Carol K Brown wasn't raised on an Iowa farm during the Depression (but she does know how to weld). She didn't get an MFA from Yale in 1984. She was not in the Whitney Biennial of 2012. Gagosian Gallery never gave her a solo show in Chelsea in 2004. If she was the recipient of a McArthur Genius Grant in 1990, they didn't inform her. But she did make some stuff.