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Bio

Originally from Fort Worth TX via Essexville MI, Amanda Joy Brown is a contemporary painter/installation artist who works out of her studio in Nashville, TN. Studying for a BFA in Graphic Design at Harding University, Brown became interested in painting her Sophomore year. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in 2006, and went on to earn her MFA in the painting program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

In her paintings, Brown explores the visually overwhelming and complex. Drawing from natural or candid subjects such as crowded places or tangles of vines in the woods, her process plays the control of the artist’s hand against of the fluidity of the painting medium, acting out underlying themes of the tension between chaos and structure.

Brown’s work has been exhibited internationally in Switzerland, France, and various shows around the U.S. including Michigan, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Georgia. She has been honored by a portfolio scholarship at both Harding University and SCAD, the 2008 recipient of the Josh Yu scholarship, and has been published in the 2008 December Playbill at Carnegie Hall as a winner of the cover art competition.

For questions or comments about her work, emails are welcome at almondjoybrown@gmail.com.

Exhibitions:

2013 Upcoming: collaboration with photographer Brett Warren TBA

2013 Upcoming: October solo show at Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

2013 New Work:Market Series (solo show), Saint Simons Island GA, Parker Art Gallery

2013 Quiet Spaces: Group Exhibition, The Village Chapel, Nashville TN

2013 Art3F, salon international d’art contemporain, Lyon, France, Galerie Ortus

2013 From the Ground Up (inaugural juried group show), Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville TN

2012 Art3F, salon international d’art contemporain, Mulhouse, France, Galerie Ortus

2012 Plethora, solo show, Harding University, Searcy AR

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 Beach Series, Parker Art Gallery, Saint Simons Island

2011 Combustion, Blend Gallery, Nashville, TN

2011 Salon des Antiquaires de Biarritz, France

2010 New Paintings: Dispersion (solo show), Parker Art Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA
2010 Volunteer State Community College Faculty Show, Nashville, TN
2010 Open Studio, Vermont Studio Center
2010 Outlet Release Show, Outlet Collective, Savannah, GA
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 Gallery, Savannah, GA (solo)
2009 Perspectives, Lacoste, FR
2009 Open Studio Night (Spring Quarter), Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA
2009 Lacoste Vernissage, Winter Quarter, Lacoste, FR
2008 Open studio Night (Fall Quarter), Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA
2008 MFA Painting Thesis Preview, Desoto Row, Savannah, GA
2008 Group Summer Show Featuring 14 Artists, Alice Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA
2008 Bridge Show, Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA
2008 Open Studio Night (Spring Quarter), Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA
2007 Open Studio Night (Fall Quarter), Alexander Hall

Awards

2002 – 2006 Harding University: Academic Scholarship
2003 – 2006 Harding University: Belles and Beaux Musical Scholarship
2005 – 2006: Push Conference: Copywriting
2006 – 2010: Artistic Honors Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design
2008 Josh Yu Chinese Painting Scholarship
2008 Carnegie Hall Playbill Competition
2009 SCAD South Eastern College of Art Association Grant
2009 SCAD Travel Grant for Miami Basel
2010 Vermont Studio Center work/study fellowship
2010 SCAD Grant towards the Vermont Studio Center artist residency

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