Krystle Brown

  • Krystle Brown

    15,000 Days, installation view, 2021.

    15,000 Days
  • Krystle Brown

    15,000 Days, installation view, 2021.

    15,000 Days
  • Krystle Brown

    15,000 Days, installation view, 2021.

    15,000 Days
  • Krystle Brown

    We Never Used These Anyway.

    We Never Used These Anyway
  • Krystle Brown

    Letterbox

    Letterbox
  • Krystle Brown

    Time and Tide Wait for No One, oil and ratchet straps on canvas, 40 x 30 inches.

    Time and Tide Wait for No One
  • Krystle Brown

    Dangers of the Fresh Air, acrylic on wood panel, 30 x 24 inches.

    Dangers of the Fresh Air
  • Krystle Brown

    Danger Opportunity, 2020.

    Danger Opportunity

15,000 Days, Three Channel Video Installation, March 2021 at Kingston Gallery. Voice Artist: Kimberly Barnes. Experimental Drone Artist: Adam Giangregorio. Assistant Editor and Videographer: Andrew Goldman.

Industry, Single-channel video component to the sculpture. To be viewed as a loop. Shot with a Sony A7III in Corinth Vermont, September 2018.

Artist Statement

My work explores the connections between economic class, ancestry, place, environment, and labor. Combining these themes, I create paintings, video installations, and photographs that explore the inherent power dynamics in these topics. The work that I create is deeply personal, while it is simultaneously universal. Through my parent's untimely deaths, I make work incorporating their financial documents and personal ephemera. I research familial narratives that cross oceans, unwinding ancestral identities that often conflict with one another, and the generational trauma of both colonizer and colonized.

By taking from my family's lived experiences and what I have realized about my home, my neighborhood, my city, and my country, I am left with uncomfortable observations about the human condition. My work about economic class, ancestry, place, environment, and labor questions this belief in the American idealization of the past. Instead, we are suspended against an uncertain future.

Hauntology describes a future that cannot arrive, caught in a time loop of warped nostalgia. My work sits at the confluence of remembering/reliving pasts while enduring the hope and pain for better futures.

Artist Bio

Krystle Brown (b.1989, she/her/they/them) is a multimedia artist based in Boston, MA, who explores the connections between family history, placemaking, class, and power structures. They hold a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Painting and Art History and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. While studying at SMFA at Tufts, Brown was awarded the Montague Travel grant to research in Northern Ireland and was awarded the Katherine Romero Graduating Student Award. In addition, Brown has received other grants and awards such as The Boston Opportunity Fund in 2021 and Best in Show-Silver Key at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in 2020. Brown has curated several exhibitions, including co-curating the Webster Court Project in Newton, MA. She has been an artist-in-residence at Lazuli Residency in Corinth, VT, 77 Art in Rutland, VT, and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. In 2019 they started the Emerging Artist Fellowship at Kingston Gallery in Boston and exhibited their first solo exhibition, 15,000 Days in March of 2021 as a part of their tenure.

Work available on Artsy

Exhibitions

Troubled Landscapes, group show on Artsy, June 1-30, 2021
15,000 Days, March3-28, 2021.

Press + Media

Amore, B. "15,000 Days." Art New England, March/April, 2021.
Whitcomb, Robert. "Contemplating climate change on Peaks Island." New England Diary, March 4, 2021.
15,000 Days, Press Release, January 12, 2021.

Contact

www.krystlebrownart.com
vimeo.com/krystlebrown



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