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ABOUT

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, married with screen printing and photo transfers on paper, wood 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.

 

Education

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

 

Exhibitions

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 Installations

Full Fathom Five, NAGB Mural Programme - Gregory Town, North Eleuthera, Bahamas - In Progress

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 - Domestic & Int. Departure Terminal - LPIA Nassau Airport, Nassau, Bahamas, Mar - Sept 2013


Residencies


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

Design Work

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

Pose, 1 of 7
Admirilis
Sea Grape Martini
We Hurt, We Burn, We Bloom - I
We Hurt, We Burn, We Bloom - II
Behind my fascinator
Pose, 5 of 7
Just another version of you 10 of 12.
Oculus
So sing, sing!
Just Another Version of You
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
pink parasol
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
 
 

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

 

 

CV

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

 

 

 
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Dede Brown - Art Design Photography

dbrowntheartist@gmail.com  |  242-359-0355

Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas

 

 

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Sea Grape Martini

24x48 Mixed media on paper & wood 2020 Available