By engaging directly with place and material I see the act of creating as a visceral performance in which the final outcome pales in comparison to the process.  Working with the limitations of environment and site provides opportunities for discovery, frustration, imagination, failure and understanding. Art becomes the experience of walking, collecting, sitting, observing, manipulating and meditating. These intuitive, yet intentional movements create a dialogue with place, an investigation with the physicality of material, body and time. My touch penetrates soft decaying wood and explores grimy, sea-salted plastic. Organic forms are derived from inorganic shapes, natural and raw materials map intangible moments. Tensions between manufactured and natural, ever present, penetrate my inquiries. The consciousness of place seen through marks of time and felt with the weight of collective knowledge calls for activation. 

John Dewey writes:

Since the artist cares in a peculiar way for the phase of experience in which union is achieved, he does not shun moments of resistance and tension. He rather cultivates them, not for their own sake but because of their potentialities, bringing to living consciousness an experience that is unified and total (Art as Experience, p. 14)

REVIEW

"Browne uses found and nautical material as a departure both to manipulate and test the tolerance of materials to better understand the inherit qualities and connotations within. [She] explores the way that inherently neutral elements such as graphite represent sublime associations with place and object. Browne expands geological time,cyclical process, recalling the destructive and restorative patterns of nature. Living so closely with nature fosters a visceral connection to the fragile and tumultuous cycles of the earth distressed by human interaction.

By only using manufactured graphite, Browne highlights its primal composition and restores its facility to synergize the regeneration of nature and expand geological time. She invites the viewer to recall the source and essence of the manufactured, synthetic artifacts she collects and documents. Activating and layering the voids of these artifacts repetitively atop one another transforms the cavities into valid dialogues." 

Tracing Narratives  J. Powell, curator   2013

Links:

White Mountain National Forest, Artist-in-Residence 2013

Flarocks Gallery, Artist-in-Residence 2014

 

RESUME

 

EDUCATION

2017  School of Visual Arts New York, NY- MFA Candidate (Arts Practice)

2015  Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR - Summer Residency

2010  Lesley University, Cambridge MA  - Masters in Education (Arts, Community & Education - specialization Interdisciplinary Arts)

2003  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY - Bachelors of Fine Arts (Illustration)

2002  Victoria College of Art, Melbourne Australia - Drawing, semester abroad

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Timeline(s) : Drawn to Nature Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston, MA

2015 Charting Refuse Jeff Alan Gard Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 Topography of Place: Writing of Flatrocks Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester, MA

2008 Completed Works Rongo Art Gallery Karamea, New Zealand 

2007 Cold Waters Pleasant St. Tea Company, Gloucester, MA 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 The Long View: Landscapes from the Collection Aratoi : Wairarapa Museum of Art & History, Masterton, New Zealand

2016 Art is a Living Thing Aratoi : Wairarapa Museum of Art & History, Masterton, New Zealand

2016 The Exquisite Corpse of an Unknown Veteran SF Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

2016 Trading Places Present Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Drift Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester, MA

2016 Taking the Lead: Women of the Whites White Mountain National Forest Museum, Plymouth, NH

2015 Space & Identity : No Road Map Boundary Crossings Animation Exhibit Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

2015 Funky & Fabulous Holt Gallery, Portland, OR

2015 Syrupy Sweet & Dry Ice Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

2014 - 2015 Branching Out: Trees as Art Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

2014 Sculpture in the Park Franklin Square Park, United South End Settlements, Boston, MA

2014 Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Sandwich, NH

2014 Ecliptic Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester, MA

2014 Painting it Forward Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

2013 Tracing Narratives, Gallery at Porter Mills, Beverly, MA

2013 White Mountain National Forest Artists-in-Residence, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Sandwich, NH

2013 Artists Collective, Fenreffer Studios, Jamaica Plain, MA 

2011 Nature of Waste, 5IMDC conference Waikiki, HI 

2011 Nature of Waste, Georgia State University, Atlanta

2009 Member Show, The Hive Gallery, Gloucester, MA

2009 Winter Show (juried), Rocky Neck Art Gallery, Gloucester, MA

2008 Member Show, Everlution Studios, Gloucester, MA

2008 Environmental Arts (juried), Marran Gallery, Cambridge, MA 

2008 Artist Book: To the River; A Journey Down Kaiparoro Road Aratoi, Art and History Museum of the Wairarapa, Masterton, New Zealand 

2007 Artist Book: Layers of the Land, Lochmara Lodge Wildlife Recovery and Art Centre, Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2015 Caldera Sisters, OR 

2014 Flatrocks Gallery environmental site-specific installation, Gloucester, MA

2013 White Mountain National Forest Artist-in-Residence New Hampshire & Maine

2010 Artula Institute for Arts & Environmental Education Bandon, OR

2008 Andrew Peabody School Cambridge, MA

2007-2008 Living in Peace Project Karamea, New Zealand

2007 New Pacific Studios Masterton, New Zealand 

LECTURES

2015 Cambridge Arts Association : Artists Residencies, A Panel

2014 Flatrocks Gallery, Artist talk

2014 Lesley University, Community of Scholars Artist as Educator: Studio Learning in Practice Cambridge, MA

2013 New Hampshire Arts Education Conference, Exploring Creativity Exploring Environmental Art in the Forest New Hampshire

2013 Artists Panel: Creativity Rising from the Ecological Wreck Cultural Center at Rocky Neck & Gloucester Writers Center, Gloucester, MA 

2013 Visiting Artist PEM/PM:Dirt Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

2012 Art and the Environment: The Artist's Perspective Bristol Art Museum in partnership with the Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI 

2012 Visiting Artist/Lecturer: Cambridge Creativity Commons: A unique administrative practice Boston Center for the Arts Boston, MA

2011 Visiting Artist/Lecturer: Walking as Art Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

2011 Guest Speaker, Washed Ashore, plastics, sea life & art , 5th International Marine Debris Conference: Waikiki, HI 

2009 Visiting Artist/ Lecturer, A Community of Scholars: A Celebration of Research and Inquiry, Environmental Art - The Expanding Frontier Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

2008 Visiting Artist/Lecturer: Youth Environmental Art Leadership Workshop, Practicing Environmental Artists Youth A.C. T (Activism, Coalition, Trust), Malden, MA

PUBLICATIONS

Flatrocks show spotlights Gloucester's 'North Villages', Gloucester Daily Times, August 14, 2014

White Mountain National Forest Artist-in-Residence Program, Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, 2013

http://www.aannh.org.dnnmax.com/artistinresidence/Meet2013AIR/

White Mountain National Forest Artists in Residency Honored at Exhibit and Reception, http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/whitemountain/news-events/

Learning through the Arts: Assessment, Evaluation, and Documentation by Kyle Browne. Teaching Artist Journal, 2010

Kyle Browne Interview with Incredible Talent, Good Morning Gloucester 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxwXBFiI-0I 

Down by the Sea- Dead Horse Beach Project Peabody Essex Museum 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSJ15Um55Eo

Art in the Park by Desi Smith, Gloucester Daily Times 2008

International artist brings skills to Karamea by Jo Keppel, The West Coast Messenger 2008

Down Under; Exhibit takes artist Kyle Browne Under the Sea by Terry Doyle, Cape Ann Currents 2007

A Collage of Artwork takes shape in Cape Ann by Gail McCarthy, Gloucester Daily Times November 1, 2007 http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/lifestyles/article_b5cf6d9c-3f31-5e17-8d60-4f13d5ae6348.html?mode=jqm

TEACHING 

2012 - present Lesley University, Creative Arts in Learning, Adjunct Faculty

2011 - present Cambridge Creativity Commons, Director and Teaching Artist

2012  Founder, Teaching Artist Partnership with Rocky Neck Arts Colony and Gloucester Public Schools

2010-2014 Peabody Essex Museum, various Visiting Artist programs

2011 Founder Eco-Art Adventures

2010/2011 Boston 'Ahts' Festival, Visiting Artist