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Jen Brown holds a Master’s Degree in Art History and a Curatorial Diploma from York University in Toronto (class of 2004). She is Canadian but has lived in Japan and Mexico, and currently resides in Portland, OR. She is a self-taught painter; however her education in art history bears insight into the subject and style of her paintings.

Brown is always looking to exhibit/publish her work; please contact her if you are interested in doing so. Furthermore, she paints custom portraits on commission; contact her for an estimate.

jenbrown@brownjen.com

 

The Pendulum Swing Lecture

On Feb 26th, 2018, Brown gave a lecture on behalf of the People’s Colloquium (an educational non-profit in Portland, OR).¬†Part 1 of the lecture (not recorded) was about the rise of abstract (Modern Art) and the reasons for it, while Part 2 was about the backlash to abstract art and the rise of representational art today. You can watch Part 2:

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Jen Brown (b.1978 Canada)

Education

York University, Master of Arts, Art History, 2004

York University, Diploma in Curatorial Studies, 2004

University of Waterloo, Bachelors Degree, Art History Honours, 2002

Awards

Finalist, Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, 2018

Finalist, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Competition, 2017

Best in Show, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR, 2017

Exhibitions

2018

Group Exhibition, The Artist’s Sketchbook, Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, OR

Group Exhibition, Pandora’s Box, Splendorporium Gallery, Portland, OR

Group Exhibition, Transformation, P5 Centers for the Arts, Portland, OR

Solo Exhibition, West Seattle Art Walk, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Expose YourSELF in Art, Gallery 114, Portland, OR

Group Exhibition, Alchemy, Splendorporium Gallery, Portland, OR

2017

Group Exhibition, Reflections, P5 Centers for the Arts, Portland, OR

Group Exhibition, St Johns Art Walk, Cathedral Park Place Gallery, Portland, OR

Group Exhibition, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR

Group Exhibition, We Belong Here, Emerson Street House, Portland, OR

Two Person Exhibition, Mt Tabor Art Walk, Art Heads Gallery, Portland, OR

Group Exhibition, Unpresidented, Screaming Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

Group Exhibition, Unnatural Election, Kimmel Galleries at NYU, New York, NY

2016

Group Exhibition, San Antonio Art Walk, Los Arcos, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2015

Group Exhibition, Los 5, Los Arcos, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2014

Solo Exhibition, Teatro Santa Ana, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Publications

Anthology 2017. Portland, The People’s Colloquium, 2017.

Collections

Works held in private collections in the US, UK, Mexico, Australia, and Canada