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Kimberly Brooks is a painter and new media artist. Brooks' paintings are collected internationally and has been featured in numerous publications worldwide. She has also been showcased in numerous juried exhibitions including curators from Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, California Institute of the Arts and LACMA.

Also a technologist and innovator, Brooks has created a lot cool things on the web such as founding the Arts and Science section of the Huffington Post, creating and curating Art Meets Science and recently the ImageBlog, a public space where artists can show their work to a wide audience.

Brooks maintains her studio in Venice, CA. Her upcoming exhibition is “I Notice People Disappear” at ArtHouse429 in Florida.

www.kimberlybrooks.com

Entries by Kimberly Brooks

Kimberly Brooks on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM

"The Banquet" 48 x 60 in. Oil on Linen 2014. From her exhibition I Notice People Disappear at ArtHouse429 in Florida Feb 6 - March 6.

I became obsessed with this image of a banquet. Capturing a sense of many many people at a formal setting. I painted it over...

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Kimberly Brooks on the ImageBlog

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 10:41 AM

Portrait of Layla 20 x 16 in. Oil on LInen 2014. From her current exhibition I Notice People Disappear at ArtHouse429 in Florida Feb 6 - March 6. http://ow.ly/tfU1K

When I look at an ancient object, whether a piece of lace or an ivory cane, and...

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Kimberly Brooks on the ImageBlog

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 5:14 PM

"The Victorian" 50 x 30 in. Oil on Linen. http://www.kimberlybrooks.com

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Let's Take the Phone Stacking Game One Step Further: Ban the Meal Shot

(190) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 6:05 PM

I wrote about the 10 rules I would make for all parents if I were queen in the past. Now, my subjects, if I were queen, I'd ban the practice of taking pictures of our newly-arrived meals, too.

Firstly, I applaud the recent phone stacking game...

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On Seeing: Laughter!

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 3:12 PM

With Curatorial Intern: Katie Hernandez

Humor is not usually the first thing that comes up when we talk about contemporary art. Theory, yes. Ideas, analysis, and critique, sure. New materials, experimentation, installation -- check. But laughter? Not so much. This edition of On Seeing is dedicated to the...

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Kimberly Brooks on the ImageBlog

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 11:46 AM

"Janie Bryant" 24 x 32 in. Oil on Linen. I was sitting at a lecture at LACMA about the textiles of Elsa Schiaparellit and Coco chanel and how they influenced the paintings of Matisse . I was surrounded by the most beautifully dressed, highly curated women of the costume council....

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Kimberly Brooks on the ImageBlog

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 6:57 PM

"Technicolor Summer" 44 x 36 in. Oil on Linen. That summer my father was battling an invisible but terminal illness. His white blood cells were so low that we couldn't fly anywhere. The family took four vacations all around California, to anywhere we could drive. There were a lot of...

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One Small Step...Introducing the ImageBlog

(26) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 4:00 PM

I'm thrilled today to unveil and launch the ImageBlog, a communal platform for artists from all over the world to share and engage. Featured artists submit images of their work -- in whole, in detail, or in progress -- with a caption of any length, but unlike a...

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Kimberly Brooks on the ImageBlog

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 3:38 PM

"Hot Faucet" Oil on Linen 20 x 20 in.
There used to be a flea market where there is now a shopping mall in Marin City, in between Mill Valley and Sausalito in northern California. In the late 1970s my mother would take us there and teach us...

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If I Were Queen, Kids and Screens

(43) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 6:26 PM

If I were Queen, I would make everyone repeat after me:

"Technology is addictive and allowing children to attempt to regulate themselves is akin to helping them regulate their use of cocaine or alcohol."

I started to have the desire to be Queen when smartphones invaded my children's...

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The Magnificent Merger of Arts & Culture

(8) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 3:48 AM

I'm lucky enough to have caught on video the exact moment when I was running along side my daughter's bicycle as she was learning how to ride for the first time and I let her free. As soon as she was balancing on her own, I had this huge beaming...

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Lunches With Nora

(5) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 4:30 PM

Although I had met her several times before at dinners, about two years ago Nora Ephron invited me to lunch next time I was in New York. Lunch. With. Nora. Ephron. It was the first of several. I'm still in shock over the news of her death. To console myself,...

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Happy Two-Year Anniversary, HuffPost Arts! (PHOTOS)

(12) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 2:33 PM

This week marks the two year anniversary that we launched HuffPost Arts and I couldn't be more proud and amazed.

The real journey had began two and a half years ago when Arianna asked me, a painter, to launch it. I had been a regular contributor since HuffPost's inception --...

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Art & Physics and Me

(20) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

"The artist, with little or no awareness of what is going on in the field of physics, manages to conjur up images and metaphors that are strikingly appropriate when superimposed upon the conceptual framework of the physicist's later revisions of our ideas about physical reality. Repeatedly throughout history, the artist...
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Happy Anniversary, HuffPost Arts!

(15) Comments | Posted June 16, 2011 | 3:23 AM

Today, June 16th, marks the first year since we launched HuffPost Arts. What a long way we've come. At the time, I was grateful to finally have a forum for artists and writers to share their work and ideas about contemporary art; to provide a platform...

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Maya Bloch's 'hello stranger' at Thierry Goldberg Projects, NYC

(5) Comments | Posted March 31, 2011 | 3:35 AM

In her most recent body of work, "hello stranger," Israeli artist Maya Bloch continues to set herself free from the tyranny of the literal world and creates this new one, in liquid silver, where she introduces a cast of characters that peer through the paint that, mask-like, encases them. A...

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Huffington Post Arts Celebrating Bloggers and Design Thursdays

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2011 | 2:54 AM

It was only nine months ago that the Arts page launched on the Huffington Post, and just five months that Huffington Post Arts' Design Thursdays went into full flight. We had yet to officially celebrate in New York and with so many designers gathered in New...

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Highlights & Milestones: HuffPost Arts Celebrates 2010

(6) Comments | Posted December 30, 2010 | 11:34 PM

It's hard to believe we launched the arts section less than six months ago. I consider it such an honor to provide so much oxygen to so many artists and different kinds of art. As we approach end of this year, I've created a round-up of milestones and highlights since...

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Miami Basel: This is Your Brain on Art

(4) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 1:27 AM

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On what turned out to be "Black Friday" in the late afternoon, I headed east to Beverly Hills to see Joan Mitchell's The Last Decade show at the Gagosian Gallery. I found a parking space a few blocks away and fought my way through...

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WHAT A PARTY!: MOCA Rocks Doug Aitkin's Art Happening (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 9:45 PM

MOCA shot itself out of an artistic canon Saturday night as it celebrated it's entry into its fourth decade in a happening masterminded artist Doug Aitken. While last year's MOCA Gala had international flair featuring Italian Artist Francesco Vezzoli, Russia's Bolshoi Ballet and New York's Lady Gaga --with...

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