Henry Brown – Biography
Threshold 2010, 60" x 72"
Henry Brown is an abstract painter living and working in New York City. In his artwork, he combines mechanically drawn schematics with the painted images they generate. The artist works up a full sized schematic from small sketches for each painting. He then redraws the schematic directly on the gessoed canvas with compass and ruler. Brown paints in his imagery but leaves the underdrawing visible to function as a pictorial element in the finished work. He animates his brightly colored surfaces through changing spatial relationships that pull the viewer into the paintings.
He is exhibiting in Banned in D.C. at Ventana244 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Henry Brown contributed a print for the American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio. The Print Portfolio will be exhibited at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in Brattleboro, VT and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. The edition exhibited at the Ewing Gallery is expected to travel.
Brown has exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe. Museum exhibitions include P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA, Long Island City, NY; Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art in Florida; Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA; and the Aragonese Castle of Otronto in Italy. He has also exhibited at McKenzie Fine Art, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, White Columns, and has shown in several MINUS SPACE exhibitions, all in New York City; Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX; and Dishman Art Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
Henry Brown’s artwork has been reviewed and reproduced in The New York Times, Flash Art, The New York Sun, NY Arts, Jacksonville Times Union, ArtsHouston, and Houston Press. The artist has been interviewed by Houston Public Radio KUHF for The Front Row.
He has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony and Millay Colony for the Arts.
Artist’s website: www.henrybrown.com