Brooke Shaden was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA, USA. She grew up near the "Amish Country" until attending Temple University. Brooke was photographically born in December 2008 after graduating from Temple with bachelor degrees in film and English. She now resides in Arizona, USA.

She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait artist. Self portraiture for her is not autobiographical in nature. Instead, she attempts to place herself within worlds she wishes we could live in, where secrets float out in the open, where the impossible becomes possible. 

Brooke works to create new worlds within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements. Brooke's photography questions the definition of what it means to be alive.

Brooke Shaden

Art Gallery AFK

Exhibitions 

 

 

2015

Solo Exhibition, Coe Gallery: Searching for Fairytales

Group Exhibition, Sangre de Cristo Arts: Beautiful Grotesque

Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair New York with JoAnne Artman Gallery

Group Exhibition, Søren Christensen Gallery

Group Exhibition, Trudy Labell Fine Art: Beyond the Canvas

Group Exhibition, JoAnne Artman Gallery: Life Candy Part II

 

2014

Group Exhibition, Atelier TOZF: Strangeness

Group Exhibition, The Bello Studio: Landscapes for the Soul

Group Exhibition, Trudy Labell Fine Art

Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair New York with JoAnne Artman Gallery

Group Exhibition, Insight New Mexico

Group Exhibition, Art Gallery AFK

Group Exhibition, The Project Room: March Open Studio Exhibition

Solo Exhibition, The Harrington Gallery

Group Exhibition, Søren Christensen Gallery

Duo Exhibition, JoAnne Artman Gallery: Through The Looking Glass

 

2013

Solo Exhibition, PhotoNOLA with Søren Christensen Gallery

Art Fair, Dwell on Design with JoAnne Artman Gallery

Solo Exhibition, MORPHO Gallery: Morren Galleries

Solo Exhibition, Twilight Gallery

Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair New York with JoAnne Artman Gallery

Art Fair, PhotoLA with JoAnne Artman Gallery

 

2012

Solo Exhibition, Gulf Photo Plus: Vivid Dreams and Fragile Machines

Group Exhibition, PhotoVogue Italia

Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair New York with JoAnne Artman Gallery

Group Exhibition, Morren Galleries: Photo!

Duo Exhibition, Open Shutter Gallery: Brooke Shaden & Heidi Lender

Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair Belgium with Morren Galleries

Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair LA with JoAnne Artman Gallery

 

2011

Group Exhibition, The Annenberg Space for Photography: Digital Darkroom

Solo Exhibition, Pacific Art Foundation: Private Museum Showing

Group Exhibition, JoAnne Artman Gallery

Art Fair, San Diego Art Fair with JoAnne Artman Gallery

Group Exhibition, Morren Galleries

Group Exhibition, Project Imagin8ion

Group Exhibition, Carnegie Art Museum: Splash! liquid energy spattered

Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair New York with JoAnne Artman Gallery

Group Exhibition, Morren Galleries

Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair London with Morren Galleries

Art Fair, PhotoLA with JoAnne Artman Gallery

 

2010

Group Exhibition, Bluecanvas

Group Exhibition, JoAnne Artman Gallery

Group Exhibition, Arty

Group Exhibition, The Annex LA

Group Exhibition, Young Artists

Group Exhibition, NorbertEllen Gallery: Multiplicity

Group Exhibition, Create:Fixate: Vitalize

Group Exhibition, The Hive Gallery

Group Exhibition, Gallery Godo: At March

Honorable Mention, Artists Wanted

Solo Exhibition, Dance A Studio

Solo Exhibition, Flazh!Alley Art Studio

 

2009

Group Exhibition, Photographer of the Year 2010

 

 

Publications

 

2015

Book Cover, A Madness So Discreet

Magazine Feature, Capture Magazine: The Future of the Portrait

Magazine Feature, NICHE Magazine: Arts and Finds

Magazine Feature, Mozi Magazine: Find Fulfillment in the Process

Magazine Feature, Dreamer Journal: Floating on Clouds

Magazine Cover, Feature, Get Inspired Magazine, Issue 25: Brooke Shaden

Magazine Feature, Laguna Beach Magazine: Through the Digital Lens

Magazine Feature, Rangefinder: 
The Educators: 10 Teaching and Tip-Sharing Photographers to Keep on Your Radar

Book Cover, The Beneath

Magazine Feature, Photographize Magazine, Issue 25: Brooke Shaden

Magazine Feature, My Modern Metropolis: 
Beautiful Triptych Shows Photographer's 14 Year Struggle with Fibromyalgia

Magazine Feature, Visionz Magazine: Beautiful Darkness

Magazine Feature, RangeFinder: What's in Brooke Shaden's Bag?

Magazine Interview, Beautiful Savage: Interview: Brooke Shaden Photography

 

2014

Magazine Cover, MUZE

Magazine Cover, Feature, PHOTOGRAPH, No.10

Magazine Feature, 1X Magazine

Magazine Cover, Feature, Shoot Me Magazine

Book Cover, Poisoned Apples

Book Cover, Les Innocents

Magazine Feature, Click Magazine: Into the Deep

Magazine Feature, Design Bureau

Magazine Feature, Milano World

Magazine Feature, Portrait Photography

Magazine Feature, Award.IO

Book Cover, Inland

Book Cover, Wild Life

Book Cover, Boom

Book Cover, Always Emily

Magazine Feature, Shutter Magazine

Magazine Cover, Feature, Coast Magazine

 

2013

Magazine Feature, Professional Photographer

Magazine Feature, Digital SLR Photography, UK

Book, Inspiration in Photography

Magazine Cover, Feature, Miroir Magazine: Wet

Book Cover, Some Quiet Place

Magazine Cover, Feature, Sphera Medical Journal

Magazine Interview, Ezra Magazine: Protector of Magic

Magazine Feature, Ezra Magazine: Channelling Your Inner 'Weirdo'

 

2012

Magazine Feature, American Photo Magazine

 

2011

Magazine Feature, The Atlantic: Dreamworlds Made Easy

Magazine Cover, Musetouch Magazine

Magazine Feature, Bullett Magazine: Brooke Nesbitt Channels 'Lady Lilith'

Magazine Feature, Coast Magazine

Magazine Feature, Arcadia Magazine

Magazine Feature, ArtZine

Magazine Feature, Refuse Magazine

Book Cover, Il Tribunale delle Anime

Magazine Feature, Vogue Italia

Magazine Feature, Papercut Magazine

Magazine Interview, Collective Magazine: An Interview with Brooke Shaden

Magazine Feature, ZOOM Magazine

Magazine Feature, Amor Fati Magazine

Magazine Feature, Art Ltd Magazine

Calendar Feature, 2011 Bluecanvas Calendar

 

2010

Book, Visions of Worlds

Magazine Feature, Photo+

Magazine Feature, Bluecanvas Magazine, Issue 6

Book Feature, The Daily Book of Photography

Magazine Feature, Doze-Mag

Magazine Feature, Photographie Magazine

Magazine Feature, Carpaccio Magazine

Magazine Feature, Fotonia Magazine

Magazine Feature, Downtown L.A. Life Magazine

Magazine Feature, Ozine Magzine

 

2009

Magazine Feature, Downtown L.A. Life Magazine

Magazine Feature, Kodak 'In Camera' Magazine

Book Feature, White as a Colour


Awards

 

2014

Winner, Shutter Magazine: Top 10 Most Influential Photographers

2013

Nomination, Framed Awards: Best Conceptual

Nomination, Framed Awards: Best Fine Art

 Nomination, Framed Awards: Most Influential

2012

Winner, Project Imaginat10n: Theme: Obstacle

2011

Winner, Project Imagin8ion: Theme: Time

2010

Winner, 30 Under 30 Women Photographers

2009

Honorable Mention, Photographer of the Year 2010