Joanne Aono's drawings and paintings examine dualities emanating from her experiences as an identical twin in relation to the world. Often referencing pairings, her art explores differences and similarities, and the universal dilemma of assimilation and defining a unique identity.
Research and writing provide a foundation of obscured text for her quiet, layered imagery. In this age of loud and fast information overload, she seeks to slow the experience through minimal compositions and limited palettes. Upon closer examination, the complexity of line and the written content create more for the viewer to absorb. Like being introduced to an individual, more is discovered as one spends time with the art.
Joanne has exhibited in gallery and museum shows and has received several grants and fellowships. For a current curriculum vitae, please contact her