Lex Brown is an artist who uses poetry and science-fiction to create narratives about spiritual experience in the Information Age.
She has performed and exhibited work at the Kitchen, the New Museum, the High Line, the International Center of Photography, and Recess in New York; the M.I.T. List Center, REDCAT Theater and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; The Baltimore Museum of Art; and at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. She is a 2021 recipient of the USA Fellowship.
Brown holds degrees from Yale University (MFA) and Princeton University (BA). She is the author of My Wet Hot Drone Summer, a sci-fi erotic novella that takes on surveillance and social justice, first edition published by Badlands Unlimited.
Consciousness, a survey of Brown's work spanning the past 8 years, was published by GenderFail. Containing documentation from 46 different videos and performances, as well as 33 original song lyrics performed in artist-run spaces, museums, music venues, and galleries it has been acquired by the collections of the Met, MoMA, Whitney, and SFMoMA museums amongst other notable collections.
Brown teaches Drawing I at Princeton University. She was a 2020-2022 Media Fellow at Harvard University and is the current Set Designer for Harvard Dance Project. She is the writer, director, and producer of Carnelian, an original musical which debuted in 2023 at the Celebration Barn Theater and Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Brown is also the host of the audio project 1-800-POWERS available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
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new New York Times: Apocalypse Anxiety, The Musical
New York Times: Tribeca Gallery Guide
Hyperallergic: New York Art Guide for November
C Magazine: Consciousness review by Cason Sharpe
Wallpaper*: Art in a Virtual Reality
Cura. Magazine: Portrait by Margot Norton
Princeton University: Lewis Center Alumni POV
Recess Art: Just Out of Hand, Just Out of Reach by Tavia Nyong’o
Art in America: Identity Binge: How Lex Brown Makes Television by Kerry Doran
New York Times: Spring Gallery Guide
Artforum: Animal Static reviewed by Wendy Vogel
The New Yorker: Animal Static reviewed by Andrea K. Scott
AQNB: Lex Brown on the elastic reality of cartoons, clowning + subverting the economy of emotion: interview with Selby Nimrod
CAR.LA: Soul Recordings at Luis de Jesus by Matthew Lax
Artforum: Immortal Duck Critics’ Pick by Lauren O’Neill Butler
Humor and the Abject: podcast interview with Sean J. Carney