Visiting Assistant Professor, Ceramics
Office location: Pulliam Ind. Wing
Jeremy R. Brooks was born in Detroit, MI in 1979. He received his BFA in art and design from Grand Valley State University in 2001, and his MFA in ceramic art from Alfred University in 2007. After finishing graduate school, Brooks was juried into the resident artist program at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. After working there as a full-time artist for one year, he began to focus on teaching. Brooks has taught at several universities including Michigan State University (2008-2009), The University of Michigan (2010-2012), and Kalamazoo College (2012) before accepting his current position as Lecturer in ceramics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2013.
Outside of teaching, Brooks maintains an active studio practice as a ceramic artist and sculptor. His most recent honors include being selected as a USA guest of honor at the XXIst International Biennial of Vallauris, France in 2010, being awarded the title of emerging artist by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts / NCECA in 2011, and being selected as a winner / finalist for several NICHE Awards through The Buyer's Market of American Craft in 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013.