Melissa Brown
San Cristobal Crystal Ball, 2021

archival pigment print, ed. 18/20
27 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches (framed)



“I make paintings, animations, and performances that explore what is otherworldly about ordinary experience. I use a collage of techniques—observational oil painting, stencil, airbrush, and photo-silkscreen—to create a multi-registered view of reality.”

Melissa Brown lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA in Painting from Yale University and a BFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. In 2012, she was awarded the Joan Mitchell Painter’s Grant and completed a residency at the Joan Mitchell Center. Her work is in the permanent collections at the Whitney Museum of Art and the New York City Department of Education. She is an associate professor in art at Lehman College, City University of New York.


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