LaKela Brown

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Doorknocker, Grill, and Chicken Head Large Composition, 2020, Plastic and acrylic, 20 x 16 x 2 in.
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Large Door Knocker Composition with Space and Gold, 2020, Plaster and acrylic, 48 x 33 x 3 in.
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Doorknocker, Grill, and Chickenhead Arrangement, 2018, Plaster, 20 x 16 x 1 in.
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Triangle Bamboo Earrings and Chicken Heads, 2018, Plaster, 20 x 16 x 1 in.
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Doorknocker, Grill, and Chicken Head Large Composition, 2018, Plaster, 60 x 48 x 1 in.
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Doorknocker, Grill, and Chicken Head Large Composition, detail, 2018, Plaster, 60 x 48 x 1 in.
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Heart, Round, and Triangle Bamboo Earring Composition Sunken Relief, 2018, Plaster, 20 x 16 x 1 in.
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Free Hearts, 2018, Plaster, 20 x 16 x 1 in.
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Material Relief, Reyes Projects, photography by Clare Gatto
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Material Relief, Reyes Projects, photography by Clare Gatto
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Material Relief, Reyes Projects, photography by Clare Gatto
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LaKela Brown is from Detroit, Michigan, where she attended Detroit Public Schools and graduated from the College for Creative Studies with a Fine Arts major in 2005. While attending the College for Creative Studies, she was awarded a grant and residency by the Detroit organization ‘Art on the Move’. She is the recipient of an OxBow School of Art, MI fellowship and participated in the Mano y Mente residency in Tula Rose, NM. Brown has been included in solo and group exhibitions nationally and in Europe, including: Reyes Projects, Metro Detroit; Swiss Institute (SI), NY; 56 Henry, NY; and Lars Friedrich Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Brown continues to live and work in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Independent New York 2019

NADA Miami 2018

Material Relief

 

EDUCATION

2005

BFA, College fro Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Surface Possessions, 56 Henry, New York, NY

2018

Material Relief, Reyes Projects, Metro Detroit, MI

LaKela Brown, Lars Friedrich Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2016

Bamboo Earrings, At Least Two Pair: An exhibition by LaKela Brown, CAVE, Detroit, MI

2015

Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 1, Solar Gold, Jackie Klempay, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Independent New York, Reyes | Finn, New York, NY

Metallica, Foxy Production, New York, NY

2019

Styles of Resistance: From the Corner to the Catwalk, MOCADA, Brooklyn, NY

2018

Classic Beauty, Providence College, Providence, RI

Dressed, The Paul Robeson Gallery, Newark, NJ

Swiss Institute Architecture and Design Series: 3rd Edition, READYMADES BELONG TO EVERYONE, Curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen, Swiss Institute (SI), New York, NY

Mane 'n Tail, curated by Katherine Simóne Reynolds, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO

2017

THREE., On Visibility and Camouflage, works from Black Women Artists for

Black Lives Matter, curated by Daniella Rose King, We Buy Gold, Brooklyn, NY

LaKela Brown and Liona R. Nyariri: Fool's Gold, AC Institute, New York, NY

Laurel, curated by Tatiana Kronberg, BUNK CLUB, Greenpoint, NY

Tell The Truth About Me, Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, North Brentwood, MD

2016

Island States, Tops Gallery, curated by Corinne Jones, Memphis, TN

2014

U:L:O: Part II | O:, Curated by CAVE, Paper for the Sky, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY

AN INVENTORY OF LUCIFER’S GROTTO, Curated by Jackie Klempay & FHFHFHFHFHFHFH, Jackie Kemplay, New York, NY