Visual Arts Faculty

Lex Brown

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Lex Brown is an artist, musician, and writer. Working fluidly across form, her work uses poetry and science-fiction to create an index for our psychological and emotional experiences as organic beings in rapidly a technologized world. She has performed and exhibited work at the New Museum, the High Line, the International Center of Photography, Recess, The Kitchen, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Munch Museum. Brown holds degrees from Yale University (MFA) and Princeton University (BA). She is the author of My Wet Hot Drone Summer, a sci-fi erotic novella that takes on surveillance and social justice. Consciousness, a survey of Brown's work spanning the past 8 years, is newly available from GenderFail. Containing documentation from 46 different videos and performances, as well as 33 original lyrics, it is Brown's first book to have been acquired by the collections of the Met, MoMA, Whitney, and SFMoMA. Brown is a Lecturer in the Program of Visual Arts at Princeton University and a College Fellow in Theater and Media at Harvard University.


On the heels of her first solo show at The Kitchen in NYC, artist Lex Brown discusses her current artistic practice that combines video installation, drawing, live performance — and her love of food.

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Lex Brown Named 2021 USA Fellow in Visual Arts | United States Artists, February 2021

Lex Brown ’12 is Teaching the Value of a Multimedia Approach to Art” | Princeton Alumni Weekly, May 11, 2022


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