Brooks Salzwedel’s work focuses on natural and unnatural landscapes disconnected from their usual surroundings or places in time. Using a self-created process involving materials such as graphite, mylar and resin, tape, colored pencil, and ink, his work evokes feelings of desolation through haunted, dreamlike visions of otherworldly terrains. Ancient trees, decaying flora, and icy mountains obscure long forgotten places and objects, at once familiar and unrecognizable, creating a space for rumination that challenges the relationship to their meaning.

Salzwedel received his B.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, in 2004. Salzwedel graduated with honors and distinction quickly landing a solo show with NewSpace Gallery, Los Angeles. The same year Salzwedel also procured a high-end line of handmade belt buckles in the same process winning him the Best Belt Designer in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine as well as one of LA’s top five accessories designers by Los Angeles Times Magazine West.

He has been chosen as the Artist-in-Residence of the most visited National Forest in the U.S., White River National Forest, Summer 2017. In 2015, Salzwedel was Denali National Park’s visual Artist-in-Residence. He also won Los Angeles Metro poster project for 2016 in which his work is displayed among many buses, trains and metro stations around Los Angeles, CA. His work has been displayed at renowned museums worldwide, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); MOCA, Los Angeles (2005); Honolulu Museum of Art, HI (2017), and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (2009)

Brooks’ studio is currently in Los Angeles, CA.

Current and Previous Works by Brooks Salzwedel

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  • “Tree to Tree”

    (2018)
    $2,240
    Available
    Graphite, ink, colored pencil, mylar and resin on wood
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Not So Wild Fire”

    (2018)
    $1,500
    Available
    Graphite, oil pastel, ink, mylar and resin on wood panel
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Structured Mountain”

    (2018)
    $1,450
    Available
    Graphite, colored pencil, tape, mylar and resin on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Icebergs and Aspens”

    (2018)
    $1,200
    Available
    Graphite, ink, acrylic, colored pencil, correction tape, mylar and resin on wood panel
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Three Moths Vintage Tin”

    (2018)
    $300
    Sold
    Graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, 4 ½ x 3 ½ inches, $300
    4.5" × 3.5"
    11 × 9 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Cape Flattery”

    (2018)
    $1,200
    Sold
    Graphite, colored pencil, ink, mylar and resin on wood panel
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • ‘LAX / PDX II’ with Antler Gallery (Portland, OR)
  • “Ladders and Trees”

    (2017)
    $1,350
    Sold
    Graphite, tape, resin and colored pencil
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Pow Wow Hawai’I 2017 – (Taking place at Honolulu Museum of Art School)
  • “Bird, Plane and Black Ice Shelf”

    (2018)
    $2,900
    Sold
    Graphite, colored pencil, tape, mylar, resin on panel
    24" × 18"
    61 × 46 cm

    Shows:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH
    • Coronavirus Sale

  • “Three Fires”

    (2018)
    $475
    Sold
    Graphite, colored pencil and resin in vintage medicine tin
    5.5" × 4.5"
    14 × 11 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Phylodendron Outline”

    (2018)
    $350
    Sold
    Graphite, colored pencil and resin in vintage medicine tin
    4" × 3"
    10 × 8 cm

    Shows:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH
    • Coronavirus Sale

  • “Dead Trees Dead Sails”

    (2018)
    $320
    Sold
    Graphite, colored pencil and wax in vintage medicine tin
    4" × 2.5"
    10 × 6 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Dawn Pill Time”

    (2018)
    $300
    Sold
    Graphite, colored pencel and resin in antique tin
    2" × 3"
    5 × 8 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Rainbow From Above”

    (2018)
    $300
    Sold
    Graphite, colored pencil and resin in vintage medicine tin
    3" × 3.25"
    8 × 8 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Round Rainbow Pill From The Lab”

    (2018)
    $150
    Sold
    Graphite, colored pencil, mylar, resin in vintange medicine tin
    1.5" × 2"
    4 × 5 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Rut in the Soil’ at The Lancaster MOAH