About the Book
Freestyle art is a free and impulsive form that draws inspiration from everyday influences and art practices. It is a praxis that is capable of stimulating dramatic and provocative content just as well as more codified techniques.
Freestyle art is not only about producing new creations but is also defined as empowering the artist from hegemonic patterns.
Freestyle art is focused on finding intense ways of fathoming otherwise obscured thoughts or emotions. Through the emphasis of instinctual, unpredictable, free creation, freestyle art is centered upon the creator exploring authentic impressions and models.
BriAnna Rosen is an artist and curator based in Portland, OR exploring the poetics of politics and spectacle with installation, video, and publications. Rosen completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video Production at Pacific University graduating summa cum laude in 2012. Rosen then finished the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2016 and received the thesis award for A Freestyle Artist: Sociopolitical Art in Five Interventions. Currently, Rosen works as a co-director and curator for Killjoy Collective and performs freelance work via Chasing Paper Portland.