Christian Brown

Biography

Christian Brown was born in 1971 and received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design

in 1994. He has worked as a fine and freelance artist for most of the last 2 decades in

New York, New York. His creative endeavors include the exhibition of his work (paintings,

drawings, sculpture, and mixed media installations), the formation of a drawing salon,

acting as a contributor to the organization for returning fashion interest, illustrating for
newspapers, magazines, and album covers, as well as writing and illustrating two books,

one of which has won several design awards. He currently works and makes his home in

Bend, Oregon.

 

One Person Exhibitions

2016 “We Each Possess a Labyrinth” The Pence Pinkney Gallery of COCC, Bend OR

2015 “Christian Brown” The Workhouse, Bend OR

2013 “Famous Ornament, (with Donald Hearn)” No Romance Gallery, New York, NY

2010 “Christian Brown” Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2009 “Christian Brown” Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1999 “Heads and Oysters” Margerett Gallery, New York, NY

1998 “Audio Window” Hotel of the Rising Star Exhibition Space, New York, NY

1996 “Christian Brown” 407 Space, New York, NY

 

Group Exhibitions & Showings

2018

  “Spaghetti Dinner at the Cartographer’s Convention" 157 Gallery of PNCA, Portland, OR

2016

  Aqua Art Miami, Jenny Green Gallery, Miami, FL2016

  TED x, Bend, OR High Fiber Arts Symposium, Bend, OR

2015

  Sanctus, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

  City Walls, Bend City Hall, Bend, OR

  Current Works, Astir Agency, Bend OR

  Third Seven, Volcanic Theater, Bend OR

2014

  Blowing Whispers, V Files Gallery, New York, NY

2012

  No Ends, No Romance Gallery, New York, NY

2010

  Live Gig: organization for returning fashion interest, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  Naming the Animals, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2009

  Contemporary Drawings, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2006

  AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, AIGA Gallery, New York, NY

2003

  The Drawing Salon, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2001

  Organization for Returning Fashion Interest, kinetic sculpture/fashion show Ukranian National Home, NYC NY

  Wall Installation, 407 Space, New York, NY

2000

  Organization for Returning Fashion Interest, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York NY

  Organization for returning fashion interest, Museum of California College of Art, San Francisco, CA

  Seven on Sixth, Launchpad, New York, NY Two Dead Heads Fly Bar, New York, NY

1999

  Organization for Returning Fashion Interest, Municipal Art Society, New York NY

1998

  Uncanny Art Projects International, New York, NY

1997

  Christian Brown and Howard Goldkrand 407 Space, New York, NY

1996

  Christian Brown and Adam Raymont 407 Space, New York, NY 1994

  Cadavre Exquis The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Books

2005

  Publication of “13 Riddles 13 Rhymes”, written and illustrated by Christian Brown

2002

  Publication of “I Speak in Frogs and Fish”, written and illustrated by Christian Brown

 

Selected Press/Bibliography

2015

  Sanctus, a Curious Matter Publication, The Source, City Walls

2010

  Naming the Animals, a Curious Matter Publication

2009

  Christian Brown at Open Source Gallery, by Lilly Slezak Art in America

2007

  PRINT Magazine, 27th Regional Design Annual 2007 I.D. Magazine; Annual Design Review 2007

  American Graphic Design Annual 2007

  Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual

2006

  AIGA 365 Year in Design 2006

  PRINT Magazine, 26th Regional Design Annual 2006

  American Graphic Design

2005

  Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards

1999

  by Carissa Rodriguez Self Service #12

1997

  A Conversation with Christian Brown, by Michelle Lopez Zing Magazine #4

Honors/Awards

2015

  Bend Oregon Arts and Beautification Award 

  Bend Oregon Arts and Beautification Award

2007

  Tokyo Type Directors Club, Design Excellence, book design 

  PRINT Magazine, Certificate of Excellence, book design 

  I.D. Magazine, Honorable Mention, book/book jacket design

2006

  AIGA 50/50 Design Award, book jacket design 

  American Graphic Design Award, book design

2000

  New York Municipal Arts Society Design Award

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Historic Liberty Theater

  

  

849 NW Wall Street

Bend, Oregon 97703 

  

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458-206-3040

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Sunday - Tuesday

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