Brooks Turner is an artist, writer, and educator. His recent work engages the history and aesthetics of American Fascism and has been supported by a 2020 Artist Residency at the Weisman Art Museum, a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, a Minnesota Humanities Center Innovation Lab Grant, and a Rimon: Minnesota Jewish Arts Council Project Support Grant. Turner is Chair of Visual Arts at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts and adjuncts at St. Cloud State University. His first book, A Guide to Charles Ray Sleeping Mime, was published with Paperleaf Press in 2017. Turner holds an MFA in Sculpture from UCLA and a BA in Art and Art History from Amherst College.