BFA, New York University, NY, 2016
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. is a conceptual photographer working on ideas related to intimacy, vulnerability, and social perception. The resulting images, set within biographical, private, and public spaces, demonstrate how the subjective body is in tension with past and available imagery, as well as with politicized representations of the body. In making images, he captures a person in a place of presumed comfort, grounding the bizarre or glamorous into a moment that feels lived in; a gesture or pose that speaks to an experience and is less prepared; incorporating an element of ordinary as a way to value the person photographed through several stages of expression; to offset what it means to be respectable and dignified through a picture. In addition to a visual practice, he is also the curator of DATE NIGHT, an interdisciplinary exhibition set in various homes.
In 2013, Brown did a residency at RedLab Laboratorio de Gestión y Vinculación Cultural A.C. in Michoacan, Mexico. Group shows include Shared Subjects, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY (2017); Lintel, Mantel, Module, Shelf, La Mama Galleria, New York, NY (2017); art + crush: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD (2016); Collaborative Exhibition Exchange, Galerie AMU, Prague (2016); Taking Up Space: An Exhibition of Works by Craig White and Elliott Brown Jr., Forum Art Space, Purchase, New York (2016); Show Two: NYU Tisch Photography and Imaging BFA Thesis Exhibition 2016, New York University, New York; Respond, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn (2015); Young, Colored, & Angry, Holyrad Studio, Brooklyn (2015); 5th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia (2014); and RedLab Laboratorio de Gestión y Vinculación Cultural A.C. presents II Recording Light Workshop: Exhibition of Results, Polifórum Digital Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico (2013).