Michael Brown was raised on a
small farm in Oklahoma where he learned to fix the motors of abandoned cars and
pickup trucks and to appreciate the sunsets and spring rains offered by the
surrounding landscape. His artwork reflects the quality of light and space
particular to these memories, as well as his current day-to-day experiences
living in New York City. His paintings develop through his drawings, which are
indebted to his early fascination with Native American ledger art in its
economy of means used to convey complex subject matter and ability to produce
meaning from even the smallest gesture of line and color.
Michael Brown resides in the
Lower East Side of Manhattan. He received his MFA in painting at the Tyler
School of Art and a BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as an AFA
degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts.
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