Associate Professor and Program Head of Painting

Gerard Brown

Gerard Brown is interested in secrets. His creative and scholarly work, which encompasses studio processes such as painting, drawing, printmaking and other forms, examines the use of writing to camouflage and conceal messages in the public sphere.
As a writer, Brown has contributed essays to Ceramics: Art & Perception, Philadelphia Weekly and Juxtapoz, among other magazines. He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Visual Art Criticism. He has organized exhibits for the Levy Gallery at Moore College of Art & Design, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, The Philadelphia Art Alliance and other galleries. His drawings have been shown at Gallery Joe and The Painted Bride in Philadelphia, at Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan, Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey and other venues.
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2001 
BFA, Boston University, 1992

Selected Work
Brown, G. (2012). Contours of a Community. In J. Randall (Ed.), Turning to Art in Wood: A Creative Journey
     (pp. 45-60). Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing.

Brown, G. (2012). Notes on a Collection. In J. Randall (Ed.), Turning to Art in Wood: A Creative Journey
     (pp. 61-86). Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing.

Brown, G. (2011). Reenactment and Relic: The Civil War in Contemporary Art. In T. J. Brown (Ed.),
     Remixing the Civil War: Meditations on the Sesquicentennial (pp. 137-155). Baltimore, MD: Johns
     Hopkins University Press.


Image credit: Temple University Photography / Joseph V. Labolito