Alicia Brown was born (1981) St. Ann, Jamaica. She is a practicing fine artist and art educator. She has participated in a number of art exhibitions both international and locally. She attained her BFA, and a Diploma in Art Education from the Edna Manley College of the Visual Performing Arts in 2003/2009. She graduated from the MFA program of the New York Academy of Art in 2014, where her awards included a residency scholarship offered by the academy in collaboration with LIA in Leipzig, Germany in 2012. She was awarded the Dawn Scott Memorial Award at the 2017 Jamaica Biennial. Alicia currently works and lives in Kingston, Jamaica.
My work is about mimicry – what it means to mimic, the implications of employing this tool in the process of constructing postcolonial Caribbean identity, and the significance of this idea in a twenty-first-century art context. We are all aware of the narratives surrounding the issues regarding the influence of colonialism, mass media, pop culture, Western trends and their impact on the formation of identity, but who is telling the story and from what point of view? I would like to tell a story . . .