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Mendiani/Mandiane/Manjani, 2011 Charcoal, Ink, Gesso, Pencil, Masking Tape, Photocopies, Pencil, Conte Crayon, T-shirt Material, Tacks, Staples, Cut Paper on Paper 72” X 111” © Lynne Brown
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Dong Bei Yang Ge, 2011 : Paper, Charcoal, Gesso, Glue Ink, Pencil, Masking Tape, Acrylic Paint, Photocopies, Photos, Conte Crayon 72” X 94” © Lynne Brown
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Modern/Injury, 2011 Paper, Charcoal, Gesso, Glue Ink, Pencil, Masking Tape, Acrylic Paint, Photocopies, Photos 86” X 94” © Lynne Brown
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Modern/Injury detail, 2011 Paper, Charcoal, Gesso, Glue Ink, Pencil, Masking Tape, Acrylic Paint, Photocopies, Photos 86” X 94” © Lynne Brown
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Dancers, 2011 Ink and Charcoal on Paper 48 " X 60 " © Lynne Brown
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D.D.M., 2010 Paper, Charcoal, Gesso, Glue, Ink, Pencil, Masking Tape, Acrylic Paint, Photocopies, Photos 96" X 132" © Lynne Brown
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D. J. Subway, 2010 Paper, Charcoal, Gesso, Glue, Ink, Pencil, Masking Tape, Acrylic Paint, Photocopies, Photos 72 " X 96 " © Lynne Brown
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Aaron, 2010 Paper, Ink, Gesso, Charcoal, Pencil, Photocopy on Paper 60 " X 72” © Lynne Brown
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Jose, 2010 Ink, Charcoal, Pencil, Photocopy on Paper 60 " X 72” © Lynne Brown
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Caveball, 2010 Digital Photo 24" X 36" © Lynne Brown
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B.I.D, 2010 Digital Photo 24" X 36" © Lynne Brown
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Domaine Aveugle, 2010 Digital Photo 24" X 48" © Lynne Brown
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Digital Dad, 2010 Digital Drawing 60” X 48” © Lynne Brown
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Waiting for Cake 2, 2009 Oil on Gesso Board 18 X 24 Cm © Lynne Brown
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Waiting for Cake 1, 2009 Oil on Gesso Board 18 X 24 Cm © Lynne Brown
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Mickey's Goodbye, 2005 Charcoal on Paper 36" X 48" © Lynne Brown
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Dad, 2004 Charcoal on Paper 36" X 48" © me
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The Continental, 2003 Charcoal on Paper 36" X 48" © Lynne Brown
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Family Holiday, 2004 Charcoal on Paper 36" X 48" © Lynne Brown
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Trees, 2002 Charcoal, Conte Crayon, Ink, Gesso on Paper 12" X 36" © Lynne Brown
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Man in Hat, 2003 Torn Paper, Pastel, Charcoal, Ink on Paper 24" X 36" © Lynne Brown
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Blue, 2003 Pastel, Cut Paper, Charocoal on Paper 24" X 36" © Lynne Brown
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Orange, 2002 Pastel, Cut Paper, Charocoal on Paper 24" X 36" © Lynne Brown
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Woman Lying Down, 2001 Charcoal, Pastel, Cut Paper on Paper 24" X 36" © Lynne Brown
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DUMBO 1, 2009 Digital Photo 8" X 10" © Lynne Brown
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DUMBO 2, 2009 Digital Photo 8" X 10" © me
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DUMBO 3, 2009 Digital Photo 8" X 10" © Lynne Brown
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Queens, NY
Lives in
Queens and Berlin, Germany
Works in
Queens, NY and Berlin, Germany
Schools
New York University (NYU), 2013, MA Studio Art
IDSVA, 2017, PhD in Philosophy of Aesthetics and Art Theory
Columbia University
Rutgers University - Mason Gross School of Art
Tags
mixed-media, visual artist, arts-education, non-profit, dancer pop, installation, surrealism, traditional, photography, digital, graffiti/street-art, figurative, exhibition/performance
Statement

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in the Flushing section of Queens in New York City. I attended the New York City public school system from kindergarten through high school. During this time, I was given the opportunity to study both visual art and movement. At a very young age I began drawing and playing with art materials as most children do and my interest grew stronger as I developed. In high school I was given the chance to further develop my visual art skills as well as study movement, ballet, modern, African dance, tap and jazz. Studying movement led me to focus further on the human figure. I was fortunate enough to take weekend classes in figure drawing for high school students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Following high school, I was accepted to the visual arts program at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts where I graduated with a Bachelors degree in fine arts. After graduation from Rutgers University I held various positions in art galleries and then graphic design and media companies. A few years after graduation, I was presented with the exceptional opportunity to work closely with the Neu Realist artist Arman. Working as Arman’s archivist allowed for me to observe him in the studio and have small discussions at his residence/office. I remained in this position for two years. Arman’s art, process and way of thinking have more recently influenced my art practice, I considered him a friend and certainly a mentor. In 2001 I received a masters degree in art and art education from Teachers College Columbia University. Subsequent to my first graduate degree I began teaching art in the New York City school system and then eventually classes in art education within the New Jersey University system. The desire to return to my own creative process as well as to build my studio practice and portfolio led me to follow my mentor, the Italian artist and art educator Maurizio Pellegrin within a Masters program in studio art at New York University. In January of 2013 I completed the program, which took place in Venice, Italy and commenced in Berlin, Germany. The MA studio abroad program assisted in the development of my studio artwork and strengthened my process along with my portfolio. In Summer 2013 I was granted my first studio residency in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY at Arts@Renaissance.

Simultaneously to this residency I began studies in the MFA program through the Transart Institute, Plymouth University (UK) and participated in a one- semester summer arts residency in Berlin, Germany in 2014. While in Berlin I had the opportunity to create a large scale mosaic peace wall through the CityArts organization based in New York. This mosaic which has been created by international artists and community schoolchildren is permanently located at 25 Große Hamburgerstraße at the site of the Jewish Cemetery. In Summer-Fall 2014 I won a fellowship and solo exhibition at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy, where I continued in residency in the summer of 2015.

 

Aside from my studio art background I am a researcher and educator, studying philosophy, aesthetics and art theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts based in Portland, Maine. This academic research takes place in short residencies internationally in Berlin, Venice, Istanbul, Paris, Tuscany and New York. I am looking to further develop and strengthen my theoretical knowledge as well as my studio practice through experiences within this international residency.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Specifics/Interests/Themes: I am very interested in movement and energy, historical time, place, space, form and content. I create images based upon observations of my environment and society, interactions with people, salient experiential transformative experiences. Personal training in performance and movement inform my imagery, which often features or references the human life/the figure. Local and diverse communities and cultures, music, media technology and global socio economic and political happenings influence my thinking. The energy and action of a specific place and community effects the creation of my artwork.

 

General/Ideas through Materials: My work reflects, movements, ideas, architecture, sights and sounds of the world I am living in and the community I am surrounded by. I focus on the creation and manipulation of line, shape, space, graphic lettering, and layering of shapes, composition and the psychological impact of the artwork to inspire audience response and contribution. I am also very interested in working in photography and with the digital drawing and digital printing process. At the moment my visual art practice consists of large- scale drawings, collage, sculpture, digital drawings/prints and some “Wearables” (fashion mixed conceptually with an idea, technology and art). I create drawings and sculpture using found objects, household and building materials, as well as fine art mediums such as charcoal, ink, some mixed media and collage. Most recently I have ventured into video, sculpture and three-dimensional artwork as well as public art and community projects.

 

Curricula Vitae

 

Lynne Margaret Brown

Lynnembrown1@gmail.com

Program Facilitator/Administrator/Artist, NYCTS

Bayside, NY — 2008-(current)

Non-profit agency dedicated to child/pedestrian travel safety, teaching through health and arts programs.

Accomplishments

Administer health/child safety programs in New York City community centers, schools and hospitals. Provide administrative support to the director.  Photography, videotaping live events, website development/upkeep. Create and implement curriculum in accordance with NY state standards.

Artist Residence Coordinator/Fellowship Winner

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy – 2014

Accomplishments

Awarded fellowship, position of Artist in Residence Coordinator in addition to studio space and solo exhibition in printmaking.

Managed/coordinated aspects of the visiting guest artists personal and professional needs including local travel, studio, and housing issues.

Provided orientation sessions, organized events, lead group critiques, technical support, exhibition reviews

Curated and produced exhibitions.

 

Liaison/Artist Volunteer, CityArts

Berlin, Germany/New York, NY — 2013

Through CityArts took part in the creation of a permanent, international peace mosaic mural created by artists, volunteers and school children in Berlin, Germany.

Accomplishments

Encouraged/recruited local and international volunteers to take part in this community

based art project. In collaboration with other artists created mosaic peace wall mural.

 

Program Manager/Art Educator, Free Arts NYC

New York, NY — 2006-2008

Non-profit organization providing arts and social/public safety programming to underserved and at risk youth in New York City.

Accomplishments

Oversaw 15 program sites encompassing 160 volunteers, 15 on-site coordinators and 15 professional facilitators.

Developed and implemented curriculum in accordance with NY state arts standards.

Prepared presentations and provided assessment.

Assigned and trained volunteers, linked them with appropriate activities and opportunities. Debriefed point people on events, coordinated potential volunteers

 

Instructor/Advisor/Field Supervisor, William Paterson University/Kean University

Wayne, NJ/Union, NJ — 2003-2006

Accomplishments

Full time Instructor, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. CISE 414, Methods in Creative Arts, graduate course, CIEE 325, Arts and Creativity. CMAT 675, Arts and Creativity, Instructor of CISE 415 Technology in the Classroom. Academic Advisor, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ Undergraduate advisor for eighty students.

Adjunct Instructor, Kean University, Union, NJ, Fine Arts Department, 2003-2006 FA2900, Field Experience in Multicultural Art Education Settings. Observations in the K-12, multicultural art classroom. Student Teaching Field Supervisor, Kean University, Art education field supervisor, provided site visits to NJ public schools to observe, assessed student teachers.

 

Art Teacher, PS 133, New York City Department of Education

Brooklyn, NY 2002-2003

 

Art Teacher, Byram Hills

Armonk, NY 2001-2003

 

Personal Assistant to CEO, Activision Inc.

New York, NY 1998-1999

 

Archivist, Arman Studios

Archivist to New Realist Artist Arman New York Studio

New York, NY 1996-1998

 

QCC Art Gallery

Assistant to the Director

Bayside, NY 1994-1996

 

EDUCATION

IDSVA, Ph.D. student 2017

Transart Institute - summer certificate, within MFA Program 2013

New York University, NY, MA Studio Art 2013

Columbia University, NY, MA Art / Art Education 2001

Rutgers University, NJ, BFA Fine Arts

 

SKILLS

Microsoft Windows: Word, Excel, Photoshop, SIS, Banner. Some IMovie, Some audio programs. PC and Mac literate. Teaching, Administration, Programming, Liaison, Partnerships, Art, Photographing and Videoing events, Managing Events.

Permanent Art teacher certification, NY and NJ k-12.

 

FREELANCE

Executive Assistant/Office Manager, Company X Media, New York, NY Assisted Director with all administrative duties, scheduling travel, billing, handled deliveries.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Wenner Media, Rolling Stone Magazine, Production Department

New York, NY

Valiant Comics, New York, NY

 

REFERENCES

Dr. Gianni Sirch – Art Historian, Lecturer, Critic, Writer, Filmmaker

New York University, The Bau Institute, Columbia University

giannisirch@libero.it

 

Maurizio Pellegrin – Artist, Director, Professor http://www.mauriziopellegrin.com/

National Academy Museum, School of Fine Arts, Columbia University, New York University

mpellegrin@nationalacademy.edu

 

David Darts – Professor, Chair, Artist

NYU Art Department

www.daviddarts.com/ ddarts@nyu.edu

 

Kathleen Graves – Artist/ Professor

Kathleenjgraves@icloud.com

 

Cynthia Brown – Director

NYCTS, CBrown@Nassaucountyny.gov

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / RESIDENCIES

 

KulturSpace / Berlin Collective

Artist in Resident

Berlin, Germany 2016

 

National Academy Museum and Art School NY

NY Artist Residency and Scholarship award winner - Venice, Tuscany, Lake Cuomo, Rome, July 2015

 

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia

Artist in Residence - Venice, Italy, July 2015

 

IDSVA

Visual Art / Philosophy Residency - Berlin, Germany, Venice, Italy, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015

 

AW Asia Gallery

Exhibition: Artist/Philosopher,

New York, NY 10001 USA, January 2015

Curator: Rowynn Dumont and Taliesin Thomas

 

IDSVA

Visual Art / Philosophy Residency New York, NY, USA, January 2015

 

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia

*Solo Exhibition, The Republic Book X: A Critique of Judgement.

Venice, Italy, September 2014

Curator: Lynne Brown

 

IDSVA

Visual Art / Philosophy Residency - Rome, Tuscany, Italy, Paris France, June and July 2014

 

Transart Institute

Visual Arts Residency (within MFA program) Supermarkt Berlin, Germany, 2013

 

Arts@Renaissance

Winner Visual Arts Studio Residency 2013 Brooklyn, NY, USA, May 2013 – August 2013

 

Grim Museum

Exhibition: Works, Berlin, Germany, August 2012

Curator: David Darts

 

Time Square

Exhibition: Art Takes Time Square Project

New York, NY, USA

Curator: Chashama / Artists Wanted 2012

 

Like the Spice Gallery

Exhibition: Gallery Night, Burma Education

Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2011

Curator: Katie Drantz

 

Des ateliers gratuits au Centre Social David Douillet

* Solo Exhibition, New York / L’Isle D Abeau

Group Exhibition various locations, L’Isle D Abeau, France

Curator: Benn – Kitchenlab 2011

 

Coemeterium Campiello San Giovanni Evangelista

Exhibition: Works

San Polo 2454 , Venezia, Italia 2011

 Curator: Maurizo Pellegrin

 

Rose Live Music Space

* Solo Exhibition, L. Brown

345 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 2011

Curator: Alawa Guerraiche

 

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa - Palazzetto Tito

Exhibition: Twenty2,

Dorsoduro, Venezia, Italia 2826 2010

Curator: Maurizo Pellegrin, Dr. Gianni Sirch

 

Various art education exhibitions, curating community and student works 2001-10

 

MA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Columbia University New York, NY 2001

Curator: Judith Burton, Ph.D.

 

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ

Curator: Judith Brodsky

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

BBK Berlin, Berlin Collective, NAEA, InSEA, NYFA, NYSATA, CAA

 

TRAVEL / FOREIGN LANGUAGE

2016, Artist in Resident in Berlin, Germany, PhD student, studying German, auditing courses UDK Berlin

2014-15, PhD studies in philosophy and visual arts in Berlin, Venice, Istanbul, New York City

2015, National Academy arts residency, Venice, Tuscany, Lake Cuomo, Rome

 

2014, PhD studies in philosophy and visual arts in Tuscany,Italy

 

2014, Fellowship in Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy 2014, resided in Berlin, Germany for two months for art research, museum and gallery visits and work visa

 

2014, Traveled to Lyon, France L’Isle DAbeau

2013, Transart Institue Summer Residency, MFA/Certificate program studyin Berlin, Germany

2013, Traveled to Lyon, France L’Isle DAbeau 2013, Traveled to Montpellier, France

2013, Traveled to Berlin, Germany to visit, create artwork, photo project

 

2013, Traveled to Lepzig, Germany to visit artist residency at Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei

 

2012, Studied studio art in Berlin, Germany, summer program through New York University study abroad MA Studio Art program.

 

2010 - 2012, studied studio art in Venice, Italy summer program through New York University study abroad MA Studio Art program.

 

Native English, conversational Spanish, some Italian, some German and French