Known for her peculiar figurative printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture, artist Rona Green creates works depicting absurd, but believable, animals hybrids embodying human characteristics and traits. Rona tends to be inspired by identity, and how it is expressed through physical appearance and the ways it can be altered, whether by clothing, pose or modifications such as tattoos and piercings. The body can be a vehicle for story – the skin a stemming point for transformation – especially through body decoration and anthropomorphism. In this way Rona explores the characters of outsiders, misfits and loners, often those who embody our paradoxical want to run with the pack, yet maintain individuality.
Rona has received numerous accolades for her printmaking including the Silk Cut Award Grand Prize, Swan Hill Print Award and Geelong Print Prize. Additionally her work is represented in over 70 public collections including the National Gallery of Australia.