Born 1969 in London, England
Lives and works in New York


1989-93 BA in Fine Arts, Slade School of Art, London, England
1987-89 Drawing and Printmaking Classes, Morley College, London, England
1985-87 B-TEC Diploma in Art and Design, Epsom School of Art, Surrey, England

Grants and Awards

Four Letter Heaven, a short animated film- Awards at Ann Arbor, MI; the Big Muddy Film Festvial, Carbondale, IL; and the Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ
Contemporary View, National Competition for British Art Students, sponsored by Christie’s. First Prize.

One-person Exhibitions

Cecily Brown, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, UK
Cecily Brown, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Cecily Brown: We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea, Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy
Cecily Brown, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark
Cecily Brown: If Paradise Were Half as Nice, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Travels to: Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil (2019)
Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, MCA Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Cecily Brown: Where, When, How Often, and With Whom, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Cecily Brown: Triumph of the Vanities, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY
Cecily Brown: A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Cecily Brown: Shipwreck drawings, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Madrepora, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
The English Garden, Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY
The Sleep Around and the Lost and Found, Contemporary fine Arts, Berlin
Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France
Cecily Brown, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderne e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Gagosian Gallery, Madison Ave, New York, NY
Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street, London, England
Kukje Gallery, Korea
Based On A True Story, Kestener Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany. Traveled to: GEM. Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague, Netherlands; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Cecily Brown, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Cecily Brown, Curated by Jeff Fleming. Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA. Traveled to: Museum of fine Arts, Boston, MA
New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England
Cecily Brown: Paintings, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
Cecily Brown: Paintings, Curated by Suzanne Cotter. Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England
Gagosian Gallery, West 24th Street, New York, NY
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Cecily Brown, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria
Cecily Brown, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
Directions—Cecily Brown, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Days of Heaven, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany.
Gagosian Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
Serenade, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
The Skin Game, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
High Society, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Spectacle, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Eagle Gallery, London, England

Group Exhibitions

In Situ, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, (1/7 - 2/6/21) and Aspen, CO (1/22 - 2/28/21)
The Kitchen’s Ice and Fire: A Benefit Exhibition, The Kitchen, New York, NY (10/15/2020 – 01/31/2021) – Online
Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2/6 – 5/10/20)
Transitions and Transformations, LSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL (10/2020 – 01/2021)
She Persists, A Century of Women Artists in New York, Gracie Mansion, New York, NY
Cart, Horse, Cart, curated by Michael Goodson and Anna Stothart, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY (6/20—8/16/19)
Max Beckmann Im Dialogue Cecily Brown, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Dana Protection, Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Major Contemporary Works, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
SEED, curated by Yvonne Force, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting, Tate Britain, London, UK (2/28—8/27/18)
Adam McEwen Selects: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Salon Des Fidèdeles, CFA Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Social Surfaces, Artists Space, New York, NY
Desire, curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, Art Basel, Miami Beach
The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men, Cheim & Read, New York, NY
Before Sunrise, Karma, Amagansett, NY
Cecily Brown, Jeff Koons, Charles Ray, The Flag Art Foundation, NY
Tightrope walk: Painted Images After Abstraction, curated by Barry Schwabsky, White Cube, London
Unrealism, presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, Art Basel, Miami Beach
Sleepless—The Bed in History and Contemporary Art, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
Paint New York, Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen
Reality: Modern and Contemporary British Painting, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
FLAG’s 5th Anniversary Group Exhibition, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY.
Black Cake, Team Gallery, New York, NY.
Chicken or Beef? A Transcontinental Survey of Figurative Painting, The Hole Gallery, New York, NY
Meshes of the Afternoon, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
DSM-V, New York, NY, The Future Moynihan Station, New York, NY
Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Out of the Blue, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY
Idealizing the Imaginary: Illusion and Invention in Contemporary Painting, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY
Collection Platform 1: Circulation, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
Figures in a Landscape, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
The Art of Deceleration. Motion and Rest in Art from Caspar David Friedrich to Ai Weiwei, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Verschiebungsersatz, Kimmerich Gallery, New York, NY
Re-Dressing, Bortolami Gallery, New York NY
Bad Habits, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Paint Made Flesh, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; The Phillips Collection, Washington DC; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, New York
Visible Invisible: Against the Security of the Real, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London
Out of Shape: Stylistic Distortions of the Human Form in Art from the Logan Collection, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Not for Sale, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY, (2/11 – 4/30/16)
Hunky Dory, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Sex and Sensuality, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY
Extremes and In-Betweens, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, New York, NY
Heroines, curated by Dodie Kazanjian, the Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gellery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, New York through 2007
Survivor, organized by David Rimanelli, Bortolami Dayan, New York, NY
The Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Once Upon a Time in the West, Part One, Contemporary fine Art Berlin, Berlin
Getting Emotional, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
90-Day loans: From the Broad Art Foundation and the Ovitz Family Collection, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Arizona State University Museum, Tempe
Works on Paper, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Contemporary Erotic Drawing, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Whitney Biennial 2004. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
A Collector’s Vision, Museum der Modern Salzberg, Austria
Direct Painting, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
Drawings, Gagosian Gallery, Heddon Street, London, England
Gyroscope, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (through 2004)
Under Pressure: Prints from Two Palms Press, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Szenewechsel XIX, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt, Germany
OO Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Emotional Rescue: The Contemporary Art Project Collection, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York, NY
Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
At Century’s End: The John P. Morrissey Collection of 90’s Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL
Pleasure Dome, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY
Four Letter Heaven, David Zwirner Video Library, New York, NY
More Fake, More Real, Yet Even Closer: Drawings by Some Younger Painters, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, NY
Cecily Rose Brown, Bonnie Collura and Anna Gaskell, Janice Guy Gallery, New York, NY
New York, New Generation, Palazzo della Penna, Perugia, Italy
Vertical Painting, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long island City, NY (Long term installation, Staircase B)
Taking Stock, Curated by Kenny Schachter, New York, NY
The Fete Worse Than Death, Laurent Delaye, London, England
John Jones Open, The Gallery at John Jones
Contemporary View, National Competition for British Art Students, Royal College of Art, London, England


Four Letter Heaven, a short animated film- Premiered at Telluride Film Festival. Traveled to: Ann Arbor Film Festival, MI; Seattle Film Festival, WA; Pandemonium Festival of the Moving Image, Institute for Contemporary Art, London; Stuttgart Filmfest, Germany; Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL; Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ; and others in Europe and the US

Updated: January 13, 2021