Jeremy Brooks received his BFA in art and design from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, and his MFA in ceramic art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He currently resides in Carbondale, Illinois, where he is a visiting assistant professor of ceramics at Southern Illinois University. He has been honored with receiving the emerging artist award by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), and has been a guest of honor at the XXIst International Biennial of Vallauris, France. His work “is concerned with imminence and inaccessibility, language and memory.”