Lex Brown is an artist, musician, and writer. A native Californian, raised in a suburban community of the nation’s capital, Brown’s work is informed by the omnipresence of data, information, media, and how its images condition our bodies and words. Brown builds new characters, expansive fictional worlds, and unexpected linguistic relationships in order to dismantle internalized racism and sexism. Fluctuating between humor and seriousness, the work opens up a space for personal connection and examination, often drawing on family history and current, and historical events. Her work plays with the scale of personal and emotional experience in relation to large scale systems of social and economic organization.
She has performed and exhibited work at the the New Museum, the High Line, the International Center of Photography, Recess, and The Kitchen in New York; REDCAT Theater and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; The Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore; and at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. Brown holds degrees from Yale University (MFA) and Princeton University (AB). Consciousness, a survey of Brown's work spanning the past 8 years, is newly available from GenderFail. Her first paperback work in fiction, My Wet Hot Drone Summer, a sci-fi erotic novella that takes on surveillance and social justice, is available online.
lex @ lexbrown.com
Animal Static Review in the April Issue of ArtForum (print + online)
Animal Static Review in The New Yorker (print + online)
Interview with Sean Carney of Humor and the Abject