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Christopher Brown    (American, 1951)

 Christopher Brown - Between the Eyes (Prints and Multiples) h: 16 x w: 20 in / h: 40.6 x w: 50.8 cm
Christopher Brown
Between the Eyes 1995
 
 Christopher Brown - Half Step (Prints and Multiples) h: 19 x w: 20 in / h: 48.3 x w: 50.8 cm
Christopher Brown
Half Step 1997
 
 Christopher Brown - Sheet Music (Prints and Multiples) h: 24.5 x w: 24.5 in / h: 62.2 x w: 62.2 cm
Christopher Brown
Sheet Music
 
 Christopher Brown - Step (Prints and Multiples) h: 19 x w: 20 in / h: 48.3 x w: 50.8 cm
Christopher Brown
Step 1997
 
  

Biography
1951 Born in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
1972 University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, B.F.A.
1974 - 1975 Mary C. McLellan Scholarship for independent study and travel in Europe
1973 - 1976 Regents’ Fellowship, University of California, Davis
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
2008 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
2006 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California
2004 Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID; Rail Variations -solo
John Berggruen Gallery, San Fransisco, CA -solo
Paulson Press, Berkeley, California
2002 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA -solo
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"
2001 Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO - solo
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
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
1998 Huntington Museum, Huntington, WV -solo
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY -solo
Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
1997 Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN -solo
Friesen Gallery, Celebrating Ten Years, Sun Valley, ID
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
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
1988 Award Recipients' Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
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

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