Kirsty Brooks is exhibiting at 13 Oaken Grove (Venue 9).
Architectural Glass, Collage and Photography.
Kirsty Brooks is an architectural glass artist based in Maidenhead. She attended Wimbledon College of Art and studied architectural glass and painting at Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating and moving to London, Kirsty worked for a range of art consultants, galleries and glass studios. In 1998 she won her first major commission for a restaurant in Covent Garden and began to develop her work in a responsive site-specific way. Moving back to her home town in 2006, she created a small garage studio where she goes to think and make glass, constructions, collages and models.
Kirsty has won a variety of commissions and created artworks for public, private and corporate environments around Britain, Ireland and further afield. She works collaboratively with architectural and landscape teams and develops designs whilst working closely with clients and the public.
Kirsty’s work encompasses photography, screen printing and digital manipulation. Her exhibition and commission work utilises a variety of techniques but typically involves screen printed glass enamels which are fired onto sheets of float glass. Large scale architectural glass pieces are created from photographic composites, utilising a layering technique which adds a depth, texture and added translucency to each artwork.
Kirsty will be exhibiting samples and images from current projects and exploring the processes behind making an artwork. Recent projects have included a fifteen metre long glass artwork for St John’s College, Oxford University, a lightbox for Great Ormond Street Hospital and a glass clocktower for a retail development in Leeds. She is currently developing a range of external glass screens for the Bargate development in Southampton and a series of glazed artworks for student accommodation in Cambridge.