From Harm to Harmony


Accessing the healing powers of community and celebration found along the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

An internationally exhibited artist, Brooks Frederick is also an environmentalist, a social activist and an adjunct professor in Adelphi University’s Department of Art and Art History. He was raised along the Gulf Coast and now lives and works in Brooklyn. His recent paintings—made with oil and tar from the 2010 BP oil spill—were widely exhibited and have inspired community activism against environmental destruction. Frederick leads collective art-making events that bring people together to find solutions to societal challenges such as climate change, and economic injustice. He’s also an active partner with the Gulf Restoration Network and U.E.R. (United to End Racism).