Gallery Director Brooke Waterhouse began her career in the Chicago Board Options Exchange, but soon shifted her focus to travel and art. She studied at Columbia College of the Arts and later ran a successful public relations and consulting firm catering to clients in the world of art and fashion, which particularly excelled at scouting street trends. This afforded Brooke a window into San Francisco’s art scene, which ultimately led her to open Project One, an art gallery and lounge in San Francisco’s design district, in 2008.
As the owner and director of Project One, she curates a diverse rotation of exhibits featuring contemporary and street art and strives to provide a springboard for emerging local artists. The gallery has rapidly garnered positive attention from collectors and art critics and has been covered extensively in local, national, and international press, including the New York Times, which praised its “devoted and eclectic clientele” and sophisticated ambiance.
In addition to her work at Project One, Brooke also serves on the board of directors for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Originally from Atlanta, Brooke has spent time living in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Key West before settling in San Francisco in 1995. She currently resides in the Lower Haight with her husband and their two children