Bio and CV

Though born in New York, I have resided in New Haven for a majority of my life and started reading and drawing in childhood. My parent’s both inspired to work hard and think outside of the box to achieve my goals, leading me to pursue art through self research until I could take college art classes as a teen. After receiving my BFA at Paier College of Art in 2016 I have been working and living in New Haven.

 

Residencies 

and Fellowships

 

STAY HOME GALLERY

November 2020

One week residency in Paris, Tennessee in which I reside and create work for a temporary amount of time.

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Art Shows

 

#UNCURATED #003 /Online Group Show

May 2020- At Also Gallery

A multidisciplinary art  show dedicated to creative process while in Self Isolation during The 2020 Pandemic Quarantine. Artists were chosen through an algorithmic program based on similarities the algorithm found.

Curated by Mar Hester at the Also Gallery Website .

To (BE)SCARE/  Curated Online Group Show

March 2020 - New Haven,  CT

Curated Art Show. to (be)scare,” an online exhibition tackling monster lore as a modality for exploring otherness in conjunction with “Extra Human” & “Witchy” Featuring Amira Brown, Julian Miholics, and Yovska; curated by Maxim Schmidt. Ely Center of Contemporary Art website at Grace’s Trust

 

Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream/  Group Show

September 2019 - New Haven,  CT

Curated group show on the pight and struggle of undocumented immigrants in the US. Shown at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven,CT

Inaguration Show/ Group Show

2017,  New Haven CT

A show dedicated the impact of the 2016 presidential election . Took place at Kehler Liddell Gallery. 



Education

 

Paier College of Art / Bachelor’s Degree

September 2012 - May 2016,  Hamden, CT

4 year program. Earned Bachelors in Fine Art specializing in Illustration..

Selected Press

 

2020

Art Maze MAgazine 20th Edition

https://artmazemag.com/anniversary-issue-20/ 

 

Connecticut Art Review

https://www.connecticutartreview.com/blog/2020/8/14/amira-brown

 

Femme Art Review

“Remote Studio Visit III” The Coastal Post

https://thecoastalpost.com/artist-perspective-1/2020/4/23/social-distancing-remote-visits-part-iii

“146 Artists, Orgs Snag First Round of Creative Sector Relief Funding”

Newhavenarts.org

https://www.newhavenarts.org/arts-paper/articles/artists-ensembles-barbershops-snag-first-round-of-creative-sector-relief-funding

 

"Quarantine Reading Recommendations: Amira Brown" Connecticut Art Review

https://www.connecticutartreview.com/blog/2020/4/19/quarantine-reading-list-amira-brown




Awards

 

2020

40th Annual Art Awardee, Art Council of New Haven Ct

2019

Create The Vote, New Haven, Art Council New Haven

Windowed Worlds New Haven, Shops of New Haven

Guest Artist Judge for Folio Magazine SCSU

 

Teaching

 

2020

Common Ground Teaching Artist Guest (March-Apr 2020)

2019

Dartmouth Guest Artist workshop, Nasty Women Connecticut

ConnCAT Guest Artist Workshop