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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.


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)


York University, Master of Arts, Art History, 2004

York University, Diploma in Curatorial Studies, 2004

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


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



Group Exhibition, Painting Today, European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), Barcelona, Spain

Group Exhibition, She Flies with Her Own Wings, Salem Art Association, Salem, OR


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Various publications related to ‘Painting Today’ exhibition at the MEAM 2019 https://spark.adobe.com/page/5vpdOtpTWqHqa/?fbclid=IwAR0yvi2tCuRtqwMyq6Yk8V4dCHy6nu5lnK6nE6qSpusDmop2P1JvWxvYw3g

“The Tragically Hip.” Anastamos, Fall 2018, anastamos.chapman.edu/index.php/issues/issue-4-tangible/.