Preserving the artist's heritage

Moe Brooker

Interviewed in 2009
Sponsored by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts                    
Marsha Friedman and Audrey Litto, Docents
Bruce Pinchback and Griffin Post, Videographers
Jane Mason, Advisor

MFA Painting:  Tyler School of Fine Arts 1972                           
BFA Painting:  Tyler School of Fine Arts, 1970
Certificate Painting:  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1963
Selected Solo Exhibitions:  
2009: Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi          
2008: Delaware Center for the Creative Arts, Wilmington
The Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007: Robert Roman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2006: June Kelly Gallery, NYC
2005: Robert Roman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2004: The Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2001: June Kelly Gallery, NYC
1998: The Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1996: June Kelly Gallery, NYC
1994: The Malcolm Brown Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1992: Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1990: June Kelly Gallery, NYC
1985: DBR Gallery, Cleveland, HO
1984: Akron Museum, Akron, HO
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2009: Each in their Own Voice, Cleveland State University Gallery, OH
Tradition Redefined,  University of Maryland, College Park, MD
The Paul Jones Collection of American Art, University of Alabama
2008: In Search of Missing Masters, Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2007: Celebration, Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts Center, NC
2006: Silent Voices, Loud Echoes, African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2005: A Different Way of Seeing, Noyes Museum of Art, OceanVille, New Jersey
The Chemistry of Color, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Illuminations, Towson University, Union Gallery, Towson, MD
2004: A Celebration of Color, The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA             
2003: Junction Specific, Tubman Museum, Macon, GA
2001: When The Spirit Moves, Anacosta Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
2000: An Exuberant Bounty, The Philadelphia Museum of Art
1996: Celebrating Visual Tradations lll, The Allentown Art Museum, PA
1989: Cultural Perspectives,  Gregorio Y Matos Center for the Arts, Bahia, Brazil
53rd Annual Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1979: The May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
Selected Professional Experience:
1995-present: Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA – Professor, Foundation Dept, Chair
1991-1993: Parons School of Design, New York, NY – Foundation Dept, Chair
1985-1991: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA – Professor
1987: Tianjin College of Fine Art,  Tianjin, China – Guest Lecturer, Fall Sem.
1976-1985: Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH – Associate Professor
1974-1975: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Associate Professor
1973-1974:  University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – Assistant Professor
Selected Honors & Awards:
2009: Medal of Merit, Philadelphia Art Alliance
2008: Invited to present a paper at Oxford University, Harris Manchester College, UK
2006: Invited to present a paper at Oxford University, Jesus College, UK
The Bermuda National Gallery Biennial Exhibition, England, Juror
2004: Conrad Fellowship, University of Millersville, Millersville, PA
2003: James Van Der Zee Award, Honoree, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
2000: Who’s Who in American Art, Biographee form 2000 – Present
1992: Absolut Vodka, Commission, “Absolut Brooker” advertisement
1989: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Recipient – fellowship for painting
Selected Bibliography:
2009: Each in Their Own Voice, catalogue, Illp14 & 15
2008: In Search of Missing Masters, catalogue, Woodmere Museum, Illp76
Interior Spaces – Moe Brooker at Sande Webster, Artblog, Roberta Fallon
2006: “Moe Brooker, Visual Artist”  Artist & Influence, Vol XXIV Hatch-Billops, p. 1 -8,
2003: “And the winner was…” Melissa Debben, Philadelphia Inquirer, Ill.p1, Mi-2
1997: Seeing Jazz, Artists and Writers on Jazz, The Smithsonian, Illp 76
1994: Delighting the Eye, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Arts, Steven Lill, p. L1, L3, Illp.L1
1993: Twenty-Fine Years, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ellen Landau, p54
Selected Public Collections:
The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
The American Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
African-American Museum, Philadelphia, PA
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PLA
Ohio Arts Foundation, Cleveland
Cleveland Public Library, OH
Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VV
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
La Salle University Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Absolut Vodka, Carillion Importers, Teaneck, NJ
Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA
The Museum of the Chateau of Montbeliard, Montbeliard, France
The Muse’e des beaux arts, Canada Ottawa, Ontario
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, ALA.

Contact Information:
Moe A. Brooker
6221 Green Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215 843 2557