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Nancy Brown
Rowlett, Texas


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My ideas come directly from the hands-on experience of making and then observing my investigations into relationships of color and form.  My process is both additive and subtractive.  I use the tines of a comb to form grooves in wet paint and simultaneously leave traces of color that mark the surface of the work.  The saturation of color is intensified within the grooves as light plays in between rows of increased surface area.

I believe in the significance of the object-hood of painting. The meaning of my work comes from the processes and methods that I use to make it.  In this way, I share an affinity with the artists associated with post-painterly abstraction.


born: 1961, Dallas, Texas


Southern Methodist University, MFA, 2006
University of North Texas, BFA, 2004

selected awards/honors

Juror's Award, Axis Gallery, 5th National Juried Exhibition,  Juror: Joe Amrhein, 2010
Hallworks Solo Show Recipient, Dallas Contemporary, Juror: Suzanne Weaver, 2007
Katherine Rigsby Dougan Scholarship Recipient, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, 2006
Full Tuition Scholarship with Teaching Assistantship, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, 2004

selected publications

Sacramento Bee; Victoria Dalkey, Arts. Sacramento, CA: McClatchy Co, page 3I, August 15, 2010
Article; Arts Council of Fort Worth. Kettering, OH: JBI PUblishing, p. 3 & 10, Winter 2009
Sojourn: a journal of the arts; Vol. 21. Richardson, TX: UTD Press, p. 78-79, 2008
Patternage Exhibition Catalog; Mary Benedicto, Curator. Dallas, TX: Pidgeon-Stone Project, page 16, 2006

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Nancy Brown,, Dallas, TX, 2009
white like a feather; heavy as red, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2009
all of it at once, Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2008
Hallworks, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX, 2007

selected group shows

Like Water for Chocolate, The Cliff Gallery, Mountain View Community College, Dallas, TX, 2010
5th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Juror: Joe Amrhein, Sacramento, CA, 2010
Methodical Markings, Artspace 111, Curator: Margery Grella, Fort Worth, TX, 2008
Expansion: Open Doors Artist Collective, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX, 2007

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