Janine Brown (b. Belmond, Iowa) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Southern Connecticut and New York City. Her work is informed by her experience as a fashion designer from the Midwest and her experience in the domestic space as a female and mother. She draws on these experiences to question ideas and stereotypes of people, places, and things.
Brown's solo shows include an upcoming 2024 show at Silvermine Galleries (Connecticut), and past shows at Moorpark College Art Gallery (California); Gallery 825 (California); and the Westport Arts Center (Connecticut). Group exhibitions include “Liminal Forms” at The Invisible Dog (Brooklyn, NY); “Public|Private” and “New Artifacts” at the SVA Flatiron Gallery (New York City, NY); “Tra 2 Mari” at the Museo Area Archeologica Arte Contemporanea (Cisternino, Italy -work in the permanent collection); “TenWomen” at Marie Baldwin Gallery (California); and "How We See Her" at the Foundry Art Center (Missouri).
She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts (NY), an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an AAS from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and a BFA from Iowa State University. Her studio is located in the America Fabrics Arts Building in Bridgeport, CT.
My artwork is informed by my personal experience as a fashion designer, mother of twins, and woman from the rural Midwest. I am interested in the identity of people, places, and things, which I explore utilizing artistic disciplines as varied as sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art. The thread that runs through my work is a fascination with using materials in new and unexpected ways. As such, the medium employed for each body of work changes based on the best approach to convey my ideas.