Jennifer Brook-Kothlow was born and raised in San Francisco. Her training began in the early 1960’s as an undergraduate art major at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and continued with studies in ceramics under Betty Woodman, as well as extension courses at the San Francisco Art Institute under Frank Lobdell. She has dedicated her life to art practice and has continued to produce paintings and mono-prints influenced by the Abstract Expressionist style for the past fifty years.

     "I am intrigued with the texture of paper and un-stretched canvas when they are vigorously worked by scratching and rubbing. As layers and images are repeatedly added and removed, the surfaces become more three dimensional as the edges ripple. Like aging skin, the surfaces bear physical signs of this process, similar to life’s circumstances, and gain depth and subtlety because of it. The honing process, the process of change, the gradual removal of that which is not necessary fascinates me. The subtle suggestions that remain become remembrances of past experience. I relate to the Abstract Expressionistic attitude that embraces conscious marking along with accidental scuffs, stains and drips."

Education 

1962

BA Studio Art, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

1963 - 1965

Post-Graduate Studies, San Fancisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2018

2016

2013

2012

2010

Miniature Show, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California

Artists Annual Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

Berkeley Civic Center,  Juried Exhibition, MLK Civic Center, Berkeley, California

Paper Trail (Solo Exhibition), Hairpin Alley Gallery, Carmel, California

Courting The Muse (Joint Exhibition), Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, California

Miniature Show, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California

Current Work (Solo Exhibition), Hairpin Alley Gallery, Carmel, California

2009

New Work (Joint Exhibition), Hairpin Alley Gallery, Carmel, California

Miniature Show, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California

2008

2007

2006

2005

Big Deal, Visual Aid, SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco, California

SPCA Auction Show, Carmel Valley, California

New Work (Solo Exhibition), Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, California

Monterey Biennale, Juried Exhibition, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California

Big Deal, Visual Aid, SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco, California

2004

Highland’s Sculpture Gallery, Carmel, California

Miniature Show, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California

2003

Substratum, Carl Cherry Foundation, Carmel, California

Juried All-Media Exhibition, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California

Selected Work, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, California

2002

2001

Big Deal, Visual Aid, SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco, California

Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California

Big Deal, Visual Aid, SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco, California

2000

High Road, River School Art Auction, Carmel, California

Windows: Recent Work by Jennifer Brook-Kothlow (Solo Exhibition), San Jose City College

1999

Helping Hand, River School Art Auction, Carmel, California

Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, California

1998

Bernardus Art Auction, Carmel Valley, California

Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California

1997

1996

1995

Giving Tree, River School Art Auction, Carmel, California

Brehmer Gallery, Carmel Valley, California

Mediterranean Texture (Solo Exhibition), EyEwork Gallery, San Francisco, California

Vessels, Carmel Valley Ranch Hotel, Carmel Valley, California

Lectures and Bibliography

2010

2003

2000

1998

“Profuse Muses”, by Micaela Quintana, The Monterey Coast Weekly, Monterey, California, May 13

“In Living Color”, by Rick Deragon, Monterey County Weekly, Monterey, California, September 25

Artist Lecture, Carl Cherry Foundation, Carmel, California

“Layers of Meaning”, by Lisa Crawford Watson, Monterey Peninsula Herald, Monterey, California, April 10

“Artist Studio Tour”, The Coast Weekly, Monterey, California, September 23

Artist Lecture, San Jose City College, San Jose, California

“Artist Studio Tour”, Monterey Peninsula Herald, Monterey, California, September 26

Representation

2004 - 2012

Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, California

Selected Collections

Community Hospital of the Monterey Penninsula, Carmel, California

Schicketanz and Carver Architects, Carmel, California

Courtney and Richard Olsen, Los Angeles, California

Anne and Roger Blatberg, Carmel Valley, California

Joanna Blatberg, San Francisco, California

Katarina and Walter Loeliger, Carmel Valley, California

Sue Matz and Mike Degles, South Pasadena, California

The Webb: Zarafa, Menkes, Housden Architects and Planners, Ontario, Canada

Natural Selection Foods, San Juan Bautista, California

Landmark Corporation, Carmel Valley, California

Tim and Catherine Hamill, Mill Valley, California

Charlene Felos, Huntington Beach, California

Stephen Gassman Architects, Los Angeles, California

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