Alex Brown


Biography

 Alex BROWN

1966    Born in Des Moines, IA

            Lives and works in Des Moines, IA

 

Education

 

1991    Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; BFA

 

Solo exhibitions

2018   Alex Brown 2005 – 2012, Galerie Richard, New York, NY

 

2010    Nobody Knows This is Somewhere, BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland

 

2009    Feature Inc., New York, NY

 

2008    Gallery Mimmin, Tokyo, Japan

            Feature Inc., New York, NY

 

2007    New Work, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2005    Recent Works, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland

 

2004    Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

            Feature Inc., New York, NY

 

2003   Feature Inc., New York, NY

 

2002    Singles, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL

 

 2001   Feature Inc., New York, NY

 

2000   M du B.F.H. & g. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

           The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

1999    Feature Inc., New York, NY

 

1998    Feature Inc., New York, NY

 

Collective Exhibitions

 

2017-2018 Digital Painting – Part 1, Galerie Richard, New York, NY

 

2009    Why Painting Now?, BFSA Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland

            Picturial Abstraction, Taché-Levy Gallery, Brussels, curated by Ariel Roger-Paris

 

2008    Shit, Feature Inc, New York, NY

            Déformalismes, Praz-Delavallade Gallery, Paris, France, curated by Vincent Pecoil

 

2007   Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction, De Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, curated by Robert Nickas

 

2006   The Expanded Eye (cat.) Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, curated by Bice Curiger

           Twice Drawn, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs

           A Certain Likeness, Gallery W52, New York, NY

           Ruth Root, Alex Brown, Cameron Martin, Sally Ross, Gallery Minmin,Tokyo, Japan

           Block Party, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Exquisite Corpse – Cadavre Exquis : A game played between Mitchelle Alus and Bob Nickas, Mitchell Algus

           Gallery, New York, NY

 

2005   The sun rises in the evening, Feature Inc, New York, NY

 

2004   Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, P.S.1, Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, organized by

           Robert Nickas and Steve Lafreniere.

           The Four-Color Pen Show, Locust Projects, Miami, FL; The General Store, Milwaukee, WI, curated by Elysia

           Borowy and Heather Hubbs

           pOp, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland, curated by Vincent Pécoil

            About Painting, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga

            Springs, NY

            Abstract Reality, Sead Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium    

 

2003   My people were fair and had cum in their hair (but now they’re content to spray stars from your boughs),

            Team Gallery; curated by Bob Nicklas

 

2002   Post-Digital Painting, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, curated by Joe Houston

           From the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Bob Nickas

              Eveybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL

           GtT2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; curated by ANP

 

2001    Not a. Lear, tour: Galerie S & H De Buck, Ghent, Belgium; Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY;

            Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA, curated by ANP

 

2000    Iowa Artists, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Glee: Painting Now, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT and Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL; curated by Amy Cappellazzo and Jessica Hough (catalogue)
Bit by Bit: Painting and Digital Culture, Numark Gallery, Washington, DC

            Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Knife, Electraslip, Chicago, IL
The Suburban, Oak Park, IL
Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral, Feature Inc, New York, NY
ALEX, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL
Open the Pod Bay Doors Hal, Feature Inc, New York, NY

            Not a. Lear, tour: Torch, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Art Process, Paris, France; curated by ANP

 

1999   Huma Bhabba, Alex Brown M du B, F,H & G, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

           Drawings, Feature Inc, New York, N Y

          

1998   opens, M du B, F, H & g, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

           Pudding, Feature Inc., New York, NY

 

Selected Bibliography

 

2009   Nickas, Bob. “Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon Press, New York, NY

 

2007    Cameron, Dan; Lewis, Peter; Lewis; Toby Devan and Morrison, Toni. Y=The progressive Collection,

            Distributed art Publishers, New York NY

 

2006     Pécoil, Vincent. “The End of Perspective? In tate Etc., Summer, no.7

             Pécoil, Vincent. “Alex Brown” in Contemporary, no83 (Focus: Drawing), pp.36-39 (reproductions)

             Scott, Andrea K. “Match Game” in Time Out New York, 16 -22 March

 

2005   Nickas, Bob. “People Take Pictures of each Other” in Influence, no.2, 90-103 (reproduction)

 

2003    Azizian, Carol. “Cranbrook exhibit driven by technology”, The Flint Journal, 3 January, p .BI

            Chomin, Linda Ann. “Post-Digital exhibit captures painting of the moment”, Observer & Eccentric, 6

            March, p. B2

 

2002   Ocana, Aric. “Commentary on nothing”, Dutch, 37 January/February. p.12 (reproduction)

 

2001   Dailey, Meghan. Review. Artforum, December p. I49-50

           Kushner, Rachel. “Editor’s Choice: art: Alex Brown, Bomb, Fall 2001, #77; p.14 (reproductions pp 2 and 14)

 

2000    Johnson. Ken. “Art in Review”, The New York Times, 31 March, pE35

            Daily, Meghan.”Review of Glee” in Artforum, December, p.149-150

            “Q & A With Drawings and Paintings” Yeti, Issue One, pp63-69 (reproduction)

             Zimmer, William. “Serious Abstract Paintings With a Non serious Message”, The New York Times

            (Connecticut Edition), 31 December

 

1999   Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review”, The New York Times, 22 October, p. E41

           Johnson, Ken. “Art Guide”, The New York Times, 29 October, p.E40

           Nickas, Bob. “Le Persone Fanno Quadri per Provare che Esistono”. Tema Celeste, March/April, pp.66-73

           (reproduction)

            Pincbeck, Daniel. “Putting Themselves in the Picture”. The Art Newspaper, September. p.72

          

Awards and Honors

 

2000    Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

 

Public Collections

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York