1978 M.F.A., Indiana University, Bloomington
1976 B.A., Yale University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
S E L E C T E D S O L O E X H I B I T I O N S
2014 (upcoming) Lesley Heller Workspace, New York
2012 The Acitve Space, Bushwick, NY
2011 Lesley Heller Workspace, New York
2010 STOREFRONT, Bushwick, Brooklyn
2008 Lesley Heller, New York
2008 Hebrew Home at Riverdale, New York
2006 Lesley Heller, New York
2005 Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL
2003 Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
2003, 01 Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York
2000 Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York
1998 Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York
1996 Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1996 National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
1994 Modernism, San Francisco
1994 LedisFlam Gallery, New York
1992, 1990, 1988, 1986 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
1991 Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
1989 Robischon Gallery, Denver
1989 Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami
1988 Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1987, 85 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago
S E L E C T E D G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N S
2013 “Thanks,” curated by Adam P. Smith, Lu Magnus, NYC
2013 “Pyramids Along the Nile,” English Kills, Brooklyn
2013 “Second Nature,” two-person show, Allyn Gallup
Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL
2012 “Heroes,” Small Black Door Gallery, Ridgewood, NY
2012 “Land Escape,” Parallel Art Space, Ridgewood, NY
2011 “Memory is a Metaphor,” Kenise Barnes Fine Art
2010 “Landscapes,” United States Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia
2010 “Spazi Segreti” Centotto, Brooklyn, NY
2010 “Ocketopia,” curated by Austin Thomas
Lesley Heller Workspace, New York
2009 “Brooklyn Art:Work,” Artist Honoree, Gala, BRIC
Rotunda Gallery & Steiner Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2009 “Urban Biotic,” Lumenhouse, Brooklyn, NY
2009 “Bushwick Biennial,” NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
2009 “Dog n’ Pony Show,” Susan Street Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
2009 Print Project, Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY
2008 “Mythic Landscapes of America,” Heckscher Museum
Huntington, New York
2007 “Green is the New Black,” Melanee Cooper, Chicago
2006 “Going Ape: Confronting Animals in Contemporary Art”
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2005 “City Art: New York’s Percent for Art Program,
Center for Architecture, New York
2005 “Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit, Celebrating 20
Years of Public Art, UBS Art Gallery, New York
2005 “Sky, Land, Water,” Art Mus. of So.Texas, Corpus Christi
2004 “Fake Plastic Trees,” Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York
2003 “Suspended Narratives,” University of Rhode Island
2003 “Unlikely Portraits,” Miller Block Gallery, Boston
2003 “Dog Show,” Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2002 “In the Garden,” Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle
2002 “Inner Light,” Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu
2001 “New Prints,” International Print Center, New York
1999 Water,” Gibbes Museum, Charleston, South Carolina
1999 “Wildflowers,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
1996 "Anima Mundi," James Graham Gallery, New York
1993 “Undercurrents,” Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey
S E L E C T E D A W A R D S
2005 Nominated for Louis C. Tiffany Foundation Award
S E L E C T E D B I B L I O G R A P H Y
2013 Emily Colucci, “Deborah Brown is Showing on the LES While
Gong Big in Bushwick,” Bowery + Bedford, July 10
2013 BrooklynMagazine, “Storefront Bushwick: Art Open to the Street,’ The Culture Issue, Spring
2013 Vera Haller, The Wall Street Journal, “Brooklyn Museum Tests A Democratic Model,” 6
February, p. A15
2012 Holland Cotter, Art Reviews,”Deborah Brown: Freewheeling,”
The New York Times, June 15, 22, 29
2012 Holland Cotter, “The Latest Vibe Moved to Brookyln”
The New York Times, June 8, page C35 + 38.
2011 Jed Lipinski, “Highlights from the James Kalm Report”
The New York Times, 24 December, B1 and on line edition
2011 Deborah Brown and Howard Hurst “Bushwick or Bust!”
The Art Economist, Vol. 1, Issue 8, pp. 11-15.
2011 Lucie Alig, "Not an Aesthetic, But an Attitude": Artist Deborah
Brown on the Future of Bushwick's Art Scene," Art Info , 27 Sept.
2011 Sharon Butler, “Deborah Brown’s Bushwick: An Artist Grows in Brooklyn,” The Huffington
Post, 3 February
2011 Araceli Cruz, “True Grit: Deborah Brown, “The Bushwick Paintings,” THE VILLAGE VOICE,
5--11 January, p. 18
2010 James Panero, “Gallery Chronicle,” The New Criterion, “Deborah Brown: The Bushwick
Paintings," May, p. 50.
2010 James Kalm, “Brooklyn Dispatches: Dog Years,”
The Brooklyn Rail, May, on line and print editions.
2010 “The Bushwick Paintings,” The L Magazine, 24 April, on line.
2010 Miranda Siegel, Gallery Listings, New York Magazine, April/and May issues, “Deborah
Brown at STOREFRONT”
2009 Melena Ryzik, “Open Studios in Brooklyn”The New York
Times,5 June, p. C22.
2009 Benjamin Evans, The 2009 Bushwick Biennial, NurtureArt, p.34
2008 Benjamin Genocchio, "From East to West,"The New York
Times, 19 December.
2008 Charlie Finch, “A Brown World,” Artnet, 26 March.
2006 Rachel Lafo, “Going Ape:Confronting Animals in Contemporary
Art,” exhibition catalog, DeCordova Museum, p. 10.
2005 Eleanor Heartney et al, City Art: New York’s Percent for Art
Program, Merrell Publishers Limited, London, p. 125.
2003 New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Boston, #44.
2001 Reena Jana, “New York Reviews,” ARTnews, October, p. 174.
2001 Ken Johnson, “Art Guide,” The New York Times, 1 June, p. E34.
2001 Charlie Finch, “DeborahBrown Paints Dogs,” Artnet, 23 April.
2001 Bonnie Biles, “Gallery Watch,” Art & Antiques, May, pp. 36, 38.
1998 Ken Johnson, “Art Guide,” The New York Times, 3 July, p. E34.
1998 Andrew Long, “Openings,” Art & Antiques, Summer, p. 32.
1995 Grace Glueck, “Prowling the City for Art?” The New York Observer, vol. 9, no. 31, 14 August,
1991 Gerrit Henry, “New York Reviews,” Art in America, April, p.168.
1989 Ruth Bass, “New York Reviews,” ARTnews, Jan., pp. 141-44.
1988 Marlena Donohue, “The Galleries,” The LA Times, 29 Jan. , p. 16
P U B L I C I N S T A L L A T I O N S
2011 Mosaic murals, Animal Shelter
Memphis, Tennessee, commissioned by UrbanArt Commission
2002 Mosaic roundels, Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal, Port of Miami, commissioned by
Miami-Dade Art in Public Places
2001 Mosaic frieze, P.S. 178, Manhattan, commissioned by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Percent for Art
2000 Mosaic mural, Garfield Avenue Station, Jersey City, NJ Hudson?Bergen Light Rail Transit,
commissioned by NJ Transit
1994 Mosaic murals, Houston Street Subway Station, Manhattan, commissioned by New York
MTA Arts for Transit
S E L E C T E D M U S E U M C O L L E C T I O N S
DeCordovaMuseumand Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts
FrederickR. Weisman Museumof Art, Malibu
Art Museum of SouthTexas, Corpus Christi
Bass Museum of Art, Miami
Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama
OrlandoMuseumof Art, Florida
S E L E C T E D P U B L I C & P R IVATE C O L L E C T I O N S
JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York
Fullbright and Jaworski, New York
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Amerada Hess Corporation, New York
United StatesDept. of State, U.S. Embassy, Bogota, Colombia
Tudor Investments, Greenwich, Connecticut
ExxonMobil, Houston, Texas
Fidelity Investments, Boston
Raymond Learsy and Melva Bucksbaum, New York
Francis Greenburger, Time Equities, Inc.