Mark Brown is an abstract painter who holds an MFA from UNC, Chapel Hill. Included in his exhibitions are the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Ackland Art Museum, The Duke Museum of Art, the Duke Institute for the Arts, the Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, and The Painting Center and E.S. Vandam Gallery (NYC). Among grants and scholarships he has received are the Vermont Studio Center, the Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, The Artist's Fellowship, Inc, the Durham, NC Arts Council, Kent State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His most recent exhibition was the 2013 "Independents", 'Five of North Carolina's Most Accomplished Abstract Painters'" at the Greenhill Center for NC Art, in Greensboro. His upcoming solo exhibition, "October Red", opens in Gallery One at artspace in Raleigh, NC in September 2014.