S. Ross Browne
Browne is professional studio artist with over 25 years of contemporary art experience. With an emphasis on painting, he has exhibited domestically and internationally in over 70 gallery, art fair and museum exhibitions including the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Scope at Art Basel Miami, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and the VMFA and is in many private, public and institutional collections including the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the VCU Medical Center, the Black History Museum of Richmond and the Pam and Bill Royall Collection.
He has been the subject of print and video media from various media outlets including Richmond Magazine, Baltimore Sun Times, Okayafrica, Baltimore Style, Swarthmore’s Daily Gazette and The Phoenix, MSNBC’s The Griot, The Huffington Post, The Washingtonian, Ebony, Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond Free Press, The Washington Post, The International Review of African American Art, Grid Magazine, WTVR/CBS, Harlem Interviews, Urban Views Magazine, The Tom Joyner Foundation and Virginia Currents of PBS as well as a featured artist on GSN’s Skin Wars: Fresh Paint.
Browne is a past winner of the National Art Program and the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Competitions as well as a 2017 recipient of the Culture Works Fine Art Grant. As an illustrator his clients include St. Martin's Press Publishing, The Mcdonald's Corporation, The ACLU of Northern California, the City of Richmond and Pulp Literature Press of Canada. During his position as Art Specialist for the VCU Health System where he practiced art therapy for and taught art to his various patients with an emphasis on pediatric hematology/oncology, infectious disease, brain injury and elder care. He was also an art educator for various support groups including Living Well for pediatric cancer support and the Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group.
Browne was an instructor for the Resident Associate Program at the The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. and has taught art and design for inner city and at risk youth for the Fresh Air Fund of New York City, Weed and Seed, Project Ready and ART 180 of Richmond, VA. He has adjudicated for the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers: Scholastic Art Awards, as painting judge for the National ACT-SO Competition, LeadingAge Virginia and The Miller School of Albemarle Spring Honors Exhibition.
Browne has been engaged as a public speaker for the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Swarthmore College and Richmond, Henrico and Varina Public Schools as well as the Afrikana Independent Film Festival.
Contact Ross at: [email protected].