Kimberly Brooks, (b. New York, NY) is a contemporary American artist whose work integrates landscape, figuration and abstraction to address subjects of history, memory and identity.   Recent exhibitions include Brazen, Fever Dreams.  Books featuring her work exclusively include Brazen: A Painting and Poetry Collection and Fever Dreams by Griffith Moon and additionally in publications by Rizzoli and Assouline.  Permanent Art installations include The Cooper Design Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Her latest book, Oil Painting Safe Practices: The Essential Guide is available now and will be published worldwide by Chronicle Books in 2021. Periodically, Brooks teaches workshops online and around the country. View recent press here.


S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S 

2021 Painting Architecture, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster
2019 “Untitled” Art Fair, San Francisco (2 Person Show)
2018  Fever Dreams, Mt SAC, Walnut, CA
2017  Brazen, Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles, CA
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: LA Edition, Taylor De Cordoba, LA, 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

S E L E C T   G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S 

2019 Portraits of the Interior, University California Riverside
2019 Sacred and Profane, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles
2018 Nature Worship, Mash Gallery, Los Angeles
2016 Insalarity, Q Art Salon, Curator F. Scott. Hess
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
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 Group Show, featuring Kimberly Brooks Miniatures. Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
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
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


B.A.  Literature, UC Berkeley, 1989, Valedictorian
Painting Otis College of Art & Design, 2002-2004 UCLA 2002


Zevitas Marcus       Los Angeles, CA


B O O K S  &  C A T A L O G U E S

Fever Dreams, Paintings by Kimberly Brooks, Essays by Michael Wilson and Shana Nys Dambrot
Brazen, Paintings by Kimberly Brooks, Poetry by Brandon Constantine, Richard Ferguson, Marie Marandola and Luivette Resto, Edited by Keith Martin


S P E A K I N G   

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
TEDXFullerton, California State, Fullerton
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado
California College of the Arts, San Francisco
INSIDE EDGE Conference, Long Beach
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Southern California
OTIS College of Art & Design
University of California, Berkeley


R E C E N T   P O D C A S T S

National Endowment For the Arts with Josephine Reed

I Like Your Work with Erika Hess



Weekly Artist Column, 2007-2009 First Person Artist
Creator, The Imageblog
Founding Arts Editor, Huffington Post
Highlights & Milestones
Founder Arts & Culture
Introducing Huffington Post Arts
Creator,Curator, Art Meets Science
Founding Science Editor


C U R A T O R I A L 

The New Pastoral, Summer 2019, Zevitas Marcus

Griffith Moon Publishing, Founded 2017


Comprehensive Workshops . Limited Enrollment
Masterclass: Build A Body of Work. 1x year
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snow Mass, Colorado
Otis College for Art and Design, Los Angeles, California
Artist Workshop, Carey Institute, Hudson Valley, New York
Artist Workshop, Ojai, California
Artist Workshop, Joshua Tree, California

Franklyn Leigel Award for Teaching Excellence 2016


A D D I T I O N A L   P R O J E C T S

The Creativity Notebook
A Journal and Planning System for Creatives

The Stylist Project
Fashion and Portraiture


S O C I A L   M E D I A