Artist Statement

The blurry, dark, and shadowed places hidden among certainty steal my attention. They communicate a vast sense of time and setting and they convey both past and present. These spaces cannot be explicitly defined. They are reflections and explorations of the figures’ minds, providing a place for their physical bodies and their thoughts to live.   

My paintings communicate a space that requires engagement and that is not readily understood. The painted area changes as it invites and rejects visual entry. These ambiguous spaces begin when understood edges become unclear, objects merge into another, and uncertainty becomes apparent. They overlap, supersede, and fragment into one another and become disjointed. Within this tension, the significance and vastness of tangled space envelops the figures, grandly connecting place and form. The two push and pull against each other as the space threatens to overwhelm the presence of the figure. The figure emerges from the contested environment as a distinct dialogue from which the space stems.

Brooke P. Alexander

Education

2019                Gallery Curator for the John D. Williams Library, 2019

2016 – 17        Graduate Coordinator of Gallery 130, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

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Experience

The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

 

            Visiting Assistant Professor, Spring 2020

                        Beginning Painting

                        Drawing 1

            Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall 2019

                        Drawing 1 -- Two sections

                        2D Design

                        Color Theory

            Visiting Assistant Professor, Spring 2019

                        Drawing 1

                        Color Theory

                        Art Education

 

            Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall 2018

                        Beginning Painting

                        Drawing 1

                        2-D Design           

 

            Instructor of Record, Spring 2018

                        Beginning Painting

 

            Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2017

                        Intermediate Painting

 

            Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spring 2017

                        Beginning Painting

 

            Instructor of Record, Fall, 2016

                        2-D Design

 

            Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2016

                        Intermediate Painting

 

            Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spring 2016

                        Beginning Painting

           

            Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2015

                        Beginning Painting

2018-19            Project Manager, Walton-Young House Art Installation, The University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, MS

 

2018                 Art Camp Teacher, Greenville Arts Council

 

2014 – 15         Library Work Study, Athens State University, Athens, AL

 

2014                 Stage painting, Macbeth, Athenian Players, Athens State University, Athens, AL

Gallery Experience

2019                Gallery Curator for the John D. Williams Library, 2019

2016 – 17        Graduate Coordinator of Gallery 130, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Exhibitions

2020            Group Bird Show, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS, Invitation by gallery

2019            My Studio, Zeuxis, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, AL, Invitation by Zeuxis

                    6 ˚, Southside Gallery, Oxford MS, group show

                    Fresh Paint: Painting the Mississippi Landscape, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS

                    Group Floral Show, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS, Invitation by gallery

                    Always Already There, Sally McDonald Barksdale Honors College, The University of Mississippi, solo show

 

2018            Drasticalities, Riverside Counseling & Consulting, Decatur, AL, solo show

                    Chancellor’s Skybox Invitation¸Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS, Invitation by Jeffrey Scott Vitter

 

                    Graduate Survey, Gallery 130, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, group show

                       

                    Sillage; MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 130, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, solo show

                    Fresh Paint: Painting the Mississippi Landscape, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS

                       

                    Student Exhibition, J. D. Williams Library, Oxford, MS, Invitation by Dr. Kris Belden-Adams and Josh Brinlee

 

                    Faculty and Student Exhibition, Carrier House, Oxford, MS< Invitation by Ginny Chavis

 

                    Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition, The University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, MS, Juried Exhibition, Juror: Dan Brawner, Chair,                      Graphic Design, Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film (Nashville, TN)

 

                    Embracing Art XVI: A Coming Together of Area Amateur & Professional Artists, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur, AL, Juried 

                    Exhibition, Juror:

                       

                    4th Juried Faculty & Alumni Exhibition, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, AL, Juried Exhibition, Juror: John Oles

2017            Art of Being Southern: Fourteen by Fourteen, The Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, AL,  Juried Exhibition, Juror: Richard Mills

                    Summer Group Show, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS

 

                    Fresh Paint: Painting the Mississippi Landscape, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS

 

                    Drawing Discourse: 8th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC, Juried

                    Exhibition, Juror: Scott Noel

 

                    The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums, Sit: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Juried Exhibition, Juror: Barbara A.

                    MacAdam

 

2016             Vestiges, Masters of Fine Arts Candidates Group Show, Greater Memphis Area, TN, group show

 

                     Student Summer Exhibition, Gallery 130, Oxford, MS

                       

                     3rd Juried Faculty and Alumni Show: Joyance, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, AL

           

                     ArtFields, Lake City, SC

 

                     A Collection, (Solo Exhibition), Stephan, Land, McDavid, & Associates, PC, Oxford, MS

 

                     Grad Trio, W. O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center, Itawamba Community College, Fulton, MS

 

2015             Transitions: Graduate Student Exhibition, Meek Gallery, Oxford, MS

 

                     Embracing Art: A Coming Together of Amateur & Professional Artists, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur, AL, Juror: Tim Stevenson,

                     Professional Artist

 

                     Look: 2015 Spring Senior Art Exhibition, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, AL

 

                     Group Drawing Exhibit, McClary’s, Decatur, AL

 

                     Festival of the Cranes Art Exhibit, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, AL

 

2014             Pop Goes the Artist, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, AL

 

                     Fresh Paint: Painting the Mississippi Landscape, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS

 

2013             Unraveled: A Visual Response to the Ravel/Unravel Project, Omaha, NE, Juried Exhibition, Juror: Brigitte McQueen, Omaha, NE, The

                     Union for Contemporary Art, Founder, Beth Katz, Phoenix, AR, KatzDesignGroup, Commercial Interior Architect,Sierra Pirigyi, Omaha,

                     NE, Project Interfaith, Program Coordinator

 

                     Savory Jacks Show, Savory Jacks, Pulaski, Tennessee

 

2012             Alabama Center for the Arts Gala Exhibition, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, AL