Julia Brown

lion with hat
Assistant Professor of Painting,
Studio Arts Program
Smith Hall of Art, Room 408, 801 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]


Julia Brown creates paintings, videos, and photographs exploring the politics of looking, the body as a site of cultural conflict, and the problems of representation. Recent solo exhibitions have included “The Swim” at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, and “Skin Trade” at Devin Borden Gallery Houston. She has exhibited in New York at Cabinet, Ogilvy + Mather, Art in General, The Kitchen, Scaramouche Gallery, Harvestworks Media Festival, Talman + Monroe, LMAK Projects; in Los Angeles at LACE, Public Fiction; in Houston Project Row Houses and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; in Dallas at McKinney Avenue Contemporary, the Pollock Gallery at SMU, and Forth Worth Contemporary Arts at TCU; The Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Real Art Ways, Hartford; internationally at The Gallery Apart, Rome, Via Farini, Milan, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Form Video, London, and Blank Projects, Cape Town.



She has attended numerous residencies including:

  • The Core Program
  • The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship
  • The Whitney Independent Study Program
  • The Fondazione Ratti
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
  • The Fine Arts Work Center



BA in Art, Williams College
MFA in Fine Art, California Institute of the Arts