about

(photo by Corey Farrow)

J. Curtis Brown Jr. is an Oakland-based artist originally from Akron, Ohio whose work incorporates music, multimedia art, and writing with an emphasis on the experiential, experimental, and mystical. He has released a wide range of art objects, taken part in numerous solo and collaborative performances and exhibitions throughout the United States, and been featured internationally in publications both in print and online.

He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron with a B.A. in English & Creative Writing (2010) 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 (2016). He is currently continuing studies at Mills as a candidate for the M.F.A. in Electronic Music & Recording Media (2019).

He has studied writing, music, and art with David Bernstein, Mary Biddinger, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Julie Chen, Fred Frith, David Giffels, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Roscoe Mitchell, Zeena Parkins, Maggi Payne, Robert Pope, Les Stuck, and Kathleen Walkup.

He has recorded and performed as:
Baingan Bharta
Blckdth (w/ Benjamin Osborne & J. Guy Laughlin)
Black Unicorn
Brotherson
(w/ Matt Horak)
Cane Swords (w/ Karl Vorndran)
Dennis Franz Kafka (w/ Alexander E. Cohen, Nathan Corder, Sam Genovese, Isaac Otto, Fletcher Pratt, Raphael Radna, & Tom Weeks)
Dodecahedrons (w/ Flora Nevarez)
eucarya
Eukaryotik
hyrlvl. / hyrlvl. collective (w/ R. Adam Berk, William Emerson Dixon, Cory Davis, Corey Farrow, 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