The Art is Her exhibition series celebrates women artists and champions their goal of achieving museum presence equal to men. TMA dedicates its atrium to a series of solo exhibitions by women artists and reminds visitors that equal representation has yet to be achieved in art today.
Phoenix S. Brown is a Cincinnati-native, multidisciplinary artist, based in Milwaukee, WI. She holds a BFA in New Studio Practice from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design with a minor in Art History. She has exhibited work locally and nationally and participates in residencies and fellowships
With her influences of fashion, nature, and young adult fiction, multidisciplinary painting grants Brown the space to highlight dialogues around cultural bias, power structures, and inner thinking. She reclaims the picture plane with the assertive gaze and presence of feminine figures, bold lines, and disruptive, textured surfaces. Brown challenges the history of western painting by giving her images full control of the audience’s viewing psychology.