Janaye Brown

b. 1987 San Jose, California

Lives & Works in Brooklyn, NY



2016 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME 

2013 MFA: Studio Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

2010 BA: Cinematic Arts and Technology, California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA  


Awards, Honors & Residencies

2015 Summer Emerging Artist Residency: Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY 

2011-2013 College of Fine Arts Student Excellence Award: University of Texas at Austin,  Austin, TX

2010-2011 David J. Bruton Fellowship: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

2010 Distinction in the Major: California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA


Exhibitions & Screenings

2017 Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!: Skowhegan, New York, NY [forthcoming]

          body building: Practice, New York, NY 

          Light Year 21- Peering Behind Appearances: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MI

          Light Year 21- Peering Behind Appearances: Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Sleeper Cell: Metropolitan Structures, Baltimore, MD 

          Single Channel via NURTUREArt: Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY 

          19 Nervous Breakdowns: IDACO NYC, New York, NY (collaboration w/Marissa Brown) 

          One / Sixth: de stijl-podium for art, Austin, TX 

2015  CollabFest 2015: Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY (collaboration w/ Marissa Brown)

          Video Social Club at Plymouth Art Weekender: Plymouth Social Club, Plymouth, UK 

          Video Archipelago via Transmitter: Space Available, Brooklyn, NY 

          Happy Hour: Bruce High Quality Foundation University Gallery, New York, NY 

2014  We Have Never Been Modern: Dope Chapel, Norman, OK

          Video Art @ The Banff Centre: Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB, Canada 

          Dallas Video Fest 27: Angelika Film Center, Dallas, TX 

          Way Down Low: Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA 

          Extremely Shorts 17th Annual Film Festival: Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX 

          A Selection from Immediate Symphony: Tiny Park, Austin, TX 

          Introductions: Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

2013  A Catalogue: Tiny Park, Austin, TX 

          Select Fair: The Catalina Hotel, Miami, FL

          In Our/Their/Your Midst: Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX

          Something Lost: Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

          Video Studio- Long Takes: Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY

          Under The Moon Tower: David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX

          Objectineering: Rock Bar, San Francisco, CA  

          MFA Thesis Show: Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX           

          Something Lost via Co-Lab: N Space, Austin, TX

2012  One Night Cheap Hotel: Super 8 Motel, Austin, TX

2011  How to: A Video Anthology: Big Medium, Austin, TX

2010  BA Thesis Show: California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA

          Carmel Art & Film Festival: Sunset Center Auditorium, Carmel, CA

          Monterey Bay Film Festival: World Theatre, Seaside, CA

2009  First Night Film Festival: Golden State Theatre, Monterey, CA

          Carmel Short Cinema: Forest Theatre, Carmel, CA           

          Not Still Art: Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY



2016 Zech, Brandon, Video: Janaye Brown at de stijl | PODIUM FOR ART, Glasstire, July

         O’Connell, Chris, Lack and Presence, Alcalde, June

         Agresta, Michael, De Stijl Displays the Identity-Conscious Work of UT-Austin’s Only Black MFAs, Texas Observer, June

         Richardson, Jared, One/Sixth, Exhibition Catalog, May

2015  Seely, Thomas, Art Uncovered: Janaye Brown, Break Thru Radio, December  

          Votang, Thao, Janaye Brown: Featured Work, Conflict of Interest, December

          Mufson, Beckett, Meet the Artists-in-Residence at BHQFU, NY, The Creators Project, July 

2014  Schwartz, Chip, Tiger Strikes Asteroid gets Down and Dirty, Knight Arts, September 

          Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, Things to do, Saturday, March 1, Austin American Statesman, February 

          Schwaiger, Seth Orion, Tiny Park: A Catalogue, Glasstire, January 

2013  Keltner, Elena, In Our/Their/Your Midst', a collaborative effort between three UT grad studentsThe Daily Texan, October

          Haber, John, Real Time, Haber Arts, July 

          Castro, Leslie Moody, Under the Moon Tower, Exhibition Catalog, June 

          Greenwood, Caitlin, Something Lost, Austin Chronicle, June