Christie Brown

Born 1946, Yorkshire, England

"While exploring the significance of continuity and the relevance of archaic artefacts to a contemporary artist through residencies at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and Hunter College, New York, my recent sculpture references museum artefacts and explores the relationship between humans and animals through symbolic representation. Inspired by archaeology and its parallel with psychoanalysis, as a means of discovering and preserving knowledge through the uncovering of fragments, the work alludes to the powerful charm of animal deities within a range of cultures.  Freud possessed a large number of figurative antiquities and he used the image of a fused human and animal to describe the way two dream images can be condensed together. My current work builds on this interest in the human/animal hybrid, reflecting our need to project a variety of emotions and ideas onto the animal world, which we simultaneously both revere and exploit."

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Working in London

1966-1969   Manchester University, Manchester, BA General Arts
1976-1977   Sir John Cass School of Art, London, Life Drawing and Pottery
1980-1982   Harrow School of Art, London, Higher Diploma in Studio Pottery

Christie Brown has work in the following public collections: 
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury
York City Art Gallery, York
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol
Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres, France
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal, Canada
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA
LongHouse Foundation, East Hampton, New York, USA
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, USA
ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona, USA

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