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Iona Rozeal Brown and 30 Americans at Corcoran by New American Paintings

Over New American Paintings’ history we have reviewed the work of tens of thousands of artists. For those with a keen interest in contemporary painting, the publication has had an incredible track record of featuring artists that have gone on to gain significant attention. Iona Rozeal Brown is one such artist. She was featured in our 2002 MFA Annual when she had just graduated from the Yale School of Art. We knew there was something special about her even then, and nine years later she has proven it with an international exhibition record and a collector base that includes the New Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum.

Brown is a participant in The Corcoran Gallery of Art’s exhibition called 30 Americans, which, “…showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations.” The show, which runs through February 12th, was organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. — More about the exhibition and participating artists after the jump!

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Must-See Painting Shows: May by openstudiospress

Iva Gueorguieva, I as Bear, 2011 | Acrylic and collage on canvas, 90 x 84 inches. Courtesy Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York.

The sun is out, the air is cool, and the new shows are getting hot. New York Gallery Week is in full swing, and private galleries across the country are giving it all they’ve got before collectors and gallery-goers disappear for the summer. Our editorial staff have put together our monthly Must-See list for the month of May, our guide to more than 50 of the best contemporary painting exhibitions in the country, including 15 shows of artists previously featured in New American Paintings and dozens of notable and not-to-be-missed shows across the USA. From L.A. to Chicago, Houston to New York and back, our guide includes exhibitions in every corner of the country. Images and listings after the jump!

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