Jo Brown contemporary painting

Jo Brown

Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and studied in Yorkshire, first at Bretton Hall College and later, after raising three children and teaching for some years, at Sheffield Hallam University. I gained BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1995.

In the same year I was selected to be an artist in residence at Dean Clough, Halifax, where I am still based, exhibiting widely in municipal and private galleries.

Selected Awards

  • 2004 Arts Council England, Yorkshire, Award for making new work and professional development
  • 2001 Individual Artist Award from Yorkshire Arts
  • 1999 Individual Artist Award from Yorkshire Arts
  • 1998 Award from Manchester Academy of Fine Art
  • 1996 Individual Artist Award from Yorkshire and Humberside Arts


Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • Wakefield Art Gallery
  • Huddersfield Art Gallery
  • Rotherham Art Gallery
  • Workhouse Fine Art, London
  • The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth
  • Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax
  • 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
  • Piece Hall Art Gallery, Halifax
  • Horforth Modern Art, Leeds
  • ‘according to McGee’, York
  • Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
  • Smith Art Gallery, Calderdale
  • Trinity Arts, Tunbridge Wells
  • The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool
  • Morven Gallery, Isle of Lewis
  • Beningborough Hall, York
  • AXIS Gallery, Leeds
  • Chapel Galley, Hebden Bridge
  • Lupton Square Gallery, Holmfirth


Selected 2-person/Group exhibitions

  • Cricket Fine Art, London
  • ArtLondon
  • Artsmill, Hebden Bridge
  • Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham
  • Morgan Boyce, Marlborough
  • Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse
  • Linton Court Gallery, Settle
  • Orange County Center for the Arts, USA
  • Bradford University Gallery
  • The Lime Gallery, California, USA
  • Bury Art Gallery
  • Leeds City Art Gallery
  • Cupola, Sheffield
  • Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
  • The On Line Gallery, Southampton
  • SCIBase, New York


Selected work in collections

  • The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
  • Deutsche Bank, London
  • Wakefield MDC
  • Carey Jones Architects
  • Bradford MDC
  • Kirklees MBC
  • Art in Hospitals Trust
  • Rotherham MDC
  • Union Properties, London
  • Calderdale MBC
  • TWGGS, Tunbridge Wells
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