Jane Brown – Bio

Jane Brown’s exquisitely composed landscapes and interiors are characterized by atmospheres of seduction and melancholy. Carefully observed scenes from around the world hold a distinct anthropological charge, exploring absence, chance and the materiality of time. Every photograph has been meticulously hand printed and deliberately composed. The era is indeterminable, as Brown’s contemporary scenes are filtered through an analogue lens.

Born in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait, Brown has exhibited widely. In 2016, she presented her solo show Black Ships at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Victoria. Curated exhibitions also include The Sievers Project, Centre for Contemporary Photography, (2014); Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria (2013); CCP Declares: On the Nature of Things, Centre for Contemporary Photography, (2012); and Australian Gothic, Edmund Pearce, Victoria (2012)

In 2016, Brown was a Finalist in the Basil Sellers Art Prize. Previously she has been a Finalist in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (2015) and the William and Winifred Bowness Prize (2012; 2013). In 2013 Jane Brown was recognized with the ARTAND Australia/Credit Suisse Contemporary Art Award.

Commissions include the Sievers Project, (2014) and Toyota Altona, (2015) – a photographic series that documented the car plant before its imminent closure.

Brown has been featured in numerous publications including Art Collector Magazine, Art and Australia, The Australian and The Age newspapers. Her work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne; and Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria