Mitsuko Brooks
April 7, 2015
I am pleased to announce I will be showing in "New York State of Mind" curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah at Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea with Kevin Bright, Michael Paul Britto, Derek Fordjour, Jennifer Mack, Ronny Quevedo.
Nov. 22, 2014
Opening November 22nd, eL Paper Magazine's FragmentAction North American issue release and exhibition (which will include four of my pieces) hosted at The Local Project in Long Island City, NY, will be having their Caracas release this month.
The Local Project
El Paper Magazine
Nov. 13, 2014
I will have work for sale to support The Southeast Asian Women Creative Collective's SAWCC Soirée & Annual Benefit
7pm–10pm
@ 2A
25 Avenue A New York, NY 10009
The SAWCC’s annual benefit will feature live music and performances by artists from the community, as well as a silent art auction, at the swanky 2A bar in Alphabet City. Mark your calendars and join them for an electrifying evening of performances, art, cocktails and appetizers while supporting the work that we do to advance the visibility and development of South Asian women artists.
Nov. 1, 2014
I will have prints of mail art on exhibit in (Un)Mediated Curated by David Rios Ferreira (The Childrens Museum) and Christine Walia (The Lower Eastside Printshop)
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 6-9pm
Location: Kunsthalle Galapagos, 111 Front Street #222, Brooklyn, New York 11201
The other participating artists are: Felipe Baeza, Rina Banerjee, Cecile Chong, Juan Hinojosa, Rachel Meuler, Lina Puerta, Nyugen Smith, Jennifer Williams, Saya Woolfalk
Oct. 28, 2014
On October 28, 2014, 6-9pm, my print of "Baba Yaga" will be for sale in support of The 2014 BRIC Gala at The BRIC Art Media House on 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn
More information on the gala website can be found at: www.501auctions.com/2014bricgala
Oct. 19, 2014
I was in my very first show in Los Angeles at
Artist Curated Projects in "One Thing Then Another"
5152 La Vista Ct., Los Angeles, CA 90004
Curated by Jacob Robichaux
Sept. 6 - Oct. 3, 2014
I will have a new artist book on view through The Floating Library project, aboard The Lilac Museum Steamship, curated by Beatrice Glow.
Aug 21- Sept 14, 2014
I have work included in the group show "Food for Thought" curated by Jennifer Coates at 440 Gallery in Park Slope:
440 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
June 29 - Sept. 14, 2014
I had work up in MASH UP: Collages in Mixed Media at The Islip Art Museum, curated by Stephen Lamia, Ph.D. of Dowling College.
Islip Art Musem: 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730
Saturday, June 7, 2014 4-6pm
One of my recent book art collages is on view at California College of the Arts' Campus Center Gallery located at 1111 Eighth Street in San Francisco. This piece and others in the first Oxbow Alumni Art Exhibition is for sale to support The Oxbow School.
May 31 - June 1, 2014
I will be installing a piece in The Bushwick Open Studios 2014 at The Bridging Buswick Sculpture Garden on 900 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY alongside Julie Nagle, Eleanor Bostwick, PS3* Pedro SanchezIII, Agata Sanchez and others. The BBSG is affiliated with The Living Gallery.
May 4, 2014
Last night I presented my photographs alongside Corky Lee, Ang Rong Xu, Stephen A. Yang, Sara Francini at A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICA KICK OFF EVENT at The Ran Tea House in Brooklyn, NY, organized by Lesley Quin.
March 17 -May 9, 2014
Four of my text paintings, which have never been exhibited, were selected by the jury and Kearny Street Workshop for inclusion into Thank you for Failing! at the ||Asian Resource Center Gallery| (310 8th Street in Oakland, California's Chinatown) from
March 17–May 9, 2014, and the Artists Reception: May 9, 2014.
Group show includes artists: Salma Arastu, Susan Calvillo, Jean Chen, Sapira Cheuk, Dierdre Cook, Christina Douk, Rick Febre, Arthur Huang, Jonathan Johnson, Ibn Kendall, Eryn Kimura, Mido Lee, Carey Lin, Riana Lum, Christie Yuri Noh, Carlo Ricafort, Michelle P. Tan, and Mel Vera Cruz.
Description of Thank You for Failing!: The process of art-making can often be fraught with mishaps, miscues, and mistakes- not all of which end well. We label the outcomes of these ill-fated endeavors "failures," with the awareness that these bumps in the road are an integral part of the creative process. This exhibition is an homage to artists who aren’t afraid to take risks and display them publicly. We are interested in procuring work that has already been produced and that the artist deems to have been unsuccessful.
Why Kearny Street Workshop is amazing: Founded in 1972, during the height of the Asian American Movement, Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is the oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization in the country. Offering classes and workshops, salons and student presentations, as well as professionally curated and produced exhibitions, performances, readings and screenings, For the past 42 years, KSW has nurtured creative spirit, offered an important platform for new voices to be heard, and connected artists with community.
March 20, 2014
As well as having four pieces in Reuse Remixed at Materials for the Arts, I have been invited for Third Thursday: Book Art to teach a class on book arts alongside Jessica Maffia on March 20th from 6:30-8:30pm.
March 6, 2014
Four of my collages have been selected for The Materials for the Arts
Resue Remixed: Small Works Show
March 6, 2014 – May 9, 2014
3rd Floor at 33-00 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101
Materials for the Arts is hosting its first, small works recipient show. This exhibition will feature artwork which is small in scale, but large in impact.
February 7, 2014
My mail art series "I sent it to you" 2013 has been selected by co-curaters Jeff Rathermel, MCBA Executive Director, and noted Fluxus artist, publisher and performer Keith Buchholz.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Fluxjob is a curated exhibition that will feature contemporary artists working in the spirit of Fluxus. In the 1960s, George Maciunas urged a small group of artists to purge the world of bourgeois sickness and dead art. The result was Fluxus, a non-movement that expanded the definitions of what art can be. Fluxjob will be an exploration of contemporary artists who continue to create interdisciplinary anti-art that is ephemeral, inexpensive, and interactive.
The exhibition will be presented in MCBA’s main gallery from February 7 through July 6, 2014.
January 23, 2014
For Black History Month two of my collages have been selected for The March: The Past, Present, and Future of the Civil Rights Movement to be held at Arsenal gallery in Central Park curated by Arnyce Foster, President of NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.
The exhibition will open to the public on January 23, 2014 and will be on view through February 27, 2014.
NYC Parks
The Arsenal, Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue, Room 20
New York, NY 10065
nyc.gov/parks
January 8, 2014
Prints of my 600 Polaroid film photos are in Endless Editions which will be opening and on view at:
ConArtist Collective's Gallery
119 Ludlow St. Tuesday - Saturday: 11am to 6pm
January 07 - 25, 2013
1.08.2014 Wednesday 8 til late /// Opening Party
Curated by Anthony Tino & Paul John

December 19, 2013
I have launched and successfully funded MAIL ART MAGIC, a Kickstarter campaign to support my artist fees to attend an upcoming winter artist residency at The Wassaic Project in upstate New York. Thank you to all my backers!
December 17, 2013
My work is paired alongside a pretty amazing poem by Carolyn DeCarlo entitled "Lava Castle" in
Shabby Doll House
Shabby Doll House is a quarterly publication of various forms of art & literature, edited by LK Shaw & Sarah Jean Alexander.
December 7, 2013
From 1,900 submissions, two of my collages have been selected for an online exhibition by curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, Independent (Curator/Founder, My Global Hustle) on view through Curate NYC:
http://www.curatenyc.org/2013/author/lom

October 28th, 2013
One of my pieces was selected for NURTUREart's 2013 Annual Benefit from over 600 submissions at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery 7-9pm at 37 W. 57th Street, New York, NY.
http://nurtureart.artcat.com/work.php?id
The jury included Jennie Lamensdorf, curator of the Francis J. Greenburger collection at Time Equities, Inc., James Panero, Executive Editor at The New Criterion, Amy Smith-Stewart, Curator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and Mark Tribe, artist and founder of Rhizome.
September 2013
My bark collage was included alongside Benjamin Clancy's poem "Meridian" in Shabby Dollhouse, an online zine:
http://shabbydollhouse.com/Meridian
September 12th, 2013
I had 3 pieces at "Bodega Night" a one night visual art exhibition and community action curated by Lorissa Rinehardt and presented by The Center for Strategic Art & Agriculture. My work was on view at Las Mexicanitas Deli along with Kyle Marler and Sto Len.


http://thecsaa.org/visual-art/
Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Two of my mail art collages which were included in John Held, Jr.'s "GUTAI" exhibit at The San Francisco Art Institute's Walter & McBean Galleries are now being cataloged into The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art.
June 18th, 2013
Two of my collages have been included alongside poems by Lyndsay Coloracci
in the summer issue of Shabby Doll House
Edited by Sarah Jean Alexander & LK Shaw

June 14, 2013
Collages I made years ago were selected to be included in
Drunken Boat 17
an online arts and poetry magazine
Arts Editor: Rob Ray
June 10th - July 1st, 2013
I have been selected and completed a residency at The School of Making Thinking's Session A:
"Nomadology & Being-Not-at-Home"
My new work made during the residency can be viewed here
description

May 16, 2013
Review of my photographs in SF Arts Quarterly
My work was reviewed by John Held, Jr. with a photograph in:
The San Francisco Arts Quarterly
May 15, 2013
Review of my photographs in SF Examiner
My photographs were reviewed by Janos Gereben in the
San Francisco Examiner
Here is an exerpt:
'Mitsuko Brooks' prints-and-poems combinations (text by Michele C. Lee and Ono No Komachi) constitute "a discourse on what is to be of the Asian Diaspora, and my personal experience from growing up in a transnational childhood overseas and in the states, yet never having set foot on my mother's country since I was three years old."
Her series of landscape print series, "Dissonances of the Diaspora," is said by the artist "to depict a hapa woman immersed in constructed landscapes, expressing my feelings of environmental abandonment... of a deep longing to belong to Japan, yet identifying so much with my ingrained American upbringing."'
May 2nd - 25th, 2013
Six photographs from my recent series were selected for the juried exbibition:
underCurrents & the Quest for Space
Presented by Asian American Women Artist Association
Curated by:
Linda Inson Choy, International Asian and Asian American art curator
Jurors:
Jay Xu, Director and CEO of The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco &
Mary-Ann Milford, Professor of Art History, Mills College, Oakland
A multidisciplinary arts exhibition will be featured as part of
Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center's 
(APICC) 16th Annual United States of Asian America Festival at
SOMArts
Main Gallery
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA



Participating Artists:
Salma Arastu, Jung Ran Bae, Michele Benzamin-Miki, Manon Bogerd-Wada, Mitsuko Brooks (me), Karen Chew, Samantha Chundur, Shari Arai DeBoer, Reiko Fujii, Kate Hers, Zilka Joseph, Kay Kang, Miyang Kim, Alexandra Lee, Mido Lee, Brenda Louie, Li Ma, Choppy Oshiro, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Yoshie Sakai, Pallavi Sharma, Cindy Shih, Judy Shintani, Shizue Seigel, Valerie Soe, Cynthia Tom, Truong Tran, Laura Wong, Leslie Zeitler, Stella Zheng, and Xiaojie Zheng

 
March 9 - March 31, 2013
My work represented and on view at
Recession Art
"Grand Re-Opening"
47 Bergen St Brooklyn, NY
My interview by Anthony Tino here

February 8 - March 30, 2013
Gutai Historical Survey and Contemporary Response
Walter and McBean Galleries
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA
http://www.sfai.edu/san-francisco-art-in
I am in the group show, as part of an exhibition on the historic Japanese avant-garde art movement (1954-1972), we will be featuring a Mail Art show honoring original member Shozo Shimamoto and displaying thoughts and images relating to Gutai. Curated by John Held, Jr. and Andrew McClintock & the San Francisco Arts Quarterly.
February 2013
My work will be published in the "Diaspora" catalog that accompanies the exhibit in
New Century Gallery
530 W 25th St # 406
New York, NY 10001
from Feb 1-16, 2013
Curated by Laura Kruger (Hebrew Union College Museum)
"DIASPORA – a scattering, a dispersion, a migration, a loss of homeland. Work examines what it means to be separated from your roots, your center, your power, your ancestors, your community, your culture, your land, your home, your people – real or imagined, physical or metaphorical. Is repatriation or reconciliation possible? Desired?"
“Diaspora” is part of WCA's national WCA Conference that takes place from February 13-16, 2013 in New York, NY. The Women’s Caucus for Art Conference is held in conjunction with the College Art Association (CAA) Conference. WCA is an affiliate society of CAA.

October 25th, 2012
My recent photographs on view on Oct. 25th at:
"To be considered.."
Muriel Guépin Gallery
47 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Wed-Sat: 11AM-7PM
Sunday: 12PM-5PM
Closed Monday & Tuesday
http://www.murielguepingallery.com/index
October 13-November 30, 2012
I'm in the group exhibition "Bound to Printed Matter" in the
Howland Public Library in Beacon, NY curated by Theresa Goodman.
Show opens October 13th, 2012
opening reception 4-6pm
at 313 Main St., Beacon NY
http://www.beaconopenstudios.org/bound-t
"A book can mean different things to different people. It is a wealth of ideas, an escape for the mind, a springboard to another life. To kick off the new exhibition space at the Howland Public Library in Beacon NY, we are curating a show called Bound to Printed Matter, an exploration all ways the book can be re-formed into works of art."
Notice through the Howland Library
Write up with my collage
Our show was featured in the front page story in the local Dutchess County

Sept. 14, 2012 - November 24, 2012
Collage in group show Collage/Assemblage Centennial - 1912-2012: An Exhibition from the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction commemorating 100 years of Collage Art at:
The Ontological Museum
Pagosa Springs, CO
Curated by Cecil Touchon
The Ontological Museum
Press Release




Sept. 5, 2012 -January 3, 2013
I'm in the "BIG QUEENS DRAWING SHOW"
At Jamaica Center for the Arts & Learning
Artist reception: Wednesday, Sept. 19th 6-8pm
This show is collaboratively conceived by JCAL's Visual Arts Advisory Committee, especially John L. Moore, and the staff curator Heng-Gil Han.
SOLO EXHIBITION August 4-September 16, 2012
My Solo Exhibition
at
The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
www.snug-harbor.org
Opening reception August 4th, 2012 2-4pm

Article in DNAInfo by Nicolas Rizzi
More coverage of exhibit
July 17th - August 11th, 2012
I'm in a group show along with talented Heide Hatry and other feminist artists, opening Thursday, July 19th, 6-9PM
"BACKLASH / On Women's Basic Rights & Freedoms"
an exhibition addressing the current political climate towards women.
SOHO20 Gallery in Chelsea
547 West 27th Street, Suite 301
New York, NY 10001
http://soho20gallery.com/exhibitions-2/u
August 3-August 30, 2012
I am in the Juried Exhibition "Figures and Faces", curated by Hung Liu in the Norton Gallery of
The Pacific Arts League
668 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
www.pacificartleague.org
June 27-August 12, 2012
I'm in a group show "Flowers for You" at:
Stephan Stoyanov /LUXE Gallery on the Lower East Side
29 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

Opening this Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 6-8pm!

'"Flowers For You" sounds like an exhibition in which we may be able to predict the contents. Not quite. The artists represented aren't your garden-variety Sunday painters, though a few may have gotten some inspiration from the garden, so to speak. Pictures of flowers. It is a genre where few would have the courage to tread yet this ubiquitous, staid seeming title is thrown open with an exuberant vigor here in a hugely divergent survey which dares to be anything but cliché. On the contrary, manic and vibrant, this exhibition makes clear the fecundity of the contemporary conversation. The artists dig deep and bundle up flowers that perplex and frighten, soothe and engage, invigorate and astonish. Stoyanov's bouquet is no empty beauty. We can glimpse the fullest bloom of experience, replete with thorns; death, love, sex, vulnerability, irony, kitsch, - it is all here. "Flowers For You" is a challenge and a celebration by way of eccentric garlands set about our feet. '
July-November 2012
Two of my self-portrait Polaroids on exhibit through:
"INSTANT PEOPLE Polaroid Self Project by Francis Van Maele
in Kassel, Germany during the DOCUMENTA 2012
In the gallery from the Kasseler Kunstvereinsheim,
July 11 - 23, 2012
There will be self portrait performances for visitors.
Further exhibitions at:
Westport Arts Festival, Ireland, October 1-14, 2012
Luxembourg, Walfer Bicherdeeg, November 17-18, 2012
Seoul, Hongdae Korea, February 15- March 31, 2013
You can see the other Polaroid self portraits, as well as mine here:
http://www.polamad.com/polaroidportrait.
May 16 to July 30, 2012
I am so honored to have three of my collages on view in the "Crossing Borders" group exhibition, Curated by Pamela Ybañez at The Oakland Asian Cultural Center in California.
Artists include:
Cat Chiu Phillips
Fonda Yoshimoto
Mitsuko Brooks
Scott Tsuchitani
Pamela Ybañez
Julie Thi Underhill
Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto
Julie Lee
Momoko Sudo
"Asians in America come upon many boundaries, some for a crossing and some remain untouched. The artists gathered here have taken position, crossing/touching various borders and giving us new ways to examine the political and/or the personal.
To this day Asians are still seen as the constant foreigner and at the same time as the model minority. Here, as artists and individuals residing in our communities, we have created a place to visually investigate ourselves or how we are perceived in generalities. It is a place where the political and personal intermingle. Some examine the borders surrounding the body while others pertain to cultural borders. At times addressing both simultaneously."
Artist's Reception: Wednesday May 16th 7-9 pm
Free and open to the public at:
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (in Chinatown)
http://www.oacc.cc/programs/festivals-ev
388 Ninth Street (2nd floor of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza)
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
JUNE & JULY 2012
I have been selected to participate in the 2012 SHARP/Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program for 8 weeks from June -July, 2012, which includes a grant from the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship.
There will be an open studio day, as well as a four week exhibition TBA.
SNUG HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER & BOTANICAL GARDEN
1000 Richmond Terrace Staten Island, NY 10301
www.snug-harbor.org
April 26th - June 9th, 2012
My first show in San Francisco with the Asian American Women Artists Association. Three of my collages were selected by Curator Lisa Chiu through the Asian American Women Artists Association's Emerging Curator Program, for Hungry Ghost:Yearning for Fulfillment
Presented at Thoreau Center for Sustainability
Presidio Building #1014, Lincoln Blvd. & Torney Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129

http://www.thoreau.org/san-francisco/ind
http://www.aawaa.net/
"AAWAA is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility and documentation of Pan Asian American women in the arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, we offer thought-provoking perspectives that challenge societal assumptions and promote dialogue."
February 29th - April 6th, 2012
In celebration of Women's History Month, I'm in a group show in Oregon:
I'm in an upcoming juried show "Where do we go from here? The shape of things to come" at Rogue Community College's Wiseman Gallery. As a former 7 year Oregonian, it pleases me to be exhibiting here.

http://www.roguecc.edu/galleries/wiseman
February 2012
Selected by BRIC Arts Short List Curator
My work is reviewed and selected by BRIC Arts Curator Christian Fuller:
"Keeping with the theme of the current exhibition at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, The Bricoleurs, I have chosen artists for this short list whose work I feel is in the style and practice of bricolage. Mitsuko Brooks collages on discarded book covers to create a visual narrative for yet-to-be-written novels on the endurance of the human spirit, desperately navigating the landscape of celebritism, compartmentalized romances and online dating, hyper-architecture, Ghost modernism, and genetically modified everything."
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/short-list-

December 2nd - 10th, 2011
My work selected in juried exhibition at Rush Arts Gallery
My collage was selected along with a group of 149 other artists out of 1,600 entries, to be in a juried exhibition at Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea.
Curate NYC Website
Rush Arts Gallery
November 30th - December 21st, 2011
My work on exhibit at the A.I.R. Gallery:
I have a piece on view and for sale in the Generations VIII exhibition at The A.I.R. Gallery in Dumbo
111 Front Street • #228 • Brooklyn, NY 11201 • phone 212.255.6651
The A.I.R. Gallery is the first artists-run gallery for women in the United States. This year's fundraising partner is Women's World Banking, a New York-based non-profit that has a global impact.
For more information and the view the press release:
Press Release
Featured in project "Portrait of the Artist as a New Yorker"
I am featured along with my work in Marc Landas' project of 365 days to photograph every artist in New York City.
http://portraitoftheartistasanewyorker.c
My artwork online on CurateNYC
October 15th, 2011
Straw Space exhibit at the The Snug Harbor Cultural Center
I have two pieces on exhibit at the STRAW SPACE as part of the Snug Harbor Harvest Festival 2011. The exhibition will be on view from 12noon to 6pm on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in a temporary gallery located at the edge of the Sustainable Farm.
The Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens, Staten Island, NY
http://snug-harbor.org
The Aljira Fine Art Auction 2011
My work donated and exhibited for The Aljira Fine Art Auction 2011
Auction held at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, New Jersey
http://aljirafineartauction.org/view-the
Catalog viewable here:
http://aljirafineartauction.org/artistIn