Diedrick Brackens (b. 1989, Mexia, TX, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) received a BFA from University of North Texas, Denton, TX and an MFA in textiles from California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY; New Museum, New York, NY; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; Sewanee University Art Gallery, TN; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; and Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA. Recent group exhibitions include Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Jewish Contemporary Art Museum, San Francisco, CA; Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL; Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY; and Denny Gallery, New York, NY. In 2019, he became the first recipient of the Marciano Artadia Award and in 2018 he was awarded the Wein Prize by the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY. He is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; and the Oakland Museum of California, CA. Brackens is represented by Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA / Seoul, KR and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY.