Brandi Katherine Herrera is a Portland, Oregon based multidisciplinary artist, poet, and translator, whose work in text, film, and sound explores the poetics of space.
She is the author of Mutterfarbe, a full-length work of color theory, experimental translation, photography, and poems using Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Zur Farbenlehre as a primary source; and Natürlicher, a chapbook-length work of color theory, experimental translation, and poems (both Broken Cloud Press, 2016); a co-author of MAR, a collaborative artist book + limited-edition chapbook of photography, marrings, and poems (Lute & Cleat, 2018); and the co-editor of The Lake Rises, a Witness Post Series anthology of poems (Stockport Flats, 2013).
Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Seattle Art Museum, Yale University, UCLA, University at Buffalo, and Reed College, and has been featured in a number of solo + group exhibitions and performance series for the Seattle Art Museum, Cube Gallery, 23 Sandy Gallery, Creative Mornings, Poetry Press Week, Pure Surface, and Telefon, among others. Publications include: The Volta, Octopus Magazine, The Common, Poor Claudia, Word/For Word, Thru Magazine, Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, and Womenspeak PDX.
Brandi was also a founding Contributing Editor for Gramma Poetry in Seattle, WA, and has served as an advisor in the poetry certificate program at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Ore.