Phoenix S Brown



2019   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History Minor, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI

Grants & Awards

2024 Award, Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Award, Emerging Artist Award

2021 Grant, gener8tor Art, Jurors: Danny Báez, An Duplan, Maria Frederique, Nicole Soukup, Vincent Uribe, Lucy Mensah 

2020 Grant Finalist, 

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

2020 Fellowship, Abert Family Curatorial Fellowship, Milwaukee Art Museum 

2019 Fellowship, Bridge Work 05, Plum Blossom Initiative

2018 Fellowship, Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship Grant, Yale University


2024 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 

2021 Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH 

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

Works on Loan

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI 

Selected Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2023 Two Person Exhibition, Fractured Systems: Phoenix S. Brown and Claire Smith, Saint Kate Arts Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

2023 Two Person Exhibition, Can't Stand The Rain: Ashley Lucietto and Phoenix Brown, Portrait Society Gallery of Contemporary Art, Milwaukee, WI 

2022 Solo Exhibition, You’re Not Afraid of the Dark, Green Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI

2022 Solo Exhibition, Like Smoke and Fire, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

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

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

2018 Two Person Exhibition, Olivia Burke/Phoenix Brown, Gluon Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Title TBA, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2023 Other Art Fair, AMFM, Chicago, IL

2022 Then As Now: Woodland Pattern 1980 - 2022, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI

2021 The Shapes of Truths Told, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI

2021 Punching Bag Punchline, Real Tinsel, Milwaukee, WI

2021 63 Annual Beloit + Vicinity Exhibition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Sheboygan, WI 

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 in benefit of The Butterfly Collective, presented by Green Gallery, NADA Miami, Miami, FL

2020 Bridge Work, Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI

2020 40th Annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI 

2019 Deeper Than My Shadow, Senior Thesis Exhibition, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI

2019 46th Annual Juried Show, Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2019 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 

Teaching, Lectures & Dialogues

2021 Workshop, Mary Nohl–Inspired Vessel Paintings with Phoenix S. Brown, John Michael Kohler Art Center

2021 Dialogue 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 Podcast, Artists We Know, Episode #22 

2019 Visiting Artist, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

2019 Artist Presentation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Selected Commissions & Collectors

2022 Private Collectors in Toledo, OH, and Brooklyn, NY

2021 Private Collectors in Wauwatosa, WI; Madison, WI, and Brooklyn, NY

2020 Private Collectors in Appleton, WI; Milwaukee, WI, and Chicago, IL 


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


Fransisco Salas, Rafael. “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 S. Brown." Artdose Magazine July 2020: 4. Print. Front Cover New American Paintings No. 149 Midwest. 2020. Print.

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