Brooke Bartholomew is a figurative oil painter in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work infuses a classically-inspired approach to the figure with contemporary sociopolitical commentary. She studied figure drawing under Mark Greenwalt before earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2015. After working as a pediatric CVICU nurse for nearly a decade, she received her Master of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing from the Academy of Art University in 2023. Her current series, Two Degrees Warmer, explores the convergence of two distinct themes, feminism and environmentalism. Her work has been showcased with the American Women Artists, as well as solo and group exhibits in Minneapolis and New Orleans.
SELECT SOLO EXHIBITS
2023  Two Degrees Warmer. Holland Arts East Gallery. Minneapolis, MN, USA

GROUP EXHIBITS
2023   New Orleans Art Association National Art Show 2023. New Orleans, LA, USA
2023   Modus Locus Expansion Inaugural Exhibit. Minneapolis, MN, USA
2023   Periphery of Power. Gamut Gallery. Minneapolis, MN, USA
2023   Spring Juried Show 2023. Academy of Art University. San Francisco, CA, USA
2022   Spring Online Juried Show. American Women Artists
2021   Spring Online Juried Show. Academy of Art University. San Francisco, CA, USA
2021   Stand Still Virtual Exhibit. Gallery Gallery
2017   Stafford Juried Student Art Exhibit. Houston Community College. Houston, TX, USA

AWARDS
2021  Drawing Award. Spring Online Juried Show. Academy of Art University. San Francisco, CA, USA
2017  2nd Place Drawing Award. Stafford Juried Student Art Exhibit. Houston Community College. Houston, TX, USA
PUBLICATIONS
2023  On the Left Bank Zine. Volume 1, Issue 5. July 2023
2023  Brooke Bartholomew Fuses Environmentalism and Feminism. Northeast Minneapolis Arts District News. July 1st, 2023
2023  Bartholomew Depicts Earth as Female Victim. Northeaster. June 28th, 2023, Page 4-5
2023  Daily Inspiration: Meet Brooke Bartholomew. Voyage Minnesota. June 22nd, 2023
2023  On The Left Bank Zine. Volume 1, Issue 4. March 2023

EDUCATION
2023   Academy of Art University; San Francisco, California. Master of Fine Art in Painting & Drawing
2015   University of Texas Medical Branch; Galveston, Texas. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
2014   College of the Mainland; Texas City, Texas. Associate of General Studies. Collegiate High School Program
MEMBERSHIPS
2022   American Women Artists. Associate with Distinction
2022   Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA)

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