Austen Brown (MFA 2015)




Austen Brown (b. 1985) is an artist living in Chicago, IL holding his Master of Fine Arts from the School at the Art Institute of Chicago. Using a site-based practice, he works with sound, video, and installation to draw conceptual lines between sites, using buildings as evidence to investigate histories of urban planning, as well as relationships of nature to industry and labor.

Brown's work has been shown internationally at Triumph Gallery, Chicago, IL; The Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL; The SUB-Mission, Chicago, IL; Super-Sensor, Madrid, Spain; EXPO Chicago, IL; ACRE, Chicago, IL; Switched on Garden with funding from the Pew Charitable Trust, Philadelphia, PA; Flat Gallery, Chicago, IL; LODGE, Chicago, IL; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA. Residencies and awards include ACRE, HATCH Projects, the Municipal Arts League Fellowship, and Siragusa Foundation Fellowship.

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