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Employing marks that both create and distort recognizable form, these paintings explore the space between chaos and composure.

AMANDA JOY BROWN - Artists - FERRARA SHOWMAN GALLERY

Biography

A M A N D A   J O Y   B R O W N   | | |   biography

[lives & works – Oakland, CA  :::  b. 1984, Michigan]

 

AMANDA JOY BROWN is a visual artist and educator based in the Bay Area. After studying Art and French at
Harding University in Arkansas, Brown earned her MFA in the painting program at the Savannah College
of Art and Design. She completed a month long residency at the Vermont Studio Center before moving
to Nashville, TN where she found a studio community at Ground Foor Gallery+ Studios, and continued to
exhibit in around the US as well as southern France. She now resides in California with her husband and two
daughters, working out of her home studio and doing plein air excursions to paint the beautiful landscape of
the East Bay every chance she gets. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally.

AMANDA JOY BROWN - Artists - FERRARA SHOWMAN GALLERY

Artist Statement

Emerging from an interest in the overlapping mechanisms drawing and painting, the Crowd Series centers around the energy of entangled line, creating interconnecting webs and organic lines. These marks both create and distort recognizable form, exploring the space between chaos and composure. Collective and individual identity are both defined and dissolved in these pieces, embodying the energy and organism-like nature of interconnected people sharing a place and time.

Curriculum Vitae

Education
2002-2006 Harding University, BA in Art, Minor in French
2007-2009 Savannah College of Art and Design, Painting MFA
Selected Exhibitions*
2024 The San Francisco Art, Ferrara Showman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2023 Everyday In-Between, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2023 Art Market San Francisco, Ferrara Showman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2023 Art Miami, Ferrara Showman Gallery, Miami, FL
2022 Volta NY, Ferrara Showman Gallery, New York, NY
2022 TextHER, Channel to Channel, Chattanooga, TN
2022 Art Market San Francisco, Ferrara Showman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2022 RepresenTENN, Channel to Channel, Chattanooga, TN
2021 A Flowering, Binder Projects, Memphis, TN
2021 New Year New Art, Ferrara Showman Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2021 Out of Place, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2020 Art Secret, Galerie Ortus, Bonnieux, France
2020 Group Exhibition, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN
2020 Everything is Different Now, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN
2020 Very Cool, Binder Projects, Memphis, TN (virtual)
2020 Congruence, I Like Your Work Podcast, Juried by Bridget Mayer (virtual)
2020 Ensemble, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2020 National Print and Drawing Exhibition, University of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD
2019 Works on Paper, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN
2019 Art Montpellier, Galerie Ortus, France
2019 Salon D’Art Biarritz, Galerie Ortus, Biarritz, France
2019 Kindred, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2019 Emergent Presence, solo show, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN
2019 Art of the South, Memphis College of art, Juried by Bethany Springer
2019 Patternscapes, solo show, Ground Floor Gallery Nashville, TN
2019 Terra Firma, Hutcheson Gallery at Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
2018 Here/Now: Painting Nashville, The Browsing Room, Nashville, TN
2018 Rhythm and Rush, Ground Floor Gallery, Juried by Catherine Haggarty, Nashville, TN
2018 Crowd Series: Observers/Observed, solo show, Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA
2018 Surroundings and the Self, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

2018 Ruche, Galerie Tangerine, Nashville, TN
2018 Small Things Considered, Belmont University, Nashville, TN
2017 Ensemble Cast, John C. Hutcheson Gallery, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
2017 Blue Space, solo show, Aquarium Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2017 Art Fields, R.O.B. Gallery, South Carolina
2017 New Work by Amanda Joy Brown, Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA
2017 Derby Days, Fundraiser at the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
2017 Otherworldly, Juried exhibition, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN
2017 New Paintings: Crowd Series, Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA
2017 Anyone who is Anyone, Channel to Channel, Nashville, TN
2017 On the Move, Gustein Gallery, Savannah, GA
2016 Local Fare, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2016 Aggregate, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN
2016 Unexpected Surfaces, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2016 80x80 Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
2016 Resurface, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN (solo)
2016 Razzle Dazzle, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
2015 Trip:Frisson, 40AU, Nashville, TN
2015 Bricolage, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN
2015 Skin(s), Channel to Channel, Nashville, TN
2014 En Masse, solo show, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN (solo)
2014 Open, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN
2014 2nd Nashville Art Gallery Expo, Todd Gallery at MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN
2014 Art Up! Contemporary art fair, Lille, France (sole representation)
2013 The Market Series, Parker Art Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA (solo)
2013 Art3f, salon international d’art contemporain, Lyon, France
2013 Salon des Antiquaires de Biarritz, France
2012 Art3F, salon international d’art contemporain, Mulhouse, France
2012 Plethora, solo show, Harding University, Searcy AR (solo)
2012 ArtPrize 2012
2011 SCAD Small Works 2011, Gustein Gallery, Savannah, GA
2011 Observation Flow, City Hall, Murfreesboro, TN (solo)
2011 New Paintings, Village Chapel Gallery, Nashville, TN (solo)
2011 Combustion, Blend Gallery, Nashville, TN
2011 Salon des Antiquaires de Biarritz, France
2010 Volunteer State Community College Faculty Show, Nashville, TN
2010 Outlet Release Show, Outlet Collective, Savannah, GA
2009 New Crowd Scenes, Belford’s, Savannah, GA (solo)
2009 Define Arts Festival, Savannah, GA
2009 Open Art, Jepson Center for Contemporary Arts, Savannah, GA
2009 0-1: Zero Through One, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Blankspace, Savannah, GA (solo)
2009 Perspectives, Lacoste, FR
2008 MFA Painting Thesis Preview, Desoto Row, Savannah, GA
2008 Group Summer Show, Alice Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA

Selected Awards and Publications
2018 “Ruche,” Nashville Arts Magazine
2016 The Painting Center Artfile
2016 Nashville Arts Magazine, featured artist
2015 Harding Magazine, featured artist/interview
2014 Nashville Visual Artists, featured artist/interview
2014 Nashville Arts Magazine, featured artist/interview
2010 Vermont Studio Center work/study fellowship
2010 SCAD residency at Lacoste, France
2009 Outlet Magazine, photo feature
2009 SCAD South Eastern College of Art Association Grant
2008 Carnegie Hall Playbill Competition- Winner
2008 Josh Yu Chinese Painting Scholarship
*Visit www.amandjoybrown.com to see upcoming events and shows.