Brooks Harris Stevens (Visiting Artist Lecture Series)
Visiting artist Brooks Harris Stevens will present a lecture at noon on Friday, October 16, in the Art Building, room 202.
Brooks Harris Stevens is an interdisciplinary artist who is an associate professor of Fibers at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Her formal training began at the Savannah College of Art and Design and continued with graduate work at the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University in North Carolina. Creating diverse works deeply rooted in the history of textiles has always been a constant and fulfilling part of her life. Through material studies she creates intriguing surfaces that transform a variety of spaces. These activated spaces inform the viewer about the materials, space, form and underlying concept. Brooks creates installations and three-dimensional fiber based work with inter-disciplinary approaches that challenge the fiber medium. Brooks’ current research focuses on various cultural observations of rituals. She is currently developing Adaptive Rituals, a new body of work that focuses on blending her studio practices with various cultural rituals. She has exhibited work in both solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Stevens is preparing work for upcoming solo and group exhibitions both in Tirana, Albania and Atlanta, Georgia.