Danielle (Dede) Brown
(b.1984) Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas
Dede is an interdisciplinary artist who works in painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture and installation.
She has formally trained and worked in the fields of Interior Design and Photography, which greatly influence her creative process.
Inspiration is found in colour trends, graphic design, film & music, fashion, pop and drag culture, editorial and portrait photography, as well as the surrounding, rural environment of her home in Eleuthera. This amalgamation of elements guides her to produce works that are visually bold, detailed and stylized.
Recently she has been experimenting with her use of materials - a quirky combination of found objects and house hold items, combined with screen printing and photo transfers on cut paper and aluminium.
Her work is very often figurative with a strong focus on feminine and androgynous forms.
Through social experiences and observation, her curiosity has taken her to investigate themes related to human behavior and existence - specifically social stigmas surrounding gender roles, sexual and racial identity in The Bahamas and more broadly, throughout The Caribbean. Her hope is to use her ability as an artist, to create meaningful works that can shed light on these topics, ignite dialogue and encourage positive change.
BFA in Interior Design, Minor in Photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design (2006)
The Art of Losing - The D'Aguilar Art Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas
The National Exhibition (NE8) - The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
No Filter- John Watling’s Distillery - Nassau, Bahamas
Triple Double - Popopstudios ICVA Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
Shift - Liquid Courage Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
The National Exhibition (NE7): ‘Antillean An Ecology’ - The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Tickle Me Pink - The Central Bank of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas, Mar 2013
The National Exhibition (NE6): ‘Kingdom Come’ - The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas,
Fiber- Popopstudios ICVA Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
Bahama Mama - Public Treasury Building, Nassau, Bahamas,
Material Response - Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service, England, UK
Peep Show - Popopstudios ICVA Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
National Exhibition (NE5) - The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas, June 2010
Dichotomy - Central Bank of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Figure Ground - Popopstudios ICVA Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
Untitled - Central Bank of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
SCAD Alumni Art Show - Popopstudios ICVA Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
Community + Collaboration - The Towne Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas Apr 2016
Shift - Liquid Courage Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas Apr 2015
Submerged - The D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas Apr 2014
Murals & Permanent Installations
Full Fathom Five, NAGB Mural Programme - Gregory Town, North Eleuthera, Bahamas - In Progress
World Oceans Day, Mural - West Hill Street, Downtown Nassau - June 2017
Taking Flight, Flamingo Sculpture - Domestic & Int. Departure Terminal - LPIA Nassau Airport, Nassau, Bahamas, Mar - Sept 2013
Artist Residency - Sion, Switzerland, June - September 2016
Material Response Exchange Programme, Stories of the World - England, UK June - Sept 2011
Art & Decor Design, VIP Lounges, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas, 2017
Scandal: Season 4 Episode 1, Set Design & Props Manager, Rose Island, Bahamas, July 2014
Set Designer - Othello, Yellowtail Theatre Company, Nassau, Bahamas, Mar 2012
Top Chef, Magical Elves Inc. Production Company Art Production Assistant, Nassau, Bahamas, Jan 2011
Project Runway Latin America: Season 1 Finale, Windermere Makeup Artist, Nassau, Bahamas, Oct 2010
Set Designer - ‘The Tempest' & ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Shakespeare in Paradise, Nassau, Bahamas, Oct 2009 & 2010
Event Theme & Décor Coordinator, Hands For Hunger, Paradise Plates Event, May 2009, 2010
Bruce Weber Photo Shoot for French Vogue, Assistant to Fashion Coordinator, Lyford Cay, Bahamas, Apr 2009
Dede Brown - Art Design Photography
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas