Cecily Brown is a British painter.
Brown’s work has appeared in a number of important exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial 2004 in New York, ‘The Triumph of Painting’ at the Saatchi Gallery, in London, and ‘Greater New York’ at P.S. 1, in New York. She has shown internationally at galleries and museums including Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin, MACRO in Rome, and Museum der Moderna, Salzburg. She is represented by Gagosian Gallery.
Cecily Brown’s paintings combine figuration and abstraction. Expanding the tradition of expressionism, she draws her influences from painters such as Willem de Kooning. Brown often titles her paintings after classic Hollywood films, such as ‘The Pajama Game’ and ‘The Fugitive Kind.’