​​​​​Alicia Brownwas born 1981, in St. Ann, Jamaica. She Attended the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica, and received a diploma in Art Education in 2003 and a BFA in Painting in 2009. Brown also attended the New York Academy of Art in New York and obtained an MFA in Painting in 2014. While at the Academy, Alicia was awarded a residency scholarship in Leipzig Germany, the Academy Student Service award; Joan Brady grant among other achievements.  

 Her work has been shown at the National Gallery of Jamaica in the National Biennial 2012 and Young Talent 2015. Her most recent solo show was in April 2016 at Studio 174 in Kingston, Jamaica, entitled Copy and Placed. She was a winner of the Dawn Scott memorial Award in the National Biennial 2017. In 2003 and 2004, she was awarded the bronze medal for her entries in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) National Visual Arts competition and Exhibition.  Alicia’s work has been published in the Caribbean Quarterly Journal, Hyperallergic Magazine, Jamaica Observer and other platforms. Alicia Brown uses traditional painting techniques and iconographic references to examine contemporary issues of cultural identity, race, beauty and social status. 




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EDUCATION  

2012-2014 Masters in Fine Arts , MFA, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA

2007-2009 Bachelors in Fine, Arts BFA, Painting, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Jamaica

1999- 2003 Diploma, Art Education, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Jamaica

 

SOLO EXHIBITION:

2016

Copy and Placed, Studio 174, Kingston, Jamaica

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018

Prizm Art Fair, Alfred DuPont Building, Miami, USA

Real Men, New York Academy of Art, Marienda Hotel, Miami, USA

Little But Fierce, ChaShaMa, New York, NY, USA

Conflicted Perceptions, Grovesnor Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica

2017

Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

LCU Fund for Women Education, fundraising show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Young Talent, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

LCU Fund for Women Education fundraising show, Riverpark, New York, NY

Jamaica Spirituality, St Stephen Walbrook Church, London, England


Our daily armor 111, Virago Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 2015

Young Talent, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

LCU Fund for Women Education fundraising show, Riverpark, New York, NY

2014

NYAA Summer Show, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Painting at the Metropolitan Museum Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Hudson Rising Project, New York, NY

LCU Fund, Student Mixer show, New York, NY

2013

Leipzig Residency Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

LIA Summer Show, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

Extreme Drawings, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Deck the walls, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Experimental Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY 

2012

Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

Single Fare, RH Gallery, New York, NY

Show of Heads, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Deck the Walls, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Shout and 4play, Studio 174, Kingston, Jamaica

Art Fresh, Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica 

2011

Passion, Pegasus Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica,

Quartet, Bolivar Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica

Group Show, Betty Bolivar Gallery, Sarasota, Florida, USA 

2010

Rejuvenate, Studio 174, Kingston, Jamaica

Question me Black, Studio 174, Kingston, Jamaica 

2009

Impressions in Blue, Studio 174, Kingston, Jamaica 

2003

Final year Show, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Jamaica

2002

First Time, Pegasus Gallery, Jamaica 

 

RESIDENCY- AWARDS - SCHOLARSHIPS:

LIA Residency, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany, 2013

Cuttyhunk Island Artists’ Residency, Massachusetts, USA   

Dawn Scott Memorial Award, Jamaica Biennial, 2017

LCU Foundation for Women, President’s Nominee, 2014

Student Service Scholarship, New York Academy of Art, 2014

LCU Foundation for Women Grant, 2013

NYAA Residency Scholarship, LIA, Spinnerie, Leipzig Germany/New York Academy of Art, 2013

LCU Foundation for Women Grant, 2014

Joan Brady Foundation Award in drawing, New York Academy of Art, 2013

 

SELECTED PRESS

 

Prizm art Fair 2018, https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/drakes-beach?sort=mostpopular&mediatype=photography&phrase=drakes%20beach

Featured on Loopjamaica.com, http://www.loopjamaica.com/content/video-alicia-brown-%E2%80%93-exploring-and-exposing-jamaican-culture-through-art

 http://www.kingstonjamaicatravel.com/blog/artist-talk-with-alicia-brown-june-26

https://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/young-talent-2015-alicia-brown/

Jamaica Biennial 2017, https://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/tag/alicia-brown/

Hypperalergic, https://hyperallergic.com/364501/a-biennial-bragging-rights-and-the-worlds-largest-drum-2017-jamaica-biennial/

Featured artist, Caribbean Quarterly Journal, http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/pgas/new-journals

Yellow pages, Jamaica, https://www.findyello.com/article/my-jamaica-the-artists-life-alicia-brown

Featured in the Jamaica Observer, http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/style/jamaican-spirituality-on-display-jamaican-spirituality-on-display_105364?profile=1237 







Alicia Brown