Phoenix S Brown

b. 1997, Cincinnati, OH
Lives and works in Milwaukee, WI


2019    Bachelor of Fine Arts,
        art history minor, Milwaukee
        Institute of Art & Design,
        Milwaukee, WI

Selected Solo // Two-Person Exhibitions

2022   Solo Exhibition,
        Wright Musuem of Art,
        Beloit College, Beloit, WI

2021   Solo Exhibtition,
        I Remember/But It Hasn’t
        Happened Yet, Blue Room,
        Sheboygan, WI

        Solo Exhibition, Art is Her,
        Trout Museum of Art,
        Appleton, WI

2018    Two-Person Exhibition,
        Gluon Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021     Punching Bag/Punchline, 
         Real Tinsel, Milwaukee, WI

         The Shapes of Truths Told,
         Woodland Pattern Book Center,
         Milwaukee, WI

         NAP Gallery, New American
         Paintings, MIDWEST ISSUE
         #149, virtual exhibition 

         63rd Annual Beloit & Vicinity
         Exhibition, Wright Museum    
         of Art, Beloit College,
         Beloit, WI 

         Unraveled. Restructured.
         Revealed: Where
         Contemporary Art and
         Diverse Perspectives
         Intersect, Trout Museum of
         Art, Appleton WI

2020     I’ll Make You Sorry, virtual
         exhibition benefit for
         The Butterfly Collective,
         The Green Gallery,
         NADA Miami art fair,
         Miami, FL

         Bridge Work,
         Allen Priebe Gallery,
         University of
         Oshkosh WI

         40th Annual SECURA Fine
         Arts Exhibition,Trout
         Museum of Art,
         Appleton, WI

         2020 Emerging Artists
         Exhibition, Var Gallery,
         Milwaukee, WI

2019     GHOOST $HOW X,
         The Green Gallery West,
         Milwaukee WI

         Departure & Reflection,
         Var West Gallery,
         Milwaukee, WI

         2019 Juried Senior
         Exhibition, Layton Gallery,
         Milwaukee Institute
         of Art & Design,

         Deeper Than My Shadow,
         Senior Thesis Exhibition,
         Milwaukee Institute of
         Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI

         46th Annual Juried Show,
         Union Art Gallery,
         University of
         Milwaukee, WI

         2nd Midwest Open,
         Woman Made Gallery,
         Chicago, IL

2018     Honeymoon Phase,
         Terrain Exhibitions,
         Yale Norfolk School of Art,
         Norfolk, CT

2017     Crosscurrents,
         Pennsylvania Academy
         of the Fine Arts,
         Philadelphia, PA


2021    Live AV: Work It Out,
        live film composition perfomance
        by Phoenix Brown &
        Steph Wetter,
        Film:"Best Practices",
        Jorge Guevara, 6:16,
        Usable Space Gallery,
        Milwaukee, WI

Selected Commissions

2021    Private Collector, gener8tor Art

         Private Collector, Milwaukee, WI

         Private Collector, Wauwatosa, WI

         Private Collector, Brooklyn, NY

         Private Collector, Madison, WI

2020     Private Collector, facilitated by
         Trout Museum of Art
         Appleton, WI

         Private Collector, Milwaukee, 

         Private Collector, Milwaukee,

2019     Private Collector, Chicago, IL

Current Works on Loan

2019     Milwaukee Institute of Art &
         Design, Milwaukee, WI

Honors // Awards

2021   Grant Recipient, gener8tor Art,
        $15K individual artist grant,
        2021 cohort

2020    Grant Finalist, Mary L. Nohl 
        Fellowship, emerging artist 

        Grant Finalist,

        Abert Family Curatorial Fellowship,
        Milwaukee Art Museum

2019    Bridge Work 05, Plum Blossom
        Initiative, professional
        development program,
        Milwaukee, WI

2018    Ellen Battell Stoeckel
        Fellowship, Yale University


2021     Artist-in-Residence, 
         Lynden Sculpture Garden, 
         Brown Deer/Milwaukee, WI

         Contemporary Arts Center,
         Cincinnati, OH, virtual

2018     Artist-in-Residence,
         Yale Norfolk School of Art,
         Yale University, Norfolk, CT

Talks // Podcasts

2021      Making Today Series, in 
          conversation with creative
          writer Jacqeline Kolosov,
          Texas Tech Univeristy - 
          School of Art, Lubbock, TX,
          inaugural virtual event

          In conversation with
          Dr. Rina Kundu Little, Lynden
          Innovative Educators
          Institute: Uprooted,
          Lynden Sculpture Garden,
          Brown Deer, WI,
          virtual event

2020      Panel discussion, I’ll Make
Sorry: The Importance
         of Protest, 
NADA Miami 2020,
          Miami, FL, virtual event

           Artist talk, Artdose Talks
Phoenix Brown,
          organized by Artdose

          Podcast, Artists We Know,
          Episode #22

2019      Visiting Artist Lecture,
          Institute of Art & Design,
          Milwaukee, WI

         Artist Presentation,
         University of Wisconsin-
         Milwaukee, WI

         Artist Presentation, Union
         Gallery,University of
         Milwaukee, WI

         Podcast, PG & Friends,
         Episode #5


(Post-It) Notes on Duality”, The Hand-Off series, Bunker Projects. May 2021. Web

Selected Bibliography

Fox Cities Magazine Sept. 2020. Print. Front Cover

Fransisco Salas, . “Reinvention, Revolution: An Experiment in the Museum of the Future is Taking Shape in Appleton, Wisconsin”. New City Art. April 2021. Web

Higgins, Jim. “2020 Nohl Fellowship winners include artists Nirmal Raja, Ck Ledesma”. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Web

Juarez, Frank. "Phoenix Brown." Artdose Magazine July 2020: 4. Print. Front Cover

McNulty, Ty. "UWM Art Show: Common Themes Were on Display." Media Milwaukee. 28 Apr. 2019. Web.

Murphy, Brendan. "Visual Art: Riverwest Gallery Sees the Future." Urban Milwaukee. 5 July 2019. Web.

New American Paintings No. 149 Midwest. 2020. Print. Forthcoming