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.
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