Paul Brown is an artist and writer who has specialised in art, science & technology since the late 1960's and in computational & generative art since the mid 1970's. His early work included creating large-scale lighting works for musicians and performance groups (like Meredith Monk, Music Electronica Viva, Pink Floyd, etc…) and he has an international exhibition record dating to the late 1960's that includes the creation of both permanent and temporary public artworks. He has participated in shows at major international venues like the TATE, Victoria & Albert and ICA in the UK; the Adelaide Festival; ARCO in Spain, the Substation in Singapore and the Venice Biennale. His work is represented in public, corporate and private collections in Australia, Asia, Europe, Russia and the USA.
In 1984 he was the founding head of the United Kingdom's National Centre for Computer Aided Art and Design and in 1994 he returned to Australia after a two-year appointment as Professor of Art and Technology at Mississippi State University to head Griffith University's Multimedia Unit. In 1996 he was the founding Adjunct Professor of Communication Design at Queensland University of Technology.
From 1992 to 1999 he edited fineArt forum, one of the Internet's longest established art 'zines and from 1997-99 he was Chair of the Management Board of the Australian Network for Art Technology - ANAT. In 2005 he was elected Chair of the Computer Arts Society (CAS – a BCS SG) and served in this position again from 2008-10 and is moderator of the DASH (Digital ArtS Histories) and CAS e-lists. He is also Secretary of the society.
In 1996 he won the prestigious Fremantle Print Award and during 2000/2001 he was a New Media Arts Fellow of the Australia Council when he spent 2000 as artist-in-residence at the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR) at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. From 2002-05 he was a visiting fellow in the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he worked on the CACHe (Computer Arts, Contexts, Histories, etc...) project and since 2005 he has been a visiting professor and artist-in-residence at the CCNR, Dept. of Informatics at the University of Sussex. From 2010 to 2012 he was Synapse artist-in-residence at the Centre for Intelligent System Research, Deakin University in Geelong, Australia – a position supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australia Research Council.
included in The CAS50 Collection.