Brianna Rose Brooks: help yourself

Brianna Rose Brooks’ exhibition help yourself contains new works on paper, canvas, sculpture, and printed material. Presented within the perimeter of a semi-transparent curtain, Brooks creates a barrier between the viewer and the works on view. By establishing a permeable border around the exhibition, the viewer is invited and enticed to enter this semi-private and intimate environment. The exhibition’s title adopts a humorous duality between one in need of help and those who are willing to offer it.

Please join us for an opening reception on June 4 from 4 – 7 PM.


Brianna Rose Brooks (b. 1997) is a nonbinary biracial artist of black and white descent from Providence, Rhode Island. They lived in Chicago for four years where they received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They received an MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art in New Haven in 2021 and currently live in New York, NY.


help yourself is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation.

Image credit: Brianna Rose Brooks, Untitled portrait, 2021, airbrush and colored pencil on paper, 11 ½ × 9 inches (29.21 × 22.86 cm). Image courtesy of Deli Gallery, New York and the artist