Artist’s statement Emily Brown
My work arises to a great extent out of my love of the natural landscape. I am intrigued by the challenge of finding and forming a distilled response to experiences outdoors where change is constant, and vulnerable and complex forms abound. This is where I start.
The image serves as a format for exploring materials and marks, seeing what sustenance and meaning might be conveyed through them. Scale, color/temperature, space, movement and texture all resonate with our physical experience. I want the work to be felt physically by viewers, to interest them and to connect to them in a kind of primal or nonverbal sense, so they might sense things in a new way.
Artist Bio / CV
2133 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 - 3133
email@example.com www.emilybrown.net 215 232 5328
SELECTED RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pa
2011 Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Me
2009 Isalos Fine Art, Stonington, Me
2009 Unity College, Unity, Me
2008 Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2007 Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, Me.
2006 Kate Ganz USA Ltd, New York, NY
Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, Me.
2005 Emily Brown: The Evolving Landscape, James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, Pa.
2003 Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2002 Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal F
2001 List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.
2000 Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
RESIDENCIES, AWARDS, HONORS AND GRANTS
2007 Visual Arts Fellowship, The Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, Pa
2006 Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
2003 Milton and Sally Avery Fellow, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H.
Philadelphia Print Collaborative Invitational/Rutgers Center for Innovative Works on Paper
2002 Award for Excellence for Works on Paper, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, Pa.
2000 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Philadelphia, for Painting
1999 Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship
PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Alliance Bernstein, Tokyo, Japan
Blank Rome, Philadelphia
CIGNA Corporation, Philadelphia
Dechert LLP, Philadelphia
Bryn Mawr College Library, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Me
Greitzer and Locks, Philadelphia
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pa.
Jefferson Bank, Philadelphia
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton,NJ
Prints and Pictures Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Readers Digest Corporation
Rutgers Center for Innovative Prints and Paper
United States Embassy, Estana, Kajakhstan
Voith and MacTavish Architects, Philadelphia
EDUCATION: University of PA Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa, BFA
FACULTY, University of the Arts & Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia