Emily Brown has drawn and painted primarily from the natural world for most of her life. She works both outdoors and in the studio, with a variety of dry and wet media on paper and other supports. She is perhaps best known for her large ink wash drawings based on textures and surfaces found in the wild; other forms include oil paintings, dry medium drawings, collages and prints.
Brown is represented by Gallery Joe in Philadelphia. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions in Manhattan, Maine, Philadelphia and Doylestown, and numerous group exhibitions in the United States and France. Selected awards include residencies at the MacDowell Foundation, La Napoule Art Foundation (Côte d’Azur, France) and Wave Hill in New York; a Purchase Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters; a Pew Fellowship in Painting; a Leeway Foundation Award for Excellence in Works on Paper; and a Visual Arts grant from the Independence Foundation.
Her work is in many collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, the James A. Michener Art Museum, the MacDowell Colony, PAFA, Alliance Bernstein in Tokyo and the U.S. Embassy, Astana, Kazakhstan. She received a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania after attending Middlebury, PAFA and the Boston Museum School. She is also a faculty member at the University of the Arts.
Brown teaches Painting and Drawing in the Continuing Education program.