Jackie Brown

Assistant Professor of Art

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 2602. Sculpture - Mold Making and Casting

Jackie Brown
Course builds on the use of everyday objects from Sculpture I and introduces advanced mold making and casting techniques. Students engage with a wide range of materials including clay, concrete, plaster, rubber, wax, and alternative materials like chocolate and soap. Through this process, students can alter and reimagine familiar everyday objects to explore how materials, forms, and images convey meaning in life and culture. Additional themes include art-by-instruction and installation.

I work to create imagined biological systems that suggest growth, movement, and expansion. It's often ambiguous as to whether the forms are benign or toxic and I hope to suggest mutation, as if systems are melding into new and uncertain growths. While each work is imaginative, the ideas that are central to the work reference real phenomenon and I am increasingly interested in experiments that involve the human manipulation of living systems.


  • M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; Richmond, VA
  • B.A., Hamilton College; Clinton, NY

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Solo Exhibitions

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

Group Exhibitions

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
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
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
Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell, NJ, Off the Wall, Four Artists/Four Spaces
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA, Tacit
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
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
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
Cary Street Space, Richmond, VA,
Volume Seven
California College of Art, San Francisco, CA, Us and Them
FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA, Bath Water
Company Gallery, Syracuse, NY, ThINC ART
Conley Gallery, Fresno, CA, Student Culminations
Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, Senior Project Art Show
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Onsite: Sculpture Walk
Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, A Collection of Prints

Artist Residencies

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

Honors and Awards

Wind Challenge Finalist, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Honorable Mention, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
Thesis Assistantship Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA
Graduate Assistantship Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Summer Arts Scholarship, California State University, Fresno, CA
Barney Moore Art Scholarship, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Emily and Alfred Bohn Art Scholarship, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Ann Miller Harden Art Scholarship, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY


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
Panoramic View: Brain Fruit, artisticnovelty.blogspot.com
Jackie Brown's 'Brain Fruit' Mutates at The Clay Studio, Montgomery News


Seemingly Recognizable Solo Exhibition, Essay by Alissa Guzman, SUNY Suffolk, Long Island, NY
Cold Fusion Group Exhibition, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
Tacit Group Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA
Hamilton Makes Art II Group Exhibition, Ian Peck Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY
MFA Thesis Show, Essay by Dominique Nahas, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA