Tiffany Lee Brown is an interdisciplinary artist and writer in Portland, Oregon, and an editor of Plazm magazine. Her work incorporates performance, installation, music, and writing. Participatory elements, ritual, and collaboration figure strongly in its creation.
Her work has shown up at the JAW Festival at Portland Center Stage, Wordstock, and Performance Works NW. She is a regular artist-participant at the Burning Man festival, where she originated the Burning Tarot project. Her music was featured on the compilation Women in Noise and her favorite collaborative art ritual, Drowning Rat, just appeared in the documentary film “Rat Stories.”
Author of A Compendium of Miniatures (Tiger Food Press), Tiffany has written for magazines like Utne, Bookforum, Bust, Tin House, and Oregon Humanities, along with numerous books, newspapers, anthologies, and websites. She currently writes for Boing Boing and Syfy.
In the Portland community, Tiffany was Board Chair for 2 Gyrlz Performative Arts for many years, and now directs New Oregon Arts and Letters. She sits on the selection committee for the Visual Chronicle of Portland and is founding editor of plazm.org, a new website chronicling twenty years of art, culture, and design.
Tiffany is an adjunct faculty at Prescott College’s Master of Arts in Humanities program. She studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and received her BA in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Berkeley. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College, and has received grants and residencies from Caldera, Soapstone, Hypatia, the City of Portland, and RACC, the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
Photo by Ricardo Wang. Tiffany playing music with Eric Hausmann, improvising for the Easter Island Project, on the KPSU fm radio show “What’s This Called?”