Preserving the artist's heritage

Emily Brown

Interviewed in 2002
Sponsored by Drexel University
Cindy Fitzgerald, Intern
Elizabeth Weisman, Videographer
Lydia Hunn, Advisor

Artist's Statement:
Wanting to notice well some specific long views , events such as field meeting lawn, road wending across rocky ridge and the slow shifts in the open sky, I have painted outdoors many summers. This was frequently in Maine, but also in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, and was at times even in deep winter. This practice has uncelebrated percs: standing alone for hours out there you see movements of air, passages of animals and birds, flutter of texture and glisten of green and grey that fill one up.

In recent years I have taken to using Sumi on watercolor paper in the
studio. Taking photographs of natural details such as water surfaces,
ground textures and woods interiors, I use these as resources for large ink
wash drawings. It is vital that I still go out into the woods and beside the
rivers, both for the authenticity of the drawings and for my own being.

Solo Exhibitions:
- James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown PA (June 4-September 11, 2005)
- Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia PA
- List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA
- Kate Ganz U.S.A. Ltd., New York NY
- Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA
- Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York NY
- F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia PA
- Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Group Exhibitions:
- Gallery artists and friends, Kate Ganz USA Ltd., New York
- Treasure Island, Late 20th century works by eight Philadelphia Artists,
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
- In Her Voice: Self portraits by women, Berman Museum, Ursinus College,
Collegeville PA
- An Extended View: Landscape paintings by Philadelphia artists, Levy
Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia

Professional Awards:
- Milton & Sally Avery Fellow
- The MacDowell Foundation, Peterborough, NH
- Award for Excellence in Works on Paper
- Leeway Foundation
- Pew Fellowship in the Arts for Painting

Teaching Experience:
- Lecturer, University of the Arts: Lecturer, current
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Visiting Lecturer and Critic, 2002;also Painting and Drawing Instructor, 1999-present
- Community College of Philadelphia, Visiting Lecturer and Critic, 2002
- Moore College of Art, Painting Instructor, 2001
- Guest lecturer & critic, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, 2000

- University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, BFA, 1966
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia 1964-66
- School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1962-64
- Middlebury College, Middlebury VT, 1960-62.

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