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 Brooke Waldron




Brooke’s work has been consistent with expressing identity, nature and her bold use of color. Her creative style often explores traditional and contemporary techniques in both her 2D and 3D work. Brooke is always challenging systems of exclusion where Native American artistic expression is often contrived into a one-dimensional space. 

In her professional life she works with urban Native social services in career development and economic opportunity.  Brooke is also an equine riding instructor and trainer which has inspired her sincere love for animals and horses since childhood. She has an associates degree in Fine Arts with a focus in ceramics and a certification in graphic arts from Bridgewater State University. 

She is the recipient of various arts & culture grants, invitational exhibits and special recognitions for her continued work in community based projects. She presented her first solo exhibition in November 2023. 

She continues to cultivate her love for the arts and exhibits regularly in galleries.

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Click here to read the front page feature by The Westerly Sun on Brooke and her practice. Published November 2023

Artist Statement: 

"I love the natural world around me and my creative process is anchored to it. I pull my inspiration largely from nature and my relationship with self.  As a mixed Native women, I confront duality with creative inspiration. I want my work to focus on exploring the relationship between color, nature, and a range of traditional symbolism. 

I am speaking to a wider dialogue on the preservation and celebration of cultural values with a contemporary style. ​


In the coming years, I hope to open a working community studio and gallery space that will elevate Native contemporary art. I am always working toward that vision, seeking support and networks that are moving in the same direction I am going. 

I believe people need to spend more time reconnecting with dirt.

With that perspective, we can learn to value everything.”

(Seaconke Wampanoag/Narragansett)


HopArts                                                                                    Board of Directors 
South County Art Association                                              Artist Member
Warwick Center for the Arts                                               
 Artist Member 
Women Artist Network                                                          Artist Member


Past Exhibits, Collaboratios, and Artist Curriculum Vitae 

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Gallery Exhibitions 

May-June 2024 University of Connecticut Avery Point AVS Gallery 

Elective Affinities, Follow Coyote 40"x32"

March-April 2024. "Colors of Spring"Spring Bull Gallery Newport RI

Cornplanter 24x24 

January-February 2024. “Love, Fidelity or Lack Thereof” The Granite Theatre 

She-Bear 32”x32” and Through the Storm 20”x20”


November 2nd-26th 2023. "Those That Guide Us" Brooke Waldron Solo Exhibition and Artist Talk. 

The Gamm Theatre, Warwick RI


August 11th 2023- 2024- Kunâhneepamuhshâtunônak “Our Moons” Invitational Group Exhibit
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center- "Red Fox Under the Blueberry Moon" and

"Woodpecker finds Cranberries" (painted stoneware) on museum loan. 


June 22-July 15 2023 Helme House Gallery South County Art Association Juried Show 'Go Figure' 

'Neechie' 36x44

June 2023 Warwick Center for the Arts, Group Invitational Show "The Girls"  

First place award for "She Bear' 32x32


February 2023 South County Art Association- Juried Paint, Print & Drawing Exhibit

"Hoop Dancer" 36x20 


​October 2022 Resilience II; Juried Native American Group Artist Exhibit- 

Turtle Island 36”x36”

The Rhode Island State House, Providence RI  

June 2022 South County Art Association-  All Media Juried Exhibition Diaspora

"An Alter of Stars" 24x24 Mixed Media 

Second acceptance of Certificate of Special Recognition Governor's Citation presented to Brooke Waldron from Governor Daniel J. McKee

May 2022 Intertribal Creatives Gallery Opening and Artist Talk; invited speaker and artist during opening reception “Land Back’ 20”x30”


September  2021 Warwick Center for the Arts- Resilience; Juried Native American Artist Exhibit

Three pieces accepted: ‘Michabo’ 24x24 Acrylic on Canvas, ‘Trickster’s Vision’ 20x24’ Acrylic on Canvas,

‘An Alter of Stars’ 24x24 Mixed Media

August 2021 First acceptance of Certificate of Special Recognition Governor's Citation presented to Brooke Waldron from Governor Daniel J. McKee; In recognition of the Atrium Gallery Traveling Exhibit Program and acknowledgment and support of Resilience Native American Exhibit


September 2019 . The Hera Gallery In God We Trust: Reflection on Religion in America Exhibition

 'An Alter of Stars' 24x24 selected by juror Nezka Pfeifer


January/February 2024 Ceramic Community Workshop hosted at GrayHorseStudio, in partnership with Mystic CT based ceramic artist Megan Riley 


November 2022 Tania Willard (Secwepemc Nation) "Sovereign-Tea Service" Forge Project, New York

Exhibit description here; written by Tania Willard. 


⦻Grant Awards 

July 2022 RISCA Make Art Grant Recipient- Four Legged Relatives

Project Summary accepted and funded


October 2021 DreamStarter Creative Award Grantee. Running Strong for American Indian Youth 

Traditional Creation, the Preservation of the Future: A Historical Design of Contemporary Woodland Native Pottery


Special Selections 

National Foundation for the Arts (NEA) Visual Arts Panelist

December 2023 Eastern MidWestern Indian and Native American Regional Conference

‘Founding Native Futures’ theme and artwork awarded for publication, Washington DC


March 2020. National Council of Urban Indian Health

'Resilient' selected and awarded  for publication, Washington DC


February 2020. National Indian and Native American Training Conference 

'Together one Voice' selected and awarded for publication, Providence RI 


 October 2019 Eastern MidWestern Indian Native American Regional Conference 

‘ Light Tomorrow with Today’ selected and awarded for publication, Orlando FL 


November 2018 Eastern MidWestern Indian Native American Regional Conference 

‘Ride the Wave’ selected and awarded for publication, Myrtle Beach SC 


⦻ Press & Media Publications  

Those That Guide Us Solo Exhibition 

Front page story Westerly Sun , 2023


Kunâhneepamuhshâtunônak “Our Moons” Gallery Exhibit 

MPTN Exhibit  and Connecticut Magazine Press Release , 2023


Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Dreamstarter Creative Highlighted Artist, 2021 


Hera Gallery 

Meet the Artist , 2019

Gray Horse 

The namesake of the studio is my gelding, Shoshone. We have spent our life together and although he is enjoying retirement now, Shoshone holds a very special place in my heart.

Animals truly center us and are the most meaningful teachers and mentors. A subject and inspiration in much of my art, Shoshone is the gray horse that my family and I all adore. 


credit: Emma Guillot Photography

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