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Master of Fine Arts, Hunter College, 2012; Concentration in Painting

University of the Arts, Berlin; Class of Gregor Schneider. Semester exchange: spring/summer, 2011

Bachelor of Arts, Brown University, 2005 (magna cum laude); Concentration in Visual Arts and English, Honors in Visual Arts

Maryland Institute College of Art, Center For Art + Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France; spring 2004


DNA Residency, sponsored by Freight+Volume Gallery, Provincetown, PA, 2023, 2022, 2019, 2016

MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, 2018

The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, 2018

Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, Wyoming, 2018

North Street Collective, Willits, CA, 2018

Visiting Resident Artist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016-17

Saltonstall Foundation Residency, Ithaca, NY; 2016

DNA Artist Residency, Provincetown, MA; 2016 and 2019

Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY: 2015

Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, NYC; 2014 – 2016

I-Park Foundation Artist in Residence Program, East Haddam, CT: 2013

Stonehouse Residency for Contemporary Arts, Miramonte, CA: 2013

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA: 2012

The WhyNot Place, Delhi, India: July, 2010

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY: December, 2008

Vermont Studio Center: November, 2007


2024 Two-Person Exhibition, Good Naked Gallery at Future Fair, NYC

2022 Meet on the Ledge, Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY (3-person)

2022 Dream-Revision-Endeavor: Becky Brown and Annette Cords, Raft of Sanity, Buffalo, NY

2022 Community Has Its Limits, Incident Report, Hudson, NY

2021 Dream-Restart-Experience: Becky Brown and Annette Cords, PS122 Gallery, NYC

2020 Select All the Images with Anxiety, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

2018 The System Is Down, Arts + Leisure Gallery, NYC

2017  Cognition-Stroll: Becky Brown + Annette Cords; Project ARTspace, NYC

2017  Yes You, Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2016  Obvious Oblivious, Dixon Place, NYC

2015  I am Trying Not to Skim, Fort Gondo Complex for the Arts; St. Louis, MO

2014  Data, Dust, Kent Place Gallery; Summit, NJ

2012  The Sidewalk and the Sign, HiArt Gallery, NYC

2010  Warm and Heavy: Becky Brown and Marianna Ellenberg; X3 Projects, Tegucigalpa, Honduras



The Apex is Nothing, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC

Dear Being, Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Hot Mess, Shelter Gallery, NYC


Search and Rescue, Readymade Gallery, Orleans, MA


Make Me Belong to You, Good Naked Gallery, NYC

Amid/In WNY 2022, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

Kindred, Raft of Sanity, Buffalo, NY


We Sell Lamp, Store Space, Kingston, NY

Cadeaux, Raft of Sanity, Buffalo, NY

Pen Pals, That Time of the Month, in support of NY NICE (online) Live on Five (benefit), Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY


CURRENTS: An Overwhelming Response, curated by Carmen Hermo, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

Pungent Dystopia, Freight+Volume Gallery, NYC

Wedding of the Waters, curated by A. Will Brown, Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, NY

PLAY/GROUND, organized by Resource:Art and the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, NY

Darkest Before Dawn: Art in a Time of Uncertainty, Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon, NY

November 2nd, M Street Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

100 Artists for the Orchid Foundation, VU Galleries (online)


Likely Stories, The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, NYC, curated by Freight+Volume Gallery

Tell Us Plainly What You Mean, Aquarius Studios, Queens, NY

Lucky Draw Spring Benefit, SculptureCenter, Queens, NY

Bring Something Pink, Look&Listen and Atelier Seruse, PAC Marseille, France


Saunter Trek Escort Parade… (S.T.E.P….), Queens Museum and Flux Factory, NYC

Summer of Love, Freight + Volume Gallery and Arts + Leisure Gallery, NYC

Plus One, Project ARTspace, NYC

Anti-Nostalgia, The Carrack, Durham, NC

Everybody in the Pool, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA


Sunday Painter, Laundromat Art Space, Miami, FL

King of the Cockroaches, Hercules Art Studio Program, NYC

King of the Cockroaches, Guest Room, Carrboro, NC


Artistic Developments: Artists and the Language of Real Estate Advertising, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

Portal Art Fair; Federal Hall National Memorial, NYC

Time with Others, Mary Sky, Burlington, VT

DNA Artist Residency Show, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA


Open Sessions 3, The Drawing Center, NYC

Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15, The Drawing Center, NYC

Open Sessions at the Poor Farm, Poor Farm Experiment, Manawa, WI

Open Sessions video screening; Queens Museum, NYC

Headaches and Mysteries (exhibition and poetry reading; co-curated with Jen Currin); Brooklyn, NY

Colors, Louis B. James Gallery, NYC

Beg, Borrow or Steal, Recess at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

Paintings in Trees, People’s Garden, Brooklyn, NY


No, said the Fruit Bowl, Governor’s Island Art Fair, NYC

Iceberg’s Tongue, YoungArts Foundation, Miami, FL

Correspondence: Works and Writings Between NYC and Catskill, Publication Studio Hudson, Catskill, NY

Underdonk Selects; Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

Polish; Rox Gallery, NYC

Time In Benefit Auction, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC

Becky Brown, Kirsten Lamb, Taylor McKenzie-Veal, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence RI


Come Together: Surviving Sandy, curated by Phong Bui, Industry City; Brooklyn, NY

Miami University Young Painters; Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Image Search, Court Square, Queens, NY

Picture Trail, I-Park Foundation; East Haddam, CT

Novella Gallery Inaugural Benefit; Novella Gallery, NYC

Empty Vestibules: Pictures, Pictures, Pictures and Spaces; This Red Door, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY

Time In Benefit Auction; Marianne Boesky Gallery, NYC


Home Goods, Court Square, Queens, NY

I Walk Like a Building, Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, NYC

Taste, Small Black Door, Ridgewood, NY


J.J. Holdings and Friends, at J.J. Holdings, NYC

Red Coat Column Kite, 2-person screening, Cleopatra’s Berlin, Germany / Wschodnia Gallery, Lodz, Poland

Leo Baeck Salon #9, with Klasse Gregor Schneider, Berlin, Germany

Road to Nowhere—True Stories, MASC Foundation, Vienna, Austria

Five Quarters, Kunstfabrik, Berlin, Germany

Living Live, at the LGBT Center, NYC


Fool’s House, LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, NYC

The Transforming State, Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi, India

Hell, No! St. Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn NY

Dance Ghost, Vaudeville Park Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Paper Works, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn NY


Party at Chris’s House, curated by Phong Bui, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn NY

ShapeShifting: Reinventing Heritage, Division of Human Works, Brooklyn NY

It’s a Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY


New Work: Art From the Workers at the New Museum, Stanton Chapter, NYC, 2008

183rd ANNUAL: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, NYC, 2008

Fluid Fields. The Painting Center, NYC, 2007

Is Your Wife on Mars? Solo Mixed Media Installation; Gallery 221, List Art Center at Brown University, 2005

My Love is Mighty Wide. Solo Exhibition: Painting, collage, ephemera; List Art Center Lobby, 2004

Blue Tarp #1. Collaborative Exhibition/Live Performance. Abandoned Warehouse, Brooklyn NY, 2004

Local Stops. Solo Mixed Media Installation; List Art Center, Brown University, 2003

Winterlude. Paintings; List Art Center, Brown University, 2002


Flat Files. Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn NY


Bronx Council on the Arts, “Bronx Recognizes Its Own” Award, 2018

Facebook Artist in Residence Commission, 225 Park Avenue South, NYC, 2017

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, 2016

Becky’s Trail, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, Connecticut; 2013 – 2018 (a series of 10 site-specific sign- paintings along a wooded trail)

Finalist, Grant Wood Fellowship in Painting, University of Iowa, 2015

Hunter College / University of the Arts, Berlin, Exchange Scholarship, 2011

John Koch Award, National Academy Museum, 2008

Roberta Joslin Award for Excellence in Art, Brown University Visual Arts Dept., 2005


Contributing writer for Art in AmericaBrooklyn Rail and, 2007-present

Recent texts (see “Text” for links):

“The Memphis Group,” Art in America, April 2015

“Mike Cloud: Bad Faith and Universal Technique,” Art in America, January 2015

“Camille Henrot: The Restless Earth,” Brooklyn Rail, July/August 2014

“Not on the High Line: Scenes from the Gramsci Monument,”, October 2013

“Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth,” Brooklyn Rail, May 2013


Visiting Artist Speaker Series, University at Buffalo, 2021

Poetry and Groceries, with Michael Swierz/Deep Time Chicago, Weinberg Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2021

Artist Lecture, “That Time of the Month” studio visit group for womxn & non-binary artists, 2021

“Currents: An Overwhelming Response” – Screening and Reading (live performance), A.I.R. Gallery, 2020

“Everything Looks Distorted Already: Joan Linder Interviewed by Becky Brown,” Cornelia Magazine, 2020

Visiting Artist Lecture, Ithaca College, 2020

“Painter’s Progress,” catalogue essay accompanying “Take Five” Exhibition, University at Buffalo Art Galleries, 2019

Visiting Artist Lecture, Visual and Critical Studies Department, School of Visual Arts, NYC, 2019

“The System Is Down,” Catalogue accompanying exhibition, published by Arts+Leisure Gallery, including interview with Art Historian Cary Levine and poems by Kristina Martino

“An evening of theater fragments, poems, songs, multiple costumes and two ukuleles” with Tom Cole, soup aka Amy Fung-yi Lee, Catherine Pikula and Larry Krone; Arts+Leisure Gallery, NYC, 2018

Visiting Artist Lecture, Queensborough Community College (Drawing Program), NYC, 2018

Collage City: A Panel Discussion with Lisa Sigal, Gaylord Fields and Laura Y. Liu, Project ARTspace, 2017

Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017

Experiments and Disorders, Literary Series (reader), Dixon Place, 2016

Visiting Artist Lecture, Texas State University, 2016

“Blinking, transfixed,” reading program (organizer and reader), The Drawing Center, 2015

A Critics’ Roundtable on “The Forever Now” at MoMA with Raphael Rubinstein, Dennis Kardon, Carrie Moyer, Nora Griffin and Jason Stopa;, 2015

Graduate Admissions Panel, Hunter College MFA Program, 2014

Review Panel: Becky Brown, Raphael Rubinstein, Dennis Kardon; National Academy Museum, NYC, 2013

Guest Lecturer: Seminar on Collaborative Practice, Parsons/The New School, NYC, 2013

Younger Than Pontius Pilate, a Review Panel considering the New Museum’s The Generational: Younger Than Jesus Moderated by David Cohen at the National Academy Museum, New York, 2009

Artist texts, Younger Than Jesus, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, 2008

Catalogue text, Girl and a Gun, Abaton Garage, Jersey City, NJ, 2008


“Les Gommes: Becky Brown and Annette Cords at PS122,” by Axel Bishop, Two Coats of Paint, 2021

“Dream-Restart-Experience: Becky Brown and Annette Cords in Conversation,” Art Spiel, 2021

Tender Buttons (artwork, writing and music), Moistworks, 2020

“Dwelling in Ambivalence: Pungent Dystopia at Freight+Volume,” NYC, by Ben Tripp, Whitehot Magazine, 2020

Artwork “Search” featured alongside book review “Tech, Please!” Bookforum, 2020

“CURRENTS: An Overwhelming Response” catalogue, including artwork and poem “Sorry Not Sorry,” 2020

Daily Trumpet, Instagram Project by Jonathan Horowitz, 2018

Featured Listing: The System Is Down at Arts+Leisure Gallery,, 2018

Elephant Magazine Image of the Day: “I Want to Squeeze You,” Freight+Volume Gallery, 2018

Mary Sky Season Catalogue, Published by Mary Sky, Hancock, VT, 2018

Cognition-Stroll: Annette Cords and Becky Brown, Jonathan Goodman, Arte Fuse, 2017

Excess Baggage: Interview with Chennie Huang, CH Reviews, 2017

Becky Brown, Annette Cords and Accidental Poetry, Two Coats of Paint, 2017

Becky Brown on Sunday Painter podcast (interview), 2016

Portal – An Art Show at the Federal Hall National Memorial, by Karin Bravin, Site Specific, 2016

Becky Brown at Fink and Theel Contemporary (interview), 2015

Metaphysics of the Kitchen, by Tatiana Istomina, Metaleptic Stories, 2014

Overlapping Codes: Becky Brown and Annette Cords by David Anaya Maya, The Bottom Line, Drawing Center, 2014

Gems Among the Ruins: Governors Island Art Fair Fills Colonel’s Row by Ken Johnson, New York Times, 2014

Summer Lingers at the Governors Island Art Fair by Sarah Cascone, Artnet News

Governors Island Art Fair Lodges in NY Harbor’s Military Ruins by Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, 2014

Art, a Balm After the Storm: ‘Come Together: Surviving Sandy”  by Roberta Smith, New York Times, 2013

Influx of Information, by Chennie Huang, 2012

Becky Brown by Emily Schlemowitz, Hunter College MA candidate in Art History, 2012

Becky Brown by Paola Cabal, for The Transforming State catalogue, Religare Arts Initiative; Delhi, India, 2010


Assistant Professor of Painting, SUNY University at Buffalo, current

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, Hunter College: Fall 2012 – 2019

Part-Time Faculty, Parsons School of Design, Fine Arts Program, 2018

Visiting Resident Artist/Visiting Faculty, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016-17

Adjunct Instructor in Visual Art, Brown University: Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

Teaching Assistant, Introductory Drawing with Professor Lisa Corinne Davis (undergraduate), Hunter College, 2012

Teaching Assistant, Beginning and Advanced Painting with Professor Carrie Moyer (undergraduate), , 2011

Teaching Assistant, Combined Media Seminar with Professor Tom Weaver (graduate), Hunter College, 2010

Teaching Artist, Time In Children’s Art Initiative, 2011 – 2019

Teaching Artist, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY: 2019

Text as Image Workshop; Albany Public High Schools, Albany, NY, 2018; in conjunction with Millay Colony’s Art Education Program

Found Object Sculpture Workshop; NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; 2016