Location: Bowdoin / Mark C. Wethli

Visual Arts

Jackie Brown

Assistant Professor of Art

Contact Information

Visual Arts

Edwards Center for Art & Dance - 232

Teaching this semester

VART 1601. Sculpture I

Jackie Brown
An introduction to sculpture, with emphasis on the development of perceptual, organizational, and critical abilities. Studio projects entail a variety of sculptural approaches, including exploration of the structural principles, formal elements, and critical vocabulary of the sculpture medium. Lectures and group critiques augment studio projects in paper, wood, and other media.

VART 3501. Bio Art: Creative Inquiry at the Intersection of Art and Science

Jackie Brown
Bio Art is an international movement that gained traction in the 1990s and continues to push the boundaries of both art and science. The termencompasses a wide range of artworks generated using the materials, tools, techniques, and iconography of the life sciences. Introduces varied approaches to Bio Art, including artworks cultivated in a lab atmosphere, works developed with emerging technology, and works that use more traditional fine art media. Views several works that raise ethical questions with regard to advances in science and technology and discusses the potential role that Bio Art may play in facilitating cross-cultural dialogue. Students actively explore content through hands-on projects in two and three dimensions, primarily using fine art materials but with the possibility of integrating nontoxic organic matter. Through assigned reading, group discussion, studio projects, and critique, considers the value of cross-pollination between these disciplines, and students have the opportunity to develop a self-directed final project in response to course content.

Jacqueline Brown


  • M.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.A. Hamilton College


personal website: jackiebrownart.com

Solo Exhibitions

2013    Ignition Sequence, Backdoor Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA
2013    Active Pathways, Sykes Gallery, Millersville, PA
2012    Seemingly Recognizable, Maurice N. Flecker Gallery, Long Island, NY
2011    Brain Fruit II, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
2010    Brain Fruit, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2008    Surging Seepage, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

Group Exhibitions

2014    Gallery 107, North Adams, MA, Downstreet Art, The Vital Flux
            The Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY, Color/Form, Three Artists
            West Collection Gallery at SEI Investments, Oaks, PA, Biomorphix, Featured Artist
2013    Roy G Biv Gallery for Emerging Artists, Columbus, OH, Three Artists/Three Spaces
            Little Berlin, Viking Mill, Philadelphia, PA, Growth and Decay, Six Artists
            Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, Beyond Function
2012    The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ, International Juried Exhibition
            Ford Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI, Great Lakes Drawing Biennial
            Gallery at Delaware County Community College, Media, PA, 215/610
            University Gallery, Salisbury, MD, International Juried Exhibition, Cold Fusion
            Wellspring Gallery, Kimberton, PA, Ursinus College Faculty Exhibition
2011    Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell, NJ, Off the Wall, Four Artists/Four Spaces
            Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA, Tacit
2010    Ian Peck Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY, Hamilton Makes Art II
            Marlboro Gallery, Largo, MD, National Juried Sculpture Exhibition
            Public Art Academy Gallery, Williamsport, PA, Factory Fresh
2009    Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ, International Juried Exhibition
            Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ, Juried Summer Show
            Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, 23rd International Juried Exhibition
2008    Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA, Almost Famous
            Steuben Galleries, Brooklyn, NY, VCU/Pratt Exchange
            The Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ, VCU/ASU Exchange
            Slaughterhouse Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Tangents
2007    Cary Street Space, Richmond, VA, Volume Seven
            California College of Art, San Francisco, CA, Us and Them
2006    FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA, Bath Water
            Company Gallery, Syracuse, NY, ThINC ART
2005    Conley Gallery, Fresno, CA, Student Culminations
2004    Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, Senior Project Art Show
2003    University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Onsite: Sculpture Walk
2002    Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, A Collection of Prints

2010    Museum of Arts and Design, Open Studio Program, New York, NY
            Public Art Academy at the Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA

2013    Wind Challenge Finalist, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2009    Honorable Mention, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

2008    Thesis Assistantship Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

2007    Graduate Assistantship Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2005    Summer Arts Scholarship, California State University, Fresno, CA

2004    Barney Moore Art Scholarship, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Emily and Alfred Bohn Art Scholarship, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

2003    Ann Miller Harden Art Scholarship, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

2013    Arts Preview: Artist Jackie Brown Welcomes Uncertainty in Her Art, Columbus Alive
            Little Berlin Takes an Intrigue into Living Forms and Structures, Knight Arts Foundation
            Whurk Cultural Review Magazine, Fredericksburg, VA

2011    Panoramic View: Brain Fruit, artisticnovelty.blogspot.com

2010    Jackie Brown's 'Brain Fruit' Mutates at The Clay Studio, Montgomery News

2012    Seemingly Recognizable Solo Exhibition, Essay by Alissa Guzman, SUNY Suffolk, Long Island, NY
           Cold Fusion Group Exhibition, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

2011    Tacit Group Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

2010    Hamilton Makes Art II Group Exhibition, Ian Peck Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY

2008    MFA Thesis Show, Essay by Dominique Nahas, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA