Brooke Harker     L.A.     

Brooke Harker            paintings

Brooke Harker is a contemporary American artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her lively paintings of cityscapes are characterized by energetic strokes layered in ink, acrylic and thick oil on canvas to depict playful expressions of urban and coastal scenes. The imaginative twist of reality in her paintings allows minds to wander, get curious and dream of possibilities.

 

Harker recently returned from a residency in Italy where she painted 14 paintings of Los Angeles and 6 of Italy for her solo exhibition Una Prospettiva Eclettica (An Eclectic Perspective), curated by Alfio Borghese at Villa Comunale di Frosinone (in the vicinity of Rome). Click here for the catalogue in English or Italian with writings from international art critic Peter Frank and Italian art critic Marcello Carlino of Rome.

 

A collection of her cityscape works can be seen at Lu Martin Galleries in Laguna Beach, CA in her current exhibit "Into the City," which features 20+ paintings inspired by New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

 

Selected recent exhibits: Riverside Museum of Art in Riverside CA, Fann-A-Porter Gallery in Dubai, Oceanside Museum of Art in Oceanside CA, FABStudio Art Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, Lu Martin Galleries in Laguna Beach, CA, Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, Italy, The Wolf Fine Art Gallery in Los Angeles, CA,  Malibleu Gallery in Malibu, CA, bg Bergamot Gallery in Santa Monica, CA; DDR Gallery in Santa Monica, CA; Jeanie Madsen Gallery Santa Monica, CA;  and haleARTS SPACE in Santa Monica, CA , Christopher Morgan Galleries,  Laguna Beach, CA, Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA, Gallery 104 in San Clemente, CA, George J Doizaki Gallery in LA, The Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CAand the Open Show at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles curated by Jenny Gheith (Assistant Curator, San Francisco Museum of Art).

 

In 2013, the Field Deputy of CA State Senator Alex Padilla nominated Harker for Excellence in the Arts.  Her paintings have also been featured on Season 8 of Hell's Kitchen on FOX , The Huffington Post, The Hollywood Times, The Malibu Times and sited in More Magazine & Felix Magazine

 

CV/Resume: Brooke Harker
as of November 9, 2015

 

Current Exhibitions:

2015  Lu Martin Galleries, “Into the City” Laguna Beach, CA, featured artist

 

Past Exhibitions:

2015 Villa Comunale di Frosinone, Italy “An Eclectic Perspective/Una Prospettiva Eclettica” +5 month residency in Italy culminating in a solo exhibition

 

2015 Fann-A-Porter Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, “The Kids of Syria,”, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, charity auction, featuring works by 100 from around the world

 

2015  Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA "California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California," juried by LA art critic/curator Peter Frank, museum directors Drew Oberjuerge, and Daniel Foster

 

2015  FABstudio Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA ” 7 Extraordinary Artists," featured artist


2015  Lu Martin Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA “Energies of the California Coast: Sharing New Works by Brooke Harker,” featured artist

2015  Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside CA; "California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California," juried by LA art critic/curator Peter Frank, museum directors Drew Oberjuerge, and Daniel Foster

 

2014  Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, Frosinone, Italy; October 4 – 28, "California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California," juried by LA art critic/curator Peter Frank, museum directors Drew Oberjuerge, and Daniel Foster

 

2014  Malibleu Gallery, Malibu, CA “Wavelength,”, featured artist

 

2014  Christopher Morgan Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA, select works


2014  bG Bergamot Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, "Farewell to Sweet Summer," group exhibit

2014  haleARTS S P A C E, Santa Monica, CA, select works

 

2014  Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA “Best of JMG” (celebrating filmmaker Elaine Madsen, actress Virginia Madsen & actor, Michael Madsen), featured artist

 

2014  haleARTS S P A C E, Santa Monica, CA, 3 person exhibit

 

2014  Jeanie Madsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA “Women Rock,” featured artist

 

2014  Norbertellen Gallery, “Samurai Geisha Fest,” at George J Doizaki Gallery in The Japanese American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

2013  Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association's Open Show
curated by Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern, group exhibit

 

2013  The Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA, juried exhibit

 

2013  Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, select works

 

2013  DDR Gallery, "Canvas Streets," Santa Monica, CA

 

2013  Stanleys "Cityscapes by Brooke Harker," Sherman Oaks, CA, solo exhibition

 

2012  The Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA, juried exhibit

 

2012  Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA, featured artist

 

2012  Gallery 104, San Clemente, CA, select works

 

2012  Laguna Artist Group Pop Up Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, select works

 

2012  The Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills, CA, juried exhibit

 

2012  Dwell, Studio City, CA, select works

 

2012  Jeremy Clark Salon, Hollywood, CA, featured artist

 

2012  Arnun Gallery, Pasadena, CA, select works
 

2011 Sarazin Salon, Studio City, CA, featured artist
 

2011 The Water Gallery, “Bicycle Stories,” Venice, CA, solo exhibition

 

2010  California Studio Root 66, Highland Park, CA, solo exhibition

 

2010 Season 8 of Hell's Kitchen on FOX, featuring "Winter City" & "Orange City"

 

2010  The Happening Gallery, Marina del Rey, CA, group exhibit

 

2010  VOCA Gallery (Venice Ocean Front Contemporary Art Gallery), CA, featured artist

     

2010  Altered Esthetics, "Bike Art V," Minneapolis, MN, juried group exhibit

 

2010  Qusqo Bistro & Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Quilted Cities,” solo exhibition

 

2010  Fritto Misto, "Quilted Cities," Santa Monica, CA, solo exhibition

 

2010  Stanleys, "Paintings from the Collections of Brooke Harker," Sherman Oaks, CA, solo exhibition

 

2009  M Street Coffee and Photoflow Gallery, "Umbrella Stories," Sherman Oaks, CA, solo exhibition

 

2009  Catalyst Artist Collective, "100 under 100," Los Angeles, CA, group exhibit

 

2009  ACFCLA at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, "It Takes A Village," Hollywood, CA, featured artist

 

2009  LA Art, "Ego Armagedon,"  Hollywood, CA, select works

          

2009  NoHo Gallery, “Bicycles,” Los Angeles, CA, select works to honor the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition

 

2008  The Eclectic, "Telling Stories with Color," North Hollywood, CA, featured artist

 

2008  Sponto Gallery, Venice, CA, group exhibition

 

2008  NoHo Scene, North Hollywood, CA, juried festival

 

2008  Sponto Gallery, "Fool's Fest," Venice, CA, select works

 

2007  Coffee Fix, "Abstract Oil Paintings by Brooke Harker," Studio City, CA, solo exhibition

 

2007  NoHo Gallery LA, "Art International," North Hollywood, group exhibit

 

2007  Noho Gallery "Noho Arts Fest," North Hollywood, CA, selected works

 

2005  Bourgeois Pig, "Oils on Canvas by Brooke Harker," Hollywood, CA, solo exhibiton

 

2005  Follow Your Heart, "Colorful Place," Canoga Park, CA, solo exhibition

 

2004 "Tom Pergola Art Festival," Tarzana, CA, group festival

 

2003  ACTORS, "Art and Opera," Ames, IA, solo exhibition

 

Non-Profit/Charity Exhibitions:

2012  Because of Ezra, “Karaoke for Kids: Kicking Cancer’s Ass,” The SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

 

2012  Project Angel Food at Siren Studios, "Get Art4LA," Hollywood, CA

 

2011 The Thirst Project "2nd Annual Thirst Gala," Los Angeles,CA

 

2011  The Bosana Foundation, Barnstall Gallery Theatre, "The Sound of the Balkans 2nd Annual Fundraising Concert & Silent Auction," for Hollywood, CA

 

2011  Project Angel Food at Siren Studios, "Get Art4LA," Hollywood, CA

 

2011  The Art Spotter at Left Coast Galleries "Turning Art into Hope: An Evening for Japan" Group Art Auction for Mercy Corps

 

2011  Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, North Hollywood, CA,

 

2010  POP/LOCK Gallery, "Global Art Exhibit:Art & Action,” Los Angeles,

        

2008  The Noho Lofts, St. Francis School

Selected Publications:

La Frosinone, Italy 2015
The Malibu Times, 2014
The Huffington Post, 2014
The Hollywood Times, 2014
Topanga Messenger, 2014
The Examiner, 2014
La Frosinone, Italy 2014
LA Art Party, 2014
Felix Magazine, 2014
House of Gratia Et Caritas, 2014
LAArtyParty, 2013
Santa Monica Daily Press, 2013
Westside Today, 2013
The Examiner, 2013
Buckwheat, 2013
FineArtViews, 2013
Hollywood Today, 2013
Santa Monica Mirror, 2013
Dongguan Informer, 2012
Westside Today, 2012
Operation 365, 2012
The Arts PR Group, 2011
The Examiner, 2011
Campus Circle, 2011
Fourth Magazine, 2010


Corporate Collections:
OfficeSlice Coworking, Sherman Oaks, CA
Murray’s Pub, Dongguan, China
The Arctic Institute, Washington DC

The Clarity Institute, Winnetka, CA


 Art Awards:

2013 nominated by the Field Deputy of CA State Senator Alex Padilla for Excellence in the Arts
2010 two paintings featured on Season 8 of Hell’s Kitchen on FOX
1995 Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Visual Arts, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Ames, IA
1992 Certificate of Merit, Scholastic Art Awards, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
1988 Certificate of Merit, Wildlife Week Poster Contest Winner, Iowa Wildlife Federation

 

Education:
2000 BA in Theatre Performance/Theatre in Education/ Youth Drama/ Creative Drama, University of Northern IA, Cedar Falls, IA

Additional Education, Trainings, Certifications & Memberships:
2014 Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Clarity Institute, Winnetka, CA, licensed by Richard Bandler of the Society of Neuro Linguistic Programming 
2014 Licensed Hypnotherapist, Clarity Institute, Winnetka, CA, licensed by the American Board of Hypnotherapy
2012 Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Clarity Institute, Winnetka, CA, licensed by Richard Bandler of the Society of Neuro Linguistic Programming 
2012 Certifed Infant Massage Instructor, Infant Massage USA & The International Association of Infant Massage
2010 Registered Yoga Teacher 200hrs, RYT200, Black Dog Yoga, Sherman Oaks, CA
2010 Yoga for kids foundation program, miniyogis, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Tools for Teachers, Yoga ed, Los Angeles, CA
1998 Theta Alpha Phi member, National Dramatic Honor Fraternity, The University of Northern Iowa
1993 Thespian, The International Thespian Society, Ames High School, Ames, IA

Additional Awards
2003 Coined by base commander, Wiesbaden Germany for writing an original song for military children to perform in appreciation of their teachers
2001 Excellence in Service, Camp Adventure Services, Cedar Falls, IA
2001 International 10-Minute Playwriting Competition, US recipient, Teatru Wybrzeze, Gadansk, Poland
1999 Nominated to American College Theatre Festival, “Emilia” in Shakespeare’s Othello
1997 Nominated to American College Theatre Festival, “Mona” in A Sudden Loss Of Altitude