Approved: 08.01.2016

Joanna Brown

Artist, Maker, Publisher, Researcher

Approved: 08.01.2016

I create work to explore; to express thoughts and ideas through intuition, play and observation, encountering in the process a tension between freedom and control which energises my practice. My projects are as varied as my interests. Uniting many of them is my desire to draw out connections and patterns and hence deepen understanding, whilst retaining a backdrop of mystery and the unknown. 

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Biography

I create work to explore; to express thoughts and ideas through intuition, play and observation, encountering in the process a tension between freedom and control which energises my practice. My projects are as varied as my interests. Uniting many of them is my desire to draw out connections and patterns and hence deepen understanding, whilst retaining a backdrop of mystery and the unknown. 

 

CV & Education

EDUCATION

MSc in Architecture: Environmental and Energy Studies, C.A.T., Wales, 2009-2014

MA in Fine Art, University of Leeds, 2005-2007

PGCLTHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education), 2005

PhD in Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, 1988-1992

BSc (hons) 2(i) in Mathematics from the University of Leeds, 1985-1988

 

ROLES and RESIDENCIES

PechaKucha Dartmoor, organiser, 2018-current

Cultural Fellow, University of Leeds, 2018-current

Arts Retreat, assistant, August 2018

Artist-in-residence at the University of Leeds from July 2017 to January 2018

Contemporary Art Panel at RAMM, Exeter, 2013-2017

Greenbelt Festival Visual Arts Team, August 2016

Artist-in-residence on the 23:57 Project at Fuse, Bradford, November 2015

Artist-in-residence with the National Trust at HIgh Cross House, Devon, 2012-2013

 

PROJECTS

Water Marks, 2015-present

Back to the Future?  2015-2017

Time and Tide, 2015-2017

ARKive, 2014-2015

Born of Light and Air, 2008-present

Jesus, 2008-2018

Twentyeight Fingers, 2007-2012

Coffee, 2005-2007

 

EXHIBITIONS

Greenbelt Festival, Allotment Gallery, August 2018

St Mary's Dartington, July 2018

Arts Lab, Dartington, May 2018

Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature, Oxfordshire, February 2018

Dean Clough, Halifax, September 2017 - January 2018

Off the Peg, Dartington, December 2017

7th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7), University of Leeds, September 2017

Off the Peg, Dartington, December 2016

Potting Shed Collective, Totnes, November 2016

Nourish Festival, September 2016

RAMM, Exeter 2015-2016

Royal Academy, London, 2012

National Trust, High Cross House, 2012

Dean Clough, Halifax, 2012-2013

Field, Brixton, London, 2010

SMAC07, Schloss Mittersill, Mittersill, Austria, 2007

CAST Degree Show, University of Leeds, 2007

 

PUBLICATIONS

I conceived, designed, wrote/edited and published the books listed below. The books are in the National Art Library at the V&A. Twentyeight Fingers is also in the Tate's Artist Book Collection.

  • Jesus by Joanna Bown, 2018 ISBN 978-0-9555060-2-4
  • Twentyeight Fingers by Joanna Brown, 2012. ISBN 978-0-9555060-1-7
  • Coffee by Nebiyu Assefa and Joanna Brown, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9555060-0-0

 

TALKS

  • Greenbelt Festival, Artist Talk, August 2018
  • Iona Community, May 2018
  • Torre Abbey, Torquay, Sublime Symmetry Exhibition, Opening Talk, September 2016
  • RAMM, Exeter,,Artist Talk, January 2016
  • Greenbelt Festival, Pecha Kucha, August 2013

 

GRANTS AND SPONSORSHIP

  • Arts Council England, 2017-2018
  • Seedbed Christian Community Trust, 2014-2016