Petey Brown was born in West Orange, New Jersey and attended public schools there. She received a BFA in Painting from Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts. Her first exhibitions were in Boston area group shows. She has also had one person shows in Boston, Cambridge, Newton, and Provincetown, Ma.
In 1983 she moved to New York City where she had several one person shows at the Patricia Heesy Gallery. Some of her commissioned works are in Vero Beach and Tampa, Florida, Los Angeles and San Diego, California, Hawaii, and Uruguay.
Her work has been shown in galleries in Palm Beach, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as Museums and Universities throughout the United States. Some of the collections she is included in are: DeCordova Museum, Lincoln Ma, Coca Cola Co, Atlanta, Ga, and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
Brown’s work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, Art New England, and The New York Times.
She lives in Brooklyn and Otsego County, New York.