Jackie Brown

Marvin H. Green, Jr. Assistant Professor of Art

On leave for the 2017-18 academic year.

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.

Education

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

PDF Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website

Exhibitions

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017
Accretion Systems, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, Fall River, MA
2016
Between the Real and the Imagined, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD, (two person)
2015
Mutated Growth, Reed Gallery, University of Maine, Presque Isle, ME
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

2017
Materiality, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME, forthcoming
Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA, forthcoming
Emmanuel College Resident Exhibition, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Abstract Mind, CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, South Korea
Iteration, Gallery 263, Boston, MA
2016
Intimate Systems, 100arts, Madison, WI
Alter + Combine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Elegant Simplicity, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR
New Directions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2015
Distillations IV: Contemporary Abstraction, TEJAS Gallery, Dayton, OH
Perspective, Hillyer Art Space, Washington D.C.
Structurally Speaking, Main Street Arts, Clifton, NY
Art Meets Science, MDI Biological Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME
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

Artist Residencies

2017
Archie Bray Foundation Artist-in-Residence, Helena, MT
Emmanuel College Artist-in-Residence, Boston, MA
2010
Museum of Arts and Design, Open Studio Program, New York, NY
Public Art Academy at the Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA

Press

Deborah Allard, Herald News: “Sculptures at BCC gallery explore ‘shifting nature’,” February 3, 2017.

Mark Jenkins, Washington Post: “In the galleries: Brentwood Arts Exchange filled with flora”, July 15, 2016.

365 Artists 365 Days Project: “Jackie Marie Brown – Brunswick, ME,” September 23, 2014.

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive: “Artist Jackie Brown Welcomes Uncertainty in Her Art,” August 29, 2013.

Chip Schwartz, Knight Arts: “Little Berlin Takes an Intrigue into Living Forms and Structures,” August 15, 2013.

Meggie Roche, Fredericksburg Cultural Review: “Jackie Brown at Backdoor Gallery,” Whurk Issue 5, July 2013.

Alissa Guzman, “Never Be Fooled By Neon,” solo exhibition catalogue essay, November 2012.

The DCCA: Artistic Novelty Blog: “Panoramic View: Brain Fruit,” December 22, 2010.

Andy Stettler, Montgomery News: “Jackie Brown's 'Brain Fruit' Mutates at The Clay Studio,” November 9, 2010.

Catalogues

2016
Alter + Combine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
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