Rhonda K. Brown
Rhonda Brown (American, b. 1969 lives and works in Chicago) a native Clevelander, Brown hails from a family that opened the first for-profit African American gallery in the US, the Malcolm Brown Gallery in Shaker Heights, Ohio opened in 1980.
At a young age, Rhonda had the opportunity to connect with the artists the gallery represented including Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Hughie Lee-Smith, Moe Brooker, Selma Burke, Carolyn Mazloomi and many others.
Growing up with art all around inspired Rhonda to pursue a bachelor of fine arts with a double major in painting and drawing and art history at the Ohio State University. Thereafter, Brown completed a master’s degree in art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005.