Professor Keith Brown MA (RCA)
Professor of Sculpture and Digital Technologies
Keith Brown is one of the foremost digital sculptors currently working in Europe. He has made regular representations at an international level as a contributor to, and organiser of, symposia and exhibitions in electronic and digital art. Recently exhibiting in China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India, Turkey, USA, South Africa, Senegal, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Austria and the UK, he has gained international acclaim as a pioneer and leader in his field. Recent venues have been as broad and diverse as the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2002, 2003 & 2005 London; SIGGRAPH Art Gallery (San Diego, Los Angeles & Boston) 2003, 2004 & 2006; 5th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China 2011; Agents of the 3D Revolution, University of Johannesburg Gallery, South Africa 2013; TCT + Personalise, NEC, Birmingham; World Design Capital 2014 V&A Waterfront Gallery, Cape Town SA; Irish Design, Dublin Castle, Ireland 2015; CES 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Solid Works World 2016, Dallas, Texas, USA.
As Founder and President of Fast-uk, Fine Art Sculpture & Technology in the UK, 1998, he has done much to encourage and support digital art at a national, and international level, with assistance from the Arts Council of England, Manchester City Council, and MIRIAD.
A postgraduate student at the Royal College of Art 1972-75, for the past thirty years he has directed his research and practice from within the digital arena. His work embraces a wide range of digital media, including, 2D, 3D, 4D, time-based installation and video animation.
The focus of my digital sculpture lies mainly with the discovery and realization of new three‐ dimensional entities, and deals largely with the appropriateness of medium in relation to process. The use of computing technologies is an essential aspect of my creative practice and is indispensable to the conception, content, and quality of the artwork. Details…
Keith Brown in his talk, ‘A NEW ORDER OF OBJECT’ discusses ‘modelling with light, with pure form, in an environment where physics, matter and energy, materiality and gravity play no part, freeing form from material constraints, and transcending our given understanding of how material objects behave in the world in what must be considered a paradigm shift within the discipline of fine art sculpture.. Details…
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A selection of recent research outputs.
Brown, J. K., 2016. CES, Las Vegas, USA, 6-9 January 2016.
Brown, J. K., 2016. Solid Works World Show TX, USA,, Dallas, USA., 31 Jan - 3Feb. 2016..
Brown, J. K., 2015. Beyond the Buzz: New Forms, Realities, and Environments in Digital Fabrication, MCAD Main Gallery, Minneapolis, USA, January 20–March 1, 2015.
Brown, J. K., 2014. 25 Annual International Solid FreeForm Fabrication Symposium, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, University of Texas, Austin, USA, 4-6/08/2014..
Brown, J. K., 2014. Guild; Agents of the 3D Revolution, 2014 World Design Capital, The Lookout V&A Waterfront Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa., 28 February - 9 March 2014.
Brown, J. K., 2014. “Exploring Boundaries”, neo:gallery 22 Bolton, UK., 24 April - 25 May 2014..
Brown, J. K., 2013. Agents of the 3D Revolution, Johannesburg University Gallery, South Africa, 06-07-2013.
Brown, J. K., 2013. Generation XYZ, Arizona State University, Haymarket Gallery, Tempe, Phoenix, Arizona, Sept - Oct 2012.
Brown, J. K., 2012. Digital Aesthetic 3, Harrise Museum Preston, 6 October - 5 January 2013.
Brown, J. K., 2012. MTG International Print Triennial, Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg, Germany., Oct-Nov 2012.
Brown, J. K., 2012. SPARK3D, Digital Art Making, Gallery13, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 16 May - 16 July.
Brown, J. K., 2012. “Future and Reality” Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, 28 Sept - 28 October 2012.
Brown, J. K., 2011. MAFA, SUMMER EXHIBITION 2011, Bury Art Museum, Bury, UK., Summer 2011.
Brown, J. K., 2011. “FULL CIRCLE” The Art of Materials, Research, and Creation in Rapid Prototyping., School of Fine Arts Gallery, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tesas, USA, 12 Oct-9 Nov 2011.
Brown, J. K., 2011. “MILLENIUM SCULPTURE” Concept, Craft, Tradition & Trends in American Sculpture, Dorothy Urber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA., 30 Sept - 19 Nov. 2011.
Brown, J. K., 2010. From Floor to Sky, Ambica P3 London, UK., 4 March - 4 April 2010.
Brown, J. K., 2010. Hybrids, Media & Interdisciplinary Centre, Auckland NZ, 29 Jan - 6 March.
Brown, J. K., 2010. “InsideOut” International Touring Exhibition of Rapid Prototyping, University of Technology Sydney and RMIT University in Australia along with De Montfort University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Dartington College of Arts at University College Falmouth in the United Kingdom., June 2010 - February 2011.
Brown, J. K., 2009. ArcheTime: a conference and exhibition dedicated to exploring artistic, academic and scientific concepts of Time, The Tank Space for Performing & Visual Arts, NYC, USA, June 2009.
Brown, J. K., 2009. International Print Triennial, Main Exhibition,Krakow 2009, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Krakow, Poland, 16 Sept. - 11 Oct. 2009.
Brown, J. K., 2008. e-form, Beijing - Today Art Museum; Shanghai - Duolun Museum of Modern Art; Chongqing - Jinse Gallery; Wenzhou - Artmap Gallery, 04-09-08 / 20-03-09.
Brown, J. K., 2007. 1st Internationale Grafik Triennale, Kunstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, Vienna, Austria, 04.09.2007.
Brown, J. K., 2007. All Go Digital, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Bejing, PR China, 15 - 30 May 2007.
Brown, J. K., 2007. Keith Brown multiple dimensions, Cinese European Arts Centre Xiamen P.R. China, 19-26 October 2007.
Brown, J. K., 2007. Made in Manchester, The Gallery of Chinese Profiles, Xiamen, PR China, 12 - 26 October 2007.
Brown, J. K., 2007. Main Exhibition International Print Triennial Kraków 2006, ASP Rondo Sztuki Gallery, Katowice, Poland, 10.08 – 15.09.
Brown, J. K., 2007. Main Exhibition International Print Triennial Kraków 2006, Art House Bratyslawa, Slovakia, Autumn 2007.
Brown, J. K., 2007. Manchester, Our Tradition is Innovation, The Art Museum, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou , China, 8 - 18 November.
Brown, J. K., 2006. 5th INTERNATIONAL PRINT TRIENNIAL, Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow, Poland., 22 Sept - 29 Oct 2006.
Brown, J. K., 2006. ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Art gallery "Interaction 2BOSTON6", Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA, USA, 30 July - 3 Aug 2006.
Brown, J. K., 2006. Colour Box, ImiTate Gallery, 04-02-06 12-03-06.
Brown, J. K., 2006. International Rapid Prototype Sculpture Exhibition, Department of Art Architecture & Planning, DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 12 Jan - 1 March 2006.
Brown, J. K., 2006. International Rapid Prototyping Sculpture Exhibition, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum (Mueller and Ellis Galleries) California State University, San Bernardino, CA, USA., 18-03-06 13-05-06.
Brown, J. K., 2006. International Symposium of Interactive Media Design4, Digital Art Exhibition, Yeditepe University Istanbul Turkey, 5-7 Jan. 2006.
Brown, J. K., 2005. Clear Lake Gallery, International Rapid Prototype Sculpture Exhibition, University of Houston, Houston Texas USA, 2005.
Brown, J. K., 2005. Hybrida II, Gallery Bruno, Czech Republic, 2005.
Brown, J. K., 2005. Hybrida II, Bradford City Art Gallery, Arpril 2005.
Brown, J. K., 2005. International Symposium of Interactive Media Design3; Digital Art Exhibition, Yeditepe University Istanbul Turkey, 5-7 Jan 2005.
Brown, J. K., 2005. madeKnown, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia., 13-10-05.
Brown, J. K., 2005. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition2005, Royal Academy London UK, June - August 2005.
Brown, J. K., 2005. Telesculpture 2005, PRISM Arizona State University USA, 01-11-05 16-12-05.
Brown, J. K., 2005. Zoller Galleries, International RP Sculpture Exhibition,, Penn State University, USA, 2005.
Brown, J. K., 2004. 2nd International Symposium of Interactive Media Design,, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey., 3-7 January 2004.
Brown, J. K., 2004. Digital Art, Gallery DAK'ART Keur Thiossane Villa pour les Arts Multimedia, Senigal., 2004.
Brown, J. K., 2004. International Rapid Prototype Sculpture Exhibition, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, 2004.
Brown, J. K., 2004. Manchester Academy of Fine Arts 144th Open Exhibition (Prize winner, Micheal Gouley Award), Salford Art Gallery.
Brown, J. K., 2004. Synaesthesia, SIGGRAPH2004, Art Gallery, Los Angeles Convention Centre, LA, USA, August 2004.
Brown, J. K., 2003. Encounters, Drumcroon Arts Center, Wigan, Lancashire, UK., November 2003.
Brown, J. K., 2003. Hybrida, John Holden Gallery, MMU, Manchester, UK..
Brown, J. K., 2003. International Rapid prototype sculpture Exhibition, South Western University, Texas, USA., October - November 2003.
Brown, J. K., 2003. Intersculpt:03, Wanganui Polytechnic Gallery, Wanganui, NZ, 01-01-03.
Brown, J. K., 2003. Intersculpt:uk 03, Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, October 2003.
Brown, J. K., 2003. ISIDM2003 Digital Art Exhibition, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey, 3-7 Jan 2003.
Brown, J. K., 2003. Manifestations, Better World space Gallery, Ove Arup, Manchester, UK.
Brown, J. K., 2003. Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK., June - August 2003.
Brown, J. K., 2003. Royal West of England Academy "Open Sculpture", Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK.
Brown, J. K., 2003. SIGGRAPH2003 Art Gallery, San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego, CA, USA, August 2003.
Brown, J. K., 2003. St@rt_up "moving sculpture", Museum of New Zealand TEPAPA, Wellington NZ, January 2003.
Brown, J. K., 2002. Hybrida Selected works, The Gallerie Mladych, Bruno, Cezch Republic..
Brown, J. K. McCormack.M. Forman. M. Davies N., 2002. IBC (International Broacast Media), Amsterdam, Holland.
Brown, J. K., 2002. InterSculpt2001, Adam Gallery Wellington New Zealand.
Brown, J. K., 2002. isea2002, isea ArtWorks, Nagoya, Japan, September 2002.
Brown, J. K., 2002. LIMN Gallery, San Fransisco, CA, USA.
Brown, J. K., 2002. Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK., June - August 2002.
Brown, J. K., 2001. InterSculpt2001, Archetype Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, USA., November 2001.
Brown, J. K., 2001. InterSculpt2001, Sargeant Gallery Wanganui New Zealand.
Brown, J. K., 2001. ISC Pittsburgh, Computers & Sculpture Forum Exhibition., ISC 2001 Pittsbugh, PA, USA., June 2001.
Brown, J. K., 2001. Theory or Faith, LIMN Gallery, San Fransisco, July 2001.
Brown, J. K., 2017. 'Journey through the centre', 3D printed fine art sculpture FDM, ABS plastic, “Mediated Aesthetics” SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery, Macau, China. 1 3D mono print; FDM, ABS:, 4-8 Dec. 2016.
Brown, J. K., 2016. '3D Colour Print', 3D Colour Print, built on the Mcor IRIS 3D colour printer, Irish Design, Dublin Castle, Ireland., November 2015.
Brown, J. K., 2016. '3D Colour Print', 3D Print built on the IRIS A4 paper printer, CES, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 6-9 Jan. 2016.
Brown, J. K., 2016. '3D Colour Print', 3D colour print., Solid Works World Show, Dallas, TX, USA, 31 Jan - 3Feb. 2016.
Brown, JK., 2016. 'Exploring relationships between, image and surface, object and form, through investigating novel ways of applying imagery to sculptural objects, created in the cyber environment and made manifest through 3D printing.', Mcor Technologies.
Brown, JK., 2016. 'Journey through the centre', SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery Macao China.
Brown, J. K., 2016. 'Sweep_02', 3D Print, SLS, FDM, . “The Third International Digital Sculpture Art Exhibition" Southwestern University, Texas, USA, 04-02-2015.
Brown, J. K., 2015. '3D Colour Print', 3D Colour Print, built on the Mcor IRIS 3D colour printer, "3D Glitch", International Digital Art Exhibition, Priestman Gallery, Sunderland University, UK, 15 Oct. - 27 Nov. 2015.
Brown, J. K., 2015. 'Cyber Fossils', 3D Integral images, Beyond the Buzz, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery, USA, 20-01-2015 --- 01 03-2015.
Brown, J. K., 2014. 'Flare', 3D model output as large format 2D Inkjet print, “Exploring Boundaries” Gallery 22 Bolton, UK., 24 April - 25 May 2014.
Brown, Keith., 2014. 'IRIS_01', 3D colour print, Material Matters, Special collections mmu, Oct -Dec 2014.
Brown, J. K., 2014. 'Sweep: Dive; Mirror Forms', 3D prints FDM ABS, 2014 World Design Capital, Guild, The Lookout V&A Waterfront, Cape Town S.Africa, 28-02-2014 to 9 March 2014.
Brown, J. K., 2014. 'Sweep_02', SLS RP, 25 Annual International Solid FreeForm Fabrication Symposium, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, University of Texas, Austinl, USA, 4-6/08/2014.
Brown, J. K., 2007. 'China Rose', Rapid prototype sculpture, Intersculpt 2007 Nancy France, 10 Oct - 17 Oct 2007.
Brown, J. K., 2001. 'Sculpture for the New Millennium'. In Ed.J A McDonald, C J Ryall and D I Wimpenny. (eds.) Rapid Prototype Casebook, Chapter 1, 205-210, Professional Engineering Publishing, UK USA.
Brown, J. K., 2001. 'Atoms in the Net', Point, Art and Design Research Journal, Spring/Sum, 28-35.
Brown, J. K., 2014. 'From Virtual to Real', TCT + personalise 2014, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK, 30 Sept. - 2 Oct. 2014.
Brown, J. K., 2007. 'The use of integral imaging to realise 3D images in true space.', FLUCOME 2007 conference., University of Florida, Tallahassee, 17-09 19-09.
Brown, J. K., 2007. 'The use of integral imaging to realise 3D images in true space.', ISIMD 2007, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey, 28-05 30-05, in Hard copy.
Brown, J. K., 2006. 'Flow Visualization', 12th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, German Aerospace Center, Gottingen, Germany., 10 Sept - 14 Sept 2006, in CD ROM.
Brown, J. K., 2005. 'Keynote "Beyond Imagination"', ScArt4, Rutgers the University of New Jersey, 9-12 June, in CD.
Brown, J. K., 2005. 'Reversing the Order Between the Cyber and the Real', Intrernational Symposium of Interactive Media design, Yeditepi University Istanbul Turkey, 5-7 Jan 05, in August 2005, 3, 22-33.
Brown, J. K., 2004. 'Reversing the order between the cyber and the real', DfES Embeding ICT @ Secondary, Lowry, Salford UK, November 2004, in http://www.aaiad.org.uk/ictart/Art%20and%20I.
Brown, J. K., 2004. 'To Reality and Back', International Sculpture Conference, Pittsburgh PA, USA, 06 June 2001, in To Reality and Back.
Brown, J. K., 2004. '“Reversing the Order between VR and Real Virtuality”', Tool v Medium RP and Sculpture, DMU Leicester, UK., Oct 04.
Brown, J. K., 2003. 'The Realisation of Cyber-sculpture using computer generated integral images for large-screen projection, lenticular prints and LCD based animation', 9th Symposium of Arts & Technology, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College, USA, 2003.
Brown, J. K., 2002. 'The use of computer generated integral images to visualise cyber-sculpture', EuroGraphicsUK 2002, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 06 Jun 2002, in EuroGraphicsUK 2002, pp.3-8.