Melissa Brown, ‘Shell Game 1’, 2013, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2017 Melissa Brown, Tennis Elbow, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Money Shots, Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico

          Past Present Future, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

          Future Past, Big Medium for PrintAustin, Austin, Texas

2015 Eye in The Sky Hold 'Em, NADA Special Project, Basketball City, New York

2015 Four Play, Essex Flowers, New York, New York

2014 Where, Eye in the Sky Hold Em, Brooklyn, New York

2013 Solo Booth, Untitled, Fred Giampietro, Miami, Florida

2013 Gertrudes Nose, Fred Giampietro, New Haven, Connecticut

2012 Kings Park, Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2012 Palisades, Kansas Gallery, New Yor

2011 Dotto Lotto, CRLab at Winkleman curated by Julie Chae New York, New York

2009 Paper Fortune, Canada, New York City

2004 5 Artist Shows, Kenny Schachter, Rove Projects, London, England

2003 Smokin Mirrors, Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Genesis Belanger, Melissa Brown, Roy De Forest, Mimi Gross curated by Dan Nadel, Derek Eller, New York, NY

          The Dating Game, The Green Door, Chicago, Illinois              

2016 Goulding The Lolly, curated by Brian Belott, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

          Booby Trap, The Hole, New York, NY

          Summer Flats, Shrine, New York, NY

          So Much, So Little, All at Once Regina Rex, New York, NY

          Liquid Pictures, Klaus von Nithtssagend, Lea Beeferman, Melissa Brown, Erica Magrey, Adam           Shecter

2015-16 Providence -Fracas Psychedelique en Nouvelle, Musee International Des Arts Modestes

2015 Anderson's Hidden Game, Loyal, Stockholm Sweden

2015 Mons Dew, Mass Gallery, Austin Texas

2014 Its a Force not a Curvature, curated by Ryan Schneider, Novella Gallery, New York NY

2014 Heart's Gymnastics, curated by Yevgenias Baras, Outpost Artist Resources, Brooklyn NY

2014 Freak Furniture Fan Club, Bright Lyons, Brooklyn NY

2013 Draw Gym, curated by Brian Belott, 247365, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Morphology of the Print, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

2013 Home Screen, Petrellas Imports at Suzanne Geiss Co. New York, New York

2013 Bathers, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, New York

2013 Strange Natures, Institute Library, New Haven, Connecticut

2013 Land Ho! Curated by Ridely Howard and Holly Coulis, VCU Art Gallery, Richmand, Virginia

2013 Value Added, Artist’s Persepectives on the Meaning of Worth, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

2013 Terra Incognita, A.D. Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke

2012 Pig Party curated by Gina Beavers, New York City Gallery, New York, New York

2012 B-Out curated by Scott Hug, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, New York

2012 Centaurs and Satyrs, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, New York

2012 Ctrl+P curated by Kristina Bilonick and Julie Chae, Arlington Arts Center, VA

2012 Chromochosm, Fred Giampetto, New Haven, Connecticut

2011 Nada Hudson, Outdoor Sculpture Collaboration for CANADA, Hudson, New York

2011 Summer Salt, Curated by Ingrid Dinter, The Proposition, New York, New York

2011 Free Play, Kansas, New York, New York

2011 Gumption, ZieherSmith, New York, New York

2011 Paper A-Z, Sue Scott, New York, New York

2011 Dadareah, Canada, New York, New York

2010 Nada Art Fair, Bas Fischer Invitational, Miami, Florida

2010 Dadareaha, OWWOW, Miami Florida

2010 Mutant Pop and The Living Image, Curated by Dearraindrop, Galleri Loyal, Sweden

2009 Melissa Brown and Mat Brinkman, M + B Gallery, Los Angeles, California, curated by Picturebox Inc.

2009 Wild Feature, Curated by Brian Belott, Zurcher Studio, New York, New York

2008 LOTTO 6/49, The Other Gallery, The Banff Center, Banff, Canada

2008 Badlands, curated by Denise Markonish Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA

2007 In Full Cry, New Image Art, Los Angeles, California, Curated by Taylor McKimens and Matt Leines

2007 Rearview, Freight and Volume, New York , New York, Curated by Eric Shiner

2007 Performa Bieniel, Time Booth, the journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2007 New Mutants, Canada, New York, New York Curated by Dan Nadel

2006 Chop Logic, Bellwether Gallery, New York, New York

2006 Searching For Love and Fire, David Castillo, Curated by Brendan Cass, Miami Florida

2006 Interstate, High Dessert Test Sites and Socrates Sculpture Park, Joshua Tree, New Mexico and New York, New York

2005 The Most Splended Apocalypse, P.P.O.W., New York, New York, Curated by Jason Murison

2005 Epic, Bellwether Gallery, New York, New York

2005 New York’s Finest, Canada, New York, New York, Curated by Wallace Whitney and Brendan Cass

2004 Two Person Exhibition, Mixture Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2004 Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Curated by Katherine Bernhardt, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Hello Chelsea, Bellwether Gallery, New York, New York

2004 Rowdy Remix, ATM Gallery, New York, New York

2004 Beat The Reaper!, Curated by Joe Bradley, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA

2004 Baby You Can’t Drive My Car, Curated by Kenny Schachter, Cooper Classics, New York, NY

2003 Terrarium, Curated by Carl Eckford, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, New York

2003 Escape From New York, Curated by Jason Murison, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey

2003 Art Band, Curated by Kenny Schachter, Capitale, New York, New York

2002 Black Out, Space 1026, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2001 Looking For Mr. Fluxus, Curated by Grady Turner, Art In General, New York, NY York

About Melissa Brown

Fascinated by patterns and drawing influence from sources high and low—including lottery tickets, painted fingernails, landscape painting, and ukiyo-e prints—Melissa Brown explores form and perception in her lushly layered prints, paintings, and mixed-media works. Her training as a printmaker, working primarily with woodcuts (which she describes as “the most archaic form of printmaking”), informs her interest in repetition and its meaning. As she describes: “I’m interested in using and thinking about repeats. What it means to make a repeated image. Or, use that to some sort of advantage, or meaning, or significance.” Brown is particularly focused on the repetitive patterns found in natural and urban environments. Skillfully combining abstraction and representation, she produces landscape scenes touched with surrealism, full of floating rocks, undulating waves, radiant skies, and trees covered with bark composed of expressive faces.

American, b. 1974, New Jersey, based in Brooklyn, New York

Solo Shows

New York,
Past Present Future

Group Shows

New York,
Alive with Pleasure!
New York,
New Haven,
Irregular Rendition