Rona Green’s fantastical figurative prints, poppets, paintings and drawings explore ideas about identity.
Specifically, her interest is in the potential of the body to be a vehicle for story by means of transformative devices, particularly anthropomorphism and body decoration. The hybrid characters she creates are loners, misfits and outcasts who bear the marks and scars of past experience. Through them she champions idiosyncrasy and individuality.
Born and raised in the port city of Geelong, Australia, Rona went on to study art at La Trobe University in Bendigo and Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Most recently she completed a Master of Fine Art degree in 2012 at Monash University.
Well known for striking pictures of peculiar creatures, Rona has received many accolades such as the Geelong Print Prize, Swan Hill Print Acquisitive Award and Silk Cut Award Grand Prize. In addition her work is represented in over fifty Australian and international public collections including the National Gallery of Australia.
Rona is a fancier of Egyptian art, historical figures, science fiction, B-grade movies, secret societies, tattooing traditions, subcultures and the animal kingdom. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.