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Master of Fine Arts, Hunter College, 2012

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

Bachelor of Arts, Brown University, 2005

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


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


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


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

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); 100, 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

Data, Dust  (solo), Kent Place Gallery; Summit, NJ

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


The Sidewalk and the Sign (solo), HiArt 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

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


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


White Columns Curated Artist Registry, online

Flat Files. Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn NY


Becky’s Trail, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, CT: a series of 10 site-specific sign-paintings along a wooded trail



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


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

A Critics’ Roundtable on “The Forever Now” at MoMA,, 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


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


Finalist, Virginia Commonwealth University Fountainhead Fellowship in Painting, 2012

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

John Koch Award, National Academy Museum, 2008

Yaddo Artist Residency, 2008

Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 2007

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

1st prize, Brown University Annual Juried Show, category of Mixed / Digital Media, 2005

Academic Honors Program in Visual Arts, Brown University, 2005

Pratt Art Institute, Pre-College Program Merit Scholarship, 2000



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

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

Teaching Assistant, Introductory Drawing with Professor Lisa Corinne Davis (undergraduate): Spring, 2012

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

Teaching Assistant, Combined Media Seminar with Professor Tom Weaver (graduate): Fall, 2010

Teaching Artist, Hi Art! Kids and Time In Children’s Art Initiative, 2011 – present