About Mitsuko Brooks
Mitsuko 三津子 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 for three years and six different states. She received her MFA in Painting & Drawing from UCLA, and BFA. from Cooper Union. Brooks is a member of The Asian American Women Artists Association and attended The Oxbow School in Napa Valley, California. Her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times and Hyperallergic. 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 Common Field, The Sally Van Der Lier Fellowship, the Artists’ Fellowship, Inc., The Bette Midler Scholarship, and The Resnick Grant. She has exhibited 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, Asian American Arts Centre, Asian Art Archive in American and The Los Angeles Contemporary Archive.
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