Diedrick Brackens - CV + Bio

Born 1989, Mexia, Texas
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education

2014
MFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2012
BFA University of North Texas, Denton

Solo Exhibitions

2016
No More Trauma, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2015
hearts, hands, and other members, Conduit Gallery, Dallas
This is Real Life, Johansson Projects, Oakland
spilled with nowhere to flow, Pacific Sky Gallery, Eugene

2011
Breathing Room, North Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton
Diedrick Brackens, University of North Texas Union Gallery, Denton

Group Exhibitions

2016
Material: Hard and Soft,
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton

2015
FiberLicious, curated by Scott Canty, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
FiberSHED, curated by Patricia Watts,Marin Community Foundation, Novato
Beyond Material: Woven Values, Work Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
GLAMFA Panelist Exhibition, curated by Michelle Joan Papillion, CSULB Galleries, Long Beach
Chinatown Project, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco
New Normal 2, Guerrero Gallery, Oakland

2014
MFA Thesis Show, curated by Glen Helfand,The Nave CCA, San Francisco
Barclay Simpson Award, juried by Apsara Diquinzio and Kevin Chen, Oliver Art Center, Oakland
The Possible, curated by David Wilson, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
Body, body, bodies, SOMArts, San Francisco
Refraction, Lobot Gallery, Oakland
The Pasta Bowl,  Something Spacious, Oakland
Textilities, Oliver Art Center, Oakland

2013
3rd Ghetto Biennale, curated by Leah Gordon, Andre Eugene, David Frohnapfel, Port-au-Prince
The Hardware Store, Dean St. Gallery, Marfa
CHATFACE, Online artist-in-residence project curated by Stephanie Syjuco

2012
Knots: Textile Topologies, CCA College Ave Galleries, Oakland
Annual Faculty/Assistant Show, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton

2011
Our 30,  curated by Harold Steward, Fahari Arts Institute at 1111 Gallery, Dallas
Rising Eyes of Texas, curated by Colette Copland, Rockport Art Center, Rockport
Derivatives: Origins in Geometry, juried by Vincent Falsetta, Museum of Geometric Art, Dallas
40 Years of Weaving, Center for the Visual Arts: Meadows Gallery, Denton

2010
Queerly Speaking –The Artists Respond, South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas
Patterns, Dreams, and Withdrawal, Da Space, Dallas

Awards

2014
Barclay Simpson Award Winner, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2012
Merit Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2011
Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

Bibliography

2016
Chaich, John. “Glenn Ligon in Conversation with Diedrick Brackens,” Queer Threads, 2016
Septh, Khary. “Diedrick Brackens,” THE TENTH ZINE  Vol. III, January

2015
Frank, Priscilla. 17 Visual Artists You Should Know In 2016, Huffington Post, December
Smart, Lauren. DIEDRICK BRACKENS UNRAVELS LIFE’S NARRATIVES IN FABRIC, Dallas Observer, September
Stuebner, Anton “Diedrick Brackens: This is Real Life,” Art Practical  (online), March 31
Adler, Sarah Elizabeth. “Artist Diedrick Brackens uses textiles to tell stories of Race, injustice,” The Daily Californian, March

2014
Frohnapfel, David. “The 3rd Ghetto Biennale 2013: Decentering the Market and Other Tales of Progress” Artlink, March
Cromwell, Cameron. “‘The Possible’ exhibition serves as creative exchange of art,” The Pioneer, February
MFA Now 2014:  Juried Exhibition and Archive Project, February

2013
Vanneschi, Myriam. “The Many Contradictions of a ‘Ghetto Biennale,’” Hyperallergic, December

2012
Harvey, Holly. “Hair, history inspire artist,” NT Daily, February