Casey Lance Brown (b. 1978) is an American lens-based artist who studied at Duke University, Harvard Design School, and as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. His work often reveals the perverse ways in which human systems use, divide up, and adapt to the planet’s surface. His digital composite imagery results in very large format, expansive scenography which has been exhibited and collected in the U.S., Italy, Russia, UK and Switzerland.
Recently, Brown's subject matter has been a photographic series on abandoned drive-in theaters called "Memoirs of a Screen". This series was included in the outdoor exhibition The FENCE 2016 for the southern edition, extended to Art On the Atlanta Beltline in 2017. Brown’s broader abandoned infrastructure series was also included in group exhibitions at Millepiani in Rome (Modules, 2018), MINT Museum in Atlanta, GA (2016), Scope Art Fair, Vol. 5 in Miami (2015), Brick Lane Gallery in London (2015), and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO (2014) . In 2011, Brown completed the Rome Prize fellowship by exhibiting a vast research and photographic project on abandoned maritime villas of the Roman empire at the American Academy in Rome titled "Landscapes of Speculation".
Brown creates freelance branding imagery for commercial brands such as Betabrand, non-profit entities like Folkmoot International Dance Festival and DanceARIS in western North Carolina. He has served as an art and design critic at various universities including M.I.T., Harvard Design School, Clemson University, University of Tennessee, and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Lastly, Brown serves as the research director for P-REX, a design think tank at MIT.