About the Principals /

Rick Brown is Co-Founder and President of Handshouse Studio, Inc. He is a Professor of Sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Master of Fine Arts from Washington University School of Fine Arts, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia. 
     Rick is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Fulbright Scholars Research Grant to Poland, University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art: Wilson Center Visiting Scholar Program Grant, Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Award of Distinction, Sam Fox School of Washington University, Lillian Heller’s Curator’s Award, Massachusetts College of Art Center for Arts and Community Partnership Grant, ­Davis Foundation Grant through the Colleges of the Fenway, Massachusetts Artists Foundation Finalists Grant for Sculpture, Massachusetts Artists Foundation Finalists Grant for Environmental Design, National Endowment for the Arts Funding for Sculpture Installation (Decordova Museum Lincoln, MA), a Ford Foundation Grant, the Goldsmith Award, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN, and recently the 2015 Distinguished Teaching of Art Award from the College Art Association (CAA).

 

Laura Brown is Co-founder and Director of Handshouse Studio, Inc. and faculty of sculpture at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She earned a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a MFA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.     
     Laura has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Lillian Heller’s Curator’s Award, Massachusetts College of Art Center for Arts and Community Partnership Grant, Visible Republic Planning Grant, Helen Blair Crosby Sculpture Award, Dondis A. Dondis Travel Fellowship and Ford Foundation Grant. 
 

To view Rick and Laura's personal work, please visit Rick and Laura Brown/Sculpture.com

Resumes /

Rick Brown CV
Laura Brown CV

Press /

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