Jemima Brown on being an artist and a parent

Artist Jemima Brown talks about her career, the impact that becoming a parent had on it and how her ways of working adapted in response to this change.

Jemima Brown uses sculpture, drawing and time based media to explore formal sculptural decision making, suggested narrative and social critique. Graduating from an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in London in 1995, followed by a Fulbright Scholarship at UCLA, Los Angeles in 1998, she has established her practice as an artist based in London and working internationally. Curatorial and collaborative projects, such as Family Viewing, (a peripatetic, episodic project), or Enemies of Good Art, compliment and contextualise Browns work as an artist.

Recent exhibitions include a solo show in September 2011 at Standpoint Gallery in London as the recipient of the 2010/11 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award. She has a 6 year old son and contributed to Practice 360 from the perspective of an artist who is also a parent. Practice 360 was a talks programme run in partnership with Camden Arts Centre that looked at the different demands an artist might face on their time and how these things might be used to be inspire practice or be integrated into entirely.


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