Leslie K. Brown is an independent curator, scholar, and educator pursuing her PhD in Art History at Boston University. A former curator at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, she holds an MA from the University of Texas at Austin. During her tenure at the PRC, she curated and oversaw over 40 exhibitions. Known for innovative offerings that focused on emerging artists and new ideas, the gallery program garnered consistently positive press under her guidance.

Brown continues to work as a freelance curator and arts professional. She recently curated Traces: Daniel Ranalli, Cape Work 1987-2007, which was shown at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (October 15, 2010 - January 16, 2011), and provided an essay for Sandi Haber Fifield's book, Between Planting and Picking (Charta, 2011). Additionally, Brown guest curated Out of the Box: Photography Portfolios from the Permanent Collection for the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (October 24, 2009 – October 2010).

Among other symposia, Brown has presented papers at “Framing Time and Place: Repeats and Returns in Photography” at the University of Plymouth, UK; the graduate student “Art History Symposium” jointly sponsored by the IFA/NYU and the Frick Collection; and the upcoming Southeastern College Art Conference at SCAD.  She has presented at the BU Graduate Symposium on the History of Art and Architecture, and next year will serve as the coordinator.

Specializing in the history of photography and contemporary art, Brown has taught at the Art Institute of Boston, BU, and the Rhode Island School of Design as an adjunct instructor. She has also served as an invited guest juror and reviewer for departmental critiques at colleges and universities; national portfolio review events, such as Photolucida and Fotofest; juried opportunities, such as Critical Mass; juried exhibitions at regional galleries and museums; and various fellowships and grants. Brown is a native of Rochester, NY and the product of a Kodak family.

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