September 9th, 2011

Someday, art lovers will have the technology to attend 50 receptions across as many square miles in the space of two hours — but not this Saturday, when what seems like half the galleris in L.A. simultaneously present blockbuster season-openers.  Culver City makes this Hobson’s choice [of which exhibition to attend] a bit easier, offering a density of must-see exhibitions within a walkable geography….Kimberly Brooks returns to Taylor De Cordoba with haunting, fashion-forward portraiture.” – Shana Nys Dambrot


September 1st, 2011

Kimberly Brooks
featured in C Magazine.

KIMBERLY BROOKS: New American Paintings

September 1st, 2011

Kimberly Brooks: Thread, at Taylor De Cordoba, included in “Must See Paintings Show: September” in New American Paintings.

KIMBERLY BROOKS: MOCA Contemporaries Art Panel

May 4th, 2011

Taylor De Cordoba Kimberly Brooks

The Museum of Contemporary Art invites you to

The Fashionable Body: An Art and Fashion Dialogue
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Refreshments: 6:30pm Panel: 7–9pm
Ray Kurtzman Theater at Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 90067

Join the MOCA Contemporaries for a discussion about art and fashion with celebrity stylist and Academy Award-nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips, fashion designer Michael Schmidt, and painter Kimberly Brooks, moderated by fashion and culture writer, curator, consultant, and the former West Coast bureau chief of Women’s Wear Daily, Rose Apodaca. The panelists will discuss the convergence of couture and pop culture as it relates to performance and visual art.

Gallery Artists: Incognito 2011

April 26th, 2011

The gallery is please to announce that Chris Natrop and Kimberly Brooks are participating in Incognito 2011 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 7 – 10 pm
Doors open at 7 pm sharp

Santa Monica Museum of Art’s highly anticipated annual art exhibition and benefit, INCOGNITO, will return for its seventh year on Saturday, April 30. INCOGNITO features original works by 500 contemporary artists. (For the list of participating artists, please scroll down.) From sophisticated art patrons to first-time collectors – all guests are encouraged to trust their instincts to guide their selections. Each 8″ x 10″ work is signed on the back and artist identities are revealed only after purchase. Hundreds of artworks are available for only $300 each.

KIMBERLY BROOKS: Angeleno Magazine

December 18th, 2010

Kimberly Brooks featured in the December 2010 issue of Angeleno Magazine.


April 30th, 2010

Kimberly Brooks is pleased to be participating in INCOGNITO at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Saturday, May 1, 7 – 10 pm.
For more information on the event, click HERE.


April 3rd, 2010

Mona Lisas, by Olga Ruiz, Vogue Espana April 2010.


March 17th, 2010

KIMBERLY BROOKS: The Stylist Project, by Allison Gibson

March 17, 2010

The art world. It’s way more serious and important than every other industry! This thinking at least seems to persist even though the field of contemporary art has maintained an open flirtation with its sassy sister, the fashion industry, since long before even Andy Warhol trotted his wacky wigs around Studio 54 with the likes of Diane von Fürstenberg. There is a mutual fascination between the two fields, and yet it seems that the art world would prefer to keep its consorting with the fashion industry confined strictly to social events, rather than consider fashion (so low-brow!) as a worthy subject matter for actual works of art.

Los Angeles-based artist, Kimberly Brooks‘, current solo show at Taylor De Cordoba gallery in Culver City breaks with this norm to explore the intrigue of the fashion industry’s most iconic stylemakers—without the precept of farce or condemnation. The Stylist Project (on view through April 3rd) presents Brooks’ latest body of work—a series of oil painted portraits of fashion industry insiders, including stylist to the starts and Bravo TV fixture, Rachel Zoe, and award winning costume designer and Madonnaʼs personal stylist Arianne Phillips, among others.

The work on view blends the fields of art and fashion astutely, presenting the fashionable set as they have styled themselves, while at the same time drawing upon the ages-old artistic tradition of portraiture. The regal positions of some of the sitters recall Renaissance royals, and the sprawled poses of others touch on the early Modern depiction of courtesans, such as Edouard Manet’s Olympia

Click HERE to see the full article.

KIMBERLY BROOKS: Los Angeles Times Magazine

March 16th, 2010


Pop stars have fascinated contemporary artists for years—think Andy Warhol, Richard Prince and Elizabeth Peyton. Painter Kimberly Brooks now trains her eye on those who labor to make them popular. The Stylist Project includes portraits of L.A. tastemakers, including (clockwise from top left) celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart, Rose Apodaca (co-owner of A+R) and costume designer Janie Bryant (Mad Men). Through April 3. Taylor De Cordoba Gallery, 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310-559-9156,

Click HERE to see the full article.