Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Ellen Brooks was born in 1946 in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BA and MFA from University of California in Los Angeles, CA. Brooks has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (1977); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (1985); and Catskill Art Space, Livingston Manor, NY (2022). She has also participated in several group exhibitions, including California Photographers, Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA (1970); Pushing the Boundaries: Photography in California 1945-1980, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (1984); Between Home and Heaven, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC (1992); and A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (2013). Brooks currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Bio and website updated as of 2023.

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