Joanne Aono is a visual artist, curator, and holistic farmer. Her research-based drawings, paintings, and installations address identity, immigration, and the environment. Her solo exhibitions include Boundary (Chicago), Mosnart (Chicago), Lee Dulgar Gallery (South Holland), and Geneva Center for the Arts. She has been included in two-person and group exhibitions at Firecat Projects (Chicago), the Illinois State Museum (Chicago, Springfield, and Lockport), Terrain Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, and O’Connor Art Gallery, Dominican University. She has received several Chicago DCASE grants, an Illinois Arts Council, and an Artist Run Chicago HPAC grant. Her art has been reviewed in publications such as Hyperallergic, Visual Art Source, Chicago Magazine, and the Huffington Post.
Aono directs the alternative art project, Cultivator - Chicago Art Exhibitions & Farm Art Projects and serves as gallery director for the Riverside Arts Center. She maintains a studio at Bray Grove Farm in north central Illinois.
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