deborah brown bio
Born 1955, California

Lives & works in New York City
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  M.F.A., Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A., Yale University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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  Geary Contemporary, New York, NY

Parlor Games, Art3, Brooklyn, NY

Deborah Brown Recent Paintings, Flecker Gallery, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY

"Outer Limits," Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

Lesley Heller Workspace, New York

"Freewheeling," the Active Space, Bushwick, NY

The Bushwick Paintings, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

Deborah Brown, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY

Deborah Brown, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY

Paintings, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL

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  "School's Out," Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

"Self-Portraits, a group exhibition," BravinLee programs, New York, NY

"Myths & Legends of the Hudson Valley," Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY

"Who" curated by Lesley Heller, Lesley Heller Workspace

"Fleurs Fatales," curated by KK Kozik, Ober Gallery, Kent, CT

"I Am What I Am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment," curated by Diana Buckley,
Madlyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY

"Contemporary Portraiture" Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

"Becoming…..," Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

"Hair DO," No Globe Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY

"Concrete Muse," curated by Krista Saunders,DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

"The Reason for Beauty," Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

"Color Me Badd," curated by Chris Bors, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

"Epic Fail," organized by Erik Benson and Frank Webster, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY

"Thanks," curated by Adam Parker Smith, Lu Magnus, New York, NY

"See the Pyramids Along the Nile," English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

"Heroes," curated by Julie Torres, Small Black Door Gallery, Ridgewood, NY

"Land eScape," Parallel Art Space, Ridgewood, NY

"Two River," One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ

"Salon Show," the Active Space, Brooklyn, NY

"Round Up," STOREFRONT Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

"6 Who Paint," curated by Fred Valentine, Kate Teale's Big & Small/Casual Gallery, Long Island City, NY

"Memory is a Metaphor," Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

"Landscapes," United States Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia

"Bibliophilia," curated by KK Kozik, Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT

“Spazi Segreti, or Mendacity, Mood,” curated by Paul D'Agostino, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY

"Ocketopia," curated by Austin Thomas, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York

"Urban Biotic," Lumenhouse, Brooklyn, NY

"Brooklyn Art:Work," Artist Honoree, BRIC Gala, Rotunda Gallery and Steiner Studios, Brooklyn, NY

"The 2009 Bushwick Biennial," NURTUREArt, Brooklyn, NY

"Draw: Vasari Revisited," Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY

"Trans-Positions," curated by Judith Tolnick Champa, DeFord Gallery, CitiBank, Long Island City, NY

"Dog n' Pony Show," Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, Solana Beach, CA

"Common Spaces," EA Gallery, Port Chester, NY

"Zoo Logic," Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY

Print Project, Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY

"Zoo II: Animals in Art," Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Art Project, Lake George, New York

"Mythic Landscapes of America," The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York

"Field and Stream,"  Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL

"A Breath of Fresh Air."  Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

"Green is the New Black," Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

"Surf and Tuf," Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmount, NY

"Winter Salon,” Lesley Heller, New York

“A Thing of Beauty,” Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York

"Animal House," Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York, curated by Karen Shaw

"Going Ape: Confronting Animals in Contemporary Art," DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

"The Manhattan View," Reckson Associates, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, curated by VIART Corp.

"Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit, Celebrating 20 Years of Public Art," UBS Gallery, New York

"City Art: New York's Percent for Art Program," Center for Architecture, New York

"Sky, Land, Water," Work from the Permanent Collection South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi

"Fake Plastic Trees," Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York
"Animal Spirits," Walker Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, New Jersey

"Suspended Narratives, "University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
"Unlikely Portraits," Miller Block Gallery, Boston
"Dog Show," Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

"Inner Light: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, California
"In the Garden," Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle
"ArtHaus on Paper," ArtHaus, San Francisco

"New Prints," International Print Center, New York

"The Dog and Pony Show," The Workspace, New York
"Animal Magnetism," curated by Stuart Horodner, Bucknell University Art Gallery, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

"Water," curated by Thomas Garver, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
"Wildflowers," curated by Susan H. Edwards, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

"Anima Mundi," James Graham Gallery, New York

"Undercurrents," Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey

"Illumination," Art Advisory Service Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, exhibited at Pfizer, Inc. NYC

"Painting and Sculpture Today," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

selected awards
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  Eileen Kinsella, "9 Must-See Summer Gallery Group Shows," Artnet,. June 30

Sharon Butler, "Cheat Sheet: Summer Group Shows and What Curators Are Writing About Them,"Two Coats of Paint, July 19.

Claudia Bodin, "Planet Brooklyn," Art-Das Kuntsmagazin, April, pp. 23-33.

Keri Blakinger, NY Daily News, The Story Behind the Octopus at the Houston Street Subway Stop

The New York Times, Westchester Metropolitan, "Things To Do in the Hudson Valley December 4-20, 2015," December 6, p. 12, with illustration.

Sharine Saad, "Brooklyn Bouillon de Culture," Madame Figaro, October 24, pp. 78-84

Brent Wallace, The Ambidextrous Artist ,"The Conversation Project," September 13

Kate Menard, A Conversation with Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery Owner Deborah Brown by Kate Menard, Bushwick Buzz, September 12

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, "Brooklyn in Westchester This Summer," New York Arts Exchange, August 9

Cait Munro, ArtNet, "10 Things To Do: Bushwick Open Studios 2015 Deborah Brown Open Studio," June 3

Blouin Artinfo, "Instagrams of the Artworld: Bushwick Open Studios, and More," June 5

Katy Diamond Hamer, 26 Female Artists on Lynda Benglis and the Art World's Gender Problems, New York Magazine, November 24.

Ann Landi, "Artists' First Influences," ARTnews, May 2014, pp. 82-89. 

Benjamin Sutton, "Art: Major Players," BROOKLYN MAGAZINE, Spring 2014, pp. 66-67.

Sharon Butler, "Speaking Deborah Brown's Language," Two Coats of Paint, March 3

The Editors, "The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture," BROOKLYN MAGAZINE, March 11

Paul D'Agostino, "Four Art Exhibits You Need to See," The L Magazine, January 30

Emily Colucci, "Deborah Brown is Showing on The LES While Going Big in Bushwick," Bedford + Bowery, July 10 

Vera Haller, "Bushwick Embraces Its Art," Wall Street Journal, Greater New York, May 31, A 15 + 16

Kristen Iversen, "Storefront Bushwick: Art, Open to the Street," Brooklyn Magazine, March 2013, p.42

Vera Haller, "Brooklyn Museum Tests A Democratic Model," The Wall Street Journal, February 6, p. A15

Holland Cotter, "The Latest Vibe Moved to Brooklyn," The New York Times, June 8, p. C35 + 38

Jed Lipinski, "Highlights from the James Kalm Report," The New York Times, 24 December, B1

"Bushwick or Bust!" by Deborah Brown and Howard Hurst, The Art Economist, Volume 1, Issue 8, pp.11-15.

Lucie Alig, "Not an Aesthetic, But an Attitude": Artist Deborah Brown on the Future of Bushwick's Art Scene," The ARTINFO interview, 27 September.

Sharon Butler, "Deborah Brown's Bushwick: An Artist Grows in Brooklyn," The Huffington Post, 3 February

Araceli Cruz, "True Grit: Deborah Brown, "The Bushwick Paintings," THE VILLAGE VOICE, 1 January.

ARTCAT, "Pick," 1 January.

The L Magazine, "Editors' Picks," Deborah Brown: The Bushwick Paintings," 19 January 19--1 February, p. 51.

The James Kalm Report, "Deborah Brown: The Bushwick Paintings at Lesley Heller Workspace," 19 January.

Jorge Martin, "Deborah Brown Writes Post-Industrial Poetry at Lesley Heller," Hyperallergic, 21 January.

CityArts, cover image, 26 January--8 February.

Anne Bauso, INNEWYORK.com, " Spotlight on Art & Antiques," February.

Marina Galperina, "Bushwick Dreams and City Fantasies," ANIMAL, 30 December.

Kat Irannejad, "ArtBuzz: July 15--July 21," BROOKLYN, the borough

Marquita Harris, "Spazi Segreti, or Mendacity, Mood," cityist, July 14

Aaron Short, "Bigger Than Ever: Bushwick Open Studios 2010," BushwickBK.com, 2 June.

Sharon Butler, "Tracks: Expanding Utopia," The Brooklyn Rail, June.

James Panero, "Gallery Chronicle," The New Criterion, "Deborah Brown:The Bushwick Paintings" at STOREFRONT," May 2010, Volume 28, Number 9, p. 50.

James Kalm, "Brooklyn Dispatches: Dog Years," The Brooklyn Rail, May, on line and print editions.

Trent Morse, "Trent's Top Gallery Picks," WiliamsburgGreenpoint News + Arts, May p. 4.

"Deborah Brown, The Bushwick Paintings," L Magazine, April 24, 2010, on line edition.

Aaron Short, "Bushwick Has a Cool New Gallery," New York Post, April 6, on line edition.

Miranda Siegel, "Gallery Listings: Deborah Brown at STOREFRONT," New York Magazine, March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3 and May 10 issues.

"Tip Sheet: Beautiful Bushwick," Brooklyn Based, March 31--April 6, on line edition.

"Deborah Brown:The Bushwick Paintings," New York Press, April 13, Volume 23, Number 16, p. 4.

James Panero, "Gallery Chronicle," THE NEW CRITERION, February, pp.49-51

Alison Levy, "Triple Biotic," ArtSlant, 6 September

Melena Ryzik, "Open Studios in Brooklyn," The New York Times, 5 June, p. C22

Benjamin Evans, The 2009 Bushwick Biennial, catalog, NURTUREArt, p.34

Charlie Finch, "Artists as Optimists," Art Net, 6 January

Benjamin Gennochio, "From East to West," The New York Times, Long Island edition, 19 December

Charlie Finch, "A Brown World," Artnet, 26 March

Sharon Butler. "Deborah Brown Loves Animals," TwoCoatsofPaint.blogspot.com, 26 March

John Haber, "Scratch and Sniff," haberarts.com, 22 April

Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayers, Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit, Monacelli Press, New York, p. 172

Ken Johnson, The Boston Globe, "DeCordova's 'Ape' is an Entertaining Bestiary..."
Arts and Entertainment, 15 September 2006

Rachel Rosenfield Lafo et al, “Going Ape: Confronting Animals in Contemporary Art,” exhibition catalog, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, p.10.

Eleanor Heartney et al, City Art: New York’s Percent for Art Program, Merrell Publishers Limited, London, p. 125.

Catherine Fredman, "Underground Treasures: New York City's Subway Art,"
Steelcase 360, on line magazine, winter issue, 5 January, p. 1.

"Artist of the Week," Metro New York, 16 December, p. 17.

James Gardner, "Museum Without Walls," New York Post, 24 April, p. 6.

Roberta Hershenson, "From Pound to Portrait,"
The New York Times Westchester, 13 April, section 14, p. 10

Cate McQuaid, "The Stories Portraits Tell Us,"
The Boston Globe, 28 March, p. D18

New American Paintings, Open Studios Press,
Boston, Massachusetts, Number 44, pp. 14-17

Charlie Finch, "When Your Friends Make Art," ArtNet, 3/5

Robert O'Harrow, "Tunnel Visions," The Washington Post,
16 February, pp. E1 and 4

Julia Szabo, "Breeds Apart," New York Post, 5 May, p. 60

Reena Jana, "New York Reviews," ARTnews, October, p. 174

Ken Johnson, "Art Guide," The New York Times, 1 June, p. E34

Charlie Finch, "Deborah Brown Paints Dogs: Looking Down on Man'
Best Friend," Artnet, 23 April

Bonnie Biles, "Gallery Watch," Art & Antiques, May, pp. 36, 38

Lorraine B. Diehl, "Metropolitan Masterpieces," Daily News, 6 August , cover, "Lifeline"

Ken Johnson, "Art Guide," The New York Times, 3 July, p. E34

Andrew Long, "Openings," Art & Antiques, Summer, p. 32

David W. Dunlap, "Next Stop, Murals; Change Here for Uptown Sculpture,"
The New York Times, 1 May, p. E52

Carol Vogel, "Beyond Museum Precincts, The City as Gallery,"
The New York Times, 22 January, pp. C11-12

Grace Glueck, "Prowling the City for Art?"
The New York Observer, vol. 9, no. 31, 14 August, p. 18

George Melrod, "Something Wild," Mirabella, August, pp . 40-42

Edward J. Sozanski, "Nine Artists Show Frailty of Water Environments,"
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 March

Gerrit Henry, "New York Reviews," Art in America, April, p.168

Ruth Bass, "New York Reviews," ARTnews, Jan., pp. 141-44

Marlena Donohue, "The Galleries,"
The Los Angeles Times, 29 January, sec. VI, p. 16

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  Mosaic mural, Animal Shelter/Veterinary Clinic, City of Memphis, commissioned by UrbanArt Commission (in progress)

Mosaic roundels, Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal, Port of Miami, commissioned by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places

Mosaic frieze, P.S. 178, Manhattan, commissioned by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program

Mosaic mural, Garfield Avenue Station, Jersey City, NJ Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit, commissioned by NJ Transit

Mosaic mural, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, commissioned by Art in State Buildings Program

Mosaic murals, Houston Street Subway Station, Manhattan, commissioned by New York MTA Arts for Transit
selected museum collections
Indianapolis Museum of Art
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi
Bass Museum of Art, Miami
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami
The Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
selected private and corporate collections
Hall Art Foundation, New York, NY
Raymond J. Learsy and Melva Bucksbaum, New York
Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., New York
Philip Morris Companies Inc., New York
Fullbright and Jaworski, New York
Reader's Digest Corporation, Pleasantville, New York
City of New York, Health and Hospitals Corporation
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Los Angeles
Amerada Hess Corporation, New York
Hebrew Home for the Aged, Riverdale, New York
United States Dept. of State, U.S. Embassy, Bogota, Colombia
Princess Cruises, Los Angeles
The McGraw-Hill Companies, New York
Tudor Investments, Greenwich, Connecticut
ExxonMobil, Houston, Texas
Fidelity Investments, Boston