Trisha Brown was born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington. She
graduated from Mills College in 1958, studied with Anna Halprin and taught at
Reed College in Portland before moving to New York City in 1961. Instantly
immersed in what was to become the post-modern phenomena of Judson Dance
Theater, her movement investigations found the extraordinary in the everyday
and challenged existing perceptions of what constituted performance. In 1970,
Ms. Brown formed her company and made the groundbreaking work, Man Walking Down
the Side of a Building, one of many site specific works created in, around and
hovering over the streets and buildings of her SoHo neighborhood. Her first of
many collaborations with Robert Rauschenberg, Glacial Decoy, premiered in 1979
followed by Set and Reset in 1983 with original music by Laurie Anderson. Ms.
Brown has created close to 100 dance works since 1961 including several operas.
Increasingly recognized as a visual artist, her work has been exhibited
in group and solo exhibitions including Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany and as
part of a year long celebration of her entire body of work at the Walker Art
Center in Minneapolis. Her visual art is represented by Sikkema Jenkins
& Co. in New York City.