2015 Lemmerman Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
2014 J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
2014 Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntington, PA
2014 Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
2013 Food Physics, James Beard Foundation, New York, NY
2010 Stomach Acid Dreams, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
2010 Mia Brownell: Paintings, Museum of Arts and Culture, New Rochelle, NY
2008 Adventures of a Reluctant Omnivore, Metaphor, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Adventures of a Reluctant Omnivore, ArtGate, New York, NY
2007 Proteomics, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
2007 Pears & Polypeptides, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
2006 Complexities of the Garden, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2005 Mia Brownell: New Paintings, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Zymotic Tonic, Duke University Union Brown Gallery, Durham, NC
1998 Prelude to a Stomach Acid Dream, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls
1995 Internal Icons, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Friesen Gallery. Sun Valley, ID
Peristalsis, Air Circulation. Brooklyn, NY
Art in Embassy Program. Hong Kong, China
Natural Selections, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Food Physics, Center for Geometry and Physics, SUNY Stony Brook, NY
Art of Science Policy, American Association for the Advancement of Science, D.C.
Eye on the Storm, Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT Curated by D. Lombardi
Eye on the Storm, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, FL Curated by D. Lombardi
Undertow, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Cut Paste Sew, Gallery 138, New York, NY
Young Masters Art Prize, Gallery 27, London, UK
Young Masters Art Prize, Sphinx Fine Art, London, UK
Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
It's Your Nature, Hans Weiss Newspace, Manchester, CT. Curated S. Classen-Sullivan
Legitimate Vagina, Miranda Arts Project Space, Port Chester, NY
Awakened, AFA Gallery, New York, NY
Love (or not), Temporary Contemporary, Asbury Park, NJ.
Zooey, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY. Curated by Lesley Heller
Midsummer Night's Dream, Gallery 138, New York, NY
Scope, Presented by Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Unnatural Variations, Akus Gallery, Willimantic, CT. Curated Elizabeth Peterson
Wild At Heart, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA
Lush Life, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA
Scope, Presented by Sloan Fine Art, Miami, FL
Horsplay, UB Art Gallery (SUNY), Buffalo, NY. Curated by Bill Maynes
Plus 1, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Mia Brownell, Mira Hecht, Jason Rohlf, Judy a Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL
Kin, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Food, Laverne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR. Curated by Allison Carruth
Ten years, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, Fall River, MA. Curated by Kathleen Hancock
Girls Just Want to Have Funds, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY. (Rema Hort Mann)
Highlights from the Collection, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Nature/Culture, Castel Gallery, College of New Rochelle
Where Lies Beauty, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT. Curated by Cynthia Roznoy
Aldrich Museum Radius Exhibition, Ridgefield Guild of Artisits, CT
Amuse Bouche, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Just Art 2010, Twelve 21, New York, NY. (New York Civil Liberties Union)
8 Eyes, Jennifer Jane Gallery, New Haven, CT. Curated by Steven DiGiovanni
CIGE, Beijing, China. Presented by Dvorak Sec Contemporary, Prague, CZ
AAF, London, UK. Presented by Bo Lee Gallery
Red Dot, New York, NY. Presented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
Black and White, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
Contemporary Still Life, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ
Alumni Art Exhibition, Zamoiski Segal Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Close to Nature, Bo Lee Gallery, Bath, UK
A Taste of Young New York, Dvorak Sec Contemporary, Prague, CZ
AAF, Amsterdam, NL. Presented by Bo Lee Gallery
Art London, London, UK. Presented by Bo Lee Gallery
Moments of Macabre, Bo Lee Gallery, Bath, UK
Potluck Series, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
Germ Welfare, The Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ
Treasure Chest, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
From the Studio, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
How To Cook A Wolf, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
Summer Salon, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Leave Nature to Nature, Artgate, New York, NY
Pretty Things: Confronting the Sensuous, Artspace, New Haven. Curator: Joy Pepe
Local Growing Conditions, Westchester Arts Council, Curator: Kenise Barnes
The Westchester Biennial, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, NY.
US Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Port Louis, Mauritius
US Department of State, Art in Embassies Program,Port Louis, Mauritius
Punchbowl, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL. Presented by Gallery 138, NY, NY
Flow Art Fair, Miami, FL. Presented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art
YEA! (Young Emerging Artists), Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, NY.
Modern Edens: Permutations of Paradise, Spur Projects, Portola Valley, California.
Survive/Thrive/Alive, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery,Bronx, NY Curator: Jennifer McGregor
SCSU women in the Arts, Lyman Gallery, New Haven
Scope New York, Art Fair, New York, New York Presented by Metaphor Contemporary
Seven, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY. Curator: Lynn Stien
Caspar David Séance, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY Curator: Don Caroll
Synthesis and Distribution: Experiments in Collaboration, Pace University, NYC
Reality Show, Kenise Barns Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
Faculty Show, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven
Scope Hamptons, Art Fair, Metaphor and Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
Flash Art Fair, Milan, Italy Presented by Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
Art Chicago, Presented by Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
She Blinded Me With Science, Gallery 138, New York, NY
Breathing Space, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
Media Loft Gallery, New Rochelle, New York.
Faculty Exhibition, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven
Shifting Affinities,Yale University School of Art, New Haven. Curator: Paul Clabby
Second Nature, Fish Tank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Linda Dennis
Fabrication, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
White Columns, Curated Artist Registry
Samson Fine Arts, New York, New York. Curator: Maeve Gyenes
Faculty Plus, Southeast Louisiana University
Flat File Exhibition, artSPACE, New Haven
Claiming the Spirit. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Food. Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, New York.
Works on Paper. ArtSpace, New Haven, Connecticut.
The Nature of Things. Gallery 138, New York, New York. Curator: Brookie Maxwell.
Symbology. Times Square Lobby Gallery, New York, New York. Curator: Cyn McLean.
Insight/OnSight. Untitled (Space) Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. (catalogue)
Big Orbit ten years of spin. Anderson Gallery, Buffalo. Curator: Gerald Mead.
Works on Paper. The Park Avenue Armory. Presented by Samson Fine Art, NYC
Zg Gallery. Zg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. Curator: Myra Casis.
Planet Earth. New Gallery at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
Holding Pattern. Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, MA. Curator: Kathleen Hancock.
Reflections. NCC Gallery, Norwalk, Connecticut. Curator: Susan Hardesty.
Drawing Today. Arons Art Gallery, Hamden, Connecticut. Curator: Ben Westbrock.
Drawing National. Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland.
Final Thoughts. Gallery in the Wood, South Windsor, CT
Grrrls!. Untitled (Space) Gallery, New Haven. Curator: M Kruck and L Soutter.
Third National. Studio 4 West Gallery, Piermont, New York.
Environmental Injustices. Gallery of Social/Political Art, Boston.
Untitled (space) opens the flatfile. Untitled (space), New Haven, Connecticut
Unknown Generation X. Danforth Gallery,Curator: Mark Bessire.
4 x 4: 4 Mediums by 4 Artists. Chautauqua Center, Curator: Cynnie Gaasch.
Fabulous Food. NCC Gallery, Norwalk. Curator: Susan Hardesty.
By the Palette, For the Palate. University of Minnesota
Alumni Show. Alcazar Gallery, Baltimore School for the Arts
Culture of Class: Issues of Class in North American Culture. Decker Gallery at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. Curator: Will Hipps.
Fire & Ice: Nature and Technology. Attleboro Museum, Massachusetts.
Tackling Meaning. Red Chair Gallery, Kansas
Illusions. Kleist Center of Art and Drama, Cleveland, Ohio.
Apocalypse. Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
American Sentences. Sponsored Reality, Union City, New Jersey.
Stills in Life, Appleton Art Center, Appleton, Wisconsin. Invitational.
The Feast, Fine Art Celebrating Food. South Windsor, CT
You are what you eat. Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill
Constant Cravings. Constance Lindolm Fine Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Art for Environmental Advocacy. University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. (catalogue)
The Inanimate: 12 Artists on Still Life. Burchfield-Penney Art Center
Biohazard. Walter/McBean Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Remix. MMC Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College, New York
Consum(e)ation: Food, Fetishes, and Fantasy. Tufts University Art Gallery, MA
Artist Residency Exchange, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
Wellington Management, Boston, MA
SELECT AWARDS AND HONORS
2014 US Department of State, Art In Embassies Program. (Hong Kong)
2013 GlogauAir Residency, Berlin, Germany
2012 University of Connecticut Health Center, Public Art Commission.
2012 New York Foundation for the Arts, MARK Program.
2010 New York Foundation for the Arts, Strategic Opportunity Stipend.
2010 The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Radius Program.
2009 American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist (January).
2008 New York Foundation for the Arts, Strategic Opportunity Stipend.
2007 US Department of State, Art In Embassies Program.
2006 New York Foundation for the Arts, Strategic Opportunity Stipend.
2005 New York Foundation for the Arts, Strategic Opportunity Stipend.
2003 White Columns, Curated Artist Registry.
2000 Millay Colony for the Arts Fellowship.
Professor of Art, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
AWARDS FROM CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
2013 Connecticut State University Research Grant
2011 Creative Activity Award Program, Southern Connecticut State University
2011 Connecticut State University Research Grant
2011 Sabbatical leave
2010 Connecticut State University Research Grant
2009 Connecticut State University Research Grant
2008 Promotion to Professor
2008 Research Reassigned Time, Southern Connecticut State University
2008 Connecticut State University Research Grant
2007 Faculty Scholar Award, Southern Connecticut State University
2007 Board of Trustees Award for Research, Southern Connecticut State University
2007 Connecticut State University Research Grant
2007 Research Reassigned Time, Southern Connecticut State University
2006 Connecticut State University Research Grant
2005 Connecticut State University Research Grant
2005 Sabbatical leave
2003 Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor
2003 Research Reassigned Time, Southern Connecticut State University
2001 - 2013 Faculty Development Grant(s), SCSU
1995 MFA Painting, State University of New York, Buffalo
1993 BFA Painting, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
1993 Minor Ethics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Studied Painting, Parsons School of Design, Paris
Studied Printmaking, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Studied Philosophy, The American University of Paris
Studied Painting, Maryland Institute, College of Art
Studied Dance, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University
High School, Baltimore School for the Arts
Docimo, Michelle. "Housatonic Museum of Art Exhibits 'Eye on the Storm" Artes Magazine. July 26, 2013
Sparks, Heather."Mia Brownell: On a Molecular Level" Lipstick Tracez. April 2012
--. "Unnatural Variations: A Playful Look at Science and Art at ECSU" Hartford Courant. March 26, 2012
Maynes, Bill. "Horsplay" (Buffalo: UB Art Galleries, 2011)
Bitetti, Kathleen. "Got Art?" Caught in Southie. 2011.
Gouveia, Georgette. "It's complicated" The WAG Magazine. August 1, 2011.
Kuspit, Donald. "The New Naturalism" Artnet Magazine. November 22, 2010
Martineau, Chantal.”In Food Art: Mia Brownell’s’ Stomach Acid Dreams’”
Village Voice. August 30, 2010
Spoor, Nathan. "Mia Brownell: Stomach Acid Dreams" Hi-Fructose
Magazine. August 24, 2010
Brower, Kate. “Lost Tax Break for Artists” Bloomberg News. September 30, 2010
Tracey O'Shaughnessy. "Where Lies Beauty" Republican-American. Tuesday, June 29, 2010 section 3D
Roznoy, Cynthia. "Where Lies Beauty" (Waterbury: Mattatuck Museum, 2010)
Hank, Hoffman. "A group exhibit in Westville inspired by photography" New Haven Advocate, May 18, 2010, Arts & Literature.
Philbrick, Harry. "Mia Brownell' Radius. (Ridgefield: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2010)
--. "Contemporary still life" Northern Vallery Press. pg 9. January 25, 2010.
Brownell, Mia. The Bath Magazine. Bath, UK. December 2009. Art featured on cover.
McGurk, Mollie."New gallery presents New York Artists", Czech Business Weekly. November 27, 2009.
Spoor, Nathan. "Mia Brownell: Skeptical Realism" Hi-Fructose Magazine Volume 13. Pages 16-17 and 30-33. Featured Artist.
--. Carnegie Mellon Today. January 2009, Vol.6 No 1
Grootenboer, Hanneke. "Embracing the Void: The Spinning Festoons of Mia Brownell" (New York: November 2008. Art Gate and Metaphor Contemporary)
Korsmeyer, Carolyn. “ The Paintings of Mia Brownell,” Art Exit Magazine, July 2008, 114-117. Featured Artist.
Hank, Hoffman. "Pretty but not vacant at Artspace",
June 11, 2008, (http://ctartscene.blogspot.com/)
Traster, Tina. "Art House", New York Post, June 12, 2008,
Real Estate Guide, Cover, 46-47
Kobasa, Vincent. "Painted Over: Reflections on a desperate art", New Haven Advocate, June 5, 2008, Arts & Literature. Image
Pepe, Joy. “Pretty Things: Confronting Sensuousness” (New Haven: Artspace Gallery, 2008)
Lee, Phil. “Mia Brownell”, Chicago Art Journal, (University of Chicago. Michael Tymkiw and Christina Yu, Editors). 2007 Issue. Featured Artist.
--. “Art in Embassies Exhibition” (Port Louis, Mauritius: United States Embassy, 2007)
--. “ Catch it while you can.” Washingtonian Magazine, December 2007 Issue. Image.
Doherty, Donna. “Art with a Twist.” New Haven Register, November 25, 2007. Featured.
Doherty, Donna. “Hartt’s Best.” Hartford Courant, November 18, 2007.
--. “The Art of Science: Brownell named 2007 Faculty Scholar.” Southern Life, November 2007.
McQuid, Cate. “ Still lifes with a modern twist.” Boston Globe, Arts & Reviews, June 14, 2007.
--. “ 2 SCSU professors honored by board.” New Haven Register, August 2, 2007.
Brownell, Mia. “Mia Brownell”, Issues in Science and Technology, (University of Texas, Dallas. Kevin Finneran, Editor). Summer 2007 Issue. Cover/Featured Artist.
Kuspit, Donald. “ Ambiguous Nature: Mia Brownell’s Painting.” Mia Brownell: Complexities of the Garden. (Buffalo: Big Orbit Gallery, 2006)
Korsmeyer, Carolyn. “ The Paintings of Mia Brownell.” Mia Brownell: Complexities of the Garden. (Buffalo: Big Orbit Gallery, 2006)
Bendiner, Kenneth. “ Mia Brownell’s Paintings.” Mia Brownell: Complexities of the Garden. (Buffalo: Big Orbit Gallery, 2006)
Koening, Sara. “Brownell’s Garden.” University at Buffalo, The Spectrum, December 6, 2006.
Chao, Albert. “Fantasy in Realism.” Art Voice, November 29, 2006.
Brownell, Mia. “Complexities of the Garden”, Gastronomica: Journal of Food and Culture, (University of California Press. Darra Goldstein, Editor) Summer 2006, 24-29. Featured Art.
Newhall, Edith. “Photos at the Print Center.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 23, 2006.
Gouveia, Georgette. “Young & The Restless.” The Journal News, Life & Style, June 23, 2006, Cover, 8-9.
--. “YEA! Young Emerging Artists: Discover the County’s Leading New Artists” Arts News, Westchester Arts Council Journal, June 2006, 8-9 .
Genocchio, Benjamin. “Indoor Freshness to Rival Gardens.” The New York Times, WE Arts & Entertainment, April 23, 2006.
McGregor, Jennifer. “Survive, Thrive, Alive” (Bronx: Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, 2006)
--. “Plant Survival On View At Wave Hill In Spring..” Antiques and The Arts Weekly, April 7, 2006.
Andrews, Jenny. “Behind the Chlorophyll.” Garden Design, March 2006.
Gouveia, Georgette. “A Circle of Art.” The Journal News, The Line, January 27 2006, 8-9.
--. “Mia Brownell” Seven Degrees of Relativity (Rockland Center for the Arts, 2006)
--. “SCSU artist featured in NYC solo exhibit.” , New Haven Register, Education, January 5 2006.
--. “Brownell’s Life Anything But Still.” Southern Life, October 2005, 5.
--. “Shifting Affinities” (New Haven: International Festival of Arts and Ideas, 2004)
Licata, Elizabeth. Big Orbit Gallery, Ten Years of Spin, (Buffalo: Big Orbit Gallery, 2002)
Birke, Judy. “Insight/Onsite”, New Haven Register, March 31, 2002.
Boyce, David B. “Artists explore patterns in BCC exhibit”, Standard-Times, February, 2002
Hoffman, Hank. “Mia Brownell; You Art What You Eat”, New Haven Advocate, October 2001,18-24.
--. “Drawing Today exhibit opens at Hamden Hall.” New Haven Register, September 25, 2001, D12
Thompson, Chris. “Rumination X.” The Portland Phoenix, October 27, 2000, 20.
Brownell, Mia. Connecticut Review, 1999 & 2002 editions.
Bannon , Anthony. “Art show: 42-lb. frog, 1950 toaster, cheese noodles and cosmic mouse.” The Chautauqan Daily, August 16, 2000.
Huntington, Richard. “At home and abroad.” Buffalo News, Gusto, August 1, 2000.
Lustfeldt, Heather. “The Exhibit as Clinic at Red Chair.” Review: News Features and Art in Kansas City, January 19, 2000, 19.
Luzar, Jacqueline. “Good Art is No Illusion.” The Exponent, Arts, November 1999.
Starger, Steve. “Give in to Food Fantasies.” Journal Inquirer, Living, July 2, 1999.
Klaric, Arlette. Contemporary Constructs of Still Life (Buffalo: Burchfield-Penney Art Center,1998).
Huntington, Richard. “Everywhere at Once.” The Buffalo News, Arts & Ent , February 27, 1998.
Huntington, Richard. “Backward Glances.” The Buffalo News, January 4, 1998.
--. The Inanimate: 12 Artists on Still Life Interprets a Traditional Subject, (Buffalo: Burchfield-Penney Art Center, 1997-98), 1.
--. “Hazmat Alert.” San Francisco Weekly, December 1998, 3-9.
Degen Fleig, William. Our Distance Is The Danger, (San Francisc: San Francisco art Institute, 1997).
Huntington, Richard. “Body of Work, Well-thought-out still lifes that look deep inside.” The Buffalo News, Gusto, December 12, 1997, 32.
Huntington, Richard. “What’s Eating The Artist.” The Buffalo News, November 14, 1997.
--. Consume(e)attain Fur, fruit or flesh. What’s your passion? (Medford, Massachusetts: Tufts Journal, Volume 18, 1997), 4.
Worden, John. “Mia Brownell”, In WNY (Buffalo: Hallwalls Inc., 1997), .3-4.
Huntington, Richard “In photo and frame, artists sing the body eclectic,” The Buffalo News, Ent., February 14, 1997.
Huntington, Richard “INSIDE STORIES, Canvases from Brownell’s body of work," The Buffalo News, May 5, 1995.
Contributor, 100 Creative Drawing Ideas. Compiled and edited by Anna Held Audette (Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boston, MA.) p. 158-9. Animated by a Photo Collage
Contributor, 2008 Desk Diary, United States Department of State (Global Publishing Solutions, Vienna Austria). Featuring Art in Embassies Program exhibiting artists.
Featured in 'Where Lies Beauty' a documentrary film by Carina Tautu. The Mattatuck Museum commissioned this film to document the Josephine McMillen and Lois Livingston McMillen Exhibit featuring of the dynamic art of five women artists. The film reveals the aesthetic and intellectual instigations behind each of the artists’ creations as well as the precise and painstaking detail required in the art-making process. The artists are: Leah Joo, Susan Madasci, Mia Brownell, Afarin Rahmanifar, and Eleanor Miller.
ARTIST LECTURES, PANELS, JUDGE & CRITIC
2014 Artist Talk, Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntingdon, PA
2014 Artist Talk/Drawing Workshop, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
2013 Artist Talk, SUNY Stony Brook, NY
2012 Artist Talk, Sacred Heart University, Trumbull, CT
2011 Artist Talk, Lyme Academy of Art, Old Lyme, CT
2011 Panelist, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT
2011 Juror, Mill Gallery, Guildford Art Center, CT
2010 Artist Talk, New York Academy of Art, NYC
2010 Artist Talk, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Ridgefield, CT
2010 Drawing Workshop, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Ridgefield, CT
2010 Artist Talk, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
2009 Juror, Milford Fine Arts Council, Milford, CT
2008 Visiting Critic, Maryland Institute, College of Art
2007 Artist Talk, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
2000 Juror, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
2000 Juror, Bruce Museum, 18th Annual, Greenwich, CT