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.