REAL ART WAYS CATALOGUE ESSAY


Real Art Ways Catalogue Essay by Gil Scullion
A catalologue has been printed to accompany the solo exhibition Mia Brownell: Plate to Platelets on view at Real Art Ways in Hartford August 15 to September 30, 2018.

FALL 2018


MIA BROWNELL FALL 2018
 
New this Fall
 
Work now available at Waterhouse & Dodd in NYC
http://www.waterhousedodd.com
 
 
Artist Residency 
 
I am looking forward to being a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome this October.  Made possible by current grant and sabbatical awards from Southern Connecticut State University.
 
 
Exhibitions 
 
August - September 30th
Mia Brownell: Plate to Platelets@ Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT August 16 – September 30.  Opening Thursday, August 16 6-8pm. Curated by David Borawski
https://www.realartways.org/event/mia-brownell-plate-to-platelets/2018-08-16/
 
August - September 9th
Do you feel me?Artsy group show with Sloan Fine Art
https://www.artsy.net/show/sloan-fine-art-do-you-feel-me
 
September – October 14th
The Real Unreal: Realism Now@ The Gallery WCSU in Danbury, CT September 6 – October 14. Opening Thursday, September 6 6-8pm. Curated by Jane Rainwater. Exhibiting Artists: Mia Brownell, Leeah Joo, Jennifer Knaus, and Nathan Lewis
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-opening-artist-talk-the-real-unreal-realism-now-tickets-47082332524
 
 
Artwork in singular events
 
October 9th
On Tuesday, October 9, the New York Academy of Art will celebrate its annual Take Home a Nude Art Auction & Party at Sotheby’s. 
https://nyaa.edu/nude/
 
October 20th
Sour Milk@ 73 Orchard Place in Greenwich, CT on Saturday, October 20th4:30-8:30pm. A group of selected artists are given 48 hours to transform a house before it is demolished. Curated by Ben Quesnel and Christine Stiver 
https://www.instagram.com/sourmilk2018/
 
 
Publications 
 
Featured in Hi-Fructose collected box set #4
 
Exhibition catalogs with essays by Gil Scullion
 
Cover Art for Margot Schilpp’s new book of poetry
 
Featured in upcoming University of Rhode Island’s issue of the Ocean State Review
 
 
 

WATERHOUSE & DODD NYC


Works now available at Waterhouse & Dodd NYC:

www.waterhousedodd.com

15 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
Telephone + 1 212 717 9100
newyork@waterhousedodd.com
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:30am-6pm
Saturdays by appointment

DENVER PRESS

Please click to get link to press: 

Hi-Fructose

Ladder & Key

Westword

WINTER 2018 IN DENVER. New Paintings exploring a limited palette.


MIA BROWNELL: Plates to Platelets

and Other Things That Travel and Bind

 

The Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities

University of Colorado at Denver

Curated by Simon Zalkind

January 11 – March 8, 2018

Opening reception: January 11

 

Goodwin Fine Art

1255 Delaware Street, Denver 80204

January 12 – February 24, 2018

Opening reception: January 12


In this new series Plate to Platelets: and other things that travel and bind I simultaneously draw on scientific images of platelets (tiny blood cells shaped like plates) and the history of the painted food still life. My inspirations focus on the 17th century still life tradition of plates being painted on the precipice of a table’s edge (often looking like they are about to fall) and how platelets rush to the site of damage to repair. I fantasize about what the cultural/social equivalents to platelets could be, as well as, other things that travel and bind in and outside of our bodies.

These paintings dissect and interweave fundamental elements of nature, food, and culture – of movement, and impulse - that might be labeled theatric. My motivations stem from the confluences between the seductive excesses of food culture, the vanity and illusionism of traditional still life painting, and the constructed spaces of computer generated scientific imaging. I imagine the entanglement between the consumerist idealization of food with its biological engineering and the molecular strains that then interact with our bodies. The space I paint attempts to capture this paradoxical perspective, one that is equally rational and fantastical, material and in constant flux. If we are what we eat, what are we becoming? These entanglements reveal a new nature of food and the cultures that adopt or are dependent on it. Food and science have become dynamic fields for both exploration and manipulation and we are made vulnerable and powerful by it.   


NYC FALL GROUP SHOWS


Stand Still - A Still Life Show @ Allouche Gallery
OPENING Thursday, October 26 from 6-9
Allouche Gallery
82 Gansevoort St NYC
www.allouchegallery.com

Take Home a Nude/New York Academy of Art
Sotheby's NYC
Wednesday, October 11 from 6-8  


JANUARY 2018 IN DENVER


'Plate to Platelets: and other things that travel and bind'

New Paintings by Mia Brownell exploring biology and still life as metaphor for fragility and strength.  Opening January 2018 in Denver:


The Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities

University of Colorado at Denver

Curated by Simon Zalkind

January 11 - March 8, 2018


Goodwin Fine Art

1255 Delaware Street, Denver  80204

goodwinfineart.com  303.573.1255

January 12 - February, 2018



SUMMER


Featured in the summer issue of At Buffalo page 22! :)

SPRING NEWS


Sloan Fine Art Salon
Featuring small works by 
Mia Brownell, Susan Siegel, Aaron Smith, Brad Woodfin 
At Bert Green Fine Art, 8 S Michigan Ave Suite 620, Chicago, IL 60603
Reception: Saturday, May 14th, 5 to 8pm

Exhibition: May 14 through June 25, 2016
Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12 to 5pm and by appointment 

Working on new paintings for the Fulginiti Pavillion Gallery located on the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado. The Exhibition is planned for Fall 2017 and is being curated by Simon Zalkind.

FALL/WINTER NEWS


Paintings are currently on display in Hong Kong and New Haven!

I have several paintings on display at the US Embassy in Hong Kong and at the new gallery at Southern Connecticut State University! Watch Consul General Clifford Hart talk about my paintings : Click HERE. 

Contributor to Alix Sloan's new book "Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists". Pick up your copy on Amazon.

Honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the Connecticut Art Education Association Conference in Cromwell on 10/28/15 !!

My work is featured on line with Contemporary Aesthetics



JUNE!!


If you find yourself in Denver next week please swing by Goodwin Fine Art to see 'Conventional Biopolymers' ! I will at the opening on Thursday, June 4th from 5-8pm sharing a few new pieces. http://www.goodwinfineart.com

Happy to be joining Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, and others in supporting Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center opening Thursday, June 11 at 7pm. Tickets now available: http://www.hallwalls.org/special/5626.html

Thanks to another generous Connecticut State University Grant I will be attending The 2015 World Expo in Milan and the 56th Venice Biennale! 

SPRING NEWS


The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Visualized

February 4 - April 25, 2015
Curated by Barry Rosenberg
University of Connecticut

830 Bolton Road

Storrs, Connecticut 06269
Participating artists: Janine Antoni, Robert Gober, Jake and Dinos chapman, Alexis Rockman, Roxie Paine, Frank Moore, Sharon Core, Agnes Denise, Jim Shaw, Simon Periton, Keith Edmier and a choice group of emerging artists.
http://contemporaryartgalleries.uconn.edu

Mia Brownell: At the still point, there the dance is.
March 19 - April 23, 2015
Opening Thursday, March 19
Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Hepburn Hall, Room 323

2039 Kennedy Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Gallery hours: 11:00am - 5:00pm, M-F, and by appointment

Tel: 201-200-3246
Curated by Midori Yoshimoto

Mia Brownell, Holly Lynton, Melanie Sherman
June 5 – July 18, 2015
Opening Thursday, June 4
Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware St
Denver, CO 80204
Tel: 303-573-1255
goodwinfineart.com

SWEET DREAMS IN THE NYTIMES


Recent Reviews of the HMA exhibit!! Up until November 17th!! 

--. New York Times. Image published in calendar of Connecticut Metropolitan Section. October 26, 2014. pg 9. 

Dunne, Susan. "SCSU Teacher Exhibits 'Delicious, Disgusting' Paintings" Hartford Courant. October 14, 2014. 

Nord, Kristin. "Delightful, Delicious, Disgusting: Mia Brownell Mixes art and Science" Art Scope Magazine. September/October 2014. pg 48-49 



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