Michaela Pilar Brown is an image and object maker. She studied sculpture and art history at Howard University. Her current art practice focuses on cultural hierarchies relating to beauty, and how race and history play into these caste systems. . She explores issues of identity and notions of otherness as defined in American standards of beauty using a combination of installation, performance and staged photography, and is interested in the politics of the body with respect to race and gender. A bricoleur, she moves effortlessly between mediums.