​Michaela Pilar Brown

​Michaela Pilar Brown




Open Immersion


Michaela Pilar Brown is an image and object maker, a multidisciplinary artist using photography, installation and performance. She studied sculpture and art history at Howard University, but has always been a maker of things. She cut her teeth in the halls of a museum where my mother worked as a security guard, and has been immersed in the culture of objects, their making and interpretation her entire life. She operates a fulltime studio practice that includes a new Venture, Mike Brown Contemporary, a mobile pop-up exhibition and project space specializing in bringing contemporary art and arts related programming to public spaces.

She has shown nationally and internationally and completed residencies at the McColl Center for Art and Innovation, the Vermont Studio Center, the Sedona Summer Colony and Kunstlerwerkgemeinschaft Kaiserslautern. She serves as a facilitator with Artists U, a grass roots professional development non-profit using open-source materials to share professional development tools and strategic planning with artists. She is a member of the board of the Friends of African American Art and Culture at the Columbia Museum of Art.