Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Fall 2016 Diedrick Brackens
Long Beach, CA
Residency awarded through partnership with New Orleans Museum of Art
Diedrick Brackens earned his Masters of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts and his BFA at the University of North Texas. Brackens is a weaver and his textiles combine and remix histories of the craft as well as meditating on the trauma of black and queer bodies. His work has been featured at the Berkeley Art Museum, the 3rd Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2013, and most recently acquired by the Oakland Museum of California. Brackens is a Professor at California State University, Long Beach, CA, and previously was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Oregon.
spilled with nowhere to flow, 2015, woven acrylic, nylon, chenille, and cotton yarn, muslin, 61 x 56 inches
sleep don’t come easy, 2016, woven cotton, chenille, nylon yarn, muslin, 61 x 52 inches
get in where you fit in, 2016, woven cotton, acrylic, and nylon yarn, 71 x 67 inches
leave soil behind the ear, 2015, woven cotton, nylon, acrylic yarn, spray paint, wine, 48 x 23 inches
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