Bryce Brown

A little bit about me...
I was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1971.
I've been exhibiting since 1999, turned professional 2005 and have had nine solo exhibitions.
My work is in private and public collections in New Zealand, Europe and the USA including the John Deere
Art collection in Moline, Illinois (2005) and Foodstuffs New Zealand for Nga Potiki Iwi of Papamoa, NZ
(2010).
Artist's Statement
"A modernist influence mixed with New Zealand culture is evident in my
paintings and gives them a truly unique, international flavour. Aesthetics is
always high on the agenda, I paint to please the eye and draw the viewer
in.
As well considering symbolism, meaning and making statements, I make
art that is about beauty."
-Bryce Brown
These are some things I've done in the last twenty years of taking painting seriously...
1997 International travel, studying the works of the Masters in the Galleries and Museums of Europe. This is when I
discovered a passion for and ability to paint.
1998 First solo exhibition - Whangarei.
2000 Traveled to Turkey - gained inspiration and began a new body of work.
2004 Attended studies in Graphic Design - Tauranga.
2005 Became a full time artist - 3 exhibitions this year selling the painting 'Brothers' to The John Deere International Art
Collection as well as paintings other international collectors.
2006 Continued to research and paint historical New Zealand themes - figures in our landscapes and environment as well as
other international themes.
2006 Chosen to be published in the popular book 'New Zealand's Favourite Artists'
2007 Chosen for the esteemed Vero Calender and published alongside artists such as Don Binney, Ralph Hotere, Rita
Angus and Colin McCahon.
2008 Exhibition Lightly on the Land at Zohar Gallery Mount Maunganui New Zealand
2009 Worked mostly on commissioned paintings
2010 Exhibited work in the Braveheart Exhibition curated by Liz Caughey
2010 Group exhibition Fisher Brown Gallery Tauranga.
2010 Commissioned by Foodstuffs NZ® to paint commemorative work for the Nga Potiki Iwi, Papamoa.
2010 Released book Bryce Brown Paintings 2005 - 2010
2011 Group exhibition Bryce Brown, Dalene Meiring and Matt Guild. North at The Artists Room Dunedin.
2012 Solo exhibition Creative Tauranga Gallery
2012 Winner merit award Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award
2014 Worked on small works. Living and painting in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
2016 Toured North Island New Zealand galleries, gaining inspiration. I built a new studio on the family orchard and
continued to make new work.
2017 I'm currently painting a new series for my 2018 exhibition which will be at Flagstaff Gallery in Auckland, NZ. I'm
also working on new commission for a Belgian collector.