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David Brooks at Boston University

  • Boston University, College of Fine Arts 855 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 (map)

David Brooks’ sculptures and installations are concerned with humans’ relationships to both the natural world and the built environment. His work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized. Brooks has exhibited at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Dallas Contemporary, the Galerie für Landschaftskunst in Hamburg, and MoMA/PS1, among others. Major commissions include Storm King Art Center, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and Cass Sculpture Foundation, UK, as well as Desert Rooftops in Times Square, a 5000 sq. ft. urban earthwork commissioned by Art Production Fund. Brooks is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, a research grant to the Ecuadorian Amazon from the Coypu Foundation, and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. He received his BFA from the Cooper Union in New York and his MFA from Columbia University.

Part of the Tuesday Night MFA Lecture Series at Boston University School of Visual Arts.