Gabe Brown was raised in New York City. She received her BFA degree in 1989 from The Cooper Union and was awarded a Full Fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Two years later she received her MFA in Painting from the University of California, Davis.
She has recently been awarded a fellowship at Saltonstall Artist Colony in Ithaca, New York where she will be a resident in August 2016 and in 2008 she was a Resident Fellow in Visual Arts at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Red Wing, Minnesota. Her paintings and works on paper have been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums such as Kenise Barnes Contemporary Art, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Butters Gallery, Matteawan Gallery, The Saratoga Arts Center, Garrison Arts Center, John Davis Gallery, ArtsWestchester, Schweinfurth Arts Center, SUNY Brockport, The Horticultural Society of New York, Albany International Airport, Sears-Peyton Gallery, and Carrie Haddad Gallery. Her work has been featured on the cover of Chronogram, and most recently she has been interviewed for WDST radio in Woodstock, New York and KBOO/Art Focus in Portland Oregon in conjunction with her solo show at Butters Gallery. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Sustainable Arts Foundation Award and chosen to be one of two artists for a public arts project for ArtBridge. Last year she was a juror for Epic Epoch Residency in New York City and has curated three exhibitions at KMOCA for their 2015 season. Gabe Brown is an Adjunct Professor in Painting and Drawing at Fordham University and SUNY New Paltz where she has received two Merit Awards for Professional Achievement. Gabe Brown Lives in the Hudson Valley, NY