Summary

Carol Brookes’ artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers throughout the United States, including the Viridian Gallery in New York City, the McLarry Modern Gallery in Santa Fe, Illinois Central College in East Peoria, the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, B. J. Spoke Gallery in Huntington, New York, the University of North Iowa in Cedar Falls, the Women’s Center in Los Angeles, and the Miami Metropolitan Museum and Art Center.  In addition, her mixed-media constructions are in public and corporate collections, including those of the American Cinema Corporation in Boston, Grayco Paper Company in Miami, the Miami Dade Community College, and the Waterloo Art Center in Iowa.   Brookes received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Miami, an MA in painting from the University of Iowa, and an MFA in multimedia art from the University of Iowa. 

Education

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts

University of Miami, Florida

Master of Arts

University of Northern Iowa

Master of Fine Arts

University of Iowa

Exhibitions

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Eastern Connecticut State University - Willimantic, CT

American Cinema Corporation - Boston, MA

Grayco Paper Company - Miami Florida

Miami Dade Community College - Miami, Florida

Waterloo Art Center - Waterloo. IA

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014   

SLANT: New Works by Carol Brookes, Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Moraine Valley Community College, IL

2013

Featured Artist Carol Brookes "Pulse,"Troy Fine Art, Southport, CT

Carol Brookes: Recent Works, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Wilmantic, CT

2012

Carol Brookes - Solo Exhibition, "Pulse" - Mixed Media Wall Constructions, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY

Carol Brookes - New Works, McClarry Modern Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 

Carol Brookes : Constructed Worlds, Orland Park Public Library, Orland Park, IL

2011

Carol Brookes - Solo Exhibition “Pulse," Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

Chicago Sculpture International, Lewis University Exhibition, Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, Chicago, IL

Art Gathering: Sculptors Connect, Governors State University, Chicago, IL

Women's Works 2014, NAAC, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare "As They Like It," Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2013

Eye of the Beholder: The Art of the Found Object, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

Upcycled Art, Green Technology Center, Chicago, IL, Jurors First Place Award

Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare: As They Like It, H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

Women's Works 2013, Northwest Area Arts Council, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2012

Viridian Artists Holiday Exhibition, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY

Women’s Works 2012, Northwest Area Arts Council, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2011

Viridian Artists Holiday Exhibition, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY

Hexagon: Six Chicago Artists, Old Town Art Center, Chicago, IL

Eye of the Beholder: The Art of the Found Object, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis Maryland

Hexagon: Six Chicago Artists, Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, Illinois

New Members & Associates, Viridian Artists Gallery, NYC, New York

Hexagon: Six Chicago Artists, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, Illinois

2010

Holiday Exhibition: Members & Friends,Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY

Art from Detritus, Viridian Artists Gallery, NYC, New York

Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland

Eye of the Beholder: The Art of the Found Object, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland

Expo 2010 - International Exhibition, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY

Women’s Works 2010, Northwest Area Arts Council, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

OTHER SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2007-2009

Feather Loft Studio Exhibition

Feather Lofts, Chicago

Lillstreet Art Center

Juried Members Exhibition

Featured Artist Exhibition

Corporate Art Source, Chicago, IL

1987 - 1988

Textures, Invitational

Norris Cultural Center, St. Charles, IL

Profiles: Works by the Resident

Artists of Paper Press Studios, Chicago, IL

1981 - 1983

Works by Carol Brookes

Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece

Increments: Environmental Cardboard Structures

Carol Brookes – Solo Exhibition

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Carol Scharff (Brookes): One Woman Exhibition

Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

Carol Scharff (Brookes), Recent Works

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

1977 - 1978

319 Exhibition - Cedar Rapids Art Center

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Iowa Artists Exhibition - Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines, Iowa

Increments by Carol Brookes

University of Northern Iowa, Gallery of Art

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Contemporary Issues, Works on Paper by Women

National Invitational - Women’s Center

Los Angeles, California

Sioux City Annual - Sioux City Art Center

Sioux City, IA

1973 - 1976

Professional Artist’s of Florida

Loew Museum Invitational, Coral Gables, Florida

Broward Community College Faculty Exhibition

Davy, Florida

Drawing and Print Exhibition

Pawley Art Center, North Miami, Florida

Annual Exhibition –

Miami Metropolitan Museum & Art Center, Miami, FL

Women Artist Third Century - Burdines Invitational

Miami, Florida

15th Annual Hortt Competitive

Fort Lauderdale Museum of the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Academic Committees and Activities

1978-1981

Exhibition Committee

University of Northern Iowa                                                      

1979-1980

Curator, Gallery of Art

University of Northern Iowa                                                    

1978-1979

Scholarship Committee

University of Northern Iowa                                                      

1976-1981

Co-editor

The Visual World

Department of Art                                                                        

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa                 

Professional Experience

2007 to Present: Full-time working artist - Chicago, IL

2008 - 2010: Founder & Director - Hexagon: Six Chicago Artists - Chicago, IL

2002 - 2009: Travel in China, Europe, Egypt and Jordan 

2000 - 2002: Instructor of Art - Chicago Learning Academy - Chicago, IL

1989 - 1999: Graphic Designer - Chicago, IL

1987 - 1989: Resident Artist at the Paper Press - Multi-media handmade paper

1982 - 1984: Collaborator/Illustrator with Dr. Alan C. Brookes on the book "Greek Sculpture of the Daedalic Style" - Athens, Greece

1976 - 1981: Art Instructor, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

1975 - 1976: Art Instructor, Barry College - Miami, FL

1975 - 1976: Art Instructor, Broward Community College - Davey, FL

1974 - 1976: Art Instructor, Miami Dade Community College - Miami, FL

Skills

Sculpture, Mixed Media, Contemporary Art, Visual Arts, Painting, Drawing

Awards and Honors

2013

Jurors First Place Award - Upcycled Art - Green Technology Center, Chicago, IL

1976

Teaching Assistantship in Studio, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 

1973 

Graduated Summa cum laude, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Miami, Miami, FL

PUBLIC APPEARANCES

Artist Talk - Carol Brookes - Akus Gallery, Willimantic, CT, 2013

Artist Talk - Carol Brookes - Viridan Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2012

Artist Talk - Carol Brookes "Pulse,"  Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL, 2011

Carol Brookes Studio presentation for Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2010

Guest Lecturer, Video Art Panel, Art Institute of Chicago, 1981

Panel Moderator and Coordinator, Video/Performance Conference, University of Northern Iowa,

Cedar Falls.  With Laurie Anderson, Jaime Davidovich, and Hans Breder, 1980.

Guest Lecturer, “Factors Series: Linking Painting and Sculpture,” Wartburg College, Waverly Iowa, 1979. 

Special Activities and Studies

2014: Artist Talk - Carol Brookes - Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Palos Hills, IL

2013: Artist Talk - Carol Brookes - Akus Gallery, Willimantic, CT

2011: Artist Talk - Carol Brookes - Viridan Artists Gallery, New York, NY

          Artist Talk - Carol Brookes - Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL

2010: Carol Brookes Studio presentation for Woman Made Gallery                                                      

2005-2007: Lill Street Art Center Independent Painting                                                      

1998-2004: Lill Street Art Center Ceramics classes                                                                    

1987: Papermaking Workshop, Paper Press Studios – Chicago, IL                                    

1984: Photography Workshop - U.C. Santa Barbara                                                                      

1981: Computer Graphics Workshop Editing Center - Chicago, IL                                                      

1981: Video Art Panel, Guest Lecturer - Art Institute of Chicago                                                    

1980: Alan Kaprow, Event an Exhibition - Faculty co-ordinator & Student Facilitator - University of Northern Iowa                                                      

1980: Video/Performance Conference - Coordinator and Panel Moderator for visiting artists:  Laurie Anderson, Jaime Davidovich, Hans Breder - University of Northern Iowa                                                    

1980: Summer Studies in Multimedia Art - Oaxaca, Mexico - University of Iowa                                                                        

1979: “Factors Series: Linking Painting and Sculpture,” Guest Lecturer - Wartburg College - Waverly, Iowa                                    

Organizations

American Institute of Architects - Professional Affiliate

Chicago Artists' Coalition - Member

Chicago Sculpture International - Member

International Sculpture Center - Member

Women's Caucus for Art - Member

Woman Made Gallery - Member