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Liz Brown
updated: 07/24/2010
website: lizbrownart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Thunder
Excelsior X580
Boom Box
Bling Yeah
Wild West
Hooked on a Feeling
Best Bev Ev
Lost Cave
Shit Yeah
Pooptini
Fuckattack
Welcome My Name is CocoTron
Just Ask CocoTron
Horror Vacui
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, cartoon, consumer culture, diagrammatic, fantasy, geometric
 
 
Thunder by Liz Brown
Thunder
gouache, graphite, and airbrush on paper
2008
27.5" x  39" 
Excelsior X580 by Liz Brown
Excelsior X580
gouache, graphite, and airbrush on paper
2008
28.5" x  40" 
Boom Box by Liz Brown
Boom Box
gouache, graphite, and airbrush on paper
2008
21.5" x  29" 
Bling Yeah by Liz Brown
Bling Yeah
gouache, graphite, and watercolor on paper
2008
21.5" x  29" 
Wild West by Liz Brown
Wild West
gouache, graphite, and watercolor on paper
2008
21.5" x  29" 
Hooked on a Feeling by Liz Brown
Hooked on a Feeling
gouache, graphite, and watercolor on paper
2008
21.5" x  29" 
Best Bev Ev by Liz Brown
Best Bev Ev
gouache, and pen on museum board
2007
9.5" x  13" 
Lost Cave by Liz Brown
Lost Cave
gouache, and pen on museum board
2008
9.5" x  13" 
Shit Yeah by Liz Brown
Shit Yeah
gouache, and pen on museum board
2008
9.5" x  13" 
Pooptini by Liz Brown
Pooptini
gouache, and pen on museum board
2008
9.5" x  13" 
Fuckattack by Liz Brown
Fuckattack
gouache, and pen on paper
2007
23" x  29" 
Welcome My Name is CocoTron by Liz Brown
Welcome My Name is CocoTron
gouache, and pen on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
Just Ask CocoTron by Liz Brown
Just Ask CocoTron
gouache, and pen on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
Horror Vacui by Liz Brown
Horror Vacui
graphite and airbrush
2010
30" x  40" 

Artist Statement
My subjects are intended to be amusingly romantic, assembled from the ideal world that is delivered to us by traditional media. The myths created by advertising say more to me about our cultural mindset than work designed to invent new emotions.

Images such as alien spaceships, and speeding vans resonate deep within our collective American mind. This is a world where one single man could triumph over adversity through the power of dance, or a talking car could defeat a sinister corporation. My representation of objects in extraordinary situations is an attempt to reveal the drama those very objects can create.

My more recent work includes language, in the form of slang, profanity, scatological humor, absurd phrases, and ads for non-existent things.  Choosing font, placement, and color of the words allows me to control the symbolic content. These words or phrases become vehicles I can move through the environment, taking them into places where logic dissolves experience. I strive for a work that exists as itself, rather than a revelation of the thoughts of the artist.

Artist Bio / CV

Liz Brown
262 Taaffe Pl. Apt. 105
Brooklyn, NY 11205
410-608-6300
lizbrown20@hotmail.com

Education

M.F.A.  2004 Mount Royal Program, Maryland Institute     College of Art

B.F.A.  2000   Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
           1997    Academy of Art San Francisco       
           1995    Penn State University

Grants/ Awards

2005     Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Space Program


Employment History

Art Handler, Crozier Fine Arts. W 21st Street New York, NY. 2006-8  

Adjunct Professor, Corcoran College of Art and Design. Washington, DC. 2004-5
         
Fine Arts Teacher, Montpeliar Cultural Arts Center. Laurel, Maryland 2005-6

Writing Workshop Instructor, Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, Maryland 2004
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Solo Exhibitions

2007      

Most Triumphant,  Like The Spice, 224 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY             

New Paintings, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, 508 West 26th St, New York, NY

2004    

New Work, School 33, Baltimore, Maryland

Bustin' Out,M.F.A. Thesis Show, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland 

Group Exhibitions


2008                                                                                         Have you seen the Horison Lately?, Leo Kesting, New York, NY  A Rediscovered Metropolis, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
Bridge Art Fair, Like The Spice Gallery, NYC
2007                                                                                     Fountain Art Fair, Like The Spice Gallery, Miami, Fl
Drawn and Quartered, Like The Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006                                                                                          The Reality of Fantasy, Like The Spice Gallery, Brooklyn      Paraskavedekatriaphobia, Like The Spice Gallery, Brooklyn Baltimore Meets Brooklyn, Like The Spice Gallery, Brooklyn
2005                                                                                         Turn Around Stick it Out, curator, Goldenstreet Gallery, New London, CT

Bibliography

The Brooklyn Rail, Liz Brown Most Triumphant, by James Kalm

Collections

Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, Connecticut
Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Double Diamond Productions, Norwalk, Connecticut
Milestone Graphics, Bridgeport, Connecticut
New York Public Library Print Collection, New York, NY