Aaron Morgan Brown, painting an alternate interior reality


My paintings are pictorial orchestrations — views of an alternate interior reality that are sewn together from daily observations, memories, impressions of the world at large, and my imagination. They are a prismatic lens through which I can re-view the world, and a transcription of what I encounter there.

The images that inform my work are like time travelers, moving through the stratified space of the collective subconscious, and they carry associative luggage. I would like to suggest that images have lives of their own. If they happen to become part of a painting, they are not permanent fixtures – they are free agents. They can appear and disappear, migrate, learn new languages, transpose their identities. They respond to the same tidal forces of change that affect us all.


Aaron M. Brown was born in Wichita, KS. He received a BFA from the University of Kansas, MFA from Syracuse University. Awards include grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund. He has participated in group and solo exhibitions internationally, in galleries and museums, including the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. His work has been featured in publications such as New American Paintings and Harper’s magazine, and is included in numerous private and public collections.
Aaron Morgan Brown
May 2, 2021