CHRISTIE BROWN BIOGRAPHY www.christiebrown.co.uk
2001- present Professor of Ceramics, University of Westminster
1993- 2001 Lecturer in Ceramics, University of Westminster
1980-82 Harrow School of Art Higher Diploma in Studio Pottery
2012 DreamWork, Freud Museum, London.
2010 Hybrid Toys, The Ideas Store Whitechapel, London.
2006 Collective Traces: A Response to the Petrie Museum. Institute of Archaeology, London.
Foundation Deposits, Artist in Residence Exhibition, Hunter College, New York.
2004 Christie Brown, Heidi Morstang. London Gallery West, Harrow.
2003 Between the Dog and the Wolf. Kingsgate Gallery, London.
2001 Recent Sculpture. Perimeter Gallery, Chicago USA.
2000 Fragments of Narrative, Wapping Power Station, London.
1997 Crafts Council Showcase, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
1995 The Cast of Characters, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 Ceramics in the Expanded Field, Ambika P3, University of Westminster,
London. Mythology meets Archetype, Northern Clay Centre, Minneapolis,
2013 Award, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and Spode Factory, British
Ceramics Biennial, Stoke–on-Trent Host, Kingsgate Gallery, London.
Convergency, Pelham Arts Centre, New York USA
Marking The Line: Ceramics and Architecture, Sir John Soane Museum,
London and UK tour to Port Eliot, Cornwall and Pitzhanger Manor.
Sculptural Ceramics, Pangolin London, Kings Place, London.(focus artist)
2012 Tradition and Innovation: Five Decades of Harrow Ceramics, CAA, London.
Another Room, Room Artspace, London
2011 Women Make Sculpture, Pangolin London, Kings Place, London
Friends and Firemates, Grimmerhaus Museum Denmark
Sculptors Prints and Drawings, Gallery Pangolin, Stroud.
2010 Hermaphrodites, Wexler Gallery,Philadelphia USA
Nude in Chicago, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago USA
Crucible, with Gallery Pangolin, Gloucester Cathedral
Korero; Ceramics in Conversation, Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan
London Art Fair with Adrian Sassoon
2009 Fire and Brimstone, Gallery Pangolin, Stroud.
Ceramics from Great Britain, Galerie fur Angewandte Kunst, Munich.
London Art Fair with Adrian Sassoon, London
2008 Myths and Legends, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2007 After Life: Collective Traces, Egyptian Galleries, Manchester Museum.
2005 Body Language, Gallery Pangolin, Stroud.
The Fragmented Figure, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
Celebrating 30 Years, Crafts Council Shop at the V&A, London.
2004 The Human Figure, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham.
2003 Sterling Stuff, with Gallery Pangolin. Museum Sigismond Olafsson,
Reykjavik, Iceland and Friends Room, Royal Academy, London.
2002 About Face, Croydon Clocktower Museum, Croydon.
2001 Ikons of Identity, Craftspace Touring, Birmingham.
British Studio Ceramics, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA
Concerning the Human Figure, WDO Gallery, Charlotte, USA
Figurative Ceramics, Crafts Council Shop at the V&A Museum, London.
Standing Room Only, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool.
1999 25 Years of Contemporary Craft, Crafts Council Shop at the V&A, London.
The International 20th Century Arts Fair with Adrian Sassoon, New York
1998 The Nude in Clay 2, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago & Racine Museum USA.
Bodies in Clay, Firstsite at the Minories, Colchester.
Jerwood Prize Exhibition, Galerie fur angewandte Kunst, Munich, Germany.
1997 Art 97 The London Contemporary Art Fair, with Adrian Sassoon, Business
Design Centre, London. (Annually represented.)
1996 The Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts 1996: Ceramics. Crafts Council, London
(shortlist exhibition, catalogue).
SOFA Miami and SOFA Chicago, USA with Adrian Sassoon.
1994 The International Ceramics Fair with Adrian Sassoon. (Annually represented)
1991 Aspects of Sculpture, Galerie fur englische Keramik, and Galerie
1989 The Harrow Connection – Studio Pottery 1963-1988, Northern Centre for
Contemporary Art, Sunderland and Crafts Council, London (catalogue)
Clay Bodies, Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury.
Longhouse Foundation, East Hampton, USA
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, USA
Musee National de Ceramique, Sevres, France.
The Museum of Decorative Arts , Montreal, Canada.
The Museum of Fine Arts Racine USA
The Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
York City Art Gallery, Yorks.
2011 Arts and Humanities Research Council, Standard Research Grant for Ceramics in the Expanded Field research project, (www.ceramics-in-the-expanded-field.com) with the Ceramics Research Centre CRC-UK at the University of Westminster, London.
2009 Artist in Residence Award II, International Ceramics Research Centre, Guldagergaard, Denmark
2005 Arts and Humanities Research Council, Small Grant in the Creative and Performing Arts
2001 British Council assistance for solo show in Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, USA
Awarded title of Professor of Ceramics at University of Westminster.
2000 London Arts Board Award to Individual Artists for solo show at Wapping.
1996 Shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts: Ceramics.
1991 British Council Assistance for solo show at Galerie L in Hamburg, Germany.
Tessa Peters. Christie Brown: DreamWork, Interpreting Ceramics No15, 2013
Amanda Game. Christie Brown: DreamWork, Ceramic Review March/April 2103.
Shane Enright. Christie Brown find beauty in Freudian slip, Crafts.(UK) Jan/Feb 2013
Tony Birks, Review of Hybrid Toys, Ceramics, Art & Perception, Issue 84. August 2011.
Alun Graves, Review of Christie Brown, London Gallery West, Ceramic Review March/April 2005.
Babette Martini, Review of Between the Dog and the Wolf, Interpreting Ceramics No 5. 2004
Emma Maiden, Review of Fragments of Narrative, Crafts , Sept-Oct 2000
Edmund de Waal, Return to your Dust: Figuration as Transgression, from Fragments of Narrative catalogue 2000, reprinted in Ceramics Art and Perception January 2002.
Katy Bevan, Under Control, Ceramic Review, No 180 , 1999
Rosemary Hill, Review of Kingsgate Gallery show, American Ceramics, Vol.12, No3. 1997.
Ruth Pavey, Character Studies, Crafts, Sept-Oct 1996.
Janice West, The Cast of Characters, catalogue essay for Scottish Gallery show 1995
Lionel Phillips, Christie Brown: Profile, Studio Pottery, Aug-Sept 1995.
PUBLICATIONS AND TALKS By the artist
Venturing Beyond the Field of Vision. Paper given at the conference Ceramics in the Expanded Field, University of Westminster, July 2014.
Ceramics Expands its Field, Paper give at Café Curio Symposium; Creative Materiality –Approaches to Working with Clay, Camden Arts Centre London. April 2103,
Working and Dreaming, paper for Panel discussion at NCECA 2012, Houston, USA, published in NCECA Journal 2012 Volume 34.
Dreaming and Working, Paper for conference: Interpreting Collections: Idea, Object, Site. at the Freud Museum, London 2012.
Anxiety Of Endeavour: Personal Recollections of Harrow published in Tradition and Innovation: 5 decades of Harrow Ceramics University of Westminster 2012.
In the Playroom: A Work in Progress. Paper given at conference The Go-Between at University of Glamorgan and National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. 2009.
Reflection in Action-Practice Based Research in the UK, paper for NCECA 2009, Phoenix, Arizona. USA
Published in NCECA Journal 2009 Volume 30.
Collective Traces, Paper given at exhibition seminar, Institute of Archaeology, London 2006.
Published in Ceramics Technical Issue 23.
Embodying Transformation. Paper for conference The Fragmented Figure in UWIC Cardiff and the Storytelling and Poetry Seminar at The International Ceramic Research Centre Guldagergaard, Denmark in 2005. Published in online journal Interpreting Ceramics No 8, 2006.
Clay Bodies. Paper for Body Politic Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1999.
Published by the Crafts Council 2000.
Assembling a Cast of Characters, Ceramics Art and Perception, Winter 1996.
2009 Artist in Residence, International Ceramic Research Centre, Guldagergaard,
2006 Artist in Residence, Hunter College, New York.
2003-5 Artist in Residence Petrie Museum, University College London.