Christopher Brown

(American, b. 1951)

 

Title: Between the Eyes, 1995
Medium: Prints and Multiples, Photogravure with soft ground etching
Size: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Catalogue: Inventory Catalogue 
Price: Price on Request - CONTACT FENTON FINE ARTS
Markings: Signed

 

Christopher Brown, Between the Eyes, 1995

 

Title: Half Step, 1997
Medium: Prints and Multiples, Softground and aquatint etching 
Edition: 50
Size: 19 x 20 in. (48.3 x 50.8 cm.)
Catalogue: Inventory Catalogue 
Price: Price on Request - CONTACT FENTON FINE ARTS
Markings: Signed

 

Christopher Brown, Half Step, 1997

 

Title: Step, 1997
Medium: Prints and Multiples, Softground and aquatint etching 
Edition: 50
Size: 19 x 20 in. (48.3 x 50.8 cm.)
Catalogue: Inventory Catalogue 
Price: Price on Request - CONTACT FENTON FINE ARTS
Markings: Signed

Christopher Brown, Step, 1997


Biography

TIMELINE

1951 Born in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
1972 University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, B.F.A.
1973 - 1976 Regents’ Fellowship, University of California, Davis
1974 - 1975 Mary C. McLellan Scholarship for independent study and travel in Europe
1976 University of California, Davis, M.F.A.
1978 - 1979 DAAD Grant, guest artist affiliation with the Academy of Art in Munich
1979 National Endowment for the Arts Special Projects Grant in Art Criticism
1981 National Endowment for the Arts Special Projects Grant in Art Criticism
1984 Regents’ Junior Faculty Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
1985 Eureka Fellowship, The Mortimer Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, CA
1986 Award in the Visual Arts, given by the Equitable and Rockefeller Foundations with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts
1987 National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Painting
1988 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Art


EXHIBITIONS

1985 - 1986
Madison Art Center, The Painted Room, Madison, WI -solo
Traveled exhibition, selected venues:
Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA

1988
Award Recipients' Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

1989 - 1990
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 10 + 10: Contemporary Soviet and American Painters, Fort Worth, TX
Traveled exhibition, selected venues:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
Artist's Union Hall of the Tretyakov Embankment, Moscow
Tsentralnyi Zystavochnyi Zal, Leningrad

1995 - 1996
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, History and Memory: Paintings by Christopher Brown, Fort Worth, TX -solo
Traveled exhibition, selected venues: 
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Edward Thorp Gallery, Christopher Brown - Recent Paintings, New York, NY

1997
Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN -solo
Friesen Gallery, Celebrating Ten Years, Sun Valley, ID

1998
Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV -solo
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY -solo
Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

1999
Campbell Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA -solo
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Palo Alto Art Center "The Great Novel Exhibition" Palo Alto, CA
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA-solo
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art "The Anderson Collection", San Francisco, CA
Achenbach Foundation, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, "Prints from the Anderson Collection", San Francisco, CA
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek Art Center, "Abstraction from Raucous to Refined", Walnut Creek, CA

2001
Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID -solo
Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO -solo
Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
San Jose Museum of Art, "Prints from Paulson Press"
Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO - solo

2002
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA -solo

2004
Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID; Rail Variations -solo
John Berggruen Gallery, San Fransisco, CA -solo
Paulson Press, Berkeley, California

2005
Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California

2006
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California

LITERATURE

Albright, Thomas, "Fresh Paint", Artnews, September, 1982
Tromble, Meredith, “Christopher Brown”, San Francisco Focus, September, 1993
Baker, Kenneth, “Christopher Brown’s Paintings.”, San Francisco Chronicle, October 21, 1993
Whiting, Sam. “Brushing up on History” San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 1995.
Smith, Roberta. Review. The New York Times, June 2, 1995
Cultural Center, Art News, October 1995, p. 155
Ollman, Leah, "Christopher Brown at San Jose Museum of Art and Palo Alto
Nahas, Dominique, "Christopher Brown at Edward Thorp Gallery", Review, June 1, 1998, pp. 11-12
Baker, Kenneth, San Francisco Chronicle, Review, April 24, 2004. E10
Albright, Thomas, "Christopher Brown", Artnews, May, 1983
Albright, Thomas, "Christopher Brown", Artnews, May, 1985
Johnson, Ken, “Christopher Brown at Edward Thorp”, Art in America, November, 1992, p. 139
Branson, Jamie, "Autobiographical Landscapes", Artweek, November 23, 1985
Baker, Kenneth, "Christopher Brown", San Francisco Chronicle", October 23,1987
Berkson, Bill, "Christopher Brown", Artforum, January, 1988
Jan, Alfred, "Christopher Brown", Flash Art, January-February, 1988
Bonetti, David, "The Elements of Fine Painting", San Francisco Examiner, September 8, 1990
Moser, Charlotte, "Ambivalence Toward Painting", Artweek, Sept. 27, 1990
Tamblyn, Christine, "Christopher Brown", Artnews, November, 1991
"Introductions", San Francisco Examiner, July 14, 1977
Fischer, Hal, "Christopher Brown", Artforum, February, 1980
Kelley, Jeff, "Christopher Brown", Arts, September, 1980
Boettiger, Susan, "Fresh Paint, New Fingerprints", San Francisco Chronicle,June 27, 1982
Baker, Kenneth, "A Bay Area Biennial", San Francisco Chronicle, November 9, 1986
De Vuono, Frances, "Christopher Brown", Artnews, March, 1992, p.139