rett Cook, Reflections of Healing, 2013. Courtesy Brett Cook.

Brett Cook

Embodying Liberation: A Dialogue on Community and Healing

Date 10/6/14

Affiliation Artist and Organizer, Oakland


October 6, 2014, 7:30-9:00pm

The David Brower Center, Berkeley CA

Lectures are free and open to the public.

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Brett Cook is an artist and educator, who uses his creative practice and to transform outer and inner worlds of being. His museum work features drawing, painting, photography, and elaborate installations that make intimately personal experiences universally accessible. His public projects typically involve community workshops featuring arts-integrated pedagogy, along with music, performance, and food to create a fluid boundary between art making, daily life, and healing. He has received numerous awards, including the Lehman Brady Visiting Professorship at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Richard C. Diebenkorn Fellowship at the San Francisco Art Institute. In 2009, he published Who Am I In This Picture: Amherst College Portraits with Wendy Ewald and Amherst College Press. Recognized for a history of socially relevant, community engaged projects, Brett was selected as cultural ambassador to Nigeria as part of the U.S. Department of State’s 2012 smARTpower Initiative. His work is in private and public collections including the Smithsonian/National Portrait Gallery, the Walker Art Center, and Harvard University. He is a 2014 A Blade of Grass Fellow for Socially Engaged Art.


-- As of 10/6/14