CASEY LANCE BROWN
b. 1978. Asheville, NC, USA.
Casey Lance Brown (b. 1978) is an American lens-based artist who studied at Duke University, Harvard Design School, and as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. His work often reveals the perverse ways in which human systems use, disuse, and adapt to the planet’s surface. His composite imagery results in large format, expansive scenography which has been exhibited/collected in the U.S., Italy, Russia, UK and Switzerland.
Recently, Brown's subject matter has been a photographic series on abandoned drive-in theaters called "Memoirs of a Screen". This series was included in the outdoor exhibition The FENCE 2016 for the southern edition, extended to Art On the Atlanta Beltline in 2017. Brown’s broader abandoned infrastructure series was also included in group exhibitions at Millepiani in Rome (Modules, 2018), MINT Museum in Atlanta, GA (2016), Scope Art Fair, Vol. 5 in Miami (2015), Brick Lane Gallery in London (2015), and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO (2014) . In 2011, Brown completed the Rome Prize fellowship by exhibiting a vast research and photographic project on abandoned maritime villas of the Roman empire at the American Academy in Rome titled "Landscapes of Speculation".
Brown creates freelance branding imagery for commercial brands such as Betabrand and non-profit entities like Folkmoot International Dance Festival and the Asheville Percussion Festival. He has served as an art and design critic at various universities including M.I.T., Harvard Design School, Clemson University, University of Tennessee, and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Lastly, Brown serves as the research director for P-REX, a design think tank at MIT.
2005 M.L.A., Harvard University, Graduate School of Design w/ Distinction /Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship
2001 B.A., Duke University, Art History / Earth + Ocean Sciences (minor) w/ Distinction /Summa Cum Laude
AWARDS + FELLOWSHIPS + GRANTS
2017 REGIONAL ARTIST PROJECT GRANT. North Carolina Arts Council. 2016 THE FENCE. Selected Artist, GA Edition. 2015 Moscow. International Foto Awards, Memoirs of a Screen 2015 Fine Art-Landscapes. Int'l Photography Awards, Memoirs of a Screen 2015 Fine Art- Honorable Mention. Fine Art Photography Awards, London, UK 2010-11 Rome Prize. Fellow, School of Fine Arts, American Academy in Rome
2009 Mobility After the City. Toyota Research Inst. of North America (w/ A. Berger)
2009 Finalist, Reburbia. International Design Competition. Dwell Magazine + Inhabit.com
2008 Le Grand Pari de l’Agglomération Parisienne. Team Selection. French Government.
2006 Reclaiming Extractive Landscapes. US EPA, Superfund (w/ A. Berger, P-REX/MIT)
2005 Harvard Vision of Sustainability 2020: Art and Design Competition. Hon. Mention
2007 Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship. Top Ranking Graduate, Harvard University, GSD
2004 Janet Webel Prize for Excellence in Design. Top Honors, Harvard University, GSD
2001 Benenson Award in the Arts. Top honors, Duke University Art Department
EXHIBITIONS Visual Art (selected)
MODULES. Millepiani, Rome, Italy
LANDSCPAES + SEASCAPES. 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC. ART ON THE ATLANTA BELTLINE. Atlanta, GA. SMOKY MOUNTAIN ARTS FESTIVAL. Swain Arts Center, Bryson City, NC. THE BIG PICTURE. (Denver, CO and select cities).
THE FENCE. Georgia Exhibition, Atlanta, Savannah, & more, GA. MOSCOW FOTO AWARDS. Landscape + Cityscape. Moscow, Russia ACAS. Lincoln Center. Contemporary Art Survey. Fort Collins, CO. WHERE WE ARE GOING/ WHERE WE HAVE BEEN. MINT Museum, Atlanta, GA.
SCOPE ART FAIR, VOL. 5. Miami. LANDSCAPE: RURAL vs. URBAN. Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK CITY AND BEYOND COLLECTION. Fifth Annual Exposure Awards. Paris, France NORTH CAROLINA ARTISTS. Selected Artist, Elder Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC TRACKING. Photographic Series in LA+Tyranny (Journal)
VISUAL NARRATIVES. Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2013. Photographer’s Forum (Book + Online)
STORY OF THE CREATIVE 2013. See.Me Gallery, New York City
LANDSCAPES OF SPECULATION, American Academy in Rome, Italy GALILEO on the Gianicolo, Video w/ P Rudy & E Eckert. American Academy- Rome
WNC Landscape Photography. Interpretive, Brevard, NC
EXHIBITIONS Design (selected)
2016 FUTURE OF SUBURBIA. Center for Advanced Urbanism, MIT. Cambridge, MA 2014 IABR: URBAN BY NATURE. International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam 2013 URBAN BORDER, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, Shenzhen, China 2011 THICK BORDER, Institute for Wishful Thinking (IWT, Online) 2010 ENVISIONING ORGANIZATION: Architecture and Information. Knowlton, OSU
2010 HYDROCITY: A Symposium on Hydrology/Urbanism. (w/ A. Berger) Univ. Toronto
2010 REBURBIA: A Suburban Design Competition Big Box Biofuel, Dwell/Inhabit [Online]
2009 LE GRAND PARI(s) Porous City, Cite d’le Architecture (w/ Studio 09), Paris, France
2006 DROSSCAPE: Wasting Land in Urban America. (w/ A. Berger), Harvard University
2005 HARVARD Vision of Sustainability 2020. Harvard University
2004 STUDIOWORKS Annual Exhibition. Harvard University, GSD
2003 STUDIOWORKS Annual Exhibition. Harvard University, GSD
2002 Permanent Logo Design, Folkmoot USA-State International Festival, Non-profit
“First in Time Is First in Line” LA+ Time. UPenn, forthcoming 2018.
“Interburbia” (w/ A. Berger, K. Laberteaux) in Infinite Suburbia. Ed. A. Berger, J. Kotkin. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2017. 232-246.
“The Rise of Stateless Space” in LA+ Tyranny. UPenn, 2016.
"Metabolic WasteBelts" in Archis 1: Volume 47, w/ Center for Advanced Urbanism, 2016.
“Landscape Switching” (w/ Holmes, R) Kerb 22: Journal of Landscape Architecture, 2014.
“Where Americans Live: An Environmental and Geographical Tally” (w/ A. Berger, C. Kousky, K. Laberteaux, and R. Zeckhauser). Harvard Journal of Real Estate - Navigating Investments with Ethical Risk, 39-50, 2013.
“Chernobyl” in Encyclopedia of Energy, ed. M. Pierce, Golson Media: Salem Press, 2012.
“A New Systemic Nature For Mussolini’s Landscape Urbanism” (w/ A. Berger) in Dirt, ed. M. Born, H. Furján, and L. Jencks, with P. M. Crosby. PennDesign; Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2012, pp. 252-261.
Waste to Place (w/ A. Berger and V. Ketellapper). TIffany & Co. Foundation, Printed by Puritan Press, 2012.
“The Challenge of Degraded Environments: How Common Biases Impair Effective Policy” (w/ A. Berger, C. Kousky, and R. Zeckhauser). Risk Analysis, Vol. 31(9): 1423-1433, Sept 2011.
“Sourcing the Next American Fuel Network” (w/ A. Berger). Landscape Architecture China, 1: 100-106, 2011.
“The Five Neglects: Risks Gone Amiss” (w/ A. Berger, C. Kousky, and R. Zeckhauser) in Learning from Catastrophes, H. Kunreuther and M. Useem (eds.), Philadelphia, PA: Wharton School Publishing, 2009.
“Digital simulation and reclamation” (w/ A. Berger) in Designing the Reclaimed Landscape. Ed. A. Berger. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis, 2008. 117-124.
“Open-pit opportunities: pre-mine design strategies” (w/ A. Berger) in Designing the Reclaimed Landscape. Ed. A. Berger. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis, 2008. 125-128.
“Re-seeding Nansha” in Nansha Coastal City: Landscape and Urbanism in the Pearl River Delta. Eds. A. Berger and M. Crawford. Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2006.
VISUALS FEATURED /Art
Berger and Kotkin. Infinite Suburbia. PAPress, 2017. Multiple mappings.
“Virgil, Pietro Da Cortona, and the Heroism of Aeneas,” by Michael J. Putnam. Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 59/60: 2014/2015.
SeeMe Online Featured Artist Gallery. http://www.see.me/creators/caseylancebrown
Brash, Hand, and Orff. Gateway: Visions for an Urban National Park: PAPress, 2011, 191.
American Academy in Rome Fine Arts Index, 2010-2011. <http://sofa.aarome.org/2010-2011/casey-lance-brown-1>
“Leading Thinkers and Doers” Summer/Fall 2010, v.63:3. Clemson World Magazine.
“Best Architecture of the Decade” Jan 2010. Mammoth. <http://m.ammoth.us/blog/>
MacDonald, J. and H.G. Clarke, eds. Studioworks 10. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 2004.
INVITED LECTURES + CRITIC
2017 Hyperloop One Competition. Juror 2016 UTennessee-Knoxville. Critic 2015 Center for Advanced Urbanism (M.I.T.) Critic 2014 DREDGEFEST - Louisiana. Speculative Design Workshop, Lectures 2014 Center for Advanced Urbanism (M.I.T.) Lecture 2013 Media Lab (M.I.T.). Lecture 2013 Media Lab (M.I.T.) Reader/Critic, DUSP 2012 Duke University. Field Trip Adjunct, Geomorphology 2012 Oslo School of Architecture & Design (Norway). Critic/Workshop 2011 Harvard University (GSD). Critic
2011 American Academy in Rome. School of Fine Arts
2010 M.I.T. Reader/Critic, DUSP
2008 Clemson University. Lecture, Digital Rep.
2008 Oslo School of Architecture & Design (Norway). Critic/Workshop
2007 Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark). Visiting Lecturer/Critic
2006 Harvard University (PREX2). Conference Presenter/Panelist
2006 Harvard University (GSD). Lecture, Digital Rep.
2005 Yale University. Critic, School of Architecture
2011 Terragrams Feature Delivering the Landscape Series, Switzerland
2009 Jim Self Center on the Future NPR News/ETV SC