David Brackett

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of the Arts - Visual Art
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Chalmers Hall
Room 519C
University of Kansas
1467 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-3102


David Brackett got his M.F.A. 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. Brackett has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Michigan.

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

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