Larry Brown

Adjunct Professor

Larry Brown is a painter who has taught drawing in the School of Art Since 1991.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona.

Larry’s paintings and works on paper are based on concerns with relative relationships between science and nature.  His most recent work is defined by a geo-political narrative focused on ecological and geological tensions related to the environment and climate.

Brown has taught at a number of Colleges and Universities including Sarah Lawrence College, Rutgers University, Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Wisconsin and St. Lawrence University.  He has also taught and lectured extensively as a visiting artist.

Larry Brown’s work has been exhibited at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Norton Museum of Art as well as many one person gallery exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe.  His work has been included in exhibitions in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, New Zealand, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil.

His work is in the permanent collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, The Newark Museum of Art, Minnesota Museum of Art, Norton Museum of Art, Walker Art Center and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.  Larry’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Art Journal and The New York Times.

Larry Brown received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in 1979.

Premonition, 2011. Oil on Canvas, 72x96"

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