Trisha Brown

Born in Aberdeen, Washington in 1936, Trisha Brown received a B.A. in dance form Mills College in 1958. After moving to New York in 1961, Brown became a founding member of the Judson Dance Theater where she worked with other vanguard experimental dancers. In 1970 she co-founded the dance collective Grand Union and formed the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Striving to create at the crossroads between visual art, performance and dance, Brown has conceived of pieces for alternative sites, most notably the rooftops and façades of Soho buildings.
Brown has received numerous awards over the course of her career. In 1991, she became the first woman choreographer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and she was presented the National Medal of Arts in 2003. Brown was also named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France in 1988; was elevated to Officier in 2000; and then to Commandeur in 2004, the highest level awarded. Recently, she won the 2011 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and the New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Lifetime Achievement Award.
Trisha Brown’s visual art works have previously been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011), the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010), the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2008), Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany (2007), and The Drawing Center, New York (1998).
Trisha Brown
December 9, 2011 - January 25, 2012
Trisha Brown
Trisha Brown: So That the Audience Does Not Know Whether I Have Stopped Dancing
Texts by Philip Bither and Peter Eleey Hardcover, 96 pages Published by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis ISBN: 978-0935640915 $29.95 Available at
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