David Brackett

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of the Arts - Visual Art
Associate Professor
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785-864-4283
Chalmers Hall
Room 519C
University of Kansas
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Lawrence, KS 66045-3102
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David Brackett got his MFA in textiles, with honors, in 1990 from the University of Kansas. He attended the University of Michigan from 1979 to 1985, where he studied weaving and fabric design, and art history. Bracket has a bachelor in zoology from the University of Michigan (1977).

Before joining KU in 2002, Brackett was an assistant professor at the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He also taught at the University of North Texas, Skidmore College, N.Y., and the Kansas City Art Institute, Mo.

He has shown his work at various exhibitions, including the Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; the Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky; the Rice Gallery at the Albany Institute of Art History, Albany, New York; the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts; and Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan.

Teaching Interests

  • Textiles
  • Fibers
  • Art
  • Screen-printing
  • Weaving
  • Fiberart
  • Shibori

Research Interests

  • Chaos theory

Selected Work

Regents Office Building, Topeka, KS, USA. 2016 - 2017

New Fibers 2016, University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, USA. 2016 - 2016

Material Connection: New Work by Members of the MFAEN (Midwest Fiber Arts Educators Network), Kent State University Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH, USA. 2016 - 2016

2016 VisionMakers, 108 Contemporary, Tulsa, OK, USA. 2016 - 2016

48th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA, USA. 2016 - 2016

Pushing the Surface, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, Ohio, USA. 2015 - 2015

National Fiber Directions, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS, USA. 2015 - 2015

47th Clay Fiber Paper Glass Metal Wood, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA, USA. 2015 - 2015

Still Memories, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA. 2014 - 2014

Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, USA. 2014 - 2014

46th National Exhibition Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA, USA. 2014 - 2014

6th Annual Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA, USA. 2013 - 2013

National Fiber Directions, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS, USA. 2013 - 2013

45th National Exhibition Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA, USA. 2013 - 2013

Crafts National, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS, USA. 2012 - 2012

Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. 2011

Fibremen, Scythia Textile Art, Kherson, Ukraine. 2011

Surface and Form , Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS. 2011

Quilt National, The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH
The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
Ohio, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH
Quilter' Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA
The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY. 2009 - 2011


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