About Mitsuko Brooks
Mitsuko Brooks was born on Misawa Air Force Base in Japan, and lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. She lived in northern Italy, in Aviano, for three years. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from UCLA, and B.F.A. from Cooper Union For the Advancement of Science and Technology. Brooks is a member of The Asian American Women Artists Association and attended The Oxbow School in Napa Valley, California. Saatchi Art selected her for their 2017 Invest in Art, which was featured in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. She completed artist residencies with The Queens Museum (2016) Set on Freedom Artist Retreat; The Wassaic Project (2014); The Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (2012); and The School of Making Thinking (2013). Brooks was awarded grants from 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, Smack Mellon, Materials for The Arts, Wayfarers Brooklyn, Rush Arts Gallery, and The New Wight Gallery. Brooks' artist books, zines and mail art collages are in permanent collections at Smithsonian's Archive of American Art, Canada's Artexte Information Centre, Barnard College's Library in New York and The Los Angeles Contemporary Archive.
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