Diedrick Brackens (born 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 Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS and Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA. Recent group exhibitions include Made in LA 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 2018, he was awarded the Wein Prize by the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY. He is an Assistant Professor and Program Head of the Fiber Department at California State University Long Beach. Brackens will have solo exhibitions at the New Museum, New York, NY in June 2019 and Sewanee University Art Gallery, TN in October 2019.