GILLIAN BROWN
2151 185th Street #14, Fairfield, IA 52557
641 472-5069
gillianbrown@alumni.brown.edu

 

EDUCATION

1980 MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, photography

1977 MAE, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1973 BA, Brown University, Providence, RI, art major

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2010, 1993 Iowa Arts Council Grants

1999-2000  Bunting Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University

1990           National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, photography ($20,000)

1990           Art Matters, Inc., New York, NY, Grant

1990,87      Maryland State Arts Council Work-In-Progress Grants

1985,84      The Artists Foundation and Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities

1980           Purchase Award, “Eccentricities,” California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

1979           Ford Foundation Traveling Scholarship

1977           Purchase Award, Fleming Museum, University of Vermont

 

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

2013, 2003

Icon Gallery, Fairfield, IA

2009 

“On Becoming,” St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA;

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls

2005

“Parallel Play”, Flatfile Gallery, Chicago

2007        

“Minding matter,” Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA;

“Fieldwork: Placing Space in the Colorfield Remix,” Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD (solo)

2006        

“Five Works on Becoming,” Montepelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD

2004        

“each/other,” project room, Flatfile Galleries, Chicago

“Turnaround,” Flatfile Galleries, Project Room

2003

“Each/Other: Vanishing Point,” I Space Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997

“The Constructed Photograph,”

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, site work

1996

Troyer, Fitzpatrick, Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC

1992

Jones, Troyer, Fitzpatrick Gallery, Washington, DC

1990

Notre Dame College, Baltimore, MD

Washington Project for the Arts, two permanent site works

1987

“Constructions,” Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC;

Gatehouse Gallery, Mount Vernon College, Washington, DC

1986

Andover Gallery, Andover, MA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014, 2016

“Currents 2014: Santa Fe International New Media Festival,” NM

2013

“Private Universes/Personal Spaces,” SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM

2012

“Refocus: Multicultural Focus,” Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, an installation of recent work, part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, organized by the Getty Museum

2009

“Residual Reality,” Robert Heinecken’s students and contemporaries, UWEC, Eau Claire, WI

2008

Flatfile Gallery, Chicago, video sculptures

2007

International Film Festival, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

2006

“Black/White,” Flatfile Galleries, Chicago

“The visible and the invisible,” Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

2001

“Sound and Fury,” Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000

“Rapture,” Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1999

“A Range of Views,” Bunting Gallery, Cambridge, MA

1998

“Each/Other,” Des Moines Art Center, projected video installation, in “Iowa Artists”

“22 Dollhouses,” Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

“Paraphotography,” Maier Museum, Lynchburg, VA, guest curated by Charles Hagen

1997

“Meditations,” Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

“Thresholds: Limits of Perception,” Eight Floor Gallery, NY, NY

1996

“Anxious Libraries,” Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

1995        

“The Drawing Show,” Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

“Iowa Artists,” Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines

1994

“Boston Now,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

“Off the Mall,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

“A View from Baltimore to Washington,” Fine Arts Gallery, University of MD, Baltimore County

“Doubletake,” Hans and Walter Bechtler Gallery, Charlotte, NC

1992-94

“Proof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph, 1960-1980,” Laguna Museum of Art (traveling);   DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Friends of Photography, San Francisco; Des Moines Art Center

1991         

“Bedrooms,” Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York, NY

1990

“Other Rooms,” a Kunstraum project, Morgan Annex, Washington, DC

“Photographic Installations,” Photofest, Houston Center for Photography

“Options ’90,” Washington Project for the Arts

“Constructed Spaces,” Photographic Resource Center, Boston

1989

“Installation,” Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

“Extended Photographs,” Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, MD

“In Site,” Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles

“Maryland On View,” Maryland Art Place, Baltimore

1988

“Representation, Perception, Conception,” Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Fullerton Museum

“Site Works by Gillian Brown, Kate Erickson and Mel Zeiger Dan Graham, Jeff Weiss,” St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s City, Maryland

1987

“Living Spaces,” Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art

“Constructed Narratives,” Kathleen Ewing Gallery, New York, NY (three person)

“Poetics of Space: Contemporary Photographic Works,” Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe

1986

“Out of LA,” Allied Arts Gallery, Allied Arts Council of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas

“The Altered Image,” Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

1985

“Celebrating Two Decades in Photography,” Frederick S. Wight Galleries, UCLA

1982-3      

“New American Photographs,” The Art Gallery, California State College, San Bernadino (traveling)

1982          

“Inquiry,” Frederick S. Wight Galleries, UCLA

1981

“Five American Photographers,” Minneapolis College of Art and Design

“Photography, Five Directions,” Rex Wignall Museum Gallery, Chaffey College, Alta Loma, CA

“Multicultural Focus–A Photography Exhibition for the Los Angeles Bicentennial,”      

Municipal Art Gallery Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles

“Photofusion,” Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York, NY

1980

“Eccentricities,” California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1979         

“Contemporary Female Self-Portraits,” Marcusie Pfeiffer Gallery, New York (traveling)

“Perception: Field of View,” California State University at Los Angeles

1978

“Contemporary California Photography,” Cameraworks Gallery, San Francisco

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS OF ARTIST’S WORK

(*INDICATES REPRODUCTION OF WORK)

2013

Wider, Susan, “Private Universes/Personal Spaces,” THE, Santa Fe Magazine for the Arts, June

2008

Mahoney, J. W., “Report from Washington, D.C.,” Art in America,  May

2007

*Magner, J.J., “Artist Profile: Gillian Brown,” Hill Rag, Washington, D.C., November

*Photography from the Pompidou Center, 30th anniversary photography catalog from collection, Paris

2004

*Michael Klant: Grundkurs Kunst 4 – Aktion, Kinetik, Neue Medien, Braunschweig: Schroedel, 2004, pp.152/153 (textbook and DVD compiling new media works).

2003

*Wolf-Krantz, Claire:  “Gillian Brown and McCaslin Frick at I Space,” Art in America, October

*Camper, Fred: “Small Victories: Gillian Brown at I Space,” Chicago Reader, February 28

Review, Mouthtomouth, Spring 2003.

1998

*Hagan, Charles: Paraphotography, Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA, catalog

*Dorsey, John: “Creating big impact on a small scale,” Baltimore Sun, February 18 *

*Torres, Anna Maria & Pelli, Denis: Thresholds: Limits of Perception, NY Arts Magazine, catalog

1997

*Kemmerer, Allison: The Constructed Photograph, Addison Gallery of American Art, catalog

1996

*Protzman, Ferdinand: “It’s the Thought that Counts,” The Washington Post, March

1995

*Renner, Eric: Pinhole Photography, Focal Press, Boston *

1994

*Miller, Lenore D.: “Manipulated Environments: Photomontage into Sculpture,” Camerawork,                                         Spring/Summer

1993

*Desmarais, Charles: Proof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph 1960-1980,   Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (book published in conjunction with show)

1991

*Louie, Elaine: “Artists Give Bedrooms a Nautical Motif,” New York Times, January 31

1990

*Dorsey, John: “Local retrospective explores photography’s illusionistic nature,” The Baltimore Sun, October 10

*Welzenbach, Michael: “Non-Stock Options,” The Washington Post, January 17 *

*Dorsey, John: “‘Options’ offers thought-provoking installations,” The Baltimore Sun, January 12

*Wise, Kelly: “When photographers create their own fictional worlds,” The Boston Globe, April 21

1989

Dorsey, John: “Photograph as social commentary,” The Baltimore Sun, April 15

1988

*Raczka, Robert: “At About Now,” Re: Presentation Conception/Perception, LACPS, catalog

1988

*Power, Mark: “Trends & Talent ’88 – Photography,” Museum and Arts Washington, Jan/Feb

1987

*Norklun, Kathi: “Living Spaces,” Artweek, June 6

Gilroy, Roger: “Gillian Brown, Ron O’Donnell, Calum Colvin,” New Art Examiner, April

*Thorson, Alice: “Exposing the lie of the photograph – with wit,” The Washington Times, February 5

*Lewis, Jo Ann: “Ewing’s ‘Constructions’,” The Washington Post, January 31

*Laurent, Amy: “Capturing the Poetics of Space,” Artweek, January 17, Vol. 18, no. 2

1986

*Ludlow, Cynthia: “Explorations of Space,” The Santa Fe Reporter, December 22

*Petra, Tina: “Gillian Brown: Mixed Media installations and Silver Gelatin Prints,” Art New England, April, Vol.7, no. 4

Wise, Kelly: “A multifaceted look at the art of collage,” The Boston Globe, March 4

1985

*Hugunin, James R.: “Uni/Diversity of California, Los Angeles,” Celebrating Two Decades in Photography, The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, catalog

Jussim, Estelle and Elizabeth Lindquist-Cock, Landscape as Photograph, Yale University Press

1984

*Sward, Marilyn and Catherine Reeve: Breaking the Boundaries: Alternative Surfaces and Processes for Photographers, Prentice Hall, Boston

1982

*New American Photographs, California State College, San Bernadino, catalog

*Keating, Tim: “Performance as Photograph/Photograph as Performance,” Inquiry, The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, catalog

*Portner, Dinah Berland: “Photography L.A., The Hot And The Cool,” L.A. Weekly, February 5-11

1981

*Multicultural Focus–A Photography Exhibition for the Los Angeles Bicentennial, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, catalog

1980

*Coleman, A.D.: “Hybridization: A Photographic Tradition,” Photofusion, Pratt Institute, New York, NY, catalog

*Hugunin, James: “Mocking Objects,” Afterimage, October, Vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 12-15

*”The Altered Subject,” Quiver, no. 6, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

1979

*Photography Year/1979 Edition, Time/Life Books, Alexandria, VA *

Wilson, William: “Perception: Field of View,” Los Angeles Times, May 30

1978

*Artweek, December 8, Vol. 9, no. 42 *

*Insights/Contemporary Female Self-Portraits, David Godine Press, Boston

*Contemporary California Photography, Cameraworks Press, San Francisco, p. 53, catalog

 

COLLECTIONS

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

Art Museum, Princeton University

Bibliotheque National, Paris

Stephen Mindich, Boston Phoenix

California Institute of the Arts Valencia

California Museum of Photograph, UC Riverside

Centre George Pompideau, Paris

Erie Art Center, Erie, PA

Fleming Museum, University of Vermont

Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA

The Hechinger Collection, International Arts and Artists

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Japan

Los Angeles County Museum of Art,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

S.A. Art Collection, Northern Illinois University

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Seattle Art Museum

 

VISITING ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Illinois State University, March 1-31, 1996

Rochester Institute of Technology, January 1-31, 1989

St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s, Maryland, February 14-28,1988

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, November 1-7, 1981

 

GUEST LECTURES

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

UCLA

Loyola Marymount College, Los Angeles

California State College, San Bernadino

Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore

MIU, Fairfield, Iowa

Rochester Institute of Technology

University of Chicago

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Pomona College, Clairmont, CA

Tisch School of Art, NYU

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

San Francisco Art Institute