Master of Arts, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Bachelor of Science, Georgetown School of Foreign Service


Jheanelle Brown (she/her) is a film curator/programmer, educator, and arts administrator based in Los Angeles. Her curatorial practice creates frameworks to explore the boundlessness of Black life in experimental and non-fiction film and video. She is interested in the space between fugitivity and futurity and elevating an ethic of care, with a special interest in the sonic in film, political film and media, and West Indian film/video. Jheanelle is a board member and a programmer for Los Angeles Filmforum. She is currently on faculty at the California Institute of the Arts and Otis College of Art and Design.

bio portrait: Russell Hamilton

slide installation images: Joshua White courtesy of Art + Practice


Jheanelle Brown’s Picture


Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

Her exhibitions and programs include Time Is Running Out of Time: Experimental Film and Video from the L.A. Rebellion and Today (2019) at Art + Practice, Our Documents (2019) at Residency Art Gallery, Deconstructing Portraiture: Embodied Landscapes (2018) and The Site of Memory: Enframed Histories as Ritual (2017) for Los Angeles Filmforum, and now is the time to dream for REDCAT. She recently served as guest co-curator for Black Radical Imagination: Fugitive Trajectories which screened at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, articule gallery, and Project Row Houses, amongst other institutions. Jheanelle was a 2019 Flaherty Curatorial Fellow and 2021-2022 Jamaica Art Society Curatorial/Writing Fellow.