Brooke Pickett

New Orleans LA


B.A., Literature, Louisiana State University 2002

B.A., Painting, Louisiana State University 2002

M.F.A., Painting, University at Albany, State University of New York 2005

Solo Exhibitions

Good Grief, The Front, New Orleans 2017

How To Cook A Wolf, The Front, New Orleans 2015

Storage Facilities, The Front, New Orleans, Louisiana 2012

The Center Cannot Hold: Paintings and Drawings by Brooke Pickett, 2011

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Group Exhibitions

Talking Walls, Caroll Gallery at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 2018

i [love] america and america [loves] me, Box13 Gallery, Houston, TX 2017

A Threat To The Order of Things, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 2017

Straight Shot, MASS Gallery, Austin, Texas 2015

Carry On, FERAL Collective, Mexico City, Mexico 2015

Paper Route 66, BravinLee Programs, New York, New York 2015

Convergence, The Joan Mitchell Studios, in conjunction with Proespect 3, New Orleans 2014

18 and Life, The Front, New Orleans, LA

The Front @ Art Lab, Ginza Art Lab + Maki Masaru Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Union, Justice, & Confidence, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA 2013

Louisiana Sampler, Collar Works, Troy, New York

18 and Life, The Front, New Orleans, LA

The Front, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 2012

Pickett-Downs: Crossing Lines, Poem88, Atlanta, Georgia

SPACES: Antenna, The Front, and Good Children, curated by Amy Mackie, the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Crossing Lines: Brooke Pickett + William Downs, The Front, New Orleans, Louisiana 2011

NOLA: NOW, The Contemporary Arts Center, curated by Amy Mackie, New Orleans Louisiana

Everyday Abstractions, The Front, New Orleans Louisiana

Exhibition in the Woolworth Windows for Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma Washington 2009

Presentation/Exhibition, Hotel Pupik, St. Lorenzen bei Sheifling, Austria

All Roads Lead To Coney Island, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

DIWhy?, Ontario Craft Council, Toronto, Ontario 2008

Hand Drawn, Storefront Artists Project, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

In September, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Fall MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Museum, University at Albany, New York 2005

Artists of the Mohawk Region, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York

Center Fusion, Albany Center Galleries, Albany, New York 2004

The Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, State University Plaza, Albany, New York

New Work, Triangle Cultural Center, Yazoo City, Mississippi 2002

Recent Work, Gallery One Eighteen, Brookhaven, Mississippi

Spirit of America, Ann Connelly Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Juried Show: Juror Bill Jenson, University Museum, Louisiana State University, 2001

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Awards and Grants

Artist in Residence, The Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans 2014

Artist in Residence, Hotel Pupik, Schrattenberg, Austria 2009

Artist in Residence, Virginia Center for Creative Arts 2007

Professional Experience

Founder and Director of Central City Artist Project 2010

Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 2007-2010

Graduate Assistant, Instructor of Record for Life Drawing, SUNY Albany, New York 2005

Graduate Assistant, Instructor Beginning Drawing, SUNY Albany, New York 2004

Teaching Assistant, Advanced Painting, SUNY Albany, New York 2003

Teaching Assistant, Beginning Painting, SUNY Albany, New York


‘An Abstract Feeling: Brooke Pickett at The Front’ Taylor Murrow, Pelican Bomb, January 2017

‘In Residence: “Convergence” at the Joan Mitchell Studios’, Octavia Fortune, Pelican Bomb, January 2015

‘Louisiana Sampler’ Amy Griffin, Times Union, New York, April 2013

‘Galleries: Sculptures, Paintings and Installations’ Edith Newhall, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2013

'Exquisite corpses abound in William Downs-Brooke Pickett collaborations at {Poem88}' Christina Cotter, Arts Atlanta, April 2012

'The Center Cannot Hold: Paintings and Drawings by Brooke Pickett' Brianna Smyck, NolaVie, June, 2011

'Pickett's Re-Charge' Kathy Rodriguez, NOLA Defender, July 2011

'The Center Cannot Hold,' Eric Bookhardt, Gambit, August 2011

'Things Fall Apart: Brooke Pickett's Broken Pieces' Amelie G, September 2011

Gambit, paper of arts and culture, 'Best of' New Orleans, LA, March 2011

'An Artist and His Friends Take on bin Laden' Roberta Smith, New York Times, January 2011

The New York Observer Summer Arts Guide, All Roads Lead to Coney Island, July, 2009

Greenpoint Gazette, Brooklyn Activists Act to Save Coney Island, June 2009

Metroland, paper of arts and culture, Albany, New York, July 2005, Vol. 28, No. 27

Pickett’s work can be found in numerous collections, including the New Orleans Museum of Art