Christie Brown


Christie Brown’s recent work references the artefacts of ancient Egypt and explores the relationship between humans and animals through symbolic representation. Her large scale group Entre Chien et Loup (2003) featured stages of metamorphoses, and recent residencies at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (Collective Traces 2006-7) and Hunter College, New York (Foundation Deposits 2006) developed this connection.

Inspired by archaeology and its parallel with psychoanalysis, as a means of discovering and preserving knowledge through the uncovering of fragments, the work alludes to the use of scale and formality in sacred Egyptian art and demonstrates the significance of continuity and the relevance of archaic artefacts to a contemporary artist.

Education
2001 Professor of Ceramics, University of Westminster
1993-2001 Lecturer in Ceramics, University of Westminster
1980-1982 Harrow School of art Higher Diploma 
1966-1969 Manchester University BA degree

Awards
2005 Arts and Humanities Research Council, Small Grant in the Creative and Performing Arts. For Collective Traces; A response to the Petrie Museum
2001 British Council assistance for solo show in Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, USA

Solo Exhibitions
2006 Collective Traces, Institute of archaeology, UCL, London
Foundation Deposits, Artist in Residence Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, USA 
2004 Christie Brow, Heidi Morstang, London Gallery West, Harrow
2003 Between the Dog and the Wolf, Kingsgate Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2008 Collect. Victoria & Albert Museum London. Represented by Contemporary Applied Arts
2007 After Life: Collective Traces, Egyptian Galleries, Manchester Museum
SOFA NY with Loveed Fine Arts, New York
Women Touch: Ceramics, Loveed Fine Arts, A.I.R Gallery, New York 
Sculpture and the Figure, Rex Irwin Arts, NSW, Australia
2006 Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum with Cosa Gallery
2005 Body Language, Gallery Pangolin, Stroud
The Fragmented Figure, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
SOFA New York, with Clay, Los Angeles, USA
Celebrating 30 Years, Crafts Council Shop at the V&A

Public Collections
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Musee National de Ceramique, Sevres, France
The Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada
The Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury
York City Art gallery, Yorks
Longhouse Foundation, East Hampton, USA
The Museum of fine arts Racine, USA

Publications
Collective Traces, Paper given at exhibition seminar, Institute of archaeology, London, 2006. Published in “Ceramics Technical” Issue 23
Embodying Transformation, Paper given at the Fragmented Figure Conference in UWIC Cardiff and the Storytelling and Poetry Seminar at The International Ceramics Centre Guldagergaard, Denmark in 2005. Published in online journal “Interpreting Ceramics” No 8, 2006

 

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