Jay Brown creates powerful yet subtle visual images that makes the viewer’s imagination soar. Trained by a twice degreed colleague, what was Brown’s hobby easily morphed to the next stage. Her canvas started to purposefully transition. She explored therapeutic nuances through her renderings.
Jay holds a M.A. in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in history, political science, women and gender studies. Her graduate thesis offered a comparative analysis of HIV in mass media, not only because art, research, education and activism piloted the city of Chicago but because those themes can be used as a tool to examine social ills such as racism, class-ism and sexism.
This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist