top of page
  • Instagram - Grey Circle
  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Pinterest - Grey Circle

mɪsˈprɪnt no. 1 - Mermaid Cups In her Hair

About

BIO

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 inform her creative process. 

 

Inspiration comes from observing colour trends, graphic design, film, music, fashion, pop and drag culture, editorial and portrait photography, as well as the surrounding, seaside environment of her home in Eleuthera.  This combination of elements inclines her to produce works that are visually bold, detailed and stylized. 

 

Through social experiences and observation, she investigates themes surrounding her role and the roles of other women, including their gender, sexual and racial identities in society, in The Bahamas and more broadly, throughout The Caribbean.  She begins by digitally composing her works, using a layering of imagery, subtly weaving in emotionally charged narratives.  Final works are a combination of several techniques such as photography, screen printing, image transfers, painting and etching, layered with a variety of other materials and objects that she gathers and collects, such as beads, palm thatch, seed pods, threads, confetti and more -  to create very detailed and intimate figurative works or portraits on paper, sailcloth, wood or metal.

 

Dede currently resides in Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, where she works from a home based studio.

 

DedeBrown_SelfPortrait_BNW.jpg
CV

CV

EDUCATION

 

             BFA in Interior Design, Minor in Photography, The Savannah College of Art & Design (2006)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

              Freelance Artist & Photographer (2010 - Present) 

             Interior Designer, Alexiou & Associates Architects, Nassau, Bahamas (2007 - 2010)

EXHIBITIONS

2023

FUZE - First Caribbean Art Fair - Black Pony Gallery Booth, The Current: ECCHO, Baha Mar Resorts, Nassau, Bahamas, Oct 26 - 29

Matrix - Printmaking Exhibition - The Current: ECCHO, Baha Mar Resorts, Nassau, Bahamas, Sept 8 - Oct 8

Atlantic World Art Fair - Virtual Exhibition - Black Pony Gallery via Artsy, June 1 - 15

Unsovereign Elements - Geological Poetics and Epistemological Convergences in Caribbean Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Mar 30 - May 10 

2022

Beguile - Duo Exhibition - The Current: ECCHO, Baha Mar Resorts, Nassau, Bahamas, Oct 20

The National Exhibition (NE10) MERCY - The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas, Oct 6 - Jan 1

Atlantic World Art Fair - Virtual Exhibition - Black Pony Gallery via Artsy, May

Bring Me A Dream - Solo Exhibition - CAB Gallery & Studio,  Nassau, Bahamas, Jan 28 - Feb 9

Defying Tropicality - 11 Strong Group Exhibition - The Current Gallery & Art Center, Baha Mar Resorts, Nassau, Bahamas, Mar 4 - 25

2021

Atlantic World Art Fair - Virtual Exhibition - Black Pony Gallery via Artsy, June 1 - 21

Collecting Our Voices in the Caribbean Diaspora (COVID) - Virtual Exhibition - Museum Association of the Caribbean (MAC), April - Nov

Inner Voices - Virtual Exhibition - Black Pony Gallery

2020

Small Works - Virtual Exhibition - Contemporary Art Bahamas

2019

Refuge - The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

 

2019

Alleviate Art Auction - The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

2018

Fairwind Exhibition - Baha Mar, Nassau Bahamas

2017

Re:Encounter- Double Dutch Exhibition - The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas        

The Art of Losing - The D'Aguilar Art Foundation, Nassau, Bahamas 

2016

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

 

2015
Shift - Liquid Courage Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas 
The National Exhibition (NE7): ‘Antillean An Ecology’ - The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

 

2013
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

2011
Bahama Mama - Public Treasury Building, Nassau, Bahamas, 
Material Response - Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service, England, UK
Peep Show - Popopstudios ICVA Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

 

2010
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

 

2009
Untitled - Central Bank of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
SCAD Alumni Art Show - Popopstudios ICVA Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas


CURATORIAL WORK


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 SCULPTURES

Full Fathom Five, NAGB Mural Programme - Gregory Town, North Eleuthera, Bahamas - April 2021

Ibis Bird Sculpture - Waterside Place, Baha Mar Resorts, Cable Beach Nassau, Bahamas - November 2019

The Way, Fish Sculpture - Arrivals Terminal -  LPIA Nassau Airport, Nassau, Bahamas, September 2018

World Oceans Day, Mural - West Hill Street, Downtown Nassau - June 2017

Taking Flight, Flamingo Sculpture - Permanent Installation, Domestic & Int. Departure Terminal - LPIA Nassau Airport, Nassau, Bahamas, Mar - Sept 2013


ART COLLECTIVES + RESIDENCIES


Artist Sabbatical - Sion, Switzerland, June - September 2016
Material Response Exchange Programme, Stories of the World - England, UK June - Sept 2011

Resident Artist - Popopstudios ICVA, Nassau, Bahamas - 2008 - 2015

PUBLICATIONS + PRESS

           

          

            Artist in the Spotlight, Cacique International, 2019

            Bahamian Art & Culture shares ‘The Flamingo Project 2013 by Dede Brown’, ARC Magazine, 2013

 

 

SELECT COLLECTIONS

            The Dawn Davies Art Collection, Nassau Bahamas

            The D'Aguilar Art Foundation Art Collection, Nassau, Bahamas

            The Central Bank of The Bahamas Collection, Nassau, Bahamas

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

         Black Pony Gallery, Artsy Platform, Hamilton, Bermuda

            Contemporary Art Bahamas Studio & Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas

            The Current Gallery & Art Center, Baha Mar Resorts, Nassau, Bahamas

In the Name of Love
Seafan Figure Merge #8
Seafan Figure Merge #4
Seafan Figure Merge #1
Floating Head I
Floating Head VI
Woman with Cat
What Dreams May Become
Lady in the Garden
Dreams of Adolescence
Crowned II
Encrusted, Study I.
We Hurt, We Burn, We Bloom - I
We Hurt, We Burn, We Bloom - II
Admarilis
Sitting Pretty
Behind my fascinator
So sing, sing!
Not just a visitor
Pose, 1 of 7
Pose, 5 of 7
Just another version of you 10 of 12.
Summer Heat
Just Another Version of You
Art Experiments
Just Another Version of You
Just Another Version of You
Untitled. Work in progress
Pineapple Tears
Detail - 'The Way' Fish Sculpture
Just Another Version of You, Study
Detail - 'The Way' - Fish Sculpture
Just Another Version of You, study
In progress - The Way Fish Sculpture
Just Another Version of You, Study V
Just Another Version You
Tessellation
Tessellation
In progress: Just Another Version of
Experiments with Foil.
Untitled
Detail
Experiments
Halo I
Be My Butterfly
Red Collar
Coronation Study I
Reverie (The lunatic is in my head)
Coronation Study II
The Lunatic is in my head, Study II
Chaos is the law of nature; Order is
On a Pedestal
Junkanoo dancers
Ms. Brown, Portrait I
La vie en cerise
Cherry Tree
Black eyed Susan, study
Living doll I
kiss my cherry
Living doll II
Portfolio

TAKING FLIGHT

OIL ON ALUMINIUM 

PERMANENT SCULPTURE / INSTALLATION

 

LOCATED IN THE DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL

DEPARTURE TERMINAL AT THE

SIR LYNDEN PINDLING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

NASSAU, N.P., THE BAHAMAS

 

2013

 

 

THE WAY
OIL ON ALUMINIUM 
PERMANENT SCULPTURE / INSTALLATION
 
LOCATED IN THE ARRIVALS  TERMINAL AT
THE SIR LYNDEN PINDLING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
NASSAU, N.P., THE BAHAMAS
 
2018

 

 

Contact
blackponygallery_logo.webp
Say Hello

Thanks for submitting!

Dede Brown - Art Design Photography

dbrowntheartist@gmail.com  |  242-359-0355

Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas

 

 

bottom of page