Colette J Brown

How Art May Alter the Face of Dementia


Engaging in an interdisciplinary dialogue between art and science, Colette Brown’s work focuses on exploring systems both inside and outside the body- systems like brain plasticity and information processing. She holds a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Psychology from CSU Long Beach.

Colette is the principal investigator of a research project called The Mind is a Muscle II, an art-based cognitive health program aiming to reduce dementia risk among older adults. Her proposal was awarded a grant by the Arts Council for Long Beach, and secured first place in the Arts and Humanities division of the 2016 CSU Statewide Research Competition. Her research is currently underway on the measured effects of her art-based cognitive health program, as she continues to investigate the multiple intersections of neuroscience, aging, communication, entropy, art, and life.

Colette maintains a studio art practice, and has worked with Colonial Care Assisted Living Center, EngAGE Long Beach Senior Arts Colony, PRO-Health Research Program, CSULB Neuroscience Lab, and UCLA Department of Medicine.

Favorite Quote: “Seeing is not as simple as looking.” – Joseph Kosuth