List of Works
About the Show
Empyrean: relating to the heavens or the sky, in particular the highest part of heaven.
The concept for this series began during COVID lockdowns. The floating shapes are a focus that remind me I can only see a small piece of it all from my vantage point in my backyard. -Ada Pullini Brown
Ada Pullini Brown is a painter working in Los Angeles, California. Her work has spanned many representational subjects from figure to still-life and landscape. She was born in New York City where she began her art education at the High School of Art & Design and earned her B.A. in Studio Art at Queens College of the City University of New York. She attended the Sarah Lawrence College School of the Arts summer program in Lacoste, France and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree as a Teaching Fellow at University of Houston. She has completed post-graduate courses in Contemporary Art, Theory, and Criticism at the School of Visual Arts and the Whitney Museum in New York City, as well as the Laguna College of Art & Design in California.
Ms. Brown has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, worked at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in New York, and at the East Los Angeles printmaking atelier, Self-Help Graphics, where she was invited to participate in three ateliers, and special projects. Her work has been exhibited and collected in the United States, South Africa, Mexico, Italy, Germany, and Japan, and is held in both public and private collections including the Visual Arts & Crafts Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Prints & Drawing Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Ms. Brown currently lives and works In the Los Angeles area. Locally her work has been seen at the Brand Library & Art Center, Schomburg Gallery, the Riverside Art Museum, Rancho Santiago College, the Venice Art Walk, the L.A. County Museum Sales and Rental Gallery, Avenue 50 Studio, and the Sabina Lee Gallery.
She is a retired Professor of Drawing & Painting at Rio Hondo College and was the Director of the Brentwood Art Center’s summer abroad program, ArTravel, LLC, bringing artists to study plein-air landscape painting in Europe for over twenty years. Most recently she has co-curated an exhibition, Let Me Talk, for the Brand Library & Art Center. She has served as President of the Southern California Women’s
Caucus for Art (SCWCA), as a Board member and Treasurer of the Downtown Arts Development Association (DADA), and the Brewery Art Association (BAA). Ms. Brown maintains an exhibition studio at the Brewery Artist Colony and continues to be a regular participant of the Brewery Artwalk.