About Bryce Brown
I was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1971. I now live and work from my studio set on an avocado orchard in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
I have been an exhibiting artist since 1998 and have had ten solo exhibitions and many joint shows in New Zealand and in the USA.
A modernist influence mixed with New Zealand culture is evident in my paintings and gives them a truly unique flavour. Aesthetics is always high on the agenda, I paint to please the eye and draw the viewer in. As well considering symbolism, meaning and making statements, I make art that is about beauty.
My work is in private and public collections in New Zealand, Europe and the USA including the John Deere Art collection in Moline, Illinois.
These are some things I've done in the last twenty years of taking painting seriously...
1997 International travel, studying the works of the Masters in the Galleries and Museums of Europe. This is when I discovered a passion for and ability to
1998 First solo exhibition - Whangarei.
2000 Traveled to Turkey - gained inspiration and began a new body of work.
2004 Attended studies in Graphic Design - Tauranga.
2005 Became a full-time artist - 3 exhibitions this year; Palette Gallery, Auckland, The Art Boutique, Tauranga and The Artist's Room, Dunedin.
2005 The painting Brothers sold to The John Deere International Art Collection as well as paintings to other international collectors.
2006 Continued to research and paint historical New Zealand themes - figures in our landscapes and environment as well as other international themes. 2006 Exhibited with Discovery Galleries, Washington, USA.
2006 Exhibited with WARD Galleries, Michigan, USA.
2006 Chosen to be published in the popular book New Zealand's Favourite Artists Volume 1
2007 Chosen for the esteemed Vero Calender and published alongside artists such as Don Binney, Ralph Hotere, Rita Angus and Colin McCahon. 2008 Exhibition Lightly on the Land at Zohar Gallery Mount Maunganui New Zealand
2009 Worked mostly on commissioned paintings
2010 Exhibited work in the Braveheart Exhibition curated by Liz Caughey
2010 Group exhibition Fisher Brown Gallery Tauranga.
2010 Commissioned by Foodstuffs NZ® to paint commemorative work for the Nga Potiki Iwi, Papamoa.
2010 Released book Bryce Brown Paintings 2005 - 2010
2011 Group exhibition Bryce Brown, Dalene Meiring and Matt Guild. North at The Artists Room Dunedin.
2012 Mangakawa painting chosen as part of The Miles Art Award, Tauranga Art Gallery, then added to Tauranga Civic Collection.
2012 Solo exhibition Creative Tauranga Gallery
2012 Winner merit award Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award
2014 Worked on small works. Living and painting in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
2016 Toured North Island New Zealand galleries, gaining inspiration. I built a new studio on the family orchard and continued to make new work.
2016 Published in Imago Mundi, and included in the Luciano Benetton Collection in Italy.
2017 Painted a new series for my tenth solo exhibition in February 2018 at Flagstaff Gallery in Auckland, NZ. Worked on a new commission for
a Belgian collector.
2018 Solo exhibition, Flagstaff Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand.
2019 Summer road trips soaking up our amazing New Zealand scenery! Working this into new themes, coastal and abstract works.