PRESS: ART DAILY LOS ANGELES, CA.- January is about cleansing the past and making new starts. But since the early 1990s, independent polls have shown the rapid growth of those without a religious affiliation. So where do people go to confess, if … Read More 


Kimberly Brooks integrates figuration and abstraction to explore a variety of subjects dealing with history, memory and identity.  Exhibitions include Mom’s Friends, Technicolor Summer, The Stylist Project, I Notice People Disappear, Brazen and most recently Fever Dreams, a midcareer survey, … Read More 

LA WEEKLY Interview with Shana Nys Dambrot

Meet an Artist Monday: Painter Kimberly Brooks by Shana Nys Dambrot L.A. WEEKLY: When did you first know you were an artist? KIMBERLY BROOKS: I knew I was an artist since I was little. I had a set of markers … Read More 

ARTILLERY MAG “Pick of the Week”

by Annabel Osborne Calling all Kimberly Brooks fans: A short time remains to catch “Fever Dreams,” her mid-career survey at Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery. More than 20 pieces, from small studies to watercolors on paper to large-scale oil paintings, sketch Brooks’ … Read More 


The real voyage of discovery consists of not seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust A medium of communication is not merely a passive conduit for the transmission of information but rather an active force in … Read More 

AWARD “Crown of Thorns” Inspires Book Cover Award 2018

Kimberly Brooks recent painting “Crown of Thorns” is being used for the cover of Victoria Namknug’s recent novel These Violent Delights and is receiving accolades and awards in the literary community.  Cover Design by Sara Martinez.  

REVIEW: WhiteHot Magazine by Daniel Maidman

When I was in film school, before the millennium, we were instructed always to reserve some time at the end of shooting in each room. During this time, we were to record several minutes of silence in the room. This … Read More 

REVIEW: Art & Cake by Shana Nys Drambot

Read full review by Shana Nys Drambot here

INTERVIEW: Yale WYBC Radio Interview

REVIEW: The Jealous Curator: Kimberly Brooks

The Jealous Curator: Kimberly Brooks


REVIEW: Art Scene by Andy Brumer

 by Andy Brumer Los Angeles-based artist Kimberly Brooks offers a strong showing of mostly oil on linen paintings. The title of the show, “Brazen,” offers a an insightful clue to its contents. Brooks spoke to this writer of the need … Read More 

BlouinArtInfo Review

Continuing her tense on-going battle between abstraction and literal representation, Kimberly Brooks’ latest selection of oil paintings are being displayed in Los Angeles at the Zevitas Marcus gallery. Brooks explores the theme of human gestures, pillaging the imagery of well-known … Read More 

Group Exhibition “Instalarity” Curated by F. Scott Hess

Santa Ana, Ca-  Kimberly Brooks will have three works featured in the group exhibition “Instalarity” curated by F. Scott Hess at the Q Art Salon,  November 5-28, 2016 Opening night November 5th 6:00 – 8:00 PM Participating artists include: Alonsa … Read More 

Kimberly Brooks Receives Teaching Excellence Award at OTIS

Los Angeles- Otis College of Art and Design has awarded Kimberly Brooks The Franklin Leigel Award for Teaching Excellence and made her the award’s first recipient. The award was created in the late beloved teacher’s honor after he passed in 2012. Kimberly … Read More 

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Q&A Kimberly Brooks: Fashionable sculpture for historic Cooper building

June 11, 2015 download pdf > The historic Cooper building sits in the heart of downtown L.A.’s fashion district, and now a new sculpture hangs in the heart of that heart: The Cooper announced Wednesday it has permanently acquired artist … Read More 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS: Brooks allows viewers to fill in details in her opulent paintings

Nov 28, 2014   In Kimberly Brooks’ recent paintings, filmy, oppulently dressed figures from another age float in silk-draped salons and leafy estate landscapes. Like a cinder caught in the mind’s eye, their facelessness fires our imagination — much as … Read More 

ACE Hotel: Kimberly Brooks Panel with Poet and Artist Robert Montgomery – Ace Hotel Los Angeles

ROBERT MONTGOMERY: L.A. BILLBOARD EXHIBITION ART ABOVE THE STREETS: AN EVENING WITH ROBERT MONTGOMERY & KIMBERLY BROOKS Exhibition Dates: June 23, 2014 (ongoing, billboard locations throughout L.A.) Panel Discussion With The Artist: Monday, June 3oth, 7pm-1.30am, hosted by Artist Kimberly … Read More 

POET & ARTISTS MAGAZINE: Featuring Kimberly Brooks

Kimberly Brooks paintings featured in Poet and Artists Magazine, special edition, curated by Daniel Maidmen.

IA Creatives: “I Notice People Disappear” by Elizabeth Sobieski

LA Artist Kimberly Brooks in Palm Beach By Elizabeth Sobieski The Venice based artist Kimberly Brooks’ one woman show opened at Arthouse 429, West Palm Beach, Florida on February 6 (on view through March 6) and is entitled “I Notice People Disappear”. I … Read More 


Vanity Fair: Kimberly Brooks’ Mesmerizing Oil Paintings Read whole article here >> Kimberly Brooks: I Notice People Disappear Solo exhibition, Arthouse 429 429 25th St., West Palm Beach, FL Feb 6 – March 6, 2014 by Daniel Maidman For Zemira A fruit … Read More 


Dreamy. Introspective. Hazy. Provocative. These words describe the work of contemporary American painter Kimberly Brooks. By blending images of recognizable figures with flowing abstraction, the artist layers representations of haute couture and glamour with tones of mystery and wonder. Based … Read More 

MIAMI Magazine: featuring Kimberly Brooks

  Los Angeles artist Kimberly Brooks has made a career out of depicting how the other half lives. Her latest exhibit, I nOtice People Disappear, Feb 6 – March 6, takes the concept even further. Inspiried by the individuals, customs … Read More 

SOLO EXHIBITION: “I Notice People Disappear” ArtHouse 429, West Palm Beach, FL, EXTENDED to MARCH 15, 2014

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KIMBERLY BROOKS “I Notice People Disappear” February 6 – March 6, 2014 Opening Reception: Thurs, 6:30- 8:30 PM ArtHouse 429 is pleased to present “I Notice People Disappear”, a solo exhibition of new work by … Read More 

Broadway World Arts Desk

ArtHouse 429 is pleased to present “I Notice People Disappear”, a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Kimberly Brooks. The exhibit will run from February 6 – March 6, 2013. The Gallery, located at 429 25th St, … Read More 

FOREST FROM THE TREES, White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA 2013

WHITEBOX CONTEMPORARY is pleased to present “The Forest from the Trees” Curated by Chris Trueman and Joshua Dildine August 10, 2013 – September 10, 2013 Reception: August 10, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm White Box Contemporary 1040 7th Avenue San … Read More 

INCOGNITO, Santa Monica Museum of Art, May 2013

SANTA MONICA, CA–INCOGNITO Santa Monica Museum of Art’s highly anticipated annual exhibition and benefit art sale, will return for its ninth year on Saturday, May 11, 2013, accompanied by the second annual PRECOGNITO Gala Dinner and Art Preview event on … Read More 

HI FRUCTOSE: Mirus Gallery Preview

“Blue Dress”  40 x 32 in. OIl on Linen 2011 Kimberly Brooks While the percentage of female subjects depicted by male artists is disproportionately high in art history, Mirus Gallery aims to subvert the ever-present male gaze in Western art … Read More 

Kimberly Brooks Mirus Gallery ARtist

2013 “The Looking Glass: Refraction Through the Female Gaze” Mirus Gallery, San Francisco

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Danielle Grant | A&O PR (P) 415.860.0767 | (E) Mirus Gallery Presents: The Looking Glass Refraction through the Female Gaze Claire Pestaille, Stargate (III), Collage, 2012 Opening Reception: February 9th, 2013 | 6pm – … Read More 

LA CANVAS Magazine Profile

download pdf > On the day of our studio visit painter Kimberly Brooks was just back from Paris and eager to show off a stash of vintage fashion drawings she had unearthed there – the kind with cascading heaps of … Read More 

CULTURAMAS Interview with Kimberly Brooks (Spanish) featured in Spain

Kimberly Brooks: “Los niños deberían ser expuestos para hacer arte y música a muy temprana edad a lo largo de la educación básica”. Pocos conocen fuera de Estados Unidos a esta artista anglosajona, pero realmente es la persona que esta … Read More 

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS Must-See Painting Exhibitions

The art world comes alive again in September, as galleries reopen and collectors return from far flung locations. We reviewed upcoming September exhibitions at more than 400 galleries around the country, and there will be a lot of painting on … Read More 

LACMA “Art, Fame & Fashion” Presentation

photo by Aleji Tenutta Art Bistro- Review by Emily Waldorf The Stylist Project Asks, “Is Fashion Art?” On Wednesday, April 21, LACMA’s Costume Council featured a brilliant presentation by artist Kimberly Brooks, “Art, Fame, and Fashion.” Brooks recently completed the … Read More 

Crane.TV Kimberly Brooks Interview

Kimberly Brooks Interview by Crane TV

James Scarborough: Irretrievable Beauty

Kimberly Brooks’s “Thread” at Taylor De Cordoba is neither about fashion nor the women who bring it to life but about how fashion lives but for the moment it’s worn. It’s about the expectations that clothes elicit, and once those … Read More 

Vanity Fair: Kimberly Brooks Shows Her Oil Paintings at Taylor De Cordoba Gallery in L.A.

….Brooks’ latest oeuvre abandons the Hockney-like light-saturated planes of color and the Matisse-like flat decorative patterning that she deployed so skillfully in my portrait. Driven and prolific, the artist within a year has moved on to a darker, more deconstructed … Read More 

LA Weekly: Events

Someday, art lovers will have the technology to attend 50 receptions across as many square miles in the space of two hours — but not this Saturday, when what seems like half the galleris in L.A. simultaneously present blockbuster season-openers.  … Read More 

Thread by Kimberly Brooks at Taylor De Cordoba

Kimberly Brooks “Punk History” Oil on Linen 40 x 36 in. PDF PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release Kimberly Brooks: “Thread”, September 10 – October 22, 2011 Opening Reception: Saturday September 10, 2011 6pm – 8pm Taylor De Cordoba is … Read More 

Street Art Stories MOCA Panel with Shepard Fairey

Brooklyn Street Art Invites you to “Street Art Stories”, a presentation and panel discussion about new stories told on the street today, to be held at MOCA Grand Avenue Ahmanson Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday August 13, 2011 at … Read More 

Exhibition: Kimberly Brooks Miniatures, April, 2011

“Ginnifer Study” 6 x 8″ Oil on linen 2010 Kimberly Brooks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present new works by Kimberly Brooks as a part of their 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition.   For years Brooks has painted … Read More 

INCOGNITO Santa Monica Museum of Art

Santa Monica Art Museum: INCOGNITO Exhibition and Art Sale Saturday, April 30, 2011, 7 to 10:00 p.m. Kimberly Brooks will have a piece in INCOGNITO, an art exhibition and sale at the Santa Monica Museum of Art featuring works by … Read More 

New American Paintings #103

Kimberly Brooks’ work is featured in the recent Pacific Coast Edition of New American Paintings, Juried Exhibitions in Print. New American Paintings is the most prestigious Print Exhibitions in North America, Distributed Internationally and receives over five thousand submissions annually. … Read More 

TEDxFullerton, Kimberly Brooks, Special Guest Speaker

TEDxFullerton, “Ideas worth spreading in Orange County”   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 “…TEDxFullerton’s special guest speaker is artist Kimberly Brooks, a painter and new media artist who recently conceived and launched the Arts Section of the Huffington Post, a new … Read More 

Introducing 7 Rings: Online Game of Artist Telephone

What happens when you invite a group of artists to play their own game of online “telephone,” that is, to create and post a work of art in response to another piece of art, but with only 24 hours to … Read More 

The Huffington Post Names Artist Kimberly Brooks as Arts Editor

The Huffington Post Launches HuffPost Arts Online Arts ‘Hub’ Features Wide-Ranging Coverage And Fresh, Unfiltered Voices New York, NY, June 16, 2010 — The Huffington Post (“HuffPost”), a leading social news and opinion site, today announced the launch of “HuffPost … Read More 

Allison Gibson: The Stylist Project

KIMBERLY BROOKS: The Stylist Project The history of portraiture is in many ways a history of influence. Most portrait subjects held a certain degree of influence over the church, the state, and the cultural climates of their times—fashion trends of … Read More 

Los Angeles Times Magazine: Culture(d)

ROGUES’ GALLERY Pop stars have fascinated contemporary artists for years—think Andy Warhol, Richard Prince and Elizabeth Peyton. Painter Kimberly Brooks now trains her eye on those who labor to make them popular. The Stylist Project includes portraits of L.A. tastemakers, … Read More 

Huffington Post: Kimberly Brooks’ The Stylist Project Debuts in Los Angeles

March 2, 2010 | Ellen Caldwell In Victor Bockris’ biography on Andy Warhol, Warhol describes his dream of attending one of his famed parties and mingling with all of his paintings’ subjects who have magically come to life around him. … Read More 

WWD – Painted Ladies, Artist Kimberly Brooks Chooses Fashion Flock as Her Subject

Stylists like Rachel Zoe, Arianne Phillips and Nancy Steiner are used to earning top dollar to make celebrities look camera-ready. But recently they had the tables turned on them, posing for painter Kimberly Brooks as part of her new series … Read More 

944: ArtForm

Kimberly Brooks’ The Stylist Project is a series of portraits that focuses on the professional stylist and fashion-industry insider as its subjects.  The Los Angeles exhibition features paintings of some of the world’s most influential style-makers, including owner A + … Read More 

Peter Clothier- The Buddah Diaries

Excerpt from The Buddah Diaries Sunday March 6, 2010 “….So let’s take a look at Kimberly’s work. She’s a proficient painter, mostly pictures of people in environments that could be called “genre paintings,” and she has been concentrating recently on … Read More 

The Examiner- Los Angeles, Kimberly Brooks Paints Masterful Artworks for The Stylist Project

March 3, 11:50 AM LA Women’s Style Examiner Laurie Brucker As we all know, fashion is an art form. Designers essentially create living breathing works of art that grace our the runways. Haute Couture, of course being the finest and … Read More 

Los Angeles Magazine – Coming Attractions Feb 2010

EXHIBITION Fashion Fronts (pg. 32) Transforming people into art is all in a day’s work for stylists Rachel Zoe and Jessica Paster and costume designer Arianne Phillips, so it’s appropriate that they get the same treatment in a new exhibition. … Read More 


Kimberly Brooks had a great idea recently.  The local, Venice-based painter decided to look into the art that plays a role in our everyday lives and the people holding the cards behind it.  She looked beyond museum shows, beyond advertisements, … Read More 

Angeleno- Who Says Fashion Isn’t Art?

Who says fashion isn’t art?  For her latest exhibition, The Stylist Project, painter Kimberly Brooks enlisted a group of renowned Hollywood stylists to outfit themselves and pose for portraits.  “I started thinking of fashion as a language.” says the artist, … Read More 

VOGUE – Italia

March 4, 2010. Artist Kimberly Brooks celebrated the opening of her current exhibition The Stylist Project in Los Angeles last night… Vanity Fair and Dior co-sponsored the event, as guests including Ginnifer Goodwin, Abbie Cornish, Liz Goldwyn and Marisa Tomei… … Read More 

The Women of Women: The Female Form

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Valentino, Cartier and Rachel Zoe” Oil on Linen by Kimberly Brooks The Women of Women: The Female Form, curated by Yasmine Mohseni January 16, 2010 – February 20, 2010 Opening reception: Saturday January 16, 2010 … Read More 

Made in California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Made in California Kimberly Brooks will be participating in a Group Show in Santa Monica featuring California Artists “Made in California” June 25th to July 12th Peter Alexander Stan Bitters Kimberly Brooks Jamie Daughters Laddie John Dill … Read More 

Exhibition: All Under One Roof: A Selection of LA Artists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ELIZABETH WILLIAMS (213) 627-5100 Exhibition: All Under One Roof: A Selection of LA Artists Guest curator: Yasmine Mohseni Dates: April 10-May 8, 2009 Reception: April 10, 2009, 7-11pm Location: Tarryn Teresa Gallery, 1820 Industrial St, #230, … Read More 

Pen (Japanese Art Magazine)

Kimberly Brooks Technicolor Summer Exhibition was featured in Pen, a widely circulated magazine in Japan.

Exhibition: ArtHaus 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Exhibition: ArtHaus 2009 Jan 24 – Feb 24 Opening Reception 5:00 pm Saturday January 24th Dogtown Station 700 Main Street, Venice, CA Los Angeles, CA — Venice-based painter Kimberly Brooks was selected to exhibit among twenty … Read More 

New American Paintings

December/January 2008-2009 Kimberly Brooks was one of 40 artists selected from 1600 to be selected for latest issue of New American Paintings, No. 79, Pacific Coast Edition . With over five thousand artists reviewed annually, it has become America’s largest … Read More 

“Technicolor Summer” selected cover of “This One is Mine”

Los Angeles, CA — One of the paintings from Venice-based painter Kimberly Brooks’ recent solo show, “Technicolor Summer”,  was selected to be on the cover of “This One is Mine” a new book by Maria Semple published by Little Brown. … Read More 

Summer Loving in the Golden State

Just in time for the warm weather (not that we’re getting so much of that today in New York), L.A.-based artist Kimberly Brooks brings her dreamlike canvases to Culver City’s Taylor De Cordoba gallery for an exhibit called “Technicolor Summer.” … Read More 

Technicolor Summer Solo Show, Los Angeles

presents K I M B E R L Y   B R O O K S “Technicolor Summer” May 10th – June 14th, 2008 Opening Reception: Saturday May 10th, 2008, 6-9pm Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Technicolor Summer, a … Read More 

Aqua Art Fair Miami

Image: “No. 7”  36 x 42 inches Oil on Linen. Kimberly Brooks. Taylor De Cordoba presents new works by Kimberly Brooks at the Aqua Art Fair Miami 2007 Also Exhibiting works by Sasha Bezzubov + Jessica Sucher Kimberly Brooks Ryan … Read More 

Kim Biel: Technicolor Summer

The paintings in “Technicolor Summer,” Kimberly Brooks’ latest solo show at Taylor de Cordoba, are shot through with vibrant bolts of color: jade, ultramarine and magenta course through the highlights and support the shadows in these paintings that feel like … Read More 

Kimberly Brooks Pens Weekly Artist Column on the Huffington Post

Los Angeles, CA Venice-based painter Kimberly Brooks is hosting a new weekly column featuring herself and other contemporary artists on the Huffington Post.  The column, called “First Person Artist”, is the first column on the Huffington Post devoted solely to … Read More 

Lemonade Magazine: Artist Feature

Lemonade Magazine: Artist Feature 5/31/07 by Lucy Williams Kimberly Brooks explores issues of feminine identity, nostalgia, idolization and womanhood in her oil paintings.  In her exhibition at Taylor De Cordoba, she introduced the women she literally “looked up to,” Mom’s … Read More 

Lemonade May 07 Artist Profile

Four page artist profile in national magazine featuring fashion, arts and culture. by Lucy Williams

Brooks Painting Cover of Zoo View Magazine

Venice-based artist Kimberly Brooks’ painting of “Randa”, the Indian white rhinoceros at the LA Zoo, is on the cover of “Zoo View”. For the first time, the quarterly will feature a painting instead of a photograph. It is distributed to … Read More 

Press Release: “Mom’s Friends” Solo Show at Taylor De Cordoba

TAYLOR DE CORDOBA PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kimberly Brooks: Mom’s Friends Opening Reception: Saturday March 3rd, 2007, 6-9pm Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present Mom’s Friends, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Kimberly Brooks. In her first … Read More 

LA Times, by Valli Herman March 15

Artists throughout the ages have faithfully preserved and even improved upon the fashions of each era, and today is no different. This month and next, three artists – two photographers and a painter – are staging showings of works that … Read More 

pop up @ the parker

TAYLOR DE CORDOBA presents pop up @ the parker featuring new work by KIMBERLY BROOKS, FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS CHARLENE LIU & JEANA SOHN Saturday March 29th Sunday March 30th Le Parker Meridian 118 57th Street NY, NY 10019 to schedule … Read More 

Elle Magazine

“The Second Poloroid Ever Taken”  Oil on Linen. Kimberly Brooks. Image Courtesy Taylor De Cordoba

Whitney Curator selects LA Artist Kimberly Brooks for NY Group Exhibition

Whitney Curator selects LA Artist Kimberly Brooks for NY Exhibition “Remote Viewing: Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing” 24th Juried Annual Exhibition at Pleiades Gallery in Chelsea, New York, June 29th-July 27th, 2006 Los Angeles – Two paintings by … Read More 

“Mom’s Friends” and New Works

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vanity Fair Host Kimberly Brooks Exhibition 248 Rodeo Drive September 28 – Oct 13 Los Angeles, CA – Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to announce that the artwork of Kimberly Brooks will be on view in Beverly … Read More