From: Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Favorite City: New York City
Enjoys: Art, Lithing, reading, visiting new cities, eating at fantastic restaurants, going to the shore in the summer, gallery and museum hopping, hanging out with my son Miles, spending time with family and friends.
Favorite Lithe Exercise: Thinny Clockwork
Other Job: Fine artist. I just finished teaching with the Mural Arts Program after two years and am going back to school for my MFA in painting. I graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in 2008 with a degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History. I've been represented by Projects Gallery in Northern Liberties for two and a half years now. They participate in art fairs all over the country, was well as in Toronto and London, so I've had the opportunity to show my work in most of these places.
Recently in my studio, I have been working on a series of text-based drawings that focus on the language and storytelling of American culture. This work is really a continuation of the older work that focused on gender roles and stereotypes via the blonde joke paintings. I'm focusing on the fact that culture itself is a conglomeration of stories and on my personal experience within those stories, how people often interact with their perception of me (or the "story of me"), rather than interacting with the real me. I refer to sexual, social, and racial stereotypes, often stemming from my experience as a young, single mother.
How'd She land a spot on the Lithe team: I've been watching Brooke for a few years now. A lifelong dancer and cheerleader (since age three), Brooke is truly a natural with Lithe. She's down-to-earth, hard-working, artistic, edgy and sweet-and she's such an inspiration to watch. I love that she always goes for it and takes her Lithe practice to the max. She's always one of the sweatiest in the room during those mid-morning classes.
What you wouldn't know just by looking at her: I am 26 years old, have a 7-year-old son named Miles, I am a total foodie, I have an older brother and the most amazing sister-in-law in the world, and I enjoy driving on super-long trips.
Image of Lithe Instructor, Brooke Holloway (wearing Lithe's Hot-Stepper dress!) via Dom.