Courtney Brown, 2016
Courtney Brown is an artist, organizer, curator and non-profit administrator with a background in grant writing, proposal development, campaign strategy and donor relations. Her performance work is grounded in ritual, autobiography, endurance and memory. She scores performative systems that allow for the exploration of time through embodied relationships focusing on the liminal space between art and the real. Brown has performed at the 2015 Bronx Museum of Art as part of the ITINERANT Performance Art Festival and Art League Houston during the 2014 Houston International Performance Art Biennal. She has presented work in formal and alternative spaces throughout Texas including The Dallas Museum of Art, The Goss-Michael Foundation, 500X Gallery, Oliver Francis Gallery and Womanorial.com. She is a co-founder PerformanceSW, an ongoing curatorial project with artist and educator Alison Starr. Since its’ inception, PerformanceSW has curated performance art exhibitions featuring more than 150 artists across multiple venues and digital platforms including Carlos Martiel’s “Ruin” at CentralTrak Artist Residency, Inside)(Outside which spanned five venues in Dallas and womanorial.com, and a month-long series entitled PSWxEdu at the Dallas Museum of Art.