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Art & Art History

University of Mississippi

Brooke White

Professor of Imaging Arts

Imaging Arts
MFA, Cornell University
BFA, Alfred University

 

Brooke White (b. 1975) was born and raised in New Hampshire and moved to Oxford, MS in 2005 where she continues to live and work. She moved to Oxford to begin the Imaging Arts program at the University of Mississippi where she currently teaches film and digital photography courses.

As an artist White embraces, a cross-disciplinary approach to image making that combines traditional analog techniques alongside digital strategies. For the past twenty years she has made work about the landscape, nature and our response to place. She sees the landscape as a space of refuge and one that reflects much of what is taking place within the world, both on a macro and micro level. The conceptual framework of her projects is consistently driven by the politics of place, memory and time, and the role they play in establishing identity. In her focus on the land, nature is always the central figure where histories are established.

White has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including shows at the Hammer Museum, the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. She has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar in India and is the recipient of multiple Mississippi Arts Council Individual Artist Grants. Her work has been published in Aint Bad Magazine and the Oxford American.