Cecily Brown (b. 1969) was born in London where she attended the Slade School of Art and received her Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. Shortly after her move to the United States in 1994 Brown made an animation film with approximately 2000 watercolors. It was featured at a number of film festivals throughout Europe and the US, including its premier at the Telluride Film Festival. Her first solo exhibition in New York in 1997 at Deitch Projects met with such success that the gallery mounted another exhibition of her work in 1998. Her most recent work has been shown at Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles and New York, and was featured in the group exhibition, Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City.
Brown's paintings and drawings are in a number of museum collections around the world including the Tate Gallery, Guggenheim Museum, Albright Knox, Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt and Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna in Portugal. Brown came to ULAE in the fall of 1999 and began learning the process of lithography. Her first print, entitled "Footsie," embraced the medium using ten colors and fifteen plates.