Bio

Kimberly Brooks is an American Painter who blends figuration and abstraction to focus on a variety of subjects dealing with memory, history and identity.  Her work has been showcased in numerous juried exhibitions including curators from Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern  Art, California Institute of the Arts and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Brooks received her B.A. from UC Berkeley and Studied Painting at UCLA and OTIS.  Born in New York, Brooks lives in Los Angeles and works out of her studio in Venice, CA.

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“Maiden/Landscape” 12 x 15 in Oil on Linen, 2013

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Thread and Bone, The Cooper Building, Los Angeles, CA
2014 I Have A King Who Does Not Speak, Roosevelt Library, TX
2014  I Notice People Disappear, ArtHouse429, West Palm Beach, FLA
2011  Thread, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
2010  The Stylist Project: Los Angeles”, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
2008  Technicolor Summer, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
2007  Mom’s Friends, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
2006  The Whole Story, Risk Press Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Forest from The Trees: White Box Gallery, San Diego, CA
Sense and Sensibility: Mt. San Antoniono College, Walnut, CA
Mirorring: Refraction through the Female Gaze,Mirus Gallery, San Francisco
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
ArtPad SF, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SoHo House | 2011, 44in x 36in Oil on Linen

SoHo House | 2011, 44in x 36in Oil on Linen

2012
Coming Together. Curator Sonny Ruscha, Laura Grover, Fabien Fryns, Los Angeles, CA
New American Paintings, Juried Exhibitions in Print.
Pacific Coast Edition. 101
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2011
5 Year Anniversary Group Show, featuring Kimberly Brooks Miniatures. Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA

"Grace" Study, 8 x 6 in. Oil on Linen. 2010

“Grace” Study, 8 x 6 in. Oil on Linen. 2010

2010

Women of Women: The Female Form, Curator, Yasmine Mohseni, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2009
ArtHaus: Los Angeles | Berlin. 20 Artists from Los Angeles and Berlin. Curator Thomas Schirnboeck, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Manheim, Germany, Venice, CA USA
Made in California, Eight California Artists: including Ed Moses, Laddi John Dill, Kimberly Brooks, Curator Stephanie Addis, Santa Monica, CA
2008
POP Up @ The Parker, New York, NY
New American Paintings “Pacific Coast Edition.” No. 79: 21-24. Juror, Rita Gonzolas, Associate Curator of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
ArtLA, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
Aqua Art Miami, Taylor De Cordoba, Miami, FL
Incognito Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA

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“The Sophia Loren of Mill Valley” 36 x 36 Oil on Panel, 2007

2007
Cover Version, Curator Timothy Hull, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
Aqua Int’l Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, Florida
LA> Orange County Museum, Auction, Orange County, CA

2006
24th Annual Juried Exhibition. Juror Elizabeth Sussman, Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing. Curator Whitney Museum of American Art, Plaeides Gallery, New York, NY
Juried Exhibition, Topanga Canyon Gallery. Juror, Artist Chris Burden, Los Angeles, CA
A Show of Portraits. Risk Press Gallery, Curator, Charles Pendergrast
2005
23rd Annual Juried Exhibition. Juror, Jordan Cantor, Museum of Modern Art, Pleaides Gallery, New York, NY
The Human Form. Juried Exhibition, Long Beach Museum. Long Beach
Juror Exhibition, Joan Hugo, California Institute of the Arts
2004
Democracy in Action, Phillips De Pury, PDC, Curator Brooke Emerson, Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
2003-2004 U.C.L.A, Painting
2002-2004 Otis College of Art & Design, Painting
1989 U.C. Berkeley (B.A. Literature, Valedictorian)

Born New York, NY. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED SPEAKING & PRESENTATIONS

Brooks has lectured and given presentations of her work to a variety of institutions including
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
TEDXFULLERTON
INSIDE EDGE
UCLA
University of Southern California
OTIS College of Art & Design

BOOKS & MAGAZINE COVERS
LA ZOO Rhino Illustration
This One is Mine by Maria Semple VIKING

A pioneer merging art with technology, Brooks has launched numerous online ventures for and with artists to share their work.
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