Akea Brionne Brown portrait
Nationality American
Born b. 1996

Akea Brionne Brown

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Recipient of the Visual Task Force Award from the National Association of Black Journalists and featured in the Smithsonian's Ralph Rinzler Collection and Archives, Akea Brionne is a photographer, writer, curator, and researcher. Her personal work investigates the implications of historical racial and social structures in relation to the development of contemporary black life and identity within America. With a particular focus on the ways in which history influences the contemporary cultural milieu of the American black middle class, she explores current political and social themes, as they relate to historical forms of oppression, discrimination, and segregation in American history.

Lot number
Artwork: All American Girls
Akea Brionne Brown
Title and Year:
All American Girls | 2020
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  • 2020
    New Constellations: Contemporary Neon Art
    Memorial Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD, Selected Group Exhibition

    Home As Situation
    Bolivar Art Gallery, University of Kentucky, Selected Group Exhibition

    Eubie Black Cultural Center, Baltimore, MD, Solo Exhibition

    Close Read
    Connect + Collect Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Selected Group Exhibition

    A Brown Millennial
    Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC, Solo Exhibition

    Our World
    Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Baltimore, MD, Selected Group Exhibition

    New. Now.
    Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC, Group Exhibition

    Where Have We Been
    Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University, Towson, MD, Selected Group Exhibition

    The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2019 Finalist Exhibition
    Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, Juried Group Show

    Community & Creation
    Center Stage Theater, Baltimore, MD, Selected Group Exhibition

    Your silence will not protect you
    School 33, Baltimore, MD, Selected Group Exhibition

    NextGen 5.0
    VisArts, Rockville, MD, Selected Group Exhibition

    Top 40
    Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, Juried Group Exhibition

    Photo-Emphasis, Juried Group Exhibition

    Know South
    No South, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA, Group Exhibition

    Black Picket Fences
    Maryland Institute College of Art, Solo Thesis Exhibition

    Uncertain Times
    Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Juried Group Exhibition

    Miami is Nice
    Spacecamp Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Selected Group Exhibition

    Fox Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Selected Group Exhibition

    Behind the Veil
    Oak Hill Center for Arts and Education, Selected Group Exhibition

  • 2018
    The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
    BFA cum laude in Photography & Humanities
    Minor in Sustainability & Social Practice

  • 2020

    Women Photograph Mentor Fellowship



    Janet & Walter Sondheim Fellowship Awardee

    Hamiltonian Fellow 2019-2021

    Magenta Foundation Top 5 Book Award

    Maryland Arts Summit Artist Scholarship

    M&T Bank Award, Finalist

    Nomination for PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch



    Award for Documentarian of Color, Duke University Archive of Documentary Arts Collection

    Next Generation, Emerging Artists Award, Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts



    Town Creek Foundation Grant

    The North Avenue Knowledge Exchange Grant (In Partnership with the NEA)

    Leonard L. Grief, Jr. Scholarship in Photography

    Achievement Award, MICA

    Departmental Humanistic Studies Recognition Award, MICA

    Robert E. Nussbaum ’65 Scholarship in Photography