Inside you there's an artist you don't know about - Rumi


About - Lisa Perrine Brown

Teaching Experience:

Fine Arts Instructor, ArtCenter, Traverse City, MI                                                                                                            2012 - 2013
Lecturer, Life Academy - NMC, Traverse City, MI                                                                                                             2012 - 2013
Product Design Instructor, Raffles Design International, Mumbai, India                                                             2004 – 2006 & 2009
Industrial Design Adjunct Lecturer, University of Michigan, Art and Design College, Ann Arbor, MI         2001 – 2003
Art Instructor, Detroit Waldorf School, Detroit, MI                                                                                                         2001 – 2002
Product Design Instructor, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI                                                                     1998 –1999
Product Design Instructor, Academy of Art of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA                                             1997

Professional Experience:

Professional Artist, Lisa Perrine Brown, M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Traverse City, MI                   2000 - present
Owner, Founder & Creator, Upcycled Objekt, Traverse City, MI                                                                              2011 - present
Owner, Founder & Tour Guide to India (startup business), Intentional Tourist, Traverse City, MI           2011 – present
Owner & Creator, Labyrinth Bed & Breakfast + Summer Snowflake Boutique LLC, Leelanau, MI            2007 – 2008
Weaver & Assistant, Turtle Island Fibers, Traverse City, MI                                                                                       2007
Designer Principal Designer and Owner, Sprout 2D + 3D, Ypsilanti, MI                                                                2003 – 2004
Car Designer & Design Academy Coordinator, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI                                      2001 – 2002
Senior Industrial Designer & Manager, Altair Engineering, Troy, MI                                                                      1999 – 2001
Summer Intern, Graves Design, Princeton, NJ                                                                                                               1998
Staff Designer, Fisher-Price, East Aurora, NY                                                                                                                   1994 – 1997
Staff Designer, Hasbro, Inc. – Playskool Baby, Pawtucket RI                                                                                    1991 – 1994 


Master of Fine Art - Fiber and 3D Departments, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI            1998 – 2000
Studied Textile Design, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden                                                                                            1998
Attended classes: Textile & Metal Design, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA         1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Toy Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY                                         1987 - 1991


 Indian Influenced Paintings
Source – Meditation Center, Traverse City, MI                                                                                                                2016
- Chosen to be one featured artist by the gallery/meditation center

Gallery 50, Traverse City, MI                                                                                                                                                   2016
- Chosen to be one featured artist by the gallery for annual juried exhibition, “Love Letters”

30 Birds Painting and Pastel Work
The Grand Traverse Distillery, Traverse City, MI                                                                                                            2016
- Chosen to be one featured artist by The Box for the month of December exhibition

30 Birds Painting, Charcoal local musicians live portraits, and Pastel Work
The Grand Traverse Distillery, Traverse City, MI                                                                                                            2015
- Asked to exhibit at local cider house and restaurant

Coordinates: Weavings, Quilted Maps, and Oil Painting -
Lake Street Studio, Traverse City, MI                                                                                                                                 2014
- Chosen to be one featured artists by local curator for three person show

Coordinates: Weavings, Quilted Maps, and Oil Painting -
The Box, Traverse City, MI                                                                                                                                                      2013
- Chosen to be one featured artist by The Box for the month of November & December exhibition

Charcoal Drawings and Oil Portraits -
City Opera House, Traverse City, MI                                                                                                                                   2013
- Chosen to be one of three artists featured by the Traverse City ARTCENTER for the month of May exhibition

Figurative Drawings, Oil Portraits, Woven Maps of local waterways, and Soft Sculptures -
Cogs Creek Gallery and Studios, Traverse City, MI                                                                                                      2011 - present
- Produced various works of art. Multiple pieces have been sold.

Pastel, Marker, Charcoal Drawings -         
Seeds Gallery, Traverse City, MI                                                                                                                                          2012
- Created works of art 18 x 24” drawings while listening and observing visiting musicians. Three pieces were sold.

Recycled Purse Designs -    
Suttons Bay Art Festival, Suttons Bay, MI                                                                                                                       2004
- Designed one of a kind purses made out of recycle & hand woven cloth which I quilted, stitched & fabricated

Student’s Soap & Razor Designs -  
University of Michigan, Art & Design College, Ann Arbor, MI                                                                                   2001
- Designed and assisted students in displaying their Soap & Razor Design Projects

Water Meter - International Furniture Fair, New York, NY                                                                                        2000
- Coordinated and executed display of Master Thesis work with 3D Department at Cranbrook
- Our display won the ‘Distinction Design School of the Year’
- My work was personally featured on
- Coordinated the moving, set up and breakdown of the whole display
- Acted as a representative from Cranbrook interacting with media, clients, and corporations

Water Meter & Water Wall - Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI                                                       2000
- Both projects demonstrated our consumption of daily water
- Water Meter demonstrated the amount of water we daily consume in a playful object that is ready to be installed into a shower. It displays through blue LEDs the time spent in the shower, gallons used, flow rate and temperature of the water.
- Water Wall illustrated the approximate amount of water that we used in our daily life. It also broke up the type of use.
- This was a collaborative thesis exhibition with all the students in the 3D program


Jack’s Journal: Northern Michigan News – 9 and 10 news                                                                                   2016
Featured in news spot for Source’s Dream League, talked about my goal of being an artist

Grand Traverse Woman – Traverse City, Michigan                                                                                                   2015
Full Page Article about artist Lisa Perrine Brown’s Intentional Tourist tour company

 Northern Express - Northern Michigan’s Weekly, Traverse City, Michigan                                                    2015
Full Page Article about artist Lisa Perrine Brown

 Brad’s Shoebox Gallery - Interlochen Public Radio, Interlochen, MI                                                              2013
Featured my quirky portraits on May 10, 2013

Computer Proficiencies:

Proficient with Apple & PC - Adobe Design CS3: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, & Dreamweaver. Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Photo Editor, PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Ashlar Vellum

Fine Art Teaching Proficiencies:

Weaving, Printmaking, Color Theory, Dyeing, Knotting, Fashion Illustration, General Illustration, Oil Paint, Watercolor Painting, Life Drawing, Sewing, Patternmaking, Art History, Fashion History, Design History, Indian History and Art/Design, Toy Design, Car Design, Product Design, Sustainable Design, Drawing, Foundation, Felting, Papermaking, Crocheting, Knitting, Stamping, Block Printing, Batik, Japanese Indigo Dyeing, Embroidery, Photography, Social Media, Work Working, Model making, Costume Design, Vacuum Forming, Casting, Sculpture, Metal, and Design Theory

Languages Studied: French, Italian, Spanish, and Hindi

Traveled: India, Thailand, Singapore, Italy, Germany, France, Poland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Dominican Republic

Expanded Resume available on request