2022  Emily Brown, Gallery of St Albans School, Washington DC

2021 Stopping By Woods: Works by Emily Brown, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA


2020 Notes from the Country, a solo show of recent work by Emily Brown, a virtual exhibition              hosted by Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA

2018 Natural Instincts (with Russell Fellows), GreenTARA Space, North Hero, VT

2016 Brown & Brown, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

2015 From the Ground Up: Drawings by Emily Brown, Hicks Art Center, Bucks County             Community College, Newtown, PA

2014 Emily Brown: Inland, ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine

2011 In and out of the studio: Drawings by Emily Brown, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA 

         Emily Brown: Drawings and Re-Collections, Waterfall Arts, Belfast Maine

         Emily Brown: Works on Paper, Leonard R. Craig Art Gallery, Unity College, Unity, Maine

         Paper Holds Water: Emily Brown, Isalos Fine Art, Stonington, Maine

2008 Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA 

2007 Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, Maine

2006 Emily Brown: Drawings, Kate Ganz USA Ltd, New York, NY

         Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, Maine

2005 Emily Brown: The Evolving Landscape, Brian Peterson, Curator, The James A.                                Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA

2003 Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

         Isalos Gallery, Stonington, Maine

         Searsmont Library, Searsmont, Maine

2002 Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal F, Leah Douglas, Curator

2001 List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, with catalog

2000 Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

         Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

1999 Kate Ganz USA Ltd, New York, NY

         Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA

         Delaware Center For Contemporary Art Horticultural Center, Wilmington, DE

1997 Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Maine

          F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996 F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1994 Fields and Dreams: Emily Brown, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

         The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA

1991 Emily Brown, The Four Quartets, The Nesbitt Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

         The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

         Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1988 Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY

1986 David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, NY

1982 Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1980 Eric Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


2024 Artists as Cultivators, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2023  The Secret of the Sea, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA

          The Philadelphia Show, East Terrace,  Philadelphia Museum of Art

          True North: The Artistic Lore of Maine, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA

          Shifting Ecologies: Contemporary Artists and the Environment, Emily Hage, Curator,                           MaGuire Art Museum, Merion, PA

         The Palm Beach Fair, Avery Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL

          Member Exhibition, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY

2022 The Palm Beach Fair, Avery Galleries Exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL

         The Boston International Fine Arts Fair, Boston, MA

2021 Space: Contemporary Women and the Politics of Scale, Jodi Throckmorton and Brittany                Webb, Curators, Fisher Brooks Gallery, Pa Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

          ART is Everywhere, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY

2022 The Palm Beach Fair, Avery Galleries Exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL

2020  Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water, curated by Laura Igoe, The                James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA

          Chairs, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY

2019  William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

          From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic,                          Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

          Curator’s Choice: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Acquired 1986–2018, Korman                    Galleries, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

          Slab City Rendezvous, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine

          What's Going On? New Work by Gallery Joe Artists, Philadelphia, PA

          Innovation and Vitality, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr , PA

          American Art Fair, New York, NY

          Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, Palm Beach FL

2018 The Pennsylvania Landscape in Impressionism and Contemporary Art, Woodmere Art                  Museum, Philadelphia, PA

          Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show, The Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA

          Timeless, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA

          Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

          Philadelphia in Maine, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine

          Star Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine

          Making Spaces: Leeway at 25, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

          Philadelphia Landscape: Impressionists and Contemporary Artists, Woodmere Art                      Museum, Philadelphia, PA

          22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show, The Cyclorama, Boston, MA

2017   Emanation 2017, Biennial Invitational Exhibition, Museum of American Glass, Wheaton               Arts, Millville, NJ

           Women Artists Today, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA

2016   CMCA Biennial, Curated by John Yau and Christine Berry, Center for Maine                                 Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

           Complete Set, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

           Art to Collect Now, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

           Artists in the Garden, PAFA at Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA

           Bye Bye Olde City, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

2014   CMCA Biennial, Curated by Jennifer Gross and Deborah Weisgall, Center for Maine                     Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine

           PHILAGRAfiKA:10 Years of Innovative Printmaking, Juniata College Museum of Art,                     Huntington, PA

           Variations of Line: Etching, A Traditional Medium as used by Contemporary Artists,                     C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013   Hawk and Handsaw: We Know the Difference, Curated by Suzette McAvoy and Ben                      Potter, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2012   The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, Robert Cozzolino, Curator,                        Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

            Philagrafika Invitational Portfolio Prints, Studio Christensen, Philadelphia, PA

           Tree Huggers, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

            Multiple Encounters 2, Vijay Kumar & Nicholas Hill, Curators, Lalit Kala Akademi, New                Delhi, India

            Transformations, Curated by Anne Minich, Philadelphia Cathedral, Phila, PA

2011     Four in Maine: Drawings, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME

             Contemporaries: Artists in Residence at the LaNapoule Foundation, Ogunquit Museum               of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

2010    Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits Robert Cozzolino, Curator,

            Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

            A Few of My Favorite Things, Ethel Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

            Very Very Large Drawings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

            C.R Ettinger Studio: Selections from 2000-2010, Pa. Academy of the Fine Arts, Phila, PA

             Arbores Venerabiles, Curated by Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

             Curvilinear, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pa

             Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

2007    Aqua Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL

            Warning: Graphic Content! The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

            Contours, Elan Gallery, Rockport, ME

            Ink! Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

            Philagrafika Exhibition, William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

            Out of the Blue, Amy Lipton, Curator, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

            Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and                        Letters, New York, NY

            Small group, Prints and Drawings alcove gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Arts, Phila. PA 

            Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland , ME, Juried by John Cheim, Yvonne                            Jacquette and JudithTannenbaum, 

2000   Treasure Island, Late Twentieth Century works by Eight Philadelphia Artists, Richard                   Torchia, Curator, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

           A Grove of Trees, Eglin Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pa.

            Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, Il

1984   David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, NY

            Five Philadelphia Artists, Moore College of Art Galleries, Philadelphia, PA


Alliance Bernstein, Tokyo, Japan

Blank Rome, Philadelphia

Bowdoin College Art Museum, Brunswick, ME

Aronson+Johnson+Ortiz, Philadelphia

CIGNA Corporation, Philadelphia

Cisco Systems

CSL Behring, King of Prussia, PA

Dechert LLP, Philadelphia

Bryn Mawr College Library, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Me

Greitzer and Locks, Philadelphia

James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pa.

Jefferson Bank, Philadelphia

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Price Waterhouse

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

Prints and Pictures Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Readers Digest Corporation

Rutgers Center for Innovative Prints and Paper, New Brunswick, NJ

The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA

United States Embassy, Estana, Kajakhstan

Voith and McTavish Architects, Philadelphia

Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA


2017 Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland

         Visiting Artist, Wheaton Arts Glass Studio, Millville, NJ

2009 Residency Fellowship, LaNapoule Arts Foundation, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

2010 Visiting Artist, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

2007 Grant for Visual Arts, Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2006 Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2005 Pew Fellowship GAP Grant

         Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grants (2)

2004 Fellowship, Alford & Trafford Klots Residency Program, Rocheforte-en-Terre, France

2003 Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H.

         Philadelphia Invitational Portfolio for the Philadelphia Print Collaborative: lithograph at               Rutgers Center For Innovative Works on Paper

2002 Award for Excellence for Works on Paper, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, Pa.

         Nominee, Joan Mitchell Award for Painting

2000 Fellowship, Pew Foundation for the Arts, Philadelphia, for Painting

         Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vt.


Joseph M Yohlin,  Reminiscences and Reflections, 2022  

Thomas Hine, Museum Reviewer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 26, 2020 

Carl Little, The Maine Arts Journal, Summer 2020,

Danly, Komanecky and Stein, Catalog for the exhibition Slab City Rendezvous, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME

Brian Peterson and William Valerio, The Pennsylvania Landscape in Impressionism and Contemporary Art, (Catalogue,) The Woodmere Art Museum, 2018

Blog on The Diving Board, Woodmere Art Museum’s web site: podcast-library (re The Pennsylvania Landscape.)

Thomas Hine, “Pennsylvania Impressionist Show in Chestnut Hill gives new life to some deserving landscapes, review-20181227.html, December 27, 2018

Leah Hood, Medium, February 3, 2017,

Edith Newhall, “Dazzling contemporary art road trip to olde Millville,", Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12, 2017

Fred B. Adelson, “SJ's rich history of glassmaking celebrating in Millville”, The Courier Post, June 8, 2017

Lindsay Hargrave, “OPENING: Second “Emanation” at WheatonArts harnesses synergy between fabrication and concept,” Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet blog, May 29, 2017

Canvas” (featured artist) Maine Home + Design, Portland, Maine, June 2015

Britta Konau, “Art Current: CMCA 2014 Biennial,” The Free Press, February 9, 2015

Biennial 2014 Catalog, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine 2014

Maine Art Now: The CMCA 2014 Biennial, Maine Home + Design, October 2014

Daniel Kany, “CMCA 2014 Biennial a gritty, refreshing show,” Portland Free Press Herald, October 5, 2014

Verzosa, Andrew, “CMCA Biennial”, Art New England, November/December 2014

William Valerio and Alex Kanevsky, 71st Annual Juried Exhibition, (Catalog), Woodmere Art Museum, 2012

Fallon and Rosov, Transformations – Works on paper at Episcopal Cathedral, the artblog, September 29, 2012

Edith Newhall, “What She Loves,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday November 13, 2010

Daniel Kany, “June Fitzpatrick Knows Where to Draw the Line,” Maine Sunday Telegram, October 14, 2011

John Thornton, (filmmaker), “Emily Brown, Exception to the Rule,” a youtube video, December 2011

Brendan S. Carroll, “A Few Rounds in Philadelphia’s Hard-Knuckle Art Scene,” Hyperallergic, Nov. 15, 2011

James McIlhenney & Katherine E Manthorne, Hudson River Contemporaries, (catalog) Boscobel House, Garrison, NY, 2011

Carl Little, ‘Where to Draw the Line’, Art New England, May/June 2011

Contemporaries: Artists of LaNapoule Foundation, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 2011

PAFA Receives Unprecedented Gift”, ArtDaily Newsletter, December 14, 2010

Amy S. Rosenberg, Narcissus in the age of navel-gazing, Philadelphia Inquirer, November 10, 2010

Edith Newhall, ‘Know their Lines,’ Philadelphia Inquirer, November 7, 2010

Robert Cozzolino, Editor, Narcissus in the Studio; Artist Portraits and Self Portraits, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa

Anne R. Fabbri, Pennsylvania Academy’s ‘Narcissus in the Studio’, Broad Street Review, October 26, 2010

The Drawing Center’s online Viewing Program

Hawk and Handsaw, the journal of creative sustainability, Vol.1, Unity College, Unity, Maine 2008

New American Painting, Mid-Atlantic issue, May 2008

Robin Rice, “Adventures in 2D,” Philadelphia City Paper, February 14, 2008

Edith Newhall, “Water, hypnotic and sublime; Gallery Joe presents the paintings and drawings of Emily Brown,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 18, 2008

Edith Newhall, “Drawings that dot the ‘i’ in ink,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 20, 2007

Edward J. Sozanski, “A Philadelphia painter and her evolving vision,” The Philadelphia. Inquirer, 7/8/05

Jess Brock, “Artistic Evolution from the Heavenly to the Rotten,” Art Matters, Phila., Pa July 2005

Portland Biennial Catalog, Portland, Maine 2005

New American Painting, 2005

Susan Hagan, “Emily Brown”, Philadelphia, December 10, 2003

Roberta Fallon, “American Pastoral - Emily Brown”, Philadelphia Weekly, December 3, 2003

Carl Little, Art of Maine in Winter, Down East Press, Camden, Me, 2002

Emily Brown, a monograph with entries by Mark Rosenthal, Andrea Packard and Michael Malone, published in conjunction with Swarthmore College exhibit, 2001

Victoria Donohoe, “Emily Brown”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 9, 2001

Roberta Fallon, “Emily Brown”, The Philadelphia Weekly, October 7, 2000

Gerrit Henry, “Emily Brown,” Art in America, March 2000

Edward J. Sozanski, “Exhibit plucks treasures from a timeless place”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 15, 2000

Robin Rice, “Golden Boy; Richard Torchia maps the way to Buried Treasure at Locks Gallery”, Philadelphia City Paper, Jan.10, 2000

Victoria Donohoe, “Emily Brown”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 30, 1999

Edward J. Sozanski, “Viewing Women Artists Looking at Themselves”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 1, 1999

Tom Csaszar, " Emily Brown", The New Art Examiner, Chicago, Il, July, 1997

Judith E. Stein, "Collecting the Art of the Times," Searching out the Best, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1988

Theodore F. Wolf, "An Emerging Artist in a Dialogue with Nature," The Christian Science Monitor, January 6, 1986


Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 1960-62

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass 1962-64

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa 1964-66

University of PA Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa, BFA 1966


2015 Guest Lecturer, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

2012 Panelist, “Philadelphia Artists and Van Gogh", Philadelphia Museum of Art

2011 Panelist, Four in Maine Drawings, Farnsworth Museum of American Art, Rockland, ME

2010, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15: Acadia Summer Arts Program, Bar Harbor, ME

2009 Drawing Instructor and Guest Lecturer, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2006 - 2013 (intermittent) - Guest Lecturer and teacher, Waterfall Arts Center, Belfast, ME

2006 Guest Lecturer, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

2005 Guest Lecturer, James A Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown, PA

2003 Guest Lecture, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough NH

2001-2009  Faculty, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2000-2016 Instructor, Guest Lecturer, Critic, Juror, PA Academy of the Fine Arts, Phila, PA  

1993-2001 Faculty, Art Department, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

1971-93 Assistant to photographer/husband in darkroom and office

1990 - 98 Costumer for Drama Dept., Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA