James Brown  (American, 1951) 

James Brown (American, b.1951) was born in Los Angeles, CA. He received his BFA in 1972 from Immaculate Heart College, and later attended the Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. In recent years, he has been the subject of solo exhibitions in prestigious international galleries, such as Galeria Hilario Galguera in Mexico City, Mexico; Keitelman Gallery in Brussels, Belgium; Galerie Karsten Greve in Paris, France; and Galerie Lelong in Paris, France; among others. He splits his time between Paris and Oaxaca, Mexico.

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James Brown, Untitled


James Brown
Viviane Bregman Fine Art
James Brown, The Passion


James Brown
The Passion

Bengtsson Fine Art
James Brown, Light beam falling on a house crystal 15 times


James Brown
Light beam falling on a house crystal 15 times

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne
James Brown, Caput mortem VI


James Brown
Caput mortem VI

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne
James Brown, Caput mortem III


James Brown
Caput mortem III

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne
James Brown, White Stabat Mater, n. 57


James Brown
White Stabat Mater, n. 57

Compagnia dell'Arte
James Brown, Untitled


James Brown
Ma Galerie
James Brown, Untitled (Face)


James Brown
Untitled (Face)

Westbrook Galleries Inc.
James Brown, Shadow 65


James Brown
Shadow 65

Galerie Lelong - Paris
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James Brown, Sans titre


James Brown
Sans titre, 1985


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James Brown, Untitled III, Oaxaca


James Brown
Untitled III, Oaxaca, 2002
acrylic and gesso on canvas laid on canvas


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James Brown, Indians


James Brown
Indians, 1990
monotype on canvas


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1951   Born in Los Angeles, CA
1972   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Immaculate Heart College, Hollywood, CA
1973 - 1975   Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France
1975   Master of Arts, Immaculate Heart College, Hollywood
2000   Founds Carpe Diem Press together with his wife Alexandra, they edit limited edition artist’s books in collaborations with writers
  Lives and works between Oaxaca (Mexico) and Paris
2011   The Realm of Chaos and Light, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France (solo)
2009   Into the Emptiness, SOAVE Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Alessandria, Italy (solo)
2009   James Brown/Stephen Mueller: Bronzes and Paintings, Otto Zoo, Milan, Italy (solo)
2008   Les fleurs du mal, Arcos – Museo di Arte contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento
2008   Sotheby’s – Palazzo Broggi
2008   Arte contemporanea 1953 – 2003. Private collection
2007   Contemporaneamente, Palazzo Silva Domodossola
2007   Gam, Galleria d’Arte Moderna Genova
2007   Galerie Karsten Greve Paris
2005   Wetterling Gallery, Catalogue, Stockholm, Sweden
2005   James Brown 10 acos en Oaxaca', Ex-Escuela Quintana Roo, Museum, Merida, Mexico
2005   Juliana Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2004   Dieu Donne Papermill, New York
2004   Livingstone Gallery, The Hague
2004   Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Rouen
2004   Museum, Landsberg
2004   Anthony Grant, New York
2004   Museum, Oaxaca
2004   Iago, Oaxaca
2004   Willy Schoots, Eindhoven
2003   Sander, Berlin
2003   La Caja Negra, Madrid
2003   Alice Pauli, Lausanne
2003   Museo di San Severo, Naples
2003   Mimmo Scognamiglio, Naples
2003   Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga
2003   Galleria de Arte, San Marino
2003   Museum of Art, Regensburg
2002   Jan Wagner, Berlin
2002   Print Retrospective, La Louviere
2002   Charpa, Valencia
2002   Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris
2002   L’Ariete and John Hopkins University, Bologna
2001   Pace Prints, New York
2001   Bernd Klueser, Munich
2001   Peter Baeumler, Regensburg
2001   Masoero, Torino
2001   Juliana, Seoul
2001   Bodega Quetzalli, Oaxaca
2001   Ralph Pucci, New York
2001   Burton/Marinkovich, Washington
2001   Wetterling, Stockholm
2001   Grant Selwyn, New York
2001   A & A., Venice
2000   Malakoff, Paris
2000   Bonomo, Bari
2000   Dorothy Blau, Florida
2000   Paule Anglim, San Francisco
2000   Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
2000   Kunstsammlungen, Chemnitz
2000   Nova, Ronco/Ascona
2000   Les Arcades, Paris
2000   Pierre Tal-Coat, Hennebont
1999   Museum, Ceret
1999   Lelong, Paris
1999   Ace, Mexico City
1999   Bordas, Venice
1999   Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento
1999   In Arco, Torino
1999   Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bouvet-Ladubay
1999   Triangle Bleu, Stavelot
1998   Serge Sorokko, New York
1998   Scognamiglio & Teano, Naples
1998   Alice Pauli, Lausanne
1998   Living Stone, Le Havre
1997   TRIESTE, Lipanjepuntin, Trieste
1997   Serge Sorokko, San Francisco
1996   Baeumler, Regensburg
1996   Bonomo, Rome
1996   Studio d’Arte Rafaelli, Trento
1996   Earl McGrath, New York
1996   Visconti & Centre Culturel Francais, Ljubljana
1995   Leo Castelli, New York
1995   Le Carre Saint Vincent, Orleans
1995   Hartman and Company, La Jolla
1995   Alice Pauli, Lausanne
1995   Museum, Trento
1995   Lelong, Paris
1995   Samuel Lallouz, Montreal
1995   Brian Kish, New York
1995   Lipanjepuntin, Trieste
1995   Bonomo, Bari
1995    JAMES BROWN. Ed. by Danilo Eccher. Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Published in association with Electa, Milan. 206 pp. with 149 ills. (96 col.). 27 x 24 cm. ISBN 8843552864
Reviews the career of noted New York painter Brown (b. 1951) through a presentation of nearly 150 paintings, mixed-media compositions and other works produced by the artist from 1982 to 1994, the selection including early primitivist renderings of totemic figures and mask-like heads, monochromatic and patterned abstractions overpainted with obscure gestural images, and compositions combining geometric and organic forms with textile fragments and found photographs. Good reproductions of the featured works accompany an essay discussing the spiritual and mythic dimensions of Brown's symbolic imagery and an extensive selection of critical texts (1983-1992) illuminating the development of the artist's oeuvre.