Amira Brown Amira Brown

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91 Shelton Ave, Rm 509
New Haven, CT 06511

amirahbstudio@gmail.com


Solo and Two  Person Shows


Double Trouble/ Two-Person Gallery Show

May 2018 - June 2018, Madison CT

A Two-Person Show shown at Madison Art Cinema for Amira and Imani Brown. The work focused on the building of symbols in a historical context and personal visual vocabulary related to life experience.



Select Art Shows

November 2020
Selected by Stay Home Gallery


Select Art Shows


To (BE)SCARE/ Curated Online Group Show
March 2020 - New Haven, CT
Curated Art Show. to (be)scare,” an online exhibition tackling monster lore as a modality for exploring otherness in conjunction with “Extra Human” & “Witchy” Featuring Amira Brown, Julian Miholics, and Yovska; curated by Maxim Schmidt. Ely Center of Contemporary Art website at Grace’s Trust

The Divine Moment/ Curated Group Show
December 2019 - New Haven, CT
Curated Art Show around installations and performance art with the theme being a Divine Moment. Curated by Briana Williams at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art.

City-Wide Open Studios New Haven/ Public Event
October 2019 - New Haven, CT
Public Art event in which of 400 artist attend to open their studios and show their work from around New Haven CT.

Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream/ Group Show
September 2019 - New Haven, CT
Curated group show on the pight and struggle of undocumented immigrants in the US. Shown at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven,CT

Postcard Show/ Group Show
September 2019- October 2019 - New Haven, CT
A benefit group show in which 5x7 inch pieces of art are for sale to benefit local art communities and groups. Shown at Ely Center for Contemporary Art New Haven.

Reclaimed/ Curated Group Show
September 2019- October 2019 - New London, CT
A curated group show focusing on the reclaiming of Afro-Diasporic spirituality and religion. Focusing on the celebration and relevance of those religions artistically.Shown at Hygienic Art Gallery in New London

Mushroom Collective/ Group Show
December 2018 - December2018, New Haven CT
Pop Up Gallery Show in Downtown New Haven, where I showed work among other artists.

Unloaded/ Group Show
October 2018 - November2018, New Haven CT
A show dedicated to impact of gun violence upon current society. Took place at Ely Contemporary Center of Art.

City-Wide Open Studios/ Public Event
October 2018 - October 2018, New Haven
Public Art event in which of 400 artist attend to open their studios and show their work from around New Haven CT.


Education



Paier College of Art / Bachelor’s Degree

September 2012 - May 2016, Hamden, CT

4 year program. Earned a BFA in Art/Illustration. Learned to create and execute concepts and art quickly and in an efficient manner.

Gateway Community College / College Credit

MONTH 2010 - MONTH 2012, LOCATION

Learned art technique basics and how to keep up with a college class while completing their High School Diploma.


Press


2020
"CT Anti-Racist Resources" Connecticut Art Review
"Artists Unite to Bail Protesters Out" newhavenarts.org
The Coastal Post, Remote Studio Visits III
"Quarantine Reading List: Amira Brown" Connecticut Art Review
"Ely Center Casts A Spell" newhavenindependent.org

2019
“Elm City Artists work to Get out The Vote” newhavenarts.org
“At CAW Artists Rally for Sanctuary” newhavenarts.org
“Hamden Artists Mix away the Monday Blues” newhavenarts.org

2018
“Low Temps, High Spirits At New Haven’s First Night Market”, newhavenarts.org
WNHH Love Babz Radio Interview: Amira Brown
"Double Trouble", InkCT
"Double trouble" Inner-City News "

2017
City-Wide Open Studios"

2014
"Shubert Celebrates Centennial With Public Art" New Haven Independent 2014

2012
Hamden Notable Young Artists
Connecticut's Association for Young Artists




Awards

2020
40th Arts Annual Award: Resiliency: Awarded by the Arts Council of New Haven.

2019
Create The Vote, New Haven, Art Council New Haven
Windowed Worlds New Haven, Shops of New Haven
Guest Artist Judge for Folio Magazine SCSU

2016
Best in Illustration, Paier College of Art

2014
"Shubert Celebrates Centennial With Public Art" New Haven Independent 2014




Teaching



2020
Common Ground Teaching Artist Guest

2019
Dartmouth Guest Artist workshop, Nasty Women Connecticut
ConnCAT Guest Artist Workshop

2015
Gaylord Hospital: Basics of Drawing and Painting May-Aug

2012
Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School,Watercolor workshop May-Aug




Jobs



Freelance Illustrator: 2016-2019

Artist Assistant: 2018-Present