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

Education

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

1995
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
1990
Contemporary View, National Competition for British Art Students, sponsored by Christie’s. First Prize.

One-person Exhibitions

2019
Cecily Brown, Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy
2018
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
2017
Cecily Brown: A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Cecily Brown: Shipwreck drawings, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
2016
Madrepora, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
2015
The English Garden, Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY
The Sleep Around and the Lost and Found, Contemporary fine Arts, Berlin
2014
Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France
Cecily Brown, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderne e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
2013
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Gagosian Gallery, Madison Ave, New York, NY
2011
Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street, London, England
Kukje Gallery, Korea
2010
Based On A True Story, Kestener Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany. Traveled to: GEM. Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague, Netherlands; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
2009
Cecily Brown, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
2008
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2006
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
2005
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
2004
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Cecily Brown, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria
2003
Cecily Brown, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California
2002
Directions—Cecily Brown, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, NY
2001
Days of Heaven, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany.
2000
Gagosian Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
1999
Serenade, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
The Skin Game, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
1998
High Society, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
1997
Spectacle, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
1995
Eagle Gallery, London, England

Group Exhibitions

2019
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
2018
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
2017
Salon Des Fidèdeles, CFA Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Social Surfaces, Artists Space, New York, NY
2016
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
2015
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
2014
Paint New York, Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen
Reality: Modern and Contemporary British Painting, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
2013
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
2012
Out of the Blue, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY
Idealizing the Imaginary: Illusion and Invention in Contemporary Painting, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI
2011
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
2010
Re-Dressing, Bortolami Gallery, New York NY
2009
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
2008
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
2007
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
2006
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
2005
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
2004
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
2003
Gyroscope, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (through 2004)
Under Pressure: Prints from Two Palms Press, Cooper Union, New York, NY
2001
Szenewechsel XIX, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt, Germany
2000
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
1999
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
1998
More Fake, More Real, Yet Even Closer: Drawings by Some Younger Painters, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, NY
1997
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)
1996
Taking Stock, Curated by Kenny Schachter, New York, NY
1994
The Fete Worse Than Death, Laurent Delaye, London, England
John Jones Open, The Gallery at John Jones
1990
Contemporary View, National Competition for British Art Students, Royal College of Art, London, England

Films

1995
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: June 24, 2019