A draftswoman, composer, and experimental phonographer, Beth Brown works and practices in Baltimore, MD. Her intricate ink drawings and euphonic processed field recordings share a conceptual common thread of accumulating texture as a means for creating complex systems. These abstract arrangements provide the signifiers needed to understand her personal lexicon of nuance she has been developing throughout her bodies of work.
Brown was born in Houston, TX and spent half her childhood in the country where she began to cultivate a love for solitary acts of tedium. Her mother is a practicing oil painter and writer and her father was a research scientist and electrical engineer with fifteen patents attributed to his life’s work. Deeply influenced by her parent’s creative pursuits and ample alone time, Brown began exploring different mediums and graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a BFA in Painting and a concentration in Curatorial Studies. Since her graduation in 2011, she produced her first album, has begun working on a second under the moniker “Brune”, and won a grant for her experimental phonography. Her visual work is featured in publications including Juxtapoz and Boooom! where her viewers have described her ink drawings as “enveloping”, “nightmarish”, and “seductive.” She plans to attend an interdisciplinary MFA program to further her craft and research.