Angie Brown’s work is a glimpse into an intimate world where pop culture is insignificant. Her drawings, tangled and twisted, embody deep layers of spontaneous emotion. Her distorted faces evoke primitive feelings of fear, vulnerability, and passion, appealing to a basic and universal humanity in the viewer. These figures are unique and complex individuals freed from a failed modern trance.

Born in California, Angie has been painting and drawing since she could hold a crayon. Fulfilling her dream to pursue art-making professionally, she received a BFA with honors from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. After attending an artist residency in Santa Fe, she relocated to Brooklyn, drawing inspiration from the vibrant energy and art in New York.


Select Exhibitions:
2014    837 Washington St,  NY NY,  “The Last Brucennial”
2013    TriBeCa Gallery,  NY NY,  “Single Fare 3”
2012    Janet Lippincott Studio,  Santa Fe NM,  “Locals Only”
2011    Argos Gallery,  Santa Fe NM,  Annual Prints Exhibit by the Santa Fe Etching Club
2010    El Zaguàn: the Historic Santa Fe Foundation,  Santa Fe NM, “You & Me”
2009    El Zaguàn: the Historic Santa Fe Foundation,  Santa Fe NM,  “New Work”
    Petaluma Valley Hospital,  Petaluma CA,  “Contemporary Portraits”
    Art Works Downtown,  San Rafael CA,  “Crossing the Line”
2008     Lobot Gallery,  Oakland CA,  “Dead Space”
    The Compound Gallery,  Oakland CA,  “Communication Gap”
    Sebastopol Center for the Arts,  Sebastopol CA,  “On Paper”
    Sixth Street Gallery,  Vancouver WA, “Natural Beauty”
2007     Esteban Sabar Gallery,  Oakland CA,  “A Bahl Bameesh II”
    Sonoma Valley Museum of Art,  Sonoma CA,  Biennial
2006     Boontling Gallery,  Oakland CA,  “Allstars”
    Lobot Gallery,  Oakland CA,  “A Show to Show how a Show is not only a Show”
2005     Boontling Gallery,  Oakland CA,  “Angie Brown and Dan Lewis”
    Marin Art and Garden Center,  Ross CA,  “Juried Fine Arts Show”
    Woman Made Gallery,  Chicago Il,  “Her Mark”
    Boontling Gallery,  Oakland CA, “Overhung”
2004     Xian Productions,  Berkeley CA,  “Lupa’s Feast”
    Oliver Gallery,  Oakland CA,  “Last of the Craft”
2003     California College of Arts and Crafts,  San Francisco CA, “Interstitial Space”

Residency:
El Zaguàn: The Historic Santa Fe Foundation, Santa Fe New Mexico 2008-2009

Education:
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland California,  B.F.A. with honors 2004

Press:
2007      Econoculture.com,  Interview with Bill Dunlap
2005     “Her Mark” Calendar 2006,  Woman Made Gallery, Chicago Il
2005     San Francisco Chronicle, March 18th“Oakland: Boontling Gallery”