The Easter Island Project, 2008–2013. Ritual at Ahu One Makihi, Rapa Nui, Chile. Photographed by the artist, 2010.


Tiffany Lee Brown (a.k.a. miss magdalen of mystical mayhem) has written many a bio over the years. Some were amusing, some ironic or quizzical. Some fancy. And some! Oh so very, very serious! Because art and literature, like Miss Brown herself, make for very serious business indeed. 

So yeah. Tiffany Lee Brown is a writer, editor, performer, and interdisciplinary artist from Oregon. Author of A Compendium of Miniatures, she is an editor of Plazm magazine and adjunct faculty at Prescott College. Her writing has appeared in Oregon Humanities, Utne, Bookforum, Tin House, Bust, Wired, and various anthologies, and she's enjoyed doing readings and reading-performance hybrids at Wordstock and Powells City of Books in Portland and the West Side Y in New York.

Her performances and installations have occurred at such charming venues as Performance Works NW, Reed College Cooley Gallery's Case Works series, the Portland Rose Festival, PICA, Burning Man, and StudioCurrent. Oh and let's not forget Voodoo Doughnuts, and a few dozen? hundreds? of other wonderful places.

If you need further proof that Miss Brown ought to be showered with roses and cigars, witness: she was kindly awarded grants by the Regional Art & Culture Council, UC Berkeley, and City of Portland, and residencies at Soapstone, Caldera, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Berkeley with an oh-so-practical BA in Dramatic Art, studied at the Samuel Beckett Centre for Theatre Studies at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and earned her even-more-super-duper-practical MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College. She lives with her lovely little family in Sisters, Ore., where she gathers deer bones under the pines.

Contact: tiffany (at) plazm dot com