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. Invitational
  • 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. Invitational
  • 2007  “Mark Brown and Margaret White,” Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • 2007  “Mark Brown: Winterreise,” 5ive & 40rty Gallery, 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  #STILLCONTEMPORARY, 40th Anniversary Hodges Taylor Gallery Commemorative Exhibition, Charlotte, NC
  • 2020  “Front Burner: Highlights of Contemporary North Carolina Painting,” North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • 2017  “Survey,” five abstract artists, Hodges Taylor, Charlotte, NC
  • 2015  “Art in America,” representing North Carolina, 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, Greensboro, NC. Curated by Edie Carpenter
  • 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 Residency 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

  • Broadstone Books,”Mark Brown: Unspoken Epiphanies”, monograph, 2020
  • University of North Carolina Press, “The Art of the State”, 2022
  •, “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

  • 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 Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Studio by appointment, Chapel Hill, NC  919.260.8480

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