Jeff Brown


Contact Information

jeff@virtualpigment.com

Phone: 610-734-0701

http://www.virtualpigment.com/

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Digital Art

Film/Video

Artist's Statement

Jeff Brown’s current work in digital media has evolved from over two decades of commercial work in computer graphics and a compelling interest in examining the intersections of real and virtual life. His art blends video, photography, computer animation, programming, and CNC output.

Jeff received his MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2012. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and his digital self-portrait animations won the Marshall’s Award at the 2011 Laznia IN/OUT Festival in Gdansk, Poland.

Selected Exhibitions

Group
2013
Film al Fresco, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Maker’s Manual, The Institute Library, New Haven, CT

The White Cube, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, England

Stranger Things Have Happened, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Ideas in Contemporary Art, Rosenfeld Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

Objectified, Lesley University, Boston, MA

2012
The White Cube, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

The Human Form, Rosenfeld Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

The Book Unfolded, Boston, MA

AIB Graduate Show, The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

Preview, NextFab Studios, Philadelphia, PA

It’s a Small Small World, Family Business, New York, NY

2011
IN/OUT Festival, Gdansk, Poland

2010
Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ

2009
Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA

Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ

Photo 612, Haddon, NJ

2008
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Mile of Art, Bryn Mawr, PA

Professional Experience

1989 - present
Owner, Fire Mist Media, Philadelphia, PA

1999 – 2000
Adjunct Associate Professor, Broadcast Graphics, Nesbitt College of Design Arts, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

1992
Designed computer generated media and projection design for the Walnut Street Theater's world premier of Another Kind of Hero, Philadelphia, PA

1991 – 1993
Instructor, Computer Animation: Introduction to Computer Animation and Introduction to 3-D Computer Animation, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1989
Designed computer generated media and projection design for the Wilma Theater's productions of Temptation, Public Theater, NY and On the Verge, Philadelphia, PA

1984 - 1987
Projection design, 1984, The Wilma Theater at the Joyce Theater, NY; The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; and The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

2011
Marshall’s Award, Laznia IN/OUT Festival, Gdansk, Poland

1989
Special Projects Fellowship, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship, The Painted Bride Grant Program for Interdisciplinary Arts (NEA), Philadelphia, PA

1987
Special Projects Fellowship (in conjunction with an Interdisciplinary Artists Grant from The Painted Bride Art Center), The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Artist-in-residence, The Creative Use of Media and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Film and Video Screenings

1984
Collaborative Video Project, The Black Telephone, Independent Vision Program/WHYY-TV, screened at the San Francisco Video Festival

1983
Artifacts, independent slide animation/video, Channel 55, Temple University

Lectures and Talks

2012
Artist Talk, NextFab Studios, Philadelphia, PA

Artist Talk, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

Education

2013
MITx: Intro to Computer Science & Programming, Boston, MA
certificate

2012
The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
MFA, Visual Art

2001 - 2009
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

1980 - 1981
The Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1977 - 1980
Haverford College, Haverford, PA