MANDY BROWN BIOGRAPHY

born Fort Worth, Texas    lives Nashville, Tennessee

EDUCATION

Harding University, BFA, Graphic Design, Searcy, Arkansas

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, MA, Painting

ARTIST STATEMENT  JULY 2018

My work for years has centered around collective and individual identity through crowds.  I paint figures with interconnecting line, creating webs and networks of individuals, all interrelated and connected. Compositionally, I avoid creating an obvious focal point, wandering lines highlighting the multiplicity and singularity of the crowd.

A whole made up of individual components has always been an interesting idea for me, whether it be a forest of trees or molecular structure.  Among these pieces are works that highlight underlying patterns and structures, emergent or fictional.  Searching for pattern in complexity is a way of processing the chaotic and unfamiliar; sometimes finding underlying rhythms, sometimes creating fictional structures.

2017 Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA

2016 Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

2016 SCAD Small Works 2016, Gustein Gallery, Savannah, GA

2016 Local Fare, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2016 Unexpected Surfaces, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2016 80x80, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

2016 Generation X: Razzle Dazzle, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Resurface, Solo show, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

2016 Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA

2015 Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA

2014 Piece Makers group exhibition, The Village Chapel, Nashville, TN

2014 Ground Floor Gallery at MTSU, Nashville, TN

2014 Lille Art UP: Salon international d'Art Contemporain, with Galerie Ortus, Lille, France

2014 Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA

2013 Art3F, Galerie Ortus, Mulhouse, France

2013 Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

2013 Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN 

2013 Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA 

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

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

2013 Salon des antiquitaires et des Galeries d'Art, with Galerie Ortus, Biarritz, France

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 

2012 Salon des antiquitaires et des Galeries d'Art, with Galerie Ortus, Biarritz, France

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 Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA

2011 Combustion, Blend Gallery, Nashville, TN 

2011 Salon des antiquitaires et des Galeries d'Art, with Galerie Ortus, Biarritz, France

2010 New Paintings: Dispersion (solo show), Parker 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, 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

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