Our Sculptors

Christie Brown MRSS

Christie Brown’s ceramic and mixed media figurative sculpture explores connections between historic artefacts, archaeology and psychoanalysis, as well as the mythology, narrative and symbolism associated with clay.
Discipline
Figurative/Realism
Installation/Land/Site-specific
Material
Brick/Concrete/Plaster
Ceramic/Clay
Metal (other)
Region
London

Christie Brown’s sculpture is often theme and site-specific, informed by an interest in the relationship between museum collections and contemporary art. Inspired by idealised and uncanny representations of the human, such as mimetic figures, dolls and puppets, she creates clay figures from free built elements and press moulded sections that suggest otherworldly beings and composite hybrid characters, but which at the same time seem familiar, reflecting the complexity of identity and otherness.
She trained in ceramics at Harrow School of Art and taught on the BA, MA and PhD programmes at the University of Westminster where she continues as an Emerita Professor of Ceramics and a member of the Ceramics Research Centre UK. Recent exhibitions include DreamWork at the Freud Museum, Ludus Est at the V&A Museum of Childhood and Material Earth II at Messums Wiltshire. Her work is featured in several private and public collections in Europe and the USA.