Jul 8, 2020
In this episode, Shenequa Brooks shares her journey as an interdisciplinary textile artist. We talk about how she uses her interest in her cultural background to create beautiful pieces of art.
Through her journey as an artist, she developed an interest in using textiles with African and Ghanaian influences. The artist is interested in the story behind the textiles' and the physical process of making them.
Shenequa is an artist and artpreneur who specializes in weaving.
SHENEQUA is an Artpreneur who received her Masters of Design in Fashion, Body, & Garment at School of the Art Institute of Chicago under the mentorship of Nick Cave and Liat Smestad.
Her solo exhibition Woven Narratives was on view at Haw Contemporary (Stockyards) in Kansas City, Missouri on September 20 - October 30, 2019 . She has exhibited her works in Performing Labor at Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, CA, The Space We Grow Into at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL, and Mane N' Tail at The Luminary in St. Louis, MO, to name a few.
A Featured Artist for Ties that Bind in American Craft Magazine and in the Kansas City Star she spoke about her process of weaving synthetic-hair in relationship to the African- American Hair Experience. 2014's Windgate Fellow of the Center for Craft. 2017-2018's recipient of the inaugural YoungArts Daniel Arsham Fellowship, presented by the Ridinger-McLaughlin Family, SHENEQUA continues to reflect, create, and expand the process of weaving beyond the loom.