Janaye Brown

b. 1987 San Jose, California, USA

Lives & Works in Xiamen, Fujian, China



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  



2019 Dimensions Art Center Artist Residency, Chongqing, China [forthcoming]

2018 Crosstown Arts Residency, Memphis, TN 

          White Leaves Artist Residency, El Rito, NM 

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

Solo/Two-Person Exhibitions & Screenings

2018 Point in Time: Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

Rocks, with Salt: Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2017 body building: Practice, New York, NY

2014 A Selection from Immediate Symphony: Tiny Park, Austin, TX

2013 Video Studio-Long Takes: Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions & Screenings

2019 ALC Video Art Festival: Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras, Alicante, Spain

A Space Came There and Crashed: Fancy Fancy Studios, Austin, TX

Samples #7: Frontera Garibaldi, Mexico City, Mexico & The James Black Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

CineKasimanwa- Western Visayas Film Festival: Iloilo City, Philippines

2018 WLAR: Etiquette Gallery, Santa Fe, NM &Northern New Mexico College, El Rito, NM

Open Screening: Seattle Film Institute, Seattle, WA

A•GEN•CY- A Home in the World: Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

Land and Sea: Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN

studentteacher: Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN

Video Screen at the Wall Academic Center: Davidson College, Davidson, NC

2017 THRESHELD: Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Not/Normal: Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Mov Video Art Festival: Castello di Brescia, Brescia, Italy & Art-Omins, Artogne, Italy

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!: Skowhegan, New York, NY

Light Year 21- Peering Behind Appearances: Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MI & 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

17th Annual Extremely Shorts Film Festival: Aurora Picture Show, Houston, 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 & Co-lab’s N Space, Austin, TX

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

Objectineering: Rock Bar, San Francisco, CA

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

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

2010 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 

Lectures & Panel Discussions

2016 Panelist (in conjunction with One/Sixth), de stijl - podium for art, Austin, TX

2015 Artist Talk, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

2013 Artist Talk (in conjunction with In Our/Their/Your Midst), Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX


Awards & Honors

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



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