Mitsuko Brooks OS2 comes full-circle returning as Oxbow's Alumni Visiting Artist Lecturer.
Lecture: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA
Mitsuko Brooks was born during snowfall in Aomori Prefecture of Japan on Misawa Air Force Base, and grew up in Dover, Delaware; Albany, Oregon; Aviano, Italy; Gaithersburg, Maryland; and New York City. Her grandparents are from Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan and Virginia in the states, and parents born in Manchuria, China and Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a BFA from Cooper Union, is a current MFA candidate in UCLA's Painting & Drawing Department, and attended Oxbow. She resides in Los Angeles and works to manipulate, reorganize, and repurpose online texts, artifacts, and trash through assemblage and installations. Embedded in her family tree, with histories of colonialism; her life and work responds to acts of domination and exploitation. But more importantly, she is inspired to make work about the fragility of life and paradoxical human condition of suffering and happiness.