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MARK COOPER

B. 1950, Indiana, USA

Lives and Works in Boston, MA

 

EDUCATION

1980 | Master of Fine Arts, School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,MA

1972 | Bachelor of Science, Indiana University

                  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016                      

A Whisper of Where It Came From, curated by Erin Dziedzic, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

YuYu China Blue, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

2015         

The Sum of the Parts, National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi

Vietnam Fine ArtsUniversity, Hanoi, Vietnam

Seattle Art Fair, presented by Samsøñ, Seattle, WA

2011         

More is More, Samsøñ, Boston, MA

Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

2007               

Mark Cooper – Selected New Works, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

2006                  

University of the Middle East Project, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

32 Hours, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

2004                  

Three Columns Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2003                  

Jacks Are Wild, Miller/ Geisler Gallery, New York, NY

Words on Fire Project, Striar Art Gallery, Funded by the Center for Arts and Culture, Stoughton, MA

2002                  

Nao Project Gallery, Boston, MA

2001                  

Massachusetts Cultural Council Gallery, Boston, MA

2000                  

New England Bio-Tech Gallery, Beverly, MA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015                      

Fired & Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point, Doris Duke’s Estate at Rough Point, Newport, RI

A Singularity, Living Computer Museum, in conjunction with the Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA

Dallas Art Fair, with Samsøñ, Dallas, TX

2014               

Ceramic National–Ceramic Top 40, Gallery 224, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2013               

Artcetera Exhibition/Auction, Boston, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, Exhibition/Auction, Boston, MA

Ceramic National–Ceramic Top 40, Red Star Gallery Kansas City, MO

Children’s Hospital Boston, The Art of Story Event, Boston, MA

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Party for the Park Exhibition, Lincoln, MA

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Exhibition/Auction, Boston, MA

Maude Morgan Center, Exhibition/Auction, Cambridge, MA

Groupshow, Samsøñ, Boston, MA

2012               

Earth and Alchemy, Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College Of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Public Space/Public Art, Common Boston, Boston Society of Architects, Neighborhood Garden Project Installation - South End, Boston, MA

Living Legacy, Batten Hall, Harvard Business School (Innovation Center), Cambridge, MA

2010                  

Fixed Chaos, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

Icons and Alters (group), New Art Center, Newton, MA

2009                  

Science and Nature, 511 Gallery, Lake Placid, NY

Boston Ten, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA

2008                  

A Tribute to Polaroid, Soho Photo Gallery, N.Y., N.Y

Violence Transformed, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA

Artcetera Exhibition and Auction, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

2007                  

Icons and Alters, New Art Center, Newton, MA

Violence Transformed, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA

2006                  

Chelsea Biennial, Chelsea, MA

Fiddlers Grange Sculpture Exhibit, Lincoln, MA

Lascono Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Icons and Alters, New Art Center, Newton, MA

Proof of Purchase, RHYS Gallery, Boston, MA

2005                  

2x2 For Aids and Art, benefit for amfAr and the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

Rachofsky House Gallery, Dallas, TX

Icons and Alters, New Art Center, Newton, MA

Cantor Art Gallery, Holy Cross University, Worcester, MA

2004                  

Gallery 511, New York, NY

Grinnell College, Faulcone Gallery, Grinnell, IA

Icons and Alters, New Art Center, Newton, MA

Counter Clockwise, Photographs from the Polaroid Collections, Pure Light Gallery of Fine Art. Turner Falls, MA

2003                  

Wegland Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA

Miller/Geisler Gallery, New York, NY

Icons and Alters, New Art Center, Newton, MA

2002                  

Reactions, Exit Art Gallery, New York, NY

Artcetera, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

Icons and Alters, New Art Center, Newton, MA

2001                  

Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

New Art Center Gallery, Newtonville, MA

2000                 

Cavalcade of Cod, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Artcetera, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

New England Sculpture Fellows, Chapel Gallery, West Newton, MA

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

New Art Center Gallery, Newtonville, MA

 

EXHIBITIONS - MUSEUMS

2016                      

YuYu China Blue, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

The Sum of the Parts, National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi

A Whisper of Where It Came From, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

2015                      

The Sum of the Parts, National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi in collaboration with Vietnam Fine Arts University, Hanoi, Vietnam [forthcoming]

2013                      

YuYu Columbus, Indiana University Center for Art and Design at Columbus/Columbus Museum of Art and Design, Columbus, IN

Foster Prize Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

New Blue and White, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2012                      

Ten and Beyond – Collaboration, Danforth Museum, Boston, MA

NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany, Die Polaroid Collection

2011         

WestLicht Museum Vienna, Austria,

2010                  

Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland

2009                  

Yuma Symposium Time Line Exhibition, (group), Yuma Museum, Yuma, AZ

2007                  

2007 Symposium Exhibition, Yuma Museum, Yuma, AZ

2003                  

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston Project, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2002                  

Before and After, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

Children's Museum Project, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Center St. Studio, Butler Institute of American Art, Columbus, OH

Collaborations, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

2001                  

Fellowship Grant Winners Exhibition, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA

2000                  

Collaborative Project Installation, Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA

Getting Along, Collaborative Project, Newhouse Center Gallery at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

Collaborative Project Installation, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Collaborative Project Installation, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, NY

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2015         

U.S Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam

American Psychological Association Commission and Collaborative Project – San Diego, CA

Daynard Grant to travel and work in Vietnam

Jingdezhen University, China - Residency and Materials Funding

Yuan Museum, Beijing, China - Residency and Materials Funding

2014-2015        

Danyard Faculty Travel Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Boston Children’s Hospital Sculpture Commission

Comme des Garcon – Dover Market Commission

Houghton Chapel Multi-Faith Stained Glass Commission, Wellesley College – in process

Fidelity Investments Wall Sculpture

Wellington Management Lobby Commission

2013         

Foster Prize Award, Institute of Contemporary Art,Boston, MA

2012                  

Foster Prize Award, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2011         

Mass. Cultural Council Artist Fellowship  

2010                  

Freedom Without Walls Grant                                                                 

Collaborative Art Initiative from the Carnegie Foundation

Teachers in a New Era fund  

Student Research Fellowship, Boston College

2009                    

Freedom Without Walls, Berlin Wall Project Funded, German Embassy and Boston College

Teachers in a New Era, Carneigie Corp.

2007 – 2008     

University of the Middle East Project, Funded through UME State

2005                  

Society for the Preservation of American Modernism, Grant for Color Reproductions of Making Art Together

2005                  

Boston College, Grant for Color Reproductions of Making Art Together

2004                  

Boston College Faculty Research Grant for Travel Bali, Indonesia

2002        

Birchmeadow School, Grant for Creation of permanent, collaborative outdoor sculpture

2001         

Leominster Public School System Grant for Commission

Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Commission

National Endowment for the Arts, DeCordova Museum Grant                 

Cambridge Arts Council, Grant for Commission

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Grant

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Grant and Commission

Curious George Foundation in coordination with the Boston Public Library     

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Grant to review and revamp Department of Education community based art projects and educational programs

Commission on the Arts Grant,East Hartford High School, East Hartford, CT

Artist Fellowship Grant, Somerville, MA

2000                  

Open Society Institute, New York, NY, Grant           

Massachusetts Cultural Council, Finalist Grant Recipient for ‘Works on Paper’

Outdoor Systems Advertising Grant for Billboard in New York, NY