Born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula in California, Brooke Weston found her creative interest in painting and drawing early in life. Her passion for mixed media sculptures came later and is now her primary artistic focus. Weston's surreal juxtapositions of three-dimensional dioramas encased in taxidermy feature her childhood infatuations with amusement parks, dollhouses and the morbid.
Weston’s work vacillates between the dark, bizarre, and playful. Each piece possesses a radical uniqueness, yet her entire collection embodies the concept of small worlds and environments situated in unconventional entities.
Meticulously composed with remarkable detail, Weston's pieces display refined technical skill combined with a raw and artistic vision. The majority of her work is made from repurposed taxidermy and consists predominately of recycled materials. Combining fantastical and sometimes macabre concepts with elements of nostalgia and whimsy, Weston’s sculptures entertain the viewer while provoking curiosity.
Currently residing in Central California, Weston has had long-term showings at local galleries and exhibitions out of state.
2008 to 2012 Cannibals Art Gallery, Portland OR, ongoing display
2009 Mile Post 5, Portland OR “Manor of Art” art installation and show
2009 Jupiter Arts Center, Centralia WA “Other Worlds Exhibit”
2010-La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles CA “Rouge Taxidermy Show”
2010-Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park NJ “Fancy”
2010-Cascade Aids Project Art Auction Portland OR
2011-Twin Peaks 20th Anniversary Art Exhibit at Clifton’s
Brookdale Los Angeles CA“In the Trees”
2011- The Globe, Portland OR “Surreality”
2011-Peoples art of Portland, Portland OR “Really Fun Big Spring Art Show”
2011-Po Boy Art, Portland OR “Love show”
2011-Elroy Art Space, Portland OR “Gnomeland”
2011-Nervana Café, Portland OR “Still life, the Immaculate Conception of Brooke Weston and Bijijoo”
2011- Graeter Art Gallery, Portland OR “Grand opening reception”
2011-Our House Benefit auction Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
2012- La Luz Da Jesus, Los Angeles CA “Rouge Taxidermy our Biennial Taxidermy show”
2012-Graeter art gallery, Portland OR “Tridacna”
2013-Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire WI “Animal Skins: Visual Surfaces”
2013- AFRU gallery, “Brooke Weston” Solo exhibition
2013- Lane gallery Portland OR, “Oddities”
2013-Vermillion Art Gallery Seattle WA “Raymond Kemp and Brooke Weston”
2013-Antler Gallery Portland OR,
2013-Krab Jab Studios Seattle WA
"The Enlightenment Cabinet: a Chamber of Wonders"
2014- Gallery at Jupiter hotel Portland OR “Constructed Landscapes”
2014-La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles CA,3rd Biennial Taxidermy show
2015- Splendorporium Portland OR “Brooke Weston: A Taxidermy Show”
2016- Bearded Ladys Mystic Museum, Los Angeles CA,"Quoth the Craft"
2016- Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum, Los Angeles CA, "Ghost and Witches Show"
2016- DesignerCon, Los Angeles CA
2016- Bearded Lady Vintage and Oddities, Los Angeles CA, ongoing display
Thrillist, life style publication “Brooke Weston’s Dead Stuffed Art”
Bizarre Magazine, featured artist
Willamette Week news paper, “The right stuffing”
Convenient Noise, Artist interview
Crafted in Carheartt, a blog about women that do amazing things, "Brooke Westons Unconventional Art"