JENNY BROWN

www.linkedin.com/in/jennybrownart

             

PROFILE

Highly motivated and organized professional visual artist, curator, consultant, art teacher and creative writer with broad experience in business administration, art sales and licensing, recruiting/training and gallery, events and facilities management. Interested in working in an environment that educates and promotes the arts, artists and their vision. Skilled artist working primarily in collage and drawing. Completed successful collaborations and on-site art installations with prominent global retail brands including Anthropologie, West Elm, Sheaffer Pens and Alex and Ani on product launches, commissioned collage works and drawings. Holds an MFA from The School of Visual Arts, and has experience teaching painting, printmaking and other mediums in a variety of settings including college level courses and private lessons.

ARTS EXPERIENCE

Owner and Artist, Jenny Brown Art—Providence, Rhode Island                                    2005-present

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As a fine artist: Produce original collages and drawings for private, institutional and corporate collections including Wellington Management, Fidelity Investments (through art consultant BKProjects), and Tierney, a Philadelphia-based ad agency (through corporate curator Bridgette Mayer Art Consultants). Art exhibited around the globe at galleries and venues such as PxP Contemporary, Ground Floor Gallery and The Anonymous Drawings Collective. As a contributing artist at nonprofit gallery,The Collaborative 02885, participated in installing shows and managing art sales. Invited to be one of three featured artists in Sheaffer Pens 2017 video ad campaign (SheafferPens2017).

As a commercial artist: Anthropologie.com has licensed images for their home decor collection and Alex and Ani commissioned a one-of-a-kind image for an in-store display to introduce their 2018 Chakra Collection. Worked with Art Link curatorial team to license a dozen images for Seabourne Ovation Cruise Lines lobby and hallway decor. Invited to sell work at exclusive pop-up shops at Anthropologie and West Elm. Chosen as an Editor’s Pick in the 2019 West Elm x Minted Print Challenge. Cover artist for the YWCA of Rhode Island’s She Shines magazine (Fall 2018). Collages used to illustrate an article on chronic pain in Spirituality & Health Magazine (January 2018). Commissioned by Father Daughter Records to illustrate the cover and all album packing for Leapling’s 2013 LP Losing Face.

AWARDS + PRESS

Highlights include Artist Spotlight Staff Pick on Booooooom.com (2019), The Jealous Curator's podcast Art for Your Ear (2017), Boston Globe, Style Section Special Delivery (2016). Recipient of Berkshire/Taconic Artists Foundation Grant for a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center (2003). Full list of awards/press at www.jennybrownart.net/pres

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Art Teacher – Boston, MA                     2017-2018 Taught private art lessons, made studio visits, and critiqued admissions portfolio for a high school student who is now enrolled in their first year at Rhode Island School of Design.

Adjunct Faculty – Castleton State College, Castleton, VT     August 2006-June 2007 Developed the curriculum for and taught beginning and senior level painting and introduction to printmaking. Conducted studio visits and portfolio reviews and organized off-site gallery tours and painting workshops.

Art Teacher – American School of Luxembourg, Luxembourg                                                                                   2000 Taught art foundations and art history to middle and high school students including off-site visits for extensive study of the works of sculptor Henry Moore.

Long Term Substitute Teacher – Northfield Junior Senior High, Northfield, VT                                                  2000 Created curriculum and taught high school English course and taught journalism, drama and beginning ceramics.                                                                                                                                        

ADMINSTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Operations and Events Manager, Aquent – Boston, MA                                                                 2006-present

Lead administrator and events manager at this placement firm for creative professionals. Responsible for planning, budgeting and logistics for large scale company events, art exhibitions, community building, and professional development activities for employees. Managed the creation of a gallery space including working closely with the corporate legal team to write exhibition contracts and recruit employee artists to exhibit their work (2018). Manage facilities including oversight of employee and guest access, approving work orders, utilizing Building Engines property management software, monitoring vendors, and preparing expenses with Concur. Act as a lead customer service contact for inquiries about the company website and application process. In prior role as office manager, regularly supported shared services and human resources departments on projects such as onboarding incoming talent, processing Form I-9s, running contractor background checks. Processed talent and contractor payrolls, provided remote office management support for the company’s Midwestern locations.

SKILLS

Microsoft Office Suite                                                                                  HireRight Compliance Software

Google Suite                                                                                                Building Engines Software

Instagram Based Sales Platform                                                                  Square Sales Platform

Minted Online Shop Platform                                                                      Concur Expense & Invoicing

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY                                                                                    2005

Bachelor of Arts, Painting and Printmaking,  Bennington College, Bennington, VT                 1996