Deborah Brown


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

                  Larchmont, NY

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

                 p. 42.

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,

                  p. 18.

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

IndianapolisMuseumof Art

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.