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Jeremy R. Brooks

Biography to Display: 

1979 Born Detroit, Michigan

EDUCATION

2001 BFA Art & Design, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

2007 MFA Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

RESIDENCIES

2007–2008 Artist in Residence, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2011 Short Term Resident, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana

2012 Artist in Residence, Kalamazoo College, School of Art & Design, Kalamazoo, Michigan

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2002 Adjunct Instructor, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

2002–2005 Affiliate Staff: Technician & Instructor, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

2007–2008 Instructor, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2008–2009 Visiting Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

2010 Adjunct Instructor, Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, Michigan

2011 Lecturer I, University of Michigan, Residential College, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2011 Instructor, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Michigan

2011–2012 Lecturer I, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2011–2012 Instructor, Ann Arbor Potter’s Guild, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2012 Visiting Assistant Professor, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan

2013— Visiting Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

 

Jeremy R. Brooks is known for ceramic sculpture and functional pottery. Depending on the form, hand building, slip casting, object appropriation, and object re-appropriation methods are used.

Brooks selects construction methods based on what an idea calls for, rather than executing work in a particular style. Brook's pieces vary both in style and appearance. Surface decoration also varies among forms from traditional glaze, to decals, and mixed media applications. Brook's work is ultimately guided by what he is trying to communicate at any given time. Subject matter includes the human figure, the human psyche, social mores, and sexuality.

About the impetus of his work, the artist states, “There is a space that exists upon the tip-of-the-tongue, one characterized through a curious sense of elusive certainty. Taste aside, it is concerned with imminence and inaccessibility, language and memory. Sometimes the first word out of our mouth is hardly a word at all, but rather this inarticulate sound that is more closely related to what we would identify as gesture. Suspended, held at the cusp of verbalization, there is something there and you feel it strongly. It is a haunting moment; it is a structure of feeling. The investigation of such a quality, one that is (at times) more properly sensuous than cognitive in its scope and depth of inquiry, is one at the core of my work and studio practice.“

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Anthony, Merino. “2011 NCECA Biennial: A Delicate Matter.” NCECA Journal, no.32 (2011).

Brooks, Jeremy R. “Hermetic Splendor.” NCECA Journal, no.32 (2011).

Brown, Glen R., “2015 NCECA Biennial.” Ceramics Monthly, December 2015.

Burnett, Jason. Graphic Clay. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2015.

Bang, Chang Hyun. “Jeremy Brooks.” Monthly Ceramic Art, 2010.

“Emerging Artist: Jeremy R. Brooks.” NCECA Journal 32 (2011).

Hall, Sherman, “2008 Emerging Artists.” Ceramics Monthly May 2008.

Kopp, Linda. The Best of 500 Ceramics. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2012.

Kostov, Ana Bambic. “Desire.” ArtAscent Journal of Art & Literature, Journal 7 (2014).

Merino, Anthony. “2011 NCECA Biennial: A Delicate Matter.” NCECA Journal 32 (2011).

O’Hearn, Thom. 500 Figures in Clay Volume 2. New York, NY: Lark Books,2014.

Tourtillott, Suzanne J.E. 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice and Singular Works. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2009.

Tourtillott, Suzanne J.E. 500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility and Grace. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2005.

Tourtillott, Suzanne J.E. Making & Installing Handmade Tiles. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2005.

 

Website(s):

http://klai-body.com/home.html

 

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Coming Out
Date: 2013
Form: Wall Hanging
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Altered
Photo: TMP
Young Man's Fancy
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast, Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
In Search of an Honest Man (Homage to Diogenes of Sinope)
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Acrylic Paint, Glaze
Photo: TMP
Shinowear
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Transfer or Decal Decorated, Woodfire
Photo: TMP

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 27, 2019. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/brooks