2019-2021 Emerging Artist

Krystle Brown

  • Krystle Brown

    Industry, mixed media installation (found men's shirts hand sewn together, ratchet straps, wood pallet, found objects, single channel video projected inside), 51 x 84 x 60 inches, 2019.

  • Krystle Brown

    Beast of Burden, mixed media installation (acrylic, found men's shirts hand sewn together, unfired clay, found objects), 84 x 66 inches, 2019.

    Beast of Burden
  • Krystle Brown

    How They Live, armchair, live video feed, bricks, single channel video of (Gathering) 112 Pounds projected on chair, size variable, 2018.

    How They Live
  • Krystle Brown

    We Never Used These Anyway, parent's debt collection letters, coffin nails, linen napkins, 60 x 36 inches, 2018.

    We Never Used These Anyway
  • Krystle Brown

    Inter, archival pigment print, 20 x 30 inches, 2018.

  • Krystle Brown

    Pacifica, archival pigment print, 20 x 30 inches, 2018.

  • Krystle Brown

    Suisun City, archival pigment print, 12 x 24 inches, 2018.

    Suisun City

Artist Statement

My recent work revolves around the psychological effects of economic class, ritual, and being at odds with one's environment. Combining these motifs, I create video installations, sculpture, photography and performance that bridge between the morbid and the humorous. I use personal storytelling to drive the concepts and aesthetics that are in conversation with the suburban/urban gothic paradigm.

Situated uncomfortably between the aspirations of the American Dream and "white trash," my work grapples my hybrid economic class and social identity. I question and attempt to solve whether a society decides that there are different levels of value placed on what we hold dear like our physical homes, the objects within them, and the neighborhoods surrounding them.

Work available on Artsy


Troubled Landscapes, group show on Artsy, June 1-30, 2021
15,000 Days, March3-28, 2021.

Press + Media

Amore, B. "15,000 Days." Art New England, March/April, 2021.
Whitcomb, Robert. "Contemplating climate change on Peaks Island." New England Diary, March 4, 2021.
15,000 Days, Press Release, January 12, 2021.



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