Location: 23740 Fern Crescent, Maple Ridge (below the Maple Ridge Lapidary Club)
Colleen Brown is an award-winning sculptor from Vancouver. Brown holds a BFA from Emily Carr University, a BA Psyc, Simon Fraser University and an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, New York. Her recent solo exhibitions include, If you lie down in a field, she will find you there, Ranger Station Gallery; That Mountain is a Good Listener, Burrard Foundation and Low Pressure Idaho, Unit 17. She has participated in exhibitions and events at Living Lab, Emily Carr University; Cooper Cole, Toronto; Vancouver Art Gallery; Western Gallery, Bellingham; and Hedreen Gallery, Seattle.
Colleen's first book, 'If you lie down in a field, she will find you there', will be published in the Fall of 2023 by Radiant Press.
Colleen is a committed teacher. In the last few years, she has taught students of all ages, working with young children in galleries, with teens in the classroom and seniors as part of community-based work. She is an instructor at Emily Carr University, teaching Continuing Studies Department.
Colleen is the General Manager of Vancouver Poetry House, a not-for-profit supporting spoken word artists.
Colleen is very curious about Maple Ridge and excited to meet members of the community. If you are a member of a club or group who would like to get involved in the residency program or learn more about it, you can schedule Colleen to come speak with you. In the first year of her residency, Colleen can be scheduled to conduct drawing, collage and writing workshops. To find out more, contact Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over three years, Colleen is going to facilitate group storytelling through pictures, words and performance. Year One will be all about close observation through drawing, writing, collecting and collaging. Year two will be all about building, arranging and assembling. And year three… that’s a long way away… some dance, some theatre, some costumes? We will see.
Zoom One-on-One Artist & Writer Studio Visits & Discussions
Colleen is inviting local artists and writers across to participate in a one-on-one virtual meet-up using Zoom, offering a chance to share and discuss work. The conversations could range from discussions on arts practice to critique, or mentorship. Colleen is a skill art viewer who will be able to give you insightful feedback and references for your work.
If you wish to learn more or participate, please email Colleen at email@example.com