Brad Brown

Senior Lecturer
Painting and MFA Faculty

Brad Brown is an artist working primarily on drawings and works on paper. His drawing projects tend to be large, open-ended series that can remain unfinished for years. His largest project to date, The Look Stains, began in 1987 and consists of tens of thousands of works on paper that are continually worked on, torn up, re-drawn, and re-contextualized.  

Public Collections:

  • MoMA, New York, NY
  • SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Palace of Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
  • Arkansas Museum of Art, Little Rock, AK
  • Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
  • Jundt Museum of Art, Spokane, WA
  • International Collage Center, Milton, PA
  • Art Bank Program, US Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
  • The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

Selected Exhibitions: 

  • New and Selected Paintings and Drawings, Weigand Gallery, Belmont, CA, 2012
  • Serials, Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, 2010
  • Piece, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, 2007
  • Getting Used to Using Each Other, Jundt Art Museum, Spokane, WA, 2006
  • Collector, Lemberg Gallery, Detroit, 2006
  • The Wall and the Page, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, 2005
  • By and By, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, 2005
  • one sixteenth for every quarter and eighth, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, 2005
  • Landscapes and Mugshots (and 32 Witnesses), Haines Gallery, San Francisco, 2004
  • The Look Stains, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, 2002
  • A Sucking System, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, 2000
  • New Etchings and a Wall Installation, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, 1999


  • BFA, Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
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