project overview

Animal Shelter Mosaics     

Artist Deborah Brown was commissioned to produce a series of whimsical tile mosaic friezes for the exterior and interior of the new Memphis Animal Services Center in an effort to demonstrate the facility's 'culture of care' for all animals in need. A common misconception is that only domestic pets are eligible for treatment. However, the professionals at the Animal Services Center are able to provide veterinary services to large animals such as horses and cows, as well as the more unsuspected 'barnyard' and 'wild' animals. 


about the artist 

Deborah Brown

Deborah Brown is a painter who lives and works in New York where she is represented by Lesley Heller Workspace. Her show, "The Bushwick Paintings," was shown at the gallery in January/February 2011. Since 2006 she has had a studio in Bushwick, where she started STOREFRONT gallery. She also serves on the board of Momenta and NURTUREart, two alternative, not-for-profit spaces in Brooklyn. 

In addition to her work as a painter, she has completed several public art projects around the country, including a suite of mosaics fabricated for the Houston Street subway station in Manhattan for the MTA; glass roundels for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal at the Port of Miami for Miami-Dade Art-in-Public Places; a frieze for PS 178 in Manhattan for NYC's Percent for Art Program; a mural and stairway inserts for NJ Transit for the Garfield Avenue Station in Jersey City, NJ, on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit line; and, most recently, a suite of mosaics for the newly completed Animal Shelter in Memphis for UrbanArt Commission.