Rona Green’s combination of distorted humour and graphic intensity form a potent mix. Green holds a BA (Fine Arts), from La Trobe University, and in 1998 gained a Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts from the Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne. She currently lives and works in Melbourne, where she teaches at the Box Hill Institute.
Green’s work has long explored the odd and the curious. The artist’s pets provide inspiration for the strange characters that often appear. Tattooed and menacing, they are far from the cuddly puppies and bunny rabbits that are traditionally portrayed by the media and in art. The symbology of tattoos is a strong component in her work, and she uses them to define and denote the characters of the social outcasts depicted.
Prizes include the Silk Cut Award 2006, Swan Hill Print Acquisitive Award 2004, National Works on Paper Award 2004, Geelong Print Prize 2003, Fleming Muntz Albury Art Prize 2002. Greens work is held in collections throughout Australia, the UK, USA and Asia, including: Charles Sturt University, Australian Print Workshop, Chiang Mai Contemporary Art Museum, Chicago Printmaking Collective, Hobart Museum Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery, London Print Studios, National Gallery of Australia, Print Council of Australia, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, along with private collections in Australia and overseas.