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Catherine Brooks holds a BFA from Pratt Institute of Art and Design and more recently completed a residency at Campus Hanoi in Vietnam.
Her paintings are made on various scale and using various media, but share her own distinctive “personal vocabulary,” made up of esoteric fables and often psychological undertones.
Influenced by legends passed down in an oral tradition, the prevalent themes of her work are love and memory. She believes in the human tendency to personify the external world while relinquishing responsibility for life and its manifestations. In her paintings, Brooks aims to reflect that.
Her work has been exhibited nationwide, from the Japanese American National Museum and Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles and Proposition Gallery in New York, and has been sold worldwide.