About

Andy Brown (b.1980) is an artist originally from the UK. He currently lives and work in Seoul, South Korea.

His work is inspired by his expatriate lifestyle, using the influences and inspiration from the countries he has traveled and worked in. Andy’s artwork looks at the roles of heroes, relationships, identity and cultural heritage in our lives. 

Andy Brown works using many different artistic mediums, reflecting his diverse interest in the visual world. From oil and acrylic paint, to photographs made using shoe boxes, or processes which are over 150 years old he creates work which is always seeking a deeper understanding from the world around him.  

Andy has exhibited widely across the UK and Korea. His work has gained recognition from Buckingham Palace, BBC television and radio, and other media outlets and publishers worldwide, including the makers of the board game Trivial Pursuit. Follow Andy Brown on Twitter @andybrownisanartist

Exhibition History

  • Glow, Jang Un Sung Gallery, Insadong, Seoul. Group show. 
  • Yongsan International Art Show 2016, Yongsan district office, Itaewon. Group show.
  • Since I Left You, Laheen Gallery, Bangbaedong, Seoul, Korea. Solo exhibition presenting work created over a 5 year period living overseas.
  • Yongsan International Art Show 2016, Yongsan district office, Itaewon. Group show.
  • America, Gallery 39 Chelmsford Essex, UK July 2011. Solo show of etchings made from travels around the US.
  • A Centenary of Collage, Arison Gallery Manchester, January 2009. Tea Bag artwork included as part of collage exhibition.
  • Hulton Lane Heroes, Wally’s Community Centre, Bolton, 2008. Photography exhibition documenting local residents.
  • Raymond Firebrace ‘If you don’t know me by now…’ Arison Gallery, Manchester, 2008. Part of the Chorlton Arts Festival.
  • Dirty Mother, Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester, 2008.
  • The Ambassadors, Lounge Bar, Manchester, 2007. Sell out show of paintings and photographs of the customers at Lounge Bar in Manchester.
  • Manor Farm, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, Essex, 2003. Solo show of tea paintings.
  • Sefton Open, Southport Art Gallery, 2002.
  • Loughborough School of Art and Design Degree Show, 2002.
  • Arrivals, Custard Factory, Birmingham, 2001. Student organised exhibition.
  • Operation Team Hiker, Loughborough School of Art and Design, 2001.

Publications 

  • BBC television, feature on artwork.
  • BBC radio, interview about artwork.
  • Trivial Pursuit, featured as a question in the worldwide board game.
  • Korea Herald, article about exhibition and artwork.
  • Blipfoto.com, article on Pinhole Photography.
  • Korea Herald, article about artwork.
  • Groove, article about artwork.
  • Royal Wings airline magazine, feature on artwork.
  • The Sun, article about artwork.
  • Sächsische Zeitung (Germany), article about artwork.
  • News of the world, article about artwork.
  • Times Higher, article about artwork.
  • London Metro, article about artwork.
  • Essex Chronicle Go magazine, article about artwork.
  • Magistrates “Make this work” Single cover design, Released on XL Recordings, 2008.
  • Magistrates photo shoot –Various publications including NME, Guardian and other music press.