about brooke lanier


Brooke Lanier is a Philadelphia-based artist most known for her paintings of water and those incorporating brick dust as pigment. She received her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Tyler School of Art, where she spent her first year of graduate school studying in Rome, Italy. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown her work in Rome, Prague, and across the United States, most notably in The Smithsonian Institute and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Lanier teaches watercolor painting at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She also teaches private lessons specializing in drawing and painting, focusing on developing a set of technical skills that will enable her students to visually express themselves.


2011 MFA in Painting, Tyler School of Art,Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, and Rome, Italy

2006 BFA in Painting, Minor in Art History, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Awards & Nominations:

2007 Volkswagen/ VSAarts: Driven Competition, Second Place

2012 Artist in Residence, Goldilocks Gallery, Philadelphia. PA

2013 Featured artist, Philadelphia Open Studios Tours “MADE IN PHILLY” billboard

Solo Exhibitions:

2020 Unreliable Reflections, Pennswood Art Gallery, Newtown, PA

2018 Familiar Forms, Stockton University’s Noyes Museum Seaview Gallery, Galloway, NJ

2017 Theoretical and Concrete, The Bazemore Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Surface Tension, The Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2012 YOU ARE HERE: New Works by Brooke Lanier, Goldilocks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Solitude and Solidarity, Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2010 ConText, Temple Contemporary Gallery, Rome, Italy

Select Group Exhibitions:

2020 CFEVA Members Show, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2019 Perennial Visions II, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Into the Light, curated by Bridgette Mayer, Arts and Crafts Holdings, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Everything Is There: Helen Halstuch, Brooke Lanier, and Kimberly Stemler, River’s Edge Gallery, Upper Black Eddy, PA

2018 The Philadelphia Chambers of Commerce, curated by Genevieve Coutroubis of The Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Painted-Paint-Painting, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  


2016 Near and Far, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Focus Forward, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.  


2015 24th Annual Juried Competition, Stephen Westfall juror, The Bowery Gallery, Chelsea, NYC


2014 Friends and Neighbors, AIRspace Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  


2013 Home, Goggleworks Gallery, Reading, PA

2012 Small Works Show, Sarah Mintz Juror, Gallery 440, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Hand-Lettered, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

2010 Art for Kikko: Serious and Significant Works, La_Linea Gallery, Rome, Italy

2010 Love at First Sight, Mondelliani, Rome, Italy

2008 Volkswagen/VSAarts: DRIVEN Competition for Young Artists With Disabilities, The Smithsonian Institute’s S. Dillon Ripley Center and

The John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. (Subsequent two-year national tour.)

Corporate Collections

Aramark Global Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA

Emory Decatur Hospital Women’s Center, Decatur, GA

Honeywell Corporate Offices, New York, NY

Volver Restaurant, Garces Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

Panorama Wine Bar, Philadelphia, PA

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Bethlehem, PA

Kellogg Middle School, mural, Rochester, MN