Mitsuko Brooks was born in 1981 on Misawa Air Force Base in Japan, and is a NYC based artist. She is a current MFA Candidate at UCLA’s Painting/Drawing program, and earned her B.F.A. at Cooper Union in New York. Brooks is a member of The Asian American Women Artists Association and attended the semester residential program The Oxbow School in Napa Valley, California. She completed artist residencies with The Wassaic Project (2014), The Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (2012), and The School of Making Thinking (2013). Brooks was awarded The Sally Van Der Lier Fellowship, the Artists’ Fellowship, Inc., The Bette Midler Scholarship, and The Resnick Grant. She has exhibited internationally and nationally at The San Francisco Art Institute, California College of Arts, SOMArts, Materials for The Arts, The Center for Strategic Art & Architecture, Rush Arts Gallery, and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery. Currently, she has works on view at The Floating Library, an interdisciplinary library of artists books aboard an actual steamship in New York organized by Beatrice Glow. Brooks’ artist books, zines and mail art collages are in permanent collections at Smithsonian’s Archive of American Art, Canada’s Artexte Information Centre and Barnard College’s Library in New York.
New York State of MindApril 9th-May 16th, 2015
Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah