Shenequa Brooks

Art form(s): Visual Arts

CAPE Teaching Artist since 2017


Masters in Design for Fashion, Body, & Garment


Shenequa is an Artpreneur who received her Masters of Design in Fashion, Body, & Garment at School of the Art Institute of Chicago under the mentorship of Nick Cave. Founder of Weave Your Dreams Into Reality Studios LLC, she shares her stories with the world one thread at a time. Her solo exhibition Wove is on view at 108 Contemporary in Tulsa, OK. She has exhibited her works in UNCONVENTIONAL: THE LEGACY OF JOSEPH BEUYS at Goethe Pop Up in Kansas City, MO, Deep, Far, Home at Epiphany Center for the Arts in Chicago, IL, Performing Labor at Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and Mane N’ Tail at The Luminary in St. Louis, MO, to name a few. 2022 Center for Craft Career Advancement Fellow from the Center for Craft in Asheville, NC. A Featured Artist for Ties that Bind in American Craft Magazine and in the Kansas City Star she spoke about her process of weaving synthetic-hair in relationship to the African- American Hair Experience. Notable lectures include the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, the Surface Design Association, and the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. She was 2014’s Windgate Fellow of the Center for Craft and 2017-2018’s recipient of the inaugural YoungArts Daniel Arsham Fellowship, presented by the Ridinger-McLaughlin Family.

Artist Statement:

An Afro-Caribbean multi-disciplinary Textile Artist, my family’s cultural background, conversations with others, and Ghanaian experience influence my art practice. My art is born from the traditional craft of weaving and transitions into sculpture, performance, textile or “garment” pieces, and installations.