Linda Leslie Brown

Professor, Art & Design

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Teaching Philosophy

In my courses I try to inspire each student's innate desire to grow and to reach for excellence in their work. I strive to help students to understand the value of passion, compassion, resilience and self-respect as qualities to cultivate in oneself as a person. I work with them to develop the persistence, inquisitiveness and critical thinking skills essential for success. I insist on the continual practice of experimentation, and I try never to forget to include the serious element of play. These form the core of my teaching philosophy.

It is very important to me that my students understand how to create a personal application of their educational experiences. As their skills develop, I help them to emphasize their individual strengths and to constantly pursue the new ideas that most interest them.

I believe that students face an exciting and extremely challenging future in today's art and design world. The demand for superior visual problem solvers, makers and creative thinkers has never been greater. The competition for rewarding careers in the arts is now equally high. My high standards for students’ work are one part of my response to these conditions.


  • MA, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Graduate Studio Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Recent Professional Highlights

Solo Exhibitions


Linda Leslie Brown: Plastiglomerate, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA


Linda Leslie Brown: Parts and Holes, Towne Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston MA

Selected Group Exhibitions


de-natured (curated by E. Jolicoeur and M. Metcalf), Hamilton Gallery, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Juxtapose, Suffolk University Gallery, Boston, MA


RESIST, Van Vessem Gallery, Tiverton, RI

Teenaged: 13 Years of Big Red and Shiny, FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA, AMP Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Nasty Women, Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA

Honors and Awards


Open Studios Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

Artist’s Residency, Ballinglen Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland


Artist's Resource Trust Grant, Berkshire Taconic Foundation, MA

Fellowship Residency, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

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Courses Taught

  • ADF S101 Foundation Drawing I
  • ADF S102 Foundation Drawing II
  • ADF S152 3-Dimensional Design
  • ADF S171 CI: Integrated Studio I
  • ADF S172 CI: Integrated Studio II
  • ADFA S201 Drawing: Language of Light
  • ART S209 Intro to Drawing
  • ART S211 Introduction to Painting