Education
M.F.A.    2014        Painting                   Academy of Art University
B.F.A.     2010        Studio Art               University of Saskatchewan

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

2017      Clark Hulings Fund Fellowship
2016      Regional Finalist, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series
2015      Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2015      Grand Prize, Painting on the Edge, Federation Gallery (Federation of Canadian Artists)
2015      Nora Faria Memorial Award, Central California Artists Showcase, Mistlin Gallery    
2014      Grand Prize, In Your Dreams, Carnegie Arts Center
2014      First Place, MFA Abstract Painting, Spring Show, Academy of Art University
2010      Nominated for Bank of Montreal National Art Competition

Museum Exhibitions
2014      Expand: 18th Annual New Generations Student Showcase, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
2010      Fresh Prints, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Solo Exhibitions
2016      Outskirts of Somewhere, Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2014      Memory Landmarks, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010      It’s All a Blur, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2008     Kristen Brown, Elements Gallery, Saskatoon, SK                                  

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017     BLUETS: to fall under a spell, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA
2017     Fall Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
2017     RELISH: Magazine Release and Exhibition, American Bookbinders Museum, San Francisco, CA

2017     Scratching the Surface, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
2017     Magical Realism, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

2017     Annual Juried Art Show, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA
2017     West Coast Bienial, Turtle Bay Museum, Redding, CA

2016    Small Works, Nouveau Gallery, Regina, SK
2016    Here, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2016    Not Alone, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016    Small Works, Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2016    Tiny 16, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016    Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, The Midway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016    Hayward Arts Council Invitational, John O'Lague Galleria, Hayward, CA
2016    Art Now Art Fair, Saskatoon, SK
2016    National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2016    Our Town, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2016    Arts in Harmony, Blaine City Hall, Blaine, MN

2016    Arts in Harmony, Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River, MN
2015    Small Works, Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2015   
Here, Part I, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2015    Gems III, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
2015     Annual International Representational Show, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015    
Painting on the Edge, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015     SO HOT RIGHT NOW, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

2015     Central California Artists Showcase, Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA
2015     Central California Artists Showcase, Mistlin Gallery, Modesto, CA
2014    
The Founders Show, Arte Verissima Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014     In your Dreams, Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA (accompanying Joan Miró: Fantastic Universe
2014     Collect!, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2014     13th Annual Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2014     19th Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction Exhibition, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2014      STOP THE CLOUD, I WANT TO GET OFF, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014      Spring Show Award Winners, Atelier Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014      Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2014      Quiet, Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014      Small Art, Paolo Mejia Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013      Tiny 13, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010      Annual Members Show and Art Walk, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2010      Persistent Histories: Recent Acquisitions of Student Art, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2010      Senior Sculpture Group Show, AKA Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2010      Silence, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2009     El Señior, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Bibliography

Featured Artist, Art Maze Mag, Late Summer Issue 4
Featured Artists, RELISH Magazine, VOL. I, San Francisco, CA
"Void Gallery," go! Saskatoon, Shaw TV, Saskatoon, SK, June 10, 2016
"Painting in the Life of Kristen Brown," Art Avenue Magazine, 2016
"Studio Visit: Kristen Brown," Fresh Paint Magazine online,
2015
Featured Artist, Fresh Paint Magazine, vol. VI, 2015
Alison Pierce, "de Young Museum's Showcase Features AAU Work," Academy of Art University Newspaper, 2014
Elizabeth Ryan, "Vintage Photo Project: Kristen Brown," American Craft Council, 2014
Alison Cooley, “Memories explored at the Snelgrove,” The Sheaf, 2010

Collections
Gordon Snelgrove, Saskatoon, SK
University of Saskatchewan Printmaking Department Collection, Saskatoon, SK

Commission
Carolyn Robins School, Mural

Consignment
Artillery Apparel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mainstage Urban Clothing, Saskatoon, SK

Professional Experience

2017-         Art Instructor, ArtWorks Fine Art Studio, San Francisco, CA
2015-         Teaching Artist, ColArt Americas -- Liquitex/ Winsor & Newton, Northern California  
2014-15     Art Instructor, Learn Make Live, San Francisco, CA (printmaking, painting)
2014-15     Gallery Assistant, Arte Verissima Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014          Art Instructor, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA (drawing, painting, cartooning, sculpture, printing)
2012          Teaching Assistant, Art Uncorked, San Francisco, CA (painting)
2006-12    Art Instructor, Gail Adams School of Art, Saskatoon, SK (drawing, painting, cartooning, sculpture, printing) 
2008         Mural Painting and Visiting Artist, Caroline Robins School, Saskatoon, SK (painting, drawing)