23S Artist-in-Residence: Diedrick Brackens

Artist talk 5 - 6 pm on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center

Opening reception to follow at 6 pm in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery, now relocated on the first floor of the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

Diedrick Brackens (b. 1989 in Mexia, Texas) explores the intersections of identity and sociopolitical issues by creating handwoven tapestries that reexamine allegory and narrative through material, autobiography, and the broader themes of African American and queer identity, American history and memory. Brackens' recent solo shows include his first European show at Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany, as well as shows at the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, Oakville Galleries, Ontario, Canada, and the New Museum, New York, NY. He is the recipient of the US Artist Fellowship, 2021, Louis Tiffany Comfort Grant, 2019, Marciano Artadia Award, 2019, Textile Society of America's Brandford/Elliot Award For Excellence in Fiber Art, 2018, and the Studio Museum in Harlem's Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, 2018.