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. He is an Assistant Professor and Program Head of the Fiber Department at California State University Long Beach. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; 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. Forthcoming exhibitions include solo exhibitions at the New Museum, New York, NY in June 2019; Sewanee University Art Gallery, TN in October 2019; and the Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation in February 2020. Brackens is in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.