at home: Artists in Conversation | Cecily Brown

May 21, 2021

Cecily Brown, artist, in conversation with Francine Prose, Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

at home: Artists in Conversation

Join us for lively and inspiring conversations with some of today’s most notable artists. at home: Artists in Conversation brings together curators and artists to discuss various artistic practices and insights into their work.

About Cecily Brown

Brown is a British artist and graduate of the Slade School of Art who has lived and worked in New York since the 1990s. She is a leading contemporary painter whose work combines abstraction and figuration, transcending classical notions of genre and narrative by drawing on a wide range of art historical references. Inspired by the fantastical visual worlds of Hieronymus Bosch and Francisco Goya, the organizational principles of William Hogarth, and the gestural expressionism of Willem de Kooning, Brown creates energetic and atmospheric canvases that swirl with fragmented bodies.

Brown’s work is included in museum collections such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Tate. In 2018–19, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen presented Where, When, How Often and with Whom, a twenty-year survey of Brown’s paintings, drawings, and prints. Recently, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire displayed a major exhibition of new paintings Brown created in response to the palace and its collections.

Brown's first major monograph was published by Phaidon Press in 2020 and includes an essay by novelist and critic Francine Prose.

This program is presented through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.