Jackie Brookner Memorial Alumni Show – On View through 10/24

An exhibition of Parsons Fine Arts current students and alumni, honoring the impact on their practice by Faculty member Jackie through her teaching and mentoring.

The Legacy of Jackie Brookner

Alumni Show at 25 East Gallery
25 East Gallery at 25 East 13th Street Floor 5, Fine Arts.
Opening: October 17th 2-4 PM
On View: October 17th – 24th, 2015

Images from Saturday’s opening by Michelle Uzomba

Jackie Brookner, an inspiring and much beloved teacher taught at Parsons from 1980 until her death in 2015. She was an ecological artist, writer, and educator. She worked with design professionals, engineers, ecologists, communities, and policy-makers on water remediation/public art projects for parks, wetlands, rivers, and urban stormwater runoff. In these projects, local resources become the focal point of community collaboration and collective creative agency. She lived in New York City and worked and lectured internationally. In addition to her position at The New School she taught at Harvard University and Bard College. She was the recipient of numerous commissions, awards and grants including The Nancy Gray Foundation for Art in The Environment, The New York Foundation for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Gifts made in Jackie’s memory will support students in the Parsons Fine Arts program whose interests are focused on sustainable systems and the artist’s relationship to the earth.

Jackie’s obituary can be read here.
Jackie’s work, Ecological Art + Design, can be viewed on her website.