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Employing marks that both create and distort recognizable form, these paintings explore the space between chaos and composure.



Amanda Joy Brown is a visual artist and educator based in Nashville, TN. Brown earned her MFA in the painting program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. During her time there she studied at the Lacoste Residency in Provence, France, after which she completed a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center. After moving to Nashville, Brown was part of the Ground Floor Gallery+Studios collective for several years, occasionally teaching while working in her studio. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally. Her work is included in private and public collections in several countries such as Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, and Monaco. Brown's work explores color, gesture, and texture. The layers of paint in her compositions embrace pattern and line, direct application, and drip techniques, fusing elements of direct observation and abstraction.

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Emerging from an interest in the overlapping mechanisms drawing and painting, the Crowd Series centers around interconnecting webs and calligraphic, dripped line work.  These marks both create and distort recognizable form, exploring the space between chaos and composure. Collective and individual identity are both defined and dissolved in these pieces, embodying the energy and organism-like nature of interconnected individuals sharing a place and time.  

Curriculum Vitae


2021     New Year New Art, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans LA

             Out Of Place, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA (upcoming)

2020     SCAD Virtual Open Studios (virtual exhibition)
             Ensemble, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
             Very Cool, Binder Projects, Memphis, TN (virtual exhibition)
             Art Secret, Galerie Ortus, Bonnieux, France
             31st National Drawing and Print Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University,

             Baltimore, MD, juried by Doreen Bolger
             Group Exhibition, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN
             Everything is Different Now, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN

             Congruence, I Like Your Work Podcast, (virtual exhibition) juried by Bridget Mayer
2019     Art Montpellier, Galerie Ortus, Montpellier, France
             Salon d'Art de Biarritz, Galerie Ortus, Biarritz, France
             Emergent Presence, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN
             Terra Firma, Hutcheson Gallery, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
             Patternscapes (solo show) Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN  
             Art of the South, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, juried by Bethany Springer  
             Fruit Punch, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN
2018     Small Things Considered, Leu Gallery, Belmont University, Nashville, TN               
             Ruche, Galerie Tangerine, Nashville, TN (two-person show)                         
             Rhythm and Rush, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN, juried by Catherine Haggarty  
             Here/Now: Painting Nashville, The Browsing Room, Nashville, TN 
             New Work, Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA         

2017     On the Move, Gustein Gallery, Savannah, GA       
             Ensemble Cast, John C. Hutcheson Gallery, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
             Anyone who is Anyone, Channel to Channel, Nashville, TN
             Blue Space (installation), The Aquarium, Ann Arbor, MI
             Otherworldliness, juried exhibition, Ground floor Gallery, Nashville, TN, juried by Austin Thomas
             Park Center Auction and Benefit, Belcourt Theater, Nashville, TN
             New Work, Parker Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA
             Artfields 2017, Lake City, SC


2020     Azule Artist Residency, Ashville, NC
2018     Nashville Arts Magazine, Ruche (feature/ interview)
2016     Locate Arts,
             The Painting Center, The Art File
             Nashville Arts Magazine, Resurface: The New Work of Amanda Joy Brown, By Ara Vito, Feb 2016 
2015     Nashville Visual Artists blog, featured interview with Tina G. Gionis
2014     Nashville Arts Magazine, Feat. Artist Profile: The Art of Going Places, By Jesse Matthison, Dec 2014
2010     SCAD Grant towards the Vermont Studio Center artist residency
             Vermont Studio Center work/study fellowship
             SALiT Contemporary Art Publication
2009     Outlet Contemporary Art Magazine
             SCAD South Eastern College of Art Association Grant
             SCAD Miami Basel Travel Grant
2008     Winner of the Carnegie Hall Playbill Competition: cover art for December playbill
             Josh Yu Chinese Painting Scholarship
06–10    Artistic Honors Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design