Lola Brooks began her arts education at Pratt Institute and then went on to study with Jamie Bennett and Myra Mimlitsch-Gray at SUNY New Paltz. In 1996 Lola was included in the Talente exhibition in Munich and since then has participated in many gallery and museum shows around the country including Sparkle then Fade at the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington. Lola's use of stainless steel drives the conceptual content of the work and her underlying interest in material hierarchies. The Recipient of the Sienna Gallery Emerging Artist Award in 2002, Lola's work has been reviewed and/or included in many publications including four of the Lark Books jewelry series; American Craft, Metalsmith, Out, W, Vogue and BlackBook magazines.
Lola teaches at Rhode Island School of Design, and University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has also taught at SUNY New Paltz, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Her work can be found in the collections of the Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY, the Racine Museum of Art, Racine, Wisconsin, the Museum of Art and Design, NYC as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.