Selected Solo and Small Group Exhibitions

  • 2014  “Mark Brown: October Red,” Gallery One, Artspace, Raleigh, NC. Solo
  • 2012  “Unscripted,” Craven Allen Gallery, Durham, NC. Three-person
  • 2010  “Mark Brown,” Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC. Solo
  • 2008  “Force Field and Weather Patterns: Mark Brown and Mario Marzan,” Semans Gallery, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC.
  • 2007  “Mark Brown and Margaret White,” Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • 2007  “Mark Brown: Winterreise,” 5ive & 40rty, Winston-Salem, NC. Solo
  • 2007   Wichita State University, solo exhibition of prints; digital images from the Winter series projected on a 14′ screen during a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise
  • 2005-06  “Winterreise,” National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC. Solo
  • 2003  “Mark Brown: New Paintings”, HagerSmith Design Gallery, Raleigh, NC. Solo
  • 1994  “Primary Natures,” E. S. Vandam Gallery, New York, NY. Three-person
  • 1994   Marita Gilliam Gallery, Raleigh, NC. Two-person
  • 1993  “Die Grosse Nacht,” Duke Institute of the Arts, Duke University, Durham, NC. Solo

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020  “Front Burner: Highlights in Contemporary North Carolina Painting,” North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
  • 2017  “Survey,” five abstract artists, Hodges Taylor, Charlotte, NC
  • 2015  “Art in America,” Art Basel Satellite Art Show, Miami, FL. Curated by Julie Torres
  • 2015   Grand Prize, North Carolina Artists Exhibition. Juror- Herb Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
  • 2014  “Graphics:  Drawings and Prints,” FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC. Invitational
  • 2013  “Independents,” ‘Five of North Carolina’s Most Accomplished Abstract Painters.’ Greenhill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC. Curated by Edie Carpenter. Brett Baker, Mark Brown, Ashlynn Browning, Philip Lopez, Bonnie Melton
  • 2006   Grand Prize, North Carolina Artists Exhibition. Juror – Alison De Lima Greene, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • 2006  “Order(ed)”. Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA.  Curated by Julie Karabenick. Catalog
  • 2001  “Other Worlds”, The Painting Center, New York, NY
  • 1994   “New Art,” Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC. Juror – Katy Kline, Director, Bowdoin Museum of Art. Brunswick, ME
  • 1993    Triennial North Carolina Artists Exhibition, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. Juror – Michael Auping, Director, Modern Art Museum of Fort  Worth. Catalog
  • 1993  “Art on a Small Scale,” Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 1992  “Temporal Surfaces-Six Abstract Painters,” Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, NC. Catalog. Mark Brown, Linda Gentile, Peter Pinchbeck, Edwin Ruda, Diane Townsend, Joe Walentini
  • 1984   Triennial North Carolina Artists Exhibition, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. Juror – Howard Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA. Catalog
  • 1983   Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

Selected Awards

  • 2016   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
  • 2015   Grand Prize, North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh, NC
  • 2012   Fellowship, The Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.
  • 2011   Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
  • 2007   EAG Project Grant, Durham, NC Arts Council
  • 2006   Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Artist Grant
  • 2006   Grand Prize, North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh, NC
  • 1992   National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Finalist – Painting
  • 1991   EAG Project Grant, Durham, NC Arts Council
  • 1984   Kent State University Summer Art Program, Kent, OH, Full Scholarship
  • 1983  Smith Fund Research Grant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Selected Publications / Reviews

  •, “Greenhill Center exhibition of North Carolina Abstract artists,” April 2013
  • The Blotter, cover art and centerfold, October 2007
  • Dougherty, Linda Johnson, “ART”, The Spectator, December 6, 1995. Photo
  • Dougherty, Linda Johnson, “Abstraction and Representation,” The Spectator, January 20, 1994. Photo
  • Durham Herald-Sun, Best Bets, August 22, 1993. Photo
  • Fabbri, Anna, Art Matters, June, 2006
  • Fallon, Roberta, “Beauty, Order and Originality,” ORDER(ED) Exhibition Catalog, 2006
  • “Five Visual Artists You Should Know”, Raleigh News & Observer, June 10, 2006. Photo
  • Garr, Shana Dumont, Artist Interview, artspace, September 2014
  • Genetics in Medicine, cover art, 5 issues
  • Greenberg, Blue, “Art.” Durham Herald-Sun, August, 2012. Photo
  • Greenberg, Blue, “Blue Is the Perfect Gambit,” Durham Herald-Sun, January 27, 2007. Photo
  • Greenberg, Blue, “Art,” Durham Herald-Sun, December 10, 1995
  • Greenberg, Blue, “Mark Brown, Margaret White: Recent Paintings” Durham Herald-Sun, October 31, 2007
  • Hendricks, Braden, The Duke Chronicle, March 19, 1993
  • The Independent, Best Bets, August 18, 1993. Photo
  • Karabenick, Julie, Featured Interview with Mark Brown,, February, 2006
  • Kline, Katy, “New Art,” Duke University Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalog, 1994
  • Litt, Steven, “Strong Show of Abstract Expressionism in Triangle,” November, 1986
  • Natale, Michele, “Mark Brown’s Winterreise,” Raleigh News & Observer, January 8, 2006. Photo
  • Natale, Michele, “Art Picks”, Raleigh News & Observer, November 9, 2007
  • Newhall, Edith, “Creative Styles of Their Own'”, Philadelphia Enquirer, May 26, 2006
  • Paschal, Huston, “North Carolina Artists Exhibition 1993,” Exhibition Catalog, NC Museum of Art
  • Patterson, Tom, “The Shades of Winter”, Winston-Salem Journal, March 16, 2007. Photo
  • Pinchbeck, Peter, “Temporal Surfaces,” Exhibition Catalog, Davidson College Gallery of Art, 1992
  • Rossof, Libby, ORDER(ed), artblog, May 17, 2006
  • Structure and Imagery, April 1, 2013
  • Triangle Business Journal Book of Lists, Cover Art, 1993-94
  • Wasserman, Janet, “Schubert’s Winterreise”, Exhibition Statement, National Humanities Center, 2005


  • MFA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • BA University of Kentucky

Teaching / Professional

  • 2007- 2011 Art preparator temp, Nasher Museum, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 2010 Durham Arts Council Emerging Artists Grant Awards Panel, Durham, NC
  • 2004 Digital imaging volunteer, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1997 Visiting Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1995 Master of Fine Arts Candidates Critique Panel, UNC- Chapel Hill
  • 1982-83 Teaching Assistantships, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1981 Designed and taught course in two-dimensional abstraction, Rowan Technical College/ Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC
  • 1979 Visiting Lecturer, Kentucky State University

Public / Corporate Collections

  • American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC
  • Bernhardt Industries, Lenoir, NC
  • Capitol Broadcasting, Raleigh, NC
  • Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection (4)
  • Glencore Ltd., Stamford, CT
  • Medco Research, Research Triangle Park, NC (5)
  • Midtown Plaza, Raleigh, NC (6)
  • Neiman Marcus permanent collection, Atlanta, GA, commissions (2)
  • NITROX, Durham, NC, commission
  • SEER Technologies, Cary, NC (3)
  • Sidley, Austin; New York, NY (2)
  • Ten Capital Management, Cleveland, OH (2)
  • Troutman Sanders, Charlotte, NC


Hodges Taylor, Charlotte, NC

Studio, by appointment 919 360 2205

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