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Image courtesy of PLATO Gallery.

Deborah Brown

b. 1955, California


Deborah Brown is a fifth-generation Californian who has lived and worked in New York since 1982. She  received a BA summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University and an MFA from Indiana University. Her work draws inspiration from her walks around New York City, especially East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where her studio is located. Brown has been a tenured professor at Carleton College and a visiting artist and lecturer at Penn State University, Hunter College, Pace University,  Columbia University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Yale University and Art Omi. 

Her work is included in museum and private collections around the world, including the ICA, Miami, and the Portland  Museum of Art, Portland, Maine. Recent exhibitions include: PLATO Gallery, New York (2024); Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen (2024);  Harper’s Gallery, Los Angeles (2024); GAVLAK Palm Beach (2023); Bonhams, Hong Kong (2023);  Althuis Hofland, Amsterdam (2023); Carl Kostyál, Ibiza (2023); adhesivo contemporary, Mexico City  (2023); Asia Art Center, Bejing (2023); Woaw Gallery, Hong Kong (2023) Paula Cooper Gallery, Palm  Beach (2023); Andrew Reed Gallery, New York and Miami (2023); Hall Art Foundation, Schloss  Derneburg Museum, Germany (2021-22); GAVLAK, Los Angeles (2022); Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery, New York (2022); Harper’s Gallery, East Hampton, NY (2022); Anna Zorina Gallery, New York (2021, 2020); Bienvenu Steinberg & Partner, New York (2022); James Barron Art, Kent, CT (2022);  Nassima Landau Foundation, Tel Aviv (2022); Scott Miller Projects, Birmingham, AL (2021); Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami (2022); and The Lodge, Los Angeles (2019). Her work has been written about in  The New York Times, Art Forum, Art in America, AVENUE, Forbes, CULTURED, Vogue México y LatinoAmérica, Larry’s List, Vogue Hong Kong, Juxtapoz, Artillery Magazine, The Wall Street Journal,  ARTnews, Artnet, Galerie Magazine, Houston Chronicle, The Denver Post, Madame Figaro, Hyperallergic  and ART-Das Kuntsmagazin. 

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Deborah Brown, Deli and Grill, 2023, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in.

Deborah Brown, Vegetables on Grand, 2023, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in.

Deborah Brown, Mules and Slides, 2023, oil on Masonite, 24 x 18 in.

Deborah Brown, Wing Fung Herbal Shop, 2023, oil on Masonite, 24 x 18 in.

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