Emily Brown


2018    Natural Instincts, GreenTARA Space, North Hero, VT

2017    Emily Brown and Barbara Sullivan, Star Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME 

2016    Brown & Brown, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2015    From the Ground Up: Drawings by Emily Brown, Hicks Art Center, Bucks County Community
            College, Newtown, PA
2014    Emily Brown: Inland, ICON Contemporary Fine Art, Brunswick, ME
2011    In and out of the studio: Drawings by Emily Brown, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA
            Emily Brown: Works on Paper, Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery, Unity College, Unity, ME
            Paper Holds Water: Emily Brown, Isalos Fine Art, Stonington, ME
2008    Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2006    07 Aucocisco Gallery, Portland,ME

            Kate Ganz USA Ltd, New York, NY 

2005    Emily Brown: The Evolving Landscape, Brian Peterson, Curator, James A. Michener Museum,
            Doylestown, PA
2003    Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA Isalos Gallery, Stonington, ME
2002    Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal F, Leah Douglas, Curator, Philadelphia, PA
2001    List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, with catalogue
2000    Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
1999    Kate Ganz USA Ltd, New York, NY


2020   Philadelphia Print Collaboratives: Conversations and Community, Pennsylvania Academy of                 the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA  

           Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water, James A Michener Art Museum,                   Doylestown, PA

2019   William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

           From the Schuykill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic, Pennsylvania 

           Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

           Curator’s Choice: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Acquired 1986–2018, Korman 

            Galleries, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

           Slab City Rendezvous, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME

           What's Going On? New Work by Gallery Joe Artists, Philadelphia, PA

           Innovation and Vitality, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA

2018    Making Spaces: Leeway at 25, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia

            Philadelphia in Maine, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME 

            Timeless, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA

            Star Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
            The Pennsylvania Landscape in Impressionism and Contemporary Art, Woodmere
                       Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2017    Women Now, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA
            Emanation 2017, Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts, Millville, NJ
2016    Fall show, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, ME
            CMCA Biennial, Curated by John Yau and Christine Berry, Rockland, ME
            'The Death of Impressionism,' 'James A Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA
            Complete Sets, Rachel McCay, Curator, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
            New Space New Work, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2015    Tiny But Mighty, Curated by Jodi Throckmorton, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
            Philadelphia, PA
            Art to Collect Now, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME
            Artists in the Garden, PAFA at Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA
            Bye Bye Olde City, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
            Keeping it Real: Recent Acquisitions of Narrative and Realist Art, The Woodmere Art Museum,
            Philadelphia, PA
2014    CMCA Biennial, Curated by Jennifer Gross and Deborah Weisgall, CMCA, Rockport, ME
            PHILAGRAfiKA: 10 Years of Innovative Printmaking, Juniata College Museum of Art,
            Huntington, PA
2013    Hawk and Handsaw: We Know the Difference, Curated by Suzette McAvoy and Ben Potter,
            Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
2012    The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
            Philadelphia, PA
            Multiple Encounters 2, Kumar and Hill, Curators, Lalit Kala Akademi, NewDelhi, India
            Transformations, Curated by Anne Minich, Philadelphia Cathedral, Phila, PA
2011    Drawing the Line # 8, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME
            Four in Maine: Drawings, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
            Hudson River Contemporary: Works on Paper, Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison NY
            We Believe in Everything, Leonard Craig Gallery, Unity College, Unity, ME
2010    Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits Robert Cozzelino, Curator, PAFA,
            Philadelphia, PA
            A Few of My Favorite Things, Ethel Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
            Very Very Large Drawings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
            C.R Ettinger Studio: Selections from 2000-2010, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
            Philadelphia, PA
            An Evolving Legacy, Twenty years of collection at the Michener Art Museum, James A
            Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
            Arbores Venerabiles, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
            Curvilinear, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2007    Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
            Aqua Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL
            Philagrafika Exhibition, William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
            Viewing MacDowell, Work by Recent Colonists, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH
            Philadelphia Print Collaborative, 33 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY
            Out of the Blue, Amy Lipton, Curator, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA
            Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland, Me, Juried by John Cheim, Yvonne Jacquette and
            Judith Tannenbaum
2004    Biennial Juried Exhibition, Sam Cady, Sharon Corwin and Waqas Wajahat, Jurors, CMCA,
            Rockport, ME Residents; work, Alfred Klots Foundation, Rocheforte-en-Terre, Brittany, France
            Drawings, ICON Gallery, Brunswick, ME
            The Vernacular in Art, Susan Danly, Curator, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
2000    Light Branching Water, Carl Little, Curator, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
            Treasure Island, Late 20th century works by Eight Philadelphia Artists, Richard Torchia,
            Curator, Locks Gallery, Phila, PA
            A Grove of Trees, Eglin Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA


Alliance Bernstein, Tokyo, Japan
Blank Rome, Philadelphia, PA
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Aronson+Johnson+Ortiz, Philadelphia, PA
CIGNA Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Bryn Mawr College Library, Bryn Mawr, PA
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Greitzer and Locks, Philadelphia, PA
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
Jefferson Bank, Philadelphia, PA
Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD
The Leeway Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, NJ
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Price Waterhouse
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Prints and Pictures Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Readers Digest Corporation Rutgers Center for Innovative Prints and Paper, New Brunswick, NJ
The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA
Sysco, Philadelphia, PA
United States Embassy, Estana, Kajakhstan
Voith and MacTavish Architects, Philadelphia, PA
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA


2017    Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
            Visiting Artist, Wheaton Arts Glass Studio, Millville, NJ
2016    Finalist, One PerCent for Public Art for Renovation by Moshe Safdie Architecture, Free Library
            of Philadelphia, PA
2015    Finalist, FID Drawing competition
2009    Fellowship, LaNapoule Arts Foundation, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
2007    Grant for Visual Arts, Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
2006    Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
2005    Pew Fellowship GAP Grant Pennsylvania Council on the Arts SOS Grants (2)
2004    Fellowship, Alford & Trafford Klots Residency Program, Rocheforte-en-Terre, France
2003    Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
            Philadelphia Invitational Portfolio for the Philadelphia Print Collaborative: lithograph at
            Rutgers Center for Innovative Works on Paper, New Brunswick, NJ
2002    Award for Excellence for Works on Paper, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
            Nominee, Joan Mitchell Award for Painting
2000    Fellowship, Pew Foundation for the Arts, Philadelphia, PA for Painting
            Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


Ilene Duba, The Intertwined Lives of Artists in a Community in RuralMaine, Hyperallergic, September 18, 2019,

Carl Little, Slab City Rendezvous,  Maine, Summer 2019

Elizabeth Pandolfi, Slab City Rendezvous, Art and Antiques, April 13, 2019,

Stephanie Marudas, Podcast for Woodmere Art Museum regarding the exhibition "Pennsylvania Landscape..." , October 2018, 2018

Brian Peterson and Wiliam Valerio, The Pennsylvania Landscape in Impressionism and Contemporay Art, (Catalog), Woodmere Art Museum, 2018

Thomas Hine,  "Familiar Places Seen Anew," Philadelphia Inquirer, December 30, 2018 -      

Edith Newhall, “Dazzling contemporary art road trip to olde Millville," Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12, 2017
Fred B. Adelson, “SJ's rich history of glassmaking celebrating in Millville”, The Courier Post, June 8, 2017
Lindsay Hargrave, OPENING: Second “Emanation” at WheatonArts harnesses synergy between fabrication and concept, Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet blog, May 29, 2017

Leah Hood, "Profiles of Late Style: Emily Brown," Departure & Discovery: New Directions at the Apex of Creativity, February 3, 2017 -

Leah Triplett Harrington, & BIG RED AND SHINY: Pictures, Politics and Post-truths: The Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial, Rockland, Maine February 1, 2017
Susan Hagan, From the Ground Up: Drawings of Emily Brown, (Essay in Announcement,) BCCC, 2015
“Canvas” (featured artist) Maine Home + Design, Portland, Maine, June 2015
Britta Konau, “Art Current: CMCA 2014 Biennial,” The Free Press, February 9, 2015
Biennial 2014 Catalog, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine 2014
“Maine Art Now: The CMCA 2014 Biennial, Maine Home + Design, October 2014
Daniel Kany, “CMCA 2014 Biennial a gritty, refreshing show,” Portland Free Press Herald, October 5, 2014
Verzosa, Andrew, “CMCA Biennial..”, Art New England, November/December 2014
William Valerio and Alex Kanevsky, 71st Annual Juried Exhibition, (Catalog), Woodmere Art Museum, 2012
Fallon and Rosov, Transformations – Works on paper at Episcopal Cathedral, the artblog, September, 29, 2012
Edith Newhall, “What She Loves,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday November 13, 2010
Daniel Kany, “June Fitzpatrick Knows Where to Draw the Line,” Maine Sunday Telegram, October 14, 2011
John Thornton, (filmmaker), “Emily Brown, Exception to the Rule,” a youtube video, December 2011
Brendan S. Carroll, “A Few Rounds in Philadelphia’s Hard-Knuckle Art Scene,” Hyperallergic, Nov. 15, 2011
James McIlhenney & Katherine E Manthorne, Hudson River Contemporaries, (catalog) Boscobel House, Garrison, NY, 2011
Carl Little, ‘Where to Draw the Line’, Art New England, May/June 2011 Contemporaries: Artists of LaNapoule Foundation, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 2011
“PAFA Receives Unprecedented Gift”, ArtDaily Newsletter, December 14, 2010
Amy S. Rosenberg, Narcissus in the age of navel-gazing, Philadelphia Inquirer, November 10, 2010
Edith Newhall, ‘Know their Lines,’ Philadelphia Inquirer, November 7, 2010
Robert Cozzolino, Editor, Narcissus in the Studio; Artist Portraits and Self Portraits, (Catalog), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 
Anne R. Fabbri, Pennsylvania Academy’s ‘Narcissus in the Studio’, Broad Street Review, October 26, 2010
The Drawing Center's online Viewing Program Hawk and Handsaw, the journal of creative sustainability, Vol.1, Unity College, Unity, Maine 2008 New American Painting, Mid-Atlantic issue, May 2008
Robin Rice, “Adventures in 2D,” Philadelphia City Paper, February 14, 2008
Edith Newhall, “Water, hypnotic and sublime; Gallery Joe presents the paintings and drawings of Emily Brown,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 18, 2008
Edith Newhall, “Drawings that dot the 'i’in ink,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 20, 2007
Edward J. Sozanski, “A Philadelphia painter and her evolving vision,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 8, 2005
Jess Brock, “Artistic Evolution from the Heavenly to the Rotten,” Art Matters, Phila., Pa July 2005
Portland Biennial Catalog, Portland, Maine 2005
New American Painting, 2005
Susan Hagan, “Emily Brown”, Philadelphia, December 10, 2003
Roberta Fallon, “American Pastoral - Emily Brown”, Philadelphia Weekly, December 3, 2003
Carl Little, Art of Maine in Winter, Down East Press, Camden, Me, 2002
Emily Brown, a monograph with entries by Mark Rosenthal, Andrea Packard and Michael Malone, published on the occasion of Swarthmore College exhibit, 2001
Victoria Donohoe, “Emily Brown”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 9, 2001
Roberta Fallon, “Emily Brown”, The Philadelphia Weekly, October 7, 2000
Gerrit Henry, “Emily Brown,” Art in America, March 2000
Edward J. Sozanski, “Exhibit plucks treasures from a timeless place,”Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 15, 2000
Robin Rice, “Golden Boy; Richard Torchia Maps the Way to Buried Treasure at Locks Gallery”, Phila. City Paper, Jan.10, 2000
Victoria Donohoe, “Emily Brown”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 30, 1999
Edward J. Sozanski, “Viewing Women Artists Looking at Themselves”, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 1, 1999
Tom Csaszar, " Emily Brown", The New Art Examiner, Chicago, Il, July, 1997
Judith E. Stein, "Collecting the Art of the Times," Searching out the Best, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1988
Theodore F. Wolf, "An Emerging Artist in a Dialogue with Nature," Christian Science Monitor, January 6, 1986


Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 1960 - 62
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 1962-64
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 1964-66
University of PA Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA BFA 1966
Fairleigh Dickenson University, Teaneck, NJ, Montessori Directress Certificate, 1970

The artist has taught, lectured, served as critic, panelist &/or juror at: University of the Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, James A Michener Museum of Art, Lebanon Valley College, Bucks County Community College, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Arcadia Summer Arts Program, Waterfall Arts Center and Farnsworth Museum of Art.