Deborah Brown is an artist whose work is represented by Lesley Heller Workspace on the LES. Her solo show, “The Bushwick Paintings,” appeared at the gallery earlier this year. In addition to her work as a painter, she has executed permanent public art projects around the country, including a suite of glass mosaics commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit for the Houston Street subway station in Manhattan and a frieze for PS 178 in Upper Manhattan for New York City’s Percent for Art Program. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, ARTnews, The New Criterion, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, The New York Post, The Daily News, and other publications on line and in print.
Deborah has been an active member of the Bushwick arts community since 2006 and was one of the original organizers of the festival. She has participated in BOS each of the last five years. In addition to maintaining a studio on Stockholm Street in Bushwick, she is a co-founder/owner of STOREFRONT gallery, which programs an exciting mix of visual art and literary readings by Bushwick artists and others. Deborah serves on the board of Momenta Art, NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc., and Bushwick’s Community Board #4. Originally from Los Angeles, Brown received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. from Indiana University. She has lived in New York since 1982.