People / Lorna Brown

Artist, writer, curator. Vancouver-based Lorna Brown has exhibited her work nationally and internationally since 1984. Between 1989 and 1999, she taught studio and critical studies at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design and Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Brown was the Director/Curator at Artspeak between 1999 and 2004 and she continues an independent curatorial practice. Her curatorial projects include Set Project, a series of exhibitions, performances, and events focusing on rehearsal and re-enactment in contemporary culture, and she was the project curator for Group Search: art in the library, a series of site-specific artists’ projects in the spaces and systems of the Vancouver Public Library (2006-2008). Recent management projects include the development of the Langara College Centre for Art in Public Spaces and its program of artist residencies, speakers series and curriculum development. Brown received a Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts award in 1996, the Canada Council Paris Studio Award in 2000, and her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Surrey Art Gallery, The Canada Council Art Bank, and private collections.