Image: Jo-Anne Green, Decode Me, shual.com
|Jo-Anne Green was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa; she emigrated to the United States in 1983. From 2002 to 2016, Green was Co-Director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., a small nonprofit organization that was world renowned for Turbulence.org, Networked_Performance, Networked_Music_Review, Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art), Mixed Realities, Upgrade! Boston, and New American Radio.
Green received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors in Printmaking and Art History from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa); a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from UMASS Dartmouth; and a Master of Science in Art Administration from Lesley University. She volunteered for a Fund for a Free South Africa (FreeSA) from 1985 to 1992, where she co-founded Cultural Resistance to educate the American public about Apartheid.
In 1999, Green was instrumental in starting the Artist-in-Residence Program at the University of New Mexico's High Performance Computing Center, which led to the founding of the Art Technology Center (ATC). She was Grants Administrator and, later, Program Coordinator for both the ATC and the Arts of the Americas Institute. She returned to Boston in 2001.
Green has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Emerson College, Boston; and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Green is also an artist, curator, designer, and writer. Her essay Parsing Truths was commissioned for Michael Takeo Magruder: (Re)mediation_s: 2000-2010; and her co-authored chapter Mixed Realities was published in Unsitely Aesthetics, edited by Maria Miranda. In 2013, she contributed an essay, Generative Systems: (Re)Producing Hands and Faces, to Sonia Landy Sheridan's Art at the Dawning of the Electronic Era: Generative Systems.
Green has exhibited her paintings, prints, one-of-a-kind artist's books, and installations in Johannesburg, Massachusetts and New York. Her first one-person exhibition, Well, as a result... was reviewed in the Boston Herald.