SA/VS Visiting Artist: Shenequa Brooks
October 14th, 1pm
Bolivar Art Gallery
SHENEQUA is An Afro-Caribbean multi-disciplinary Artist and Teaching Artist who received her Masters of Design in Fashion, Body, & Garment at School of the Art Institute of Chicago under the mentorship of Nick Cave. Founder of Weave Your Dreams Into Reality Studios LLC, she shares her stories with the world one thread at a time using the traditional craft of weaving , her familial background, conversations with others, and Ghanaian experience. Then it transforms into sculpture, performance (movement), textile, and installation.
She has exhibited her works in Continuum at Textile Center: Joan Mondale and Mary Giles Galleries in Minneapolis, MN, UNCONVENTIONAL: THE LEGACY OF JOSEPH BEUYS at Goethe Pop Up in Kansas City, MO, Deep, Far, Home at Epiphany Center for the Arts in Chicago, IL, Performing Labor at Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and Mane N’ Tail at The Luminary in St. Louis, MO, to name a few.
2022 Center for Craft Career Advancement Fellow from the Center for Craft in Asheville, NC. A Featured Artist for Ties that Bind in American Craft Magazine and in the Kansas City Star she spoke about her process of weaving synthetic-hair in relationship to the African- American Hair Experience. Notable lectures include the Distinguished Artist series at James Renwick Alliance For Craft, Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, the Surface Design Association, and the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. She was 2014’s Windgate Fellow of the Center for Craft and 2017-2018’s recipient of the inaugural YoungArts Daniel Arsham Fellowship, presented by the Ridinger-McLaughlin Family.