Art, for me, is about design . . . a flat pattern on a two-dimensional surface that resists its own flatness at every turn and keeps trying to insist that it has space. My art plays with this intersection between the illusion of space/subject and its reality of flatness/pattern. It is a
response to the exuberance and beauty of people and nature and also a conversation with other artists and the way they captured something about the world; fromPersian miniatures to the Nabis. And finally, art is about beauty; I try to convey the beauty of the subject while creating beauty in the patterns that convey its illusion.
Eric Brown and his wife, LuAnne, live in Cedar City where he
is a Professor of Art at Southern Utah University currently teaching Drawing II and Life Drawing & Anatomy. He has also taught: Drawing I, Two-Dimensional Design, Watercolor, Senior Seminar, Art Insights, Senior Portfolio, Ancient Art History, Medieval Art History, Renaissance and Baroque Art History, Modern Art History, Introduction to Art, and Painting. He was Chair of the Department of Art and Design for ten years. He is a Visiting Evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and past member of their Committee on Nominations. Eric Brown received BS and MFA degrees in art at Southern Utah State College and Drake University, respectively.
Exhibitions and Awards 2016-17:
93rd Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Apr 26, 2017 – July 8, 2017. Jurors: Kandace Steadman & William Whitaker.
SUU Art & Design
Faculty Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT. January 19 – March 18, 2017.
Forgotten Angels and
other Heavenly Beings, invitational, Springville Museum of Art. October 19, 2016 – January 11, 2017.
Juried National Painting Show – 2016, Carter House Gallery, Redding, CA,
national juried competition sponsored by the North Valley Art League, gallery show: August 30 – October 1, 2016, online show: August 30, 2016 – August, 2017: Juror: Jeannie Vodden.
Animals in Art: Our
Partners on the Planet, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY, national
juried competition sponsored by the Smithtown Township Arts Council, July 30 – August 28, 2016. Juror: Tim Newton.
First Place Award in Pastel
59th Stockton Art League Juried Exhibition, The Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA, national juried competition. July 7 – September 11, 2016. Juror: Brian Blood.
SUU Art & Design
Faculty Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Braithwaite Gallery, Cedar City, UT.
January 7 – February 6, 2016.
30th Annual Spiritual &
Religious Exhibition, juried exhibition, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT. November 18, 2015 – January 12, 2016
The Land and the
People, a one-person exhibition by Eric Brown at the Cedar City Council
Chambers and Foyer, August 9 – October 27 2017.
1. Revelation 10:1, pastel
2. Urie Creek Counterpoint, acrylic,
3. Marina Van Vliet, pastel
4. Lucy, pastel, (private collection
5. Farm and Snowstorm in Blue, pastel
6. Blue Heron in Yellow Grass, acrylic
7. Exuberance: Lava and Aspen, acrylic
8. Luke and the Tortoise, pastel
9. Tessa and Tulips, pastel
10. Memory at Taylor Creek, watercolor and
11. The Structure of Beauty: Radha, Krishna, and
Brahma Cow, watercolor and gouache
12. Miranda and the IPad, pastel, (private
13. Cloth Study, Conté crayon
14. Young Woman in a Green Dress, Conté
crayon and pastel
15. Young Woman in a Flowered Dress, Conté
crayon and pastel
16. Guatemalan Woman Carrying a Bundle of Clothing,
17. Eighty-Seven Days, acrylic, (private