Jackie Brown

Marvin H. Green, Jr. Assistant Professor of Art

Teaching this semester

VART 1601. Sculpture I

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 3503. Installation Art

Guided Independent Studio Practice. An exploration of installation art in the context of contemporary practice, especially as a means to transform space, create an environment, or offer a visceral experience. Early assignments guide students through considerations for form, content, process, and meaning, followed by an emphasis on self-directed projects. Choice of media to be determined jointly by faculty and students.

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 and Two Person Exhibitions

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

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
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
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
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

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


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.


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