ABOUT

Brooks Nelson Geenen (b. 1986, Minneapolis, MN) is a photographer currently living and working in Minneapolis, MN, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the University of Minnesota. His work has been exhibited throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, and is held in private collections. Brooks was the recipient of a 2017 Undergraduate Research grant from the University of Minnesota. Geenen’s photographs survey the on-going struggle between the natural landscape and the human desire to exploit it. His images suggest the symbiotic yet troubled quality of the relationship. 


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography (candidate), the University of Minnesota (expected graduation spring 2020)
2004-2005 Columbia College, Chicago, concentration in film and photography


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Continuum of Will, Farm Table Foundation, Amery, WI


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Arts Quarter Festival, Regis West Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
The Vernacular of Landscape, Usagi Gallery, New York, NY
The Vernacular of Landscape, Subjectively Objective, Detroit, MI
MN Youth Collective, Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, MN
2017 Question the Buildup, QArma Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Life as a Landscape, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN
Arts Quarter Festival, Regis West Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Student Art Forum, Regis West Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Board of Regents Showcase, McNamara, Minneapolis, MN
Reflections, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN
Wish You Were Here, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN
Abstracted, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN
2004 Scholastic Art Awards, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

2017 Year In Reverse, Humble Arts Foundation
The Print Swap, Feature Shoot


GRANTS AND AWARDS

2017 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Project, Minneapolis, MN
2004 Scholastic Gold Key Portfolio, Minneapolis, MN