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

2021    Solo Exhibition, Art is Her,
         Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021     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 Wisconsin-Oshkosh,
         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 Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
         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

Selected Commissions

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

         Private Collector, Milwaukee, WI

         Private Collector, Milwaukee, WI

2019     Private Collector, Chicago, IL

Current Works on Loan

2019     Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design,
         Milwaukee, WI

         University Club Tower, Milwaukee, WI

Honors // Awards

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     Contemporary Arts Center,
         Cincinnati, OH

2018     Yale Norfolk School of Art,
         Yale University, Norfolk, CT

Talks // Podcasts

2021      In conversation with
          Dr. Rina Kundu Little, Lynden
          Innovative Educators
          Institute: Uprooted,
          Lynden Sculpture Garden,

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

          Artist talk, Artdose Talks with
          Phoenix Brown, organized by 
          Artdose Magazine,

          Podcast, Artists We Know,
          Episode #22

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

         Artist Presentation,
         University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
         Milwaukee, WI

         Artist Presentation, Union Gallery,
         University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
         Milwaukee, WI

         Podcast, PG & Friends, Episode #5

Selected Bibliography

Corona, Yesenia. Naranja Zine. 2021. Print. Forthcoming, Featured Artist

Fox Cities Magazine Sept. 2020. Print. Front Cover

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