about

(photo by Corey Farrow)

J. Curtis Brown Jr. is an artist from Akron, Ohio (currently based in Oakland, California) whose work incorporates music, multimedia art, and writing with an emphasis on experientialism, materiality, and mysticism. He has released a wide range of art objects and taken part in numerous solo and collaborative performances and exhibitions throughout the United States. In 2010 he graduated from the University of Akron with a B.A. in English & Creative Writing and was a co-founder of the Rubber City Noise art collective. He moved to Oakland in 2014 where he founded Eucarya Press and enrolled at Mills College, completing an M.F.A. in Book Art & Fiction in 2016.  He has studied writing, music, and art with Mary Biddinger, Chris Brown, Julie Chen, Fred Frith, David Giffels, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Roscoe Mitchell, Zeena Parkins, Robert Pope, and Kathleen Walkup among others.

He has recorded and performed w/:
Baingan Bharta
blckdth (w/ Ben Osborne & J. Guy Laughlin)
Black Unicorn
Cane Swords (w/ Karl Vorndran)
Dennis Franz Kafka (w/ Alexander E. Cohen, Sam Genovese, Fletcher Pratt, Raphael Radna, & Tom Weeks)
Dodecahedrons (w/ Flora Nevarez)
eucarya / Euc Arya
Eukaryotik
hyrlvl. / hyrlvl. collective (w/ R. Adam Berk, William Emerson Dixon, Cory Davis, Aaron James, Dez Drastik, Chaka Clemens, Christopher Gator)
Map Collection (w/ Fletcher Pratt)
Mousecop (w/ Joshua Maxon Novak)
pankak (w/ Corey Farrow, Pat McNulty, Joseph Minadeo, Matt Horak)
Peanut Twins (w/ Alexander E. Cohen & Kim Nucci)
Simple Machine (w/ R. Adam Berk, William Emerson Dixon, Corey Farrow, Patrick McNulty, Joseph Minadeo, Krista Tortora)
The Black Eyed Keys (w/ Joshua Maxon Novak, J. Bryan Parks, Ram Youssefi, & Karl Vorndran)
Wyld Stallyns (w/ Ben Osborne)
etc.

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contact: eucarya [at] eucarya dot net