Carol K. Brown is a visual artist based inMiami and New York. Beginning her career as a sculptor, her work has evolved through numerous phases: anthropomorphic abstractions, figurative paintings, and social commentary. In the past few years, her focus has been on the subject of femininity and female self-perception, something we can see in her series Paperdolls, Revenge of the Paperdolls, and Las Conquistadoras.
Using irony and sarcasm as tools to give strength to her messages, she employs social references to compose her gallery of characters and themes. In her work she has noted pedestrians, homeless people, herself, real women in the arts, and even faceless characters to communicate her ideas, often misplacing them socially, historically and physically. This personal approach, and even the reconsideration of it in series such as Edgewater Ballroom, is one of the aspects that attract spectators towards her compositions.
Brown avidly explores traditional and new techniques. Photography, painting, video and installation are just some of the mediums she utilizes, often mixing two or more together. The wide spectrum of her technical research is a consequence of her ambivalence towards technology, a subject she often inserts into her work.
Brown’s art has a powerful relation to the viewer, with an everyday life intimacy that challenges us to re-read the subjects she presents and look for the subtle details that evaluate them.
Carol K. Brown has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Boise Art Museum; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, among others. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the Miami Art Museum; the Jacksonville Art Museum; the Denver Art Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Frost Art Museum at FIU; and Miami-Dade Art in Public Spaces.