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CAROL BROOKES

1200 W. 35th St. #5B-5250, Chicago, IL 60609

773-475-6430 (Studio)     312-560-3064 (C)

carolsbrookes@yahoo.com     www.carolbrookes.com

CAROL BROOKES
EDUCATION

1980 M.F.A. - Multimedia Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1978 M.A.- Painting, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
1973 B.F.A. - Painting and Drawing, University of Miami, Florida

UPCOMING EXHBITIONS

2017 Carol Brookes - Solo Exhibition, North Central College, Naperville, IL

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 - “PULSE” Solo Exhibition, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
2012 Carol Brookes - "PULSE" - Mixed Media Wall Sculpture, 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

2016 Art Expo New York, ADC/Blink Gallery, New York, NY
Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare: As They Like It, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
After Tomorrow: Daring to Dream Again, Museo Internazionale Italia Arte (MIIT) – Curated by Sergio Gomez
Making Nature, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), Chicago, IL
Breaking Criminal Traditions –The Human Rights Institute Gallery of Kean University, Union, NJ
2015 In the Spirit, Holiday Exhibition, Viridian Artists Gallery, NYC, NY
SOFA Chicago, Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Seductive Materials, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
Sculpture Invasion, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
Landfills, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, IL
2014 Viridian’s 45th Anniversary, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY
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, 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 at Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
Women's Works 2013 - NAAC, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
2012 Holiday Group Exhibition, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY
Women’s Works 2012 - NAAC, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
2011 Holiday Group 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, MD
Hexagon: Six Chicago Artists, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL
Women’s Works 2011 - NAAC, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
Hexagon: Six Chicago Artists, Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, IL
New Members & Associates, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Holiday Exhibition: Members & Friends, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY
Art from Detritus, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY
Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
Eye of the Beholder: The Art of the Found Object, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
Expo 2010 - International Exhibition, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY
Women’s Works 2010 - NAAC, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

OTHER SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 1981 - 2009

Feather Lofts, Chicago, IL
Juried Members Exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
Featured Artist Exhibition, Corporate Art Source, Chicago, IL
Textures, Invitational - Norris Cultural Center, St. Charles, IL
Works by Carol Brookes, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
Carol Brookes: Increments: Environmental Cardboard Structures, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Carol Brookes – Solo Exhibition, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Carol Scharff (Brookes): One Woman Exhibition, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
Carol Scharff (Brookes), Recent Works, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
319 Exhibition, Cedar Rapids Art Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Iowa Artists Exhibition, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Contemporary Issues, Works on Paper by Women, National Invitational - Women’s Center, Los Angeles, CA
Professional Artists of Florida, Loew Museum Invitational, Coral Gables, FL
Annual Exhibition, Miami Metropolitan Museum & Art Center, Miami, FL
Women Artist Third Century - Burdines Invitational, Miami, Florida

COLLECTIONS

Eastern Connecticut State Permanent Collection - Willimantic CT
American Cinema Corporation - Boston, MA
Grayco Paper Company - Miami, FL
Miami Dade Community College - Miami, FL
Waterloo Art Center - Waterloo. IA

AWARDS AND HONORS

2013 Jurors First Place Award - Upcycled Art - Green Technology Center, Chicago, IL
1976 Teaching Assistantship - Art, University of Northern Iowa, IA
1973 Graduated University of Miami, Summa cum laude, Miami, FL
1973 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Miami, FL
1971 University of Miami Fine Arts Scholarship, Miami, FL

PUBLICATIONS

Equilibrium, Catalog for Equilibrium National Juried Exhibition, Women’s Caucus for Art, 2014
Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare: As They Like it, Catalog of exhibition, H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, 2013
“As They Like It” Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare, Catalog of exhibition, Bowling Green State University, 2013
International Contemporary Artists Vol IV, IAC Publishing, 2012
Gallery and Studio, Volume 15 Number 1, New York, September – October 2012

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015 Founder of ArtSpace 1550- Chicago, IL
2007 to Present Full-time working artist - Chicago, IL
2008 - 10 Founder/Director, Hexagon: Six Chicago Artists - Chicago, IL
2002 - 09 Travel in China, Europe, Egypt and Jordan
2000 - 02 Instructor of Art, Chicago Learning Academy – Chicago, IL
1989 - 2005 Brookes Financial Services- Owner/Office Manager/Financial Consultant - Chicago, IL
1987 - 89 Resident Artist at the Paper Press, Multi-media handmade paper
1976 - 81 Instructor of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
1973 - 76 Instructor of Art, Department of Art, Barry College, Miami, FL
1974 - 76 Instructor of Art, Department of Art, Broward Community College, Davey, FL
Instructor of Art, Department of Art, Miami Dade Community College, FL
1971 University of Miami Fine Arts Scholarship, Miami, FL




SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AND STUDIES

2015 Curator - Wall to Wall as part of Chicago Artist Month – ArtSpace 1550, Chicago, IL
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, Chicago, IL
2005-2007 Lill Street Art Center Independent Painting, Chicago, IL
1998-2004 Lill Street Art Center Ceramics, Chicago, IL
1987 Papermaking Workshop, Paper Press – Chicago, IL
1984 Photography Workshop, U.C. Santa Barbara, CA
1981 Computer Graphics Workshop, Editing Center, Chicago, IL
Video Art Panel, Guest Lecturer, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1978-81 Exhibition Committee, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
1976-81 Co-editor - The Visual World, Department of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
1980 Alan Kaprow Event and Exhibition, Faculty coordinator & Student Facilitator,
University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, IA
University of Northern Iowa Video/Performance Conference Coordinator and Panel Moderator
for visiting artists: Laurie Anderson, Jaime Davidovich and Hans Breder, Cedar Falls, IA
University of Iowa Summer Studies in Multimedia Art, Oaxaca, Mexico
1978-79 Scholarship Committee, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA



CURRENT ORGANIZATIONS

2014 to Present Chicago Sculpture International, Member
2013 to Present International Sculpture Center, Member
2013 to Present Women’s Caucus for Art, Member, National and Illinois Chapters
2008 to Present Chicago Artists Coalition, Member
2008 to Present Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Member