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Outsider Art | Brent Brown | Biography
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Brent Brown has been creating art since he was a small child and he calls it “the joy of my life.”

Brent has worked with clay and paint on paper and canvas. He is currently working with paper, cardboard, glue and acrylic paints to create creatures ranging from animals, Gremlins, Super Heroes, Muppets, Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles, TV and movie stars, to all the characters in Alice in Wonderland. He refers to his pieces as puppets because he has developed a way to give them moving arms, legs and heads with the use of cardboard pegs.

Brent Brown is a very talented artist and special individual. He suffered from a lack of oxygen at birth and later developed other mental illnesses. He has not had any formal training in art but he had a high school art teacher who was very encouraging and taught him how to work with clay, make stained glass and many other skills. He is living in a place for people with emotional disabilities and he is not able to use many of the materials he would like to in making his art. He is now working with paper, cardboard, glue and acrylic paint to make his wonderful pieces. He says he prefers to create creatures and animals because he loves the colors he can use. When he is in a bad mood he knows he better go create a Gremlin or other creature to cheer himself up.

Brent does not believe there is any real difference between the creations of a trained or untrained artist. He says that creating art is a joy for anyone and he is very grateful that he has the opportunity to do it. Brent feels that he has had wonderful feedback from many people. The Center where he spends his days learning work skills is decorated with his work on every wall. He says people at this church and many of the social workers that have worked with him are very supportive of his talent.


dpi (Taiwan Design Magazine), January, 2016

Raw Vision Magazine, RV2, Winter 2016/2017, “Building Cardboard Castles in the Air” by Ron Shira


Doneckers, Lancaster, PA

The Very Special Art Gallery in Washington, DC.

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts store, Reading, PA


GoggleWorks in Reading, PA. January 2016 Three Artist Show

Philadelphia Magic Gardens during the Summer of 2017 Two Artist Show

GoggleWorks 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 2018 – Third Prize Winner The Exhibition was open to artists from all over the world and the Juror was Thora Jacobson, former Executive Director of the Philadelphia Art Alliance.

Individual Shows:

Alvernia College, Miller Gallery, One Artist Show Sept. to Oct., 2018

Market View Arts Gallery of York College (scheduled) May, 2019
Brent Brown Biography at the Outsider Folk Art Gallery
Brent Brown (1975 - )

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