Trisha Brown



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.