has been shown at the National Gallery of Jamaica in in the National Biennial 2012 and Young Talent 2015. In 2016, she held a solo show at Studio 174 in Kingston, Jamaica, entitled Copy and Placed. In 2003 and 2004, she was awarded the bronze medal for her entries in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) National Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition. Alicia Brown uses traditional painting techniques and iconographic references to examine contemporary issues of race, beauty and social status. She is based in Kingston, Jamaica.


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