Approved: 16.08.2006

Erlend Brown

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts To create a living landscape, not in representational terms, but as a voyage of the mind and exploration of material. Also to glean from nature and discarded man-made debris, like any beachcomber. To navigate through human emotion. My subject is the figure in the landscape, but the human presence is hinted at, rather than stated and mostly it is my own creative response to something observed,

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  • Location: Birsay, Orkney, Scotland
  • Activities: Public art, Private commissions
  • Categories: Painting, Sculpture
 

Biography

Concepts To create a living landscape, not in representational terms, but as a voyage of the mind and exploration of material. Also to glean from nature and discarded man-made debris, like any beachcomber. To navigate through human emotion. My subject is the figure in the landscape, but the human presence is hinted at, rather than stated and mostly it is my own creative response to something observed, reworked in the mind and recalled from memory. Influences Environment/Ecology, Nature, Music, Poetry, Literature, Architecture, Scottish landscape. Career path Edinburgh College of Art; Art teacher in primary and secondary schools, in Orkney, for 8 years; Curator of the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, for 12 years; an artist since 1990, and presently working as an artist in Orkney and Zurich, Switzerland.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2008 - A part APART, The Loft Gallery, Orkney 2006 - 04-04, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland 2003 - EBA4, Architextburo Patrick Thurston, Bern, Switzerland 2002 - Almost Square, Galerie Dosch, Zürich, CH 2002 - Sea/Lines, Galerie Schwenk, Castrop-Rauxel, DE 2001 - Works on Paper, Stüa Granda, Soglio, CH 2000 - Erlend Brown, Stüa Granda, Soglio, CH 2000 - Forum For Rum, Altekrone, Stäfa, CH (including monoprints with Lea Cohen) 1996 - Erlend Brown, Galerie Im Hochhuus, Küsnacht, Zürich 1994 - Peir And Ocean, Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen 1994 - Peir And Ocean, Seagate Gallery, Dundee 1993 - Peir And Ocean, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness 1991 - Festival Exhibition, Black Pig Gallery, Kirkwall 1988 - Conflux, Galerie Anita Dosch, Zurich 1983 - Piers And Objects, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh Group exhibitions 2011 - The Booth Collection, Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, Shetland 2010 - Jubileum Ausstellung, Vebikus Galerie, Schaffhauasen, Switzerland 2009 - Joint exhibition with Lea Cohen, Breck Studio, Birsay, Orkney 2001 - 3 Europäische, Galerie Schwenk, Castrop -Rauxel, DE, Positionen Zum Thema (with Teresa Cardelli Ita & Vassiliki CZ), Landschaft 2000 - 21st Gear, The Top Room, London, England 2000 - Friedensgrüsse, Vortragsaal der Kunsthaus Zürich CH 2000 - Happy Birthday, Gutenburg Pavillion, Mainz, DE, Johannes 2000 - Neue Kunst In Alten, Studio 10, Chur (Schneider Zunft) CH, Gemauer - installation 1999 - Silver, Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen, Scotland 1998 - Play, Stromness Library, Orkney, Scotland 1998 - Resonant Colours, Coningsby Gallery, London, England 1997 - Graphik, Stromness Library, Orkney, Scotland 1997 - The Judge Hangs, Michael Parkin Gallery, London 1996 - Nine Days On Foula, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland 1994 - Tohuwabohu, Hodshill Studios, Near Bath 1993 - Sails In St Magnus, St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall 1992 - Black Pig Goes South, Smith Galleries, London 1992 - Imprints, Stromness Academy Foyer, Orkney 1991 - 12th International Triennial Of Original Graphic Prints, Grenchen, Switzerland 1991 - Hardangerutstillinga, Hardanger, Norway 1990 - 5000 Years Of Orkney Art, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness and Tour 1990 - Four Scottish Artists, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh Residencies 2004 - 10th Anniversary of Bonhoga Gallery Residency, Booth sponsored by Shetland Arts Trust, Scalloway, Shetland Public commissions 2009 - Puffin Hall Mural, Dählhölzli Zoo, Bern, Switzerland Projects 2004 - Kultursommer Greina, Area of Carpet la greina, Greina, Swiss Alps 2003 - Lichtfaenger (Lightcatcher), Utobadi, Zurich