Michael Brown

L.A. Bachman

Michael Brown was born to a truck driving nurse lover in rural upstate New York where he discovered his desire to create other worlds through drawing and painting. This determined at an early age his decision to dedicate his life to the pursuit of the understanding and creation of “art”. He received his BFA in Painting from SUNY New Paltz and his MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  His work has been shown nationally and internationally including New Orleans, New York, California, Tel Aviv, London and can be seen currently at the Sarah Bain Gallery in Anaheim, Distinction Gallery in Escondido and Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra California.

 

His work is informed by Greek mythology, cultural, economic and social Eugenics, Contemporary Imperialism, the Oedipus complex and the search for the resemblance of reason in the futility of human existence.

 

He currently resides in Atlanta Georgia and teaches undergraduate and graduate painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta campus.

 

 

EDUCATION

1987-1991       BFA Painting State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz N.Y.

1994-1996       MFA Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Ga.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008    “Ring Masters”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim Ca.

2007    “PURITY” Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim Ca.

2005    “New Work”, Oddstadt Gallery, Redwood City Ca.

2004    “Work and Progress”, Opus Gallery, Savannah Ga.

2004    “New Delights”, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont N.Y.

2002    “Secrets from the garden of delights”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA

2001    “Seeing spots and other directions”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA

2001    “Places I forgot to remember”, Momus Gallery, Atlanta GA

1999    “Things that Float”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA

1998    “Synonomites”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton CA

1997    “Water Dwellers”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton CA

1996    “Hats of Saints and Sinners”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010    Southern Organic, The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN

2010    Lush Life II, RoqLaRue Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010    A Cry for Help, Thinkspace Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2009    “SCAD – N.”, The Rymer Gallery, Nashville TN

2009    Power in Numbers 4, QuinQuennium 5 year anniversary show, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

2009    Wonderland, Kai Lin Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009    Le Flash, Atlanta, GA

2008    Art Papers Art auction Preview

2008    Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta Ga.

2008    Le Flash, Atlanta Ga.

2008    “Natural Selection”, Distinction Gallery, Escondido Ca.

2008    “Systema Naturae II”, Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra Ca.

2007    “Innocent Discoveries”, Distinction Gallery, Escondido Ca.

2007    “Grand Opening”, Tilllie Arts of Marfa, Marfa TX.

2007    “Power in Numbers”, Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra Ca.

2007    “Systema Naturae”, Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra Ca.

2007    SCAD Faculty Painting Show, 1600 Gallery, Atlanta GA

2006    “Small Works” Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim Ca.

2006    “Bestiary” Froelick Gallery, Portland Or.

2006    “Power in Numbers” Nucleus Gallery, Los Angeles Ca.

2006    “Icarus” Savannah Gallery, Atlanta Ga.

2006    “Icarus” Red Gallery, Savannah Ga.

2005    “Site Unseen” Savannah Gallery, Atlanta Ga.

2005    “ReOrder” Red Gallery, Savannah Ga.

2005    “Reorder”, STARCCA, Savannah Ga.

2005    “Re Order” Savannah Gallery, Atlanta Ga.

2005    “In House” Red Gallery, Savannah Ga.

2004    “Group Show” Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea Ca.

2003    “Again” Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah GA.

2003    “Wondrous Realities” Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah GA

2002    “Alumni Show”, Red Gallery, Savannah GA

2002    “Interiors”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA

2001    “Talking Heads” Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont NY

2001    “Genetics” Momus Gallery, Atlanta GA

2001    “Metro North” Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn NY

2001    Summer Show, Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago IL

2001    Fine Arts Faculty Show, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA

2000    Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont NY

2000    “A Different Light”, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY

2000    International Young Art Auction, Tel Aviv, Israel

2000    International Young Art Auction, New York, NY

2000    Nextmonet.com

1999    Red Threads, Savannah GA

1999    Red Threads, Atlanta GA

1999    “20/20 Vision” Faculty show, Savannah GA

1998    “Jewels of the South II”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton CA

1998    “Anniversary Show”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton CA

1998    “Small Sacrifice”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton CA

1998    “Night on Fullerton”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton CA

1997    “Portraits”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton CA

1997    “Got Art”, Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna CA

1997    South East Center of Contemporary Art, Winston Salem NC

1997    “Jewels of the South”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton CA

1997    “10 Year Anniversary”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton

1997    “Night on Fullerton”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton CA

1997    “New Paintings”, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans LA

1996    Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton CA

1996    “Small Sacrifices”, Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton CA

1996    “Art of Art’s Sake”, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans LA

1996    Capitol Art Exhibit, Atlanta GA

1996    Portrait Exhibition, Savannah Civic Center, Savannah GA

1996    Owens Thomas House, Savannah GA

1995    “To Dream of Flying” Bergen Main Gallery, Savannah GA

1995    “Elvis in Excess” Henry Gallery, Savannah GA

 

ART FAIRS

2006    Affordable Art Fair

2005    Art Miami

2005    Art Chicago

2004    Art Palm Beach

2004    Texas International Fine Art Fair

2003    San Francisco International Art Expo

2002    Art Miami

2002    Dallas Art Expo

2002    Palm Springs Art Expo

2001    Palm Springs Art Expo

2001    Art Chicago

2001    Art Miami

2001    Toronto Art Expo

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

November 1996 Orange County Weekly, “Head Out and Hat High”

Guinness Book of World Records

 

COLLECTIONS

Sir Elton John

Whoopi Goldberg

Savannah College of Art and Design

State University of New York at New Paltz