mayfield brooks improvises while black, and is currently based in brooklyn, new york. mayfield is a movement-based performance artist, urban farmer, writer, and wanderer. they studied contemporary dance at the school for new dance (sndo) in amsterdam, moving on centre in oakland, ca, and holds a mfa in interdisciplinary performance from uc davis and a masters in performance studies from northwestern university. mayfieldis currently a 2017 artist in residence at movement research nyc, was a 2018 WOW/UNY Artist in Residence at Governor’s Island, NY, was recently featured in Gathering Place: Black Queer Land(ing) at Gibney, NYC, The Prelude Festival at City University New York with Jaamil Kosoko and a featured performer at MoMA’s retrospective of Judson Dance Theater’s “The Work is Never Done.”