Lives and works in Chapel Hill, NC


MFA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA University of Kentucky


2023 "Beginnings," selected work from the 1980's, online catalog. 

2022 "Future Tense," ten collages, online catalog. 

2014 “Mark Brown: October Red,” Gallery One, Artspace, Raleigh, NC. Solo
2012 “Unscripted,” Craven Allen Gallery, Durham, NC. Three-person. Invitational
2010 “Mark Brown,” Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC. Solo
2008 “Force Field and Weather Patterns: Mark Brown and Mario Marzan,” Semans Gallery, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC. Invitational
2007 “Mark Brown and Margaret White,” Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC.
2007 “Mark Brown: Winterreise,” 5ive & 40rty Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC. Solo
2007 Wichita State University, solo exhibition of digital prints; digital images from the Winter series projected on a 14′ screen during a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise
2005-06 “Winterreise,” National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC. Solo
1994 “Primary Natures,” E. S. Vandam Gallery, New York, NY. Three-person
1994 Marita Gilliam Gallery, Raleigh, NC. Two-person
1993 “Die Grosse Nacht,” Duke Institute of the Arts, Duke University, Durham, NC. Solo


2024  ARRANGED: Recent Acquisitions of Modern and Contemporary Paintings, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC


2023 Ballinglen Museum of Art Biennial, Ballycastle, ROI

2021 North Carolina Botanical Garden 33rd Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Chapel Hill, NC

2020-21 “Front Burner: Highlights of Contemporary North Carolina Painting,” North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
2020 #STILLCONTEMPORARY, 40th Anniversary Hodges Taylor Gallery Commemorative Exhibition, Charlotte, NC
2017 “Survey: Five Abstract Artists", Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2015 “Art in America,” representing North Carolina, Art Basel Satellite Art Show, Miami, FL. Tiger Strikes Astroid, New York, Curated by Julie Torres LINK
2015 Grand Prize, North Carolina Artists Exhibition. Juror- Herb Jackson, Chair Emeritus, Art Department, Davidson College
2014 “Graphics: Drawings and Prints,” FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC. Invitational
2013 “Independents,” ‘Five of North Carolina’s Most Accomplished Abstract Painters.’ Greenhill Center, Greensboro, NC.
2006 Grand Prize, North Carolina Artists Exhibition. Juror – Alison De Lima Greene, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2006 “Order(ed)”. Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA. Curated by Julie Karabenick. Catalog
2001 “Other Worlds”, The Painting Center, New York, NY
1994 “New Art,” Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC. Juror – Katy Kline, Director, Bowdoin Museum of Art. Brunswick, ME. Catalog
1993 Triennial North Carolina Artists Exhibition, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. Juror – Michael Auping, Director, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Catalog
1993 “Art on a Small Scale,” Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC
1992 “Temporal Surfaces-Six Abstract Painters,” Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, NC. Catalog. Mark Brown, Linda Gentile, Peter Pinchbeck, Edwin Ruda, Diane Townsend, Joe Walentini. 
1984 Triennial North Carolina Artists Exhibition, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. Juror – Howard Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA. Catalog
1983 Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC. Curated by Lee Hansley


2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2015 Grand Prize, North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh, NC
2012 Fellowship, The Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.
2011 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant
2007 EAG Project Grant, Durham, NC Arts Council
2006 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Artist Residency Grant
2006 Grand Prize, North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh, NC
1992 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Finalist – Painting
1991 EAG Project Grant, Durham, NC Arts Council
1984 Kent State University Summer Art Program, Kent, OH, Full Scholarship
1983 Smith Fund Research Grant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


University of North Carolina Press, “The Art of the State”, 2022

Broadstone Books,”Mark Brown: Unspoken Epiphanies”, monograph, 2020, “Greenhill Center Exhibition of North Carolina Abstract Artists,” April 2013
The Blotter, cover art and centerfold, October 2007
Dougherty, Linda Johnson, “ART”, The Spectator, December 6, 1995. Photo
Dougherty, Linda Johnson, “Abstraction and Representation,” The Spectator, January 20, 1994. Photo
Durham Herald-Sun, Best Bets, August 22, 1993. Photo
Fabbri, Anna, Art Matters, June, 2006
Fallon, Roberta, “Beauty, Order and Originality,” ORDER(ED) Exhibition Catalog, 2006
“Five Visual Artists You Should Know”, Raleigh News & Observer, June 10, 2006. Photo
Garr, Shana Dumont, Artist Interview, Artspace, September 2014
Genetics in Medicine, cover art, 5 issues
Greenberg, Blue, “Art.” Durham Herald-Sun, August, 2012. Photo
Greenberg, Blue, “Blue Is the Perfect Gambit,” Durham Herald-Sun, January 27, 2007. Photo
Greenberg, Blue, “Art,” Durham Herald-Sun, December 10, 1995
Greenberg, Blue, “Mark Brown, Margaret White: Recent Paintings” Durham Herald-Sun, October 31, 2007
Hendricks, Braden, The Duke Chronicle, March 19, 1993
The Independent, Best Bets, August 18, 1993. Photo
Karabenick, Julie, Featured Interview with Mark Brown,, February, 2006
Kline, Katy, “New Art,” Duke University Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalog, 1994
Litt, Steven, “Strong Show of Abstract Expressionism in Triangle,” November, 1986
Natale, Michele, “Mark Brown’s Winterreise,” Raleigh News & Observer, January 8, 2006. Photo
Natale, Michele, “Art Picks”, Raleigh News & Observer, November 9, 2007
Paschal, Huston, “North Carolina Artists Exhibition 1993,” Exhibition Catalog, NC Museum of Art
Patterson, Tom, “The Shades of Winter”, Winston-Salem Journal, March 16, 2007. Photo
Pinchbeck, Peter, “Temporal Surfaces,” Exhibition Catalog, Davidson College Gallery of Art, 1992
Rossof, Libby, ORDER(ed), artblog, May 17, 2006
Structure and Imagery, April 1, 2013
Triangle Business Journal Book of Lists, Cover Art, 1993-94
Wasserman, Janet, "Picturing Winterreise-- Winterreise in the Visual Arts", 2003- 2009


2007- 2011 Art preparator temp, Nasher Museum, Duke University, Durham, NC
2010 Durham Arts Council Emerging Artists Grant Awards Panel, Durham, NC
2004 Digital imaging volunteer, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
1997 Visiting Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1995 Master of Fine Arts Candidates Critique Panel, UNC- Chapel Hill
1982-83 Teaching Assistantships, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1981 Designed and taught course in two-dimensional abstraction. Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC
1979 Visiting Lecturer, Kentucky State University


Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Bernhardt Industries, Lenoir, NC
Capitol Broadcasting, Raleigh, NC
Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection (4)
Glencore Ltd., Stamford, CT

Higgins & Myers, Chapel Hill, NC
Medco Research, Research Triangle Park, NC (5)
Midtown Plaza, Raleigh, NC (6)
Neiman Marcus permanent collection, Atlanta, GA, commissions (2)
NITROX, Durham, NC, commission
SEER Technologies, Cary, NC (3)
Sidley, Austin; New York, NY (2)
Ten Capital Management, Cleveland, OH (2)
The Sculpture Farm, Saxapahaw, NC (12)
TIAA, Charlotte, NC (2)
Troutman Sanders, Charlotte, NC


Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Studio by appointment, Chapel Hill, NC