Shenequa A. Brooks

Shenequa A. Brooks

Shenequa A. Brooks is a fiber artist who weaves synthetic human hair in her works.  On her web site, she explains, “I am designing and creating a body of work using braiding hair as a way to communicate with my sisters how intimate, powerful, celebratory, and socially pleasing getting one’s hair done can be.”  Over the summer she traveled to Ghana to study traditional weaving techniques as a recipient of the Windgate Travel Fellowship.  She supplemented this with a study of contemporary African-American hairstyling at the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show and Madame CJ Walker Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.

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