Poughkeepsie, b.1982

Michael Brown

Michael Brown’s work arises from some of the most banal of objects: discarded lawn chairs, mops, buckets and cracked mirrors. Notably, for his In the Meantime… series, he fractures plate glass and then meticulously reproduces the crack pattern in hand-cut stainless steel. These are stunning objects where the edges of the shards give off a diamond-like refraction.

Brown’s career was meteoric with one person shows in Paris and New York, work in key exhibitions at David Zwirner and Zwirner and Wirth, several museums and other galleries, and was included in many prestigious fairs such as Frieze London, FIAC Paris, and Art Basel Basel Edition. Then circumstances intervened and four years ago Michael withdrew from the studio, only to return to making artworks last year.

Michael Brown currently lives and works...

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Biography

Michael Brown’s work arises from some of the most banal of objects: discarded lawn chairs, mops, buckets and cracked mirrors. Notably, for his In the Meantime… series, he fractures plate glass and then meticulously reproduces the crack pattern in hand-cut stainless steel. These are stunning objects where the edges of the shards give off a diamond-like refraction.

Brown’s career was meteoric with one person shows in Paris and New York, work in key exhibitions at David Zwirner and Zwirner and Wirth, several museums and other galleries, and was included in many prestigious fairs such as Frieze London, FIAC Paris, and Art Basel Basel Edition. Then circumstances intervened and four years ago Michael withdrew from the studio, only to return to making artworks last year.

Michael Brown currently lives and works in New York, NY.

Artworks

6

In the Meantime IV, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Blurring Genre Boundaries / Canvas / Contemporary American Art / Cracked Mirrors / Gold / Gold Leaf on Canvas / Gold Leaf/thread / Less is More / Monochrome Colors / Monochrome Painting / New York / Oil Paint / Painting / Restrained Expression / Sculptural Painting / Sculpture / Sensory Experience / Stainless Steel / United States / Using Unusual Tools and Materials

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2006

    BFA, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016

    in the meantime…, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Schematics and Silhouettes, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Stereo Love Seats Hot Wheels, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY

  • Westchester Trienniel, Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY

  • 2015

    Objects and Everyday Goods, Mike Weiss Gallery

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • 2006

    BFA, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016

    in the meantime…, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Schematics and Silhouettes, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Night Shape, Black Horizon, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Michael Brown Recent Works, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France

  • 2009

    An Object is Just Material, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2008

    The People’s Playground, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Stereo Love Seats Hot Wheels, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY

  • Westchester Trienniel, Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY

  • 2015

    Objects and Everyday Goods, Mike Weiss Gallery

  • 2012

    Golf Sale, Curated by Peter Cybulski, The Bowery Hotel, New York, NY

  • 2011

    The House Without a Door, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY

  • Pour Arno, Curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Vanmoerkerke Collection, Oostende, Belgium

  • 2010

    A Harmonious Mix of Objects, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Substance Abuse, Leo Koenig Gallery, New York, NY

  • In.Flec.Tion, Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY

  • Christmas in July, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY

  • In Standard Time, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2009

    Of Other Spaces, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

  • Especes d’ Espaces, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2008

    Quiet Politics, Zwirner and Wirth Gallery, New York, NY

  • A Sorry Kind of Wisdom, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY

  • Ready-Made II, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris France

  • Once Upon the Time, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France

  • 2007

    Ready-Made, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY

  • First Look II, Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY

  • 2006

    Opposition/Non-Opposition, Dorsky Center for Curatorial Studies, Long Island City, NY

Bibliography

  • Cole, Taylor E., Michael Brown: Schematics and Silhouettes, NY ARTS, September 2013.

  • Kerr, Merrily, The House Without a Door, Timeout New York, July 22, 2011.

  • Lombardi, Kate Stone, 13 Artists and Just as Many Themes, New York Times, July 9, 2010.

  • Frankel, David, Michael Brown: Yvon Lambert, Artforum, September 2009.

  • Wilson, Michael, Michael Brown: An Object is Just Material, Time Out New York, July 16, 2009.

  • Castets, Simon, Big Debut, V Magazine Online, June 27, 2009.

  • Robinson, Walter, Weekend Update, Artnet Magazine, June 9, 2009.

  • Voorhies, James, Of Other Spaces, Published by: Bureau of Open Culture at the Columbus College of Art and Design, 2009.

  • O’Neil-Butler, Lauren, Quiet Politics, Artforum, November 2008.

  • Carlin, T.J., Quiet Politics at Zwirner & Wirth, Art Review, October 2008.