Brooklyn Henke


Milwaukee artist Brooklyn Henke studies findings from the natural world and portrays each specimen through drawing and painting. Brooklyn grew up naming ants and catching frogs in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. She always had creative leanings, was involved in art and music, and attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2005 where she studied painting. Brooklyn also interned at the Milwaukee Public Museum, painting a mural for the 125th Year Anniversary. After graduating, she gained representation at the Elaine Erickson Gallery in Milwaukee and another internship at the Skylight Opera Theatre, working with scenic charge Carri Dahl to make wood look like metal, metal look like wood, and everything in between. More recently, Brooklyn has completed murals which can be seen at The Hotel Metro, Danny Vegh’s, Aurora Sinai, and Center Court in Milwaukee. She is currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will graduate with a Masters in Fine Art in 2013, and will continue to name ants, teach drawing and painting, and paint murals.