Joanne Aono is a visual artist, facilitator of art exhibitions, and holistic farmer. Her research-based drawings, paintings, and installations address identity, immigration, and the environment. She has exhibited in museums, galleries, art centers, and alternative spaces throughout the Midwest. Her art has been reviewed in publications such as Hyperallergic, ArtLetter, Chicago Magazine, and the Huffington Post.
She directs the alternative art project, Cultivator – Chicago Art Exhibitions & Farm Art Projects and serves on the Riverside Arts Center’s exhibition committee. She maintains a studio at Bray Grove Farm in north central Illinois.