Brooks Harris Stevens is an artist and Professor living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She received her BFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in Textiles/Fibers from East Carolina University, School of Art and Design.
Brooks is an interdisciplinary artist who focuses on creating work that reflects our human experiences that are deeply rooted in textiles and fibers. Her creative practice focuses on the mending of cloth, land and architecture inspired by a myriad of cultural observations. She has lectured on textiles practices in Europe, Asia and the U.S. while exhibiting work in solo, group, and juried exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recently, Brooks had a solo exhibition, Mending Gold: Weight of Change, at the Robert Hillestad Textile Gallery at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and work included in the international Excellence of Quilts exhibition at the Iowa Quilt Museum and Out of Bounds Out of Space an international juried exhibition at the Center of Contemporary Art, Loveland, CO. Brooks has also been included in the 2019 invitational Biennial Fiberart Fair at the Hangaram Museum in Seoul, South Korea, as well as Guns: Loaded Conversations a traveling exhibition featured at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, and the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Harris Stevens maintains a dedicated artistic career working to expand her studio practice and approaches to making while reflecting on the changes and many challenges we face in the United States.