by Lex Brown
150 pages
Edition of 200
August 2019

Consciousness is the first survey of Brown’s expansive practice in video and performance. Spanning eight years and 47 works, this book includes never-before-seen photos and lyrics from her humorous, allegorical, and sobering compositions.

Lex Brown is an artist who uses poetry and science-fiction to create an index for our psychological and emotional experiences as organic beings in a rapidly technologized world.

She has performed and exhibited work at the New Museum, the High Line, the International Center of Photography, Recess, and The Kitchen in New York; REDCAT Theater and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; The Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore; and at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. She is a 2021 recipient of the USA Fellowship.

Brown holds degrees from Yale University (MFA) and Princeton University (BA). She is the author of My Wet Hot Drone Summer, a sci-fi erotic novella that takes on surveillance and social justice, first edition published by Badlands Unlimited.

Consciousness, a survey of Brown's work spanning the past 8 years, is available from GenderFail. Containing documentation from 46 different videos and performances, as well as 33 original song lyrics performed in artist-run spaces, museums, music venues, and galleries it has been acquired by the collections of the Met, MoMA, Whitney, and SFMoMA museums amongst other notable collections.

Brown teaches Drawing I at Princeton University and was a 2020-2022 Media Fellow at Harvard University. She is the host of the podcast 1-800-POWERS available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Brown is represented by Deli Gallery in Tribeca, NYC.