about

Lex Brown is an artist who uses poetry and science-fiction to create an index for our psychological and emotional experiences as organic beings in a rapidly technologized world.

She has performed and exhibited work at the New Museum, the High Line, the International Center of Photography, Recess, and The Kitchen in New York; REDCAT Theater and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; The Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore; 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, is available from 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 as a Media Fellow in Art, Film, & Visual Studies and Theater, Dance, & Media at Harvard University. She is the host of the podcast 1-800-POWERS available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Brown is represented by Deli Gallery in Tribeca, NYC.


CV available upon request. All images and video copyright bitwafel LLC.

press


New York Times: Tribeca Gallery Guide

Hyperallergic: New York Art Guide for November

C Magazine: Consciousness review by Cason Sharpe

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