Cecily Brown


Born in London, England, 1969

Lives and works in New York NY



BA in Fine Arts, Slade School of Art, London, England, 1993

Drawing and Printmaking, Morley College, London, England, 1989

B-TEC Diploma in Art and Design, Epsom School of Art, Surrey, England, 1987



Solo Exhibitions



Cecily Brown: Dream Spaces, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

The Triumph of Death, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy



The end is a new start, Blum and Poe, Tokyo, Japan

Pronkstilleven, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 



Cecily Brown, Blenheim Art Foundation, Blenheim Palace, England



We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea, Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy


Cecily Brown, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark

Triumph of the Vanities II, The Metropolitan Opera House, New York NY

If Paradise Were Half as Nice, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil; travelling to: Museo Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil; The Iberê Camargo Foundation, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, MCA Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA



Cecily Brown: Shipwreck Drawings, the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England

A day! Help! Help! Another day!, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY



Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, The Drawing Center, New York NY

Madrepora, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England



The Sleep Around and the Lost and Found, Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The English Garden, Maccarone Gallery, New York NY



Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France

Cecily Brown, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy



Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills CA

Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Ave, New York NY



Cecily Brown, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria



Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, London, England

Cecily Brown, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea



Based On A True Story, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (GEM), Den Haag, The Netherlands; [travelled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague, The Netherlands; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany]

Cecily Brown, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany



Cecily Brown, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany



Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, New York NY



Cecily Brown, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

Cecily Brown: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England

Cecily Brown, curated by Jeff Fleming, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA



Cecily Brown: Paintings, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Cecily Brown: Paintings, Curated by Suzanne Cotter. Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England

Cecily Brown: Recent Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, West 24th Street, New York NY



Cecily Brown, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

Cecily Brown, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

Cecily Brown, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria



Cecily Brown, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy

Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills CA



Directions—Cecily Brown, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York NY



Days of Heaven, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany



Cecily Brown, Gagosian Gallery, SoHo, New York NY



Serenade, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England

The Skin Game, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills CA



High Society, Deitch Projects, New York NY



Spectacle, Deitch Projects, New York NY



Cecily Brown, Eagle Gallery, London, England



Selected Group Exhibitions



Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. 

Seafaring, Hastings Contemporary, Hastings, England
Shifting the Silence, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Luncheon on the Grass, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles CA

Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

Positive Fragmentation: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. 

Unrepeated: Unique Prints from Two Palms, David Zwirner Gallery, New York NY



Andy Warhol bis Cecily Brown: Aus den Sammlungen der Albertina, The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria

Tree and Leaf, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, England

Closer to Life: Drawings and Works on Paper in the Marieluise Hessel Collection, CCS Bard, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

Heart of the Matter, Gillian Jason Gallery, London, England 

In Situ, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York NY [travelled to Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen CO] 



Always More: Collecting in Vegas, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas NV

Ice and Fire, The Kitchen online, New York NY

Bustes des Femmes, Gagosian, Paris, France

100 Drawings from Now, Drawing Center, New York NY

Homage à Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Contemporary Fine Arts (CFA), Berlin, Germany 

Radical Figures. Painting in the New Millennium, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England 



sotto voce, Bortolami, New York NY

The Red Bean Grows in the South, Faurschou Foundation, New York NY
Cart, Horse, Cart, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York NY 

Max Beckmann in Dialogue: Cecily Brown, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Dana Schutz, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin



Bacon, Freud and the painting of the school of London, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

All Too Human, Tate Britain, London, England



Cecily Brown, Two Palms, New York NY

Arcadia, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong

Déjeuner sur l’herbe, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France

Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

The Human Form, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco CA

We Need to Talk..., Petzel Gallery, New York NY



65 Works Selected by James Welling: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, David Zwirner, New York NY

The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look At Men, Cheim & Read, New York NY

Nice Weather, curated by David Salle, Skarstedt, New York NY

Cecily Brown, Jeff Koons, Charles Ray, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York NY



Tightrope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction, White Cube, London, England

Sleepless—The Bed in History and Contemporary Art, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria



FIERCE CREATIVITY, Pace Gallery, New York NY

Paint New York, Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

Reality: Modern and Contemporary British Painting, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England



FLAG’s 5th Anniversary Group Exhibition, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York NY

Black Cake, Team Gallery, New York NY

Chicken or Beef? A Transcontinental Survey of Figurative Painting, The Hole Gallery, New York NY

Meshes of the Afternoon, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York NY

DSM-V, New York, NY, The Future Moynihan Station, New York NY

Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England



Out of the Blue, Bortolami Gallery, New York NY

Idealizing the Imaginary: Illusion and Invention in Contemporary Painting, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester MI



A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York NY

White Columns 2011 Benefit Exhibition and Auction, New York NY

Collection Platform 1: Circulation, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine

Figures in a Landscape, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong

The Art of Deceleration. Motion and Rest in Art from Caspar David Friedrich to Ai Weiwei, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

Verschiebungsersatz, Kimmerich Gallery, New York NY



Re-Dressing, Bortolami Gallery, New York NY



Bad Habits, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY

Paint Made Flesh, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville TN; [travelled to: The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, New York NY]

Visible Invisible: Against the Security of the Real, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, England



Out of Shape: Stylistic Distortions of the Human Form in Art from the Logan Collection, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY



Not for Sale, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York NY

Honky Dory, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York NY

Sex and Sensuality, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton NY

Extremes and In-betweens, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, New York NY



Heroines (curated by Dodie Kazanjian), The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, New York NY

Survivor (organized by David Rimanelli), Bortolami Dayan, New York NY

The Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

Once Upon a Time in the West, Part One, Contemporary Fine Art Berlin, Berlin, Germany



Getting Emotional, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA

90-Day Loans: From the Broad Art Foundation and the Ovitz Family Collection, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe AZ

Works on Paper, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills CA

Contemporary Erotic Drawing, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield CT



Whitney Biennial 2004. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

A Collector’s Vision. Museum der Modern Salzberg, Austria

Direct Painting. Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany

Drawings. Gagosian Gallery, Heddon Street, London, England



Gyroscope. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Under Pressure: Prints from Two Palms Press. Cooper Union, New York NY



Szenenwechsel XIX, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany



OO Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York NY

Emotional Rescue: The Contemporary Art Project Collection, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA

The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York NY

Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City NY



At Century’s End: The John P. Morrissey Collection of 90’s Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth FL

Pleasure Dome, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York NY

Four Letter Heaven, David Zwirner Video Library, New York NY



More Fake, More Real, Yet Even Closer: Drawings by Some Younger Painters, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle NY



Cecily Rose Brown, Bonnie Collura and Anna Gaskell. Janice Guy Gallery, New York NY

New York, New Generation, Palazzo della Penna, Perugia, Italy

Vertical Painting, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City NY



Taking Stock, Curated by Kenny Schacter. New York NY



The Fete Worse Than Death, Laurent Delaye, London, England

John Jones Open, The Gallery at John Jones, London, England



Contemporary View. National Competition for British Art Students, Royal College of

Art, London, England






Four Letter Heaven, (short-animated film) Telluride Film Festival, Telluride CO, (premiere) travelled to: Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor MI; Seattle Film Festival, Seattle WA; Pandemonium Festival of the Moving Image, Institute for Contemporary Art, London, England; Stuttgart Filmfest, Stuttgart, Germany; Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale IL; Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City NJ; (selected presentations listed)



Public collections


Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY

The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica CA

Brooklyn Museum, New York NY

British Museum, London, England

Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

Denver Art Museum, Denver CO

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA

Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy

Glenstone Museum, Potomac MD

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Hiscox Art Collection, London, England

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY

Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston MA

Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

The Morgan Library & Museum, New York NY

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas TX

Rubell Family Collection, Miami FL

The Saatchi Gallery, London, England

Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna, Sintra, Portugal

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY

Telfair Musuems, Savannah GA

Tate Collection, London, England

UBS Art Collection, New York NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

Wagner Foundation, Boston MA

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven CT

Photo: Ellie Clark
Photo: Ellie Clark