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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

                  

Selected Museum Exhibitions

2018

Bon a Tirer, Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, Feb 22-May 11

2017

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, November

Uncertainty, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, March 18-April 15

International Higher Institute of Arts Public Visual Art Exchange Exhibition, Shanghai Hongmaio Art Center, September 9 - October 22

Street Museum: Connect, Seoul, S. Korea, May-December

2016

Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO-July

National Museum of Art, Hanoi, Vietnam- January

National University for the Arts Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam- December 2015-January 2016

Yuandian Museum, Beijing, China- February

2015

Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough, Doris Duke Mansion/Museum, Newport, RI, November

The Singularity, Seattle Art Museum off Site Exhibition at the Living Computer Museum, Seattle, Washington- August

2014

Berkshire Collects, Berkshire Museum, Jan-May

2013

Mark Cooper- YuYu Columbus, Indiana University Center for Art and Design at Columbus/Columbus Museum of Art and Design, July-September

James and Audrey Foster Prize, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

New Blue and White, Foster Gallery, Curated by Emily Zilber Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2012

NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany, Die Polaroid Collection, May 26- Aug 5

2011

Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, March-May

Polaroid Masterpieces, WestLicht Museum, Vienna, Austria

2010

Musee de l”Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland

2009

30th Anniversary Exhibition, Yuma Museum, Yuma, AZ

2007

Symposium Exhibition, Yuma Museum, Yuma, AZ

2003

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

2002

Before and After, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

Collaboration with the Children’s Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Butler Institute of American Art of American Art, Center Street Studio, Youngster, OH

New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

Fellowship Grant Winners, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA

2000

Collaborative Project Installation, Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA

Getting Along Collaborative Project, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, NY

Collaborative Project Installation, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, NY, NY

1999

Collaborative Project, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

Collaboration with Taku Oike, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Duxbury Art Museum Complex, Duxbury, MA

McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Selections from the Polaroid Collection, West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI

About Getting Along: A Project Against Violence Considering the Millennium,, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, NY, NY

1998

50 Years of Collecting, Polaroid Collection, Maison Europeene de la Photographie, City Museum of Paris, Paris, France

March Art Gallery, University of Richmond, Centre St. Studio, Richmond, MA

Selections 6, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS

1997

50 Years of Collecting, Polaroid Collection, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark

50 Years of Collecting, Polaroid Collection, Photo Museum, Zarautz-Guipuzcoa, Spaon

Permanent Sculpture Collaboration, Installation, and Exhibition Children’s Museum for the Arts, NY, NY

Polaroid Collection 1 to 12, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

Pensacola Museum, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

Collaborative Sculpture with United South End Settlement, Revolving Museum, Boston, MA

Project Against Violence, Capital Children’s Museum, Washington, DC

Polaroid Collecton, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN

50th Anniversary of Instant Photography, Photokina, Kuntsmuseum Pavilion, Cologne, Germany

Polaroid Collection, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

Project Against Violence, Capital Children’s Museum, Washington, DC

1995

Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC

1994

Pete-Repeat Mark Cooper and Michael Mulhern Installation, Boston College Museum, Chestnut Hill, MA

Mark Cooper Recent Work, Fuller Craft Museum, Brocton, MA

Shrine, Symbols, and Cherished Objects, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Public Interventions, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1993

Contemporary Watercolors, Boston College Museum, Chestnut Hill, MA

Benefit Exhibition, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

1992

Photokina Polaroid Selections, Kuntsmuseum, Cologne, Germany

1991

Subliminal Realities: An Exhibition of Five Artists, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA

Solo Gallery Exhibitions

2018

Baik Gallery, LA, B.A.D SUMMER- Mark Cooper in Collaboration with Jonathan Casella and Kim Eull

2015

Samson Projects at Seattle Art Fair

2011

More is More, Samsøn, Boston, MA

Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

2007

511 Gallery, NY, NY

2006

511 Gallery, Middle East Project, NY, NY

2005

511 Gallery, NY, NY

2004

Three Column Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2003

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

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

2002

Nao Project Gallery, Boston, MA

2001

Massachusetts Cultural Council Gallery, Boston, MA

2000

New England Bio_Tech Gallery, Wakefield, MA

1999

Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

1998

Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC

1997

Models Incorporated, Boston, MA, 1995 Center Street Studio Gallery, Boston, MA

Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

Group Gallery Exhibitions

2017

Boston City Hall, A Summer Proposal, July-August

New Art Center, Newton, MA, Mass. Art Fellowship Sculpture, Installation, New Genre Winners Exhibition, Oct.- Dec.

2016

Consensus Exhibition, Wellesley College, MA

2015

Center Street Studio at the B. Geral and Iris Cantor Gallery, Holy Cross College

Sampson Projects at Dallas Art Fair

Sampson Project Seattle Art Fair

2014

Artcetera Exhibition/Auction, Boston, October

Boston Museum of Fine ARts, Exhibition/Auction, June

Ceramic National-Ceramics Top 40, Red Star Galelry Kansas City, Nov-Jan

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Party for the Park Exhibition, May

Mass. College of Art, Exhibition/Auction, April Maude Morgan Center, Exhibition/Auction, Sept. Group Show- Gallery Artist, Samson Projects

Earth & Alchemy: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2004

Fixed Chaos, Montserrat School of Art, Beverly, MA

Icons and Alters, New Art Center, Newton, MA

Science and Nature, 511 Gallery, Lake Placid, NY

Icons and Alters, New Art Center, Newton, MA

A Tribute to Polaroid, Soho Photo Gallery, NY, NY

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

Violence Transformed, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA

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

T
wo by Two For Aids and Art benefit for amfAR, Rachofsky House Gallery, Dallas, TX

Cantor Art Gallery, Holy Cross University, Worcester, MA

511 Gallery, NY, NY
Faulcone Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

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, NY, NY

2002

Reactions, Exit Art, NY , NY

2001

Construction, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

New Art Center, Newton, 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, Newton, MA

1999

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

Genovese Gallery, Boston, MA.

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

1998

Polaroid Collection, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

Robert Clements Gallery, Hearts on Fire, Portland, ME

Cheap Thrills, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Plate Show, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

Zen Thoughts, Takara Gallery, Houston, TX

1997

Selections 6, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Selections 6, Baum Fine Arts Galleries, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

The Ceramic Project, Barbara Krakow Gallery with Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

Polaroid Collection, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

Art Cornucopia, Takara Gallery, Houston, TX

Polaroid Collection, Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terra Haute, IA

Polaroid Collection, Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, CO

Isms and Schisms, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

Benefit Exhibition for Domestic Violence, Casa Myrna Vasques, Boston, MA

Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Polaroid Collections, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Pet Show, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

Invitation Exhibition to Benefit Pediatric Aids, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

Polaroid Collections, John Wayne Airport, Costa Mesa, CA

1994

Five Artists, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

G.W. Einstein Gallery, NY, NY Polaroid Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, Boston, MA Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford MA

South End Selects, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

Three Person, Virginia Lynch Gallery, RI

Photophest Holland: Polaroid Selections, Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, Boston, MA

Aaron Gallery, Washington, DC

Polaroid Selections, Almeditteranea, Spain

Art Institute of Boston Gallery, Boston, MA

Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI

Rugg Road Paper Gallery, Boston, MA John McEnroe Gallery, NY, NY

Polaroid Selections, Birmingham, England

Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, Aaron Gallery, Washington, DC

Installation, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

1990

Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

Aaron Gallery, Washington, DC

New Art Center Gallery, Boston, MA Massachusetts College of Art Gallery, Boston, MA

Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

Artists Foundation Gallery, Boston, MA

Collaboration with Richard Pitman and New Music Boston Musica Viva, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Reclamation Artists Sculpture Park, MA

Metaling Around with Metal, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

Selected Commissions/Competitions/Grant

2018

Facebook Commission, Cambridge, MA

Flow Grant Cambridge Installation and Collaboration at the Moses Youth Center

2017

Flow Grant Cambridge, MA Public Art Commission Awarded in collaboration with Green City Growers

Massachussettes Artist Council - Sculpture/Installation/New Genre - Fellowship Winner

2016

ARCK Mural Commission- I Am We Are- Boston, MA

2015

American Embassy in Hanoi Grant

American Psychological Association Commission

and Collaborative Project – San Diego, CA

Daynard Grant to travel and work in Vietnam

Hamermesh Grant to travel and work in Vietnam

Jingdezhen University, China - Residency and Materials Funding

Yuan Museum, Beijing, China - Residency and Materials Funding

2014

American Psychological Association Commission

and Collaborative Project – Washington D.C.

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

Boston Institute of Contemporary Art Foster Prize Finalist Award

2012

Boston Institute of Contemporary Art Foster Prize Fabrication Award

2011

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA Harvard Medical Center, Boston, MA

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship

New England Journal of Aesthetic Research winner – Best Installation and nominated for Best One Person Exhibition

2010

Berlin Wall Project, Strabane District, North Ireland Anonymous Grant

Collaborative Art Initiative Carnegie Foundation Teachers in a New Era Grant

2009

Berlin Wall Project, German Embassy DC

Teachers for A New Era, Carnegie Corporation Grant

2008

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

University of the Middle East Project, Cambridge, MA

2007

University of the Middle East Project

2006

Building Bridges for Learning: Enhancing Involvement Between Schools and Communities, Research Center for Urban Cultural History, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

2005

Blackstone School, Boston, MA

Society for the Preservation of American Modernism Grant,

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Conference

2004

Beacon Press Book, Making Art Together

Boston Schoolyard Initiative, Boston Foundation Commission

Boston College Faculty Research Grant to travel to Bali

Gund Grant, travel grant to Bali

2003

Outdoor Sculpture, Frog Pond, Boston Commons, Boston, MA

2002

Birchmeadow School Grant, Reading, MA

American Landmark Partners Sculpture Commission

2001

Boston College Materials Grant

Sculpture Residency, West Berlin, Germany

Southeast Middle School, Leominster, MA

Schechter School, Stoughton, MA

National Education Association grant through DeCordova Museum

Edwards Middle School, Charlestown, MA

Tobin School, Cambridge, MA

East Hartford High School, Hartford, CT

Somerville Hospital, Somerville, MA

Artist Fellowship Grant through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Somerville, MA

Praecis Pharmaceutical, Waltham, MA University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, MA

My Community, My Boston, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

AKA media donation

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Open Society Institute Community Initiative Grant

Cambridge Hospital, MA

Cavalcade of Cod, Boston

Millennium Celebration, Boston MA

1999

Works On Paper, Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant

Richmond Consolidated School, Richmond, MA

University of Massachusetts At Dartmouth, MA

Creativity in the 21st Century, Washington, DC

Faces into the Millennium, Driscoll School, Brookline, MA

Kent Street Project, Somerville, MA

International Child Art Foundation Millennium Project, DC

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant Recipient in Sculpture

Open Society Fellowship for Project Against Violence, NY, NY

Anderson Consultant, Boston, MA

Anonymous Grant, Project Against Violence, NY, NY

Boston College Faculty Research Grant

Children’s Museum For The Arts, NY, NY

Cushman Grant Polaroid Grant

First Night Boston commission, Boston, MA

International Child Art Foundation Grant, Washington, DC

1997

Vision Grant from the Boston Fund for Millennium Video Sculpture Project, Boston, MA

Children’s Museum for the Arts with Hudson River Conservatory, NY, NY, New York

Residency at the Capital Children’s Museum, Washington, DC

First Universalist Church, Woonsocket, RI

Metatech, MA Putnam Investments, Andover, MA

Revere National Billboard Company, Washington DC

Boston Metropolitan Transit Authority

Selected Films/Publications

2018

2017

2016

99ys.com, Jan 13, 豫 中国蓝:马克 库柏个展亮相元典美术馆, Yanglei Li

Art New England online, Feb 8, Collaborating Across Culture: A Conversation with Mark Cooper, Olivia J. Kiers

Art.china.cn, Jan 13,《豫 中国蓝》全球化艺术家马克 库柏的中国情缘,艺术中国

Artdaily.org, YuYu China Blue: Mark Cooper opens exhibition at the Yuan Art Musuem, Beijing, Artdaily

ArtLinkArt, YuYu China Blue – Mark Cooper (solo)

Artron.net, Jan 5, 豫 中国蓝:马克 库柏个展,Artron.net

Beijing Morning News, Jan 14, 豫 中国蓝——马克 库柏个展,北晨网

Cafa Art Info, Jan 4, YuYu China Blue – The collaborative Exhibition by Mark Cooper Opening Jan. 12 at the Yuan Art Museum, Sue Wang

China Daily USA, Jan 29-31, An artistic marriage of great convenience, Dongjie Yan

Uschinapress.com, Jan 12, 《豫 中国蓝:马克 库柏个展》12日北京开幕,Bo Yang

Hiart.cn, Jan 12, 马克 库柏个展——豫 中国蓝,元典美术馆

Artprophet, 豫 中国蓝:马克库柏个展,Artprophet

Artspy, 豫 中国蓝——马克 库柏个展, Chunyue Shi

Peoplearts.cn, 豫 中国蓝:马克 库柏个展亮相元典美术馆, Yuzhi Zhang

Sino-us.com, Jan 11, American artist reinterprets art of Chinese blue and white porcelain, Chunmei

Sohu.com, Jan 13,《豫中国蓝》马克库柏个展元典美术馆开展,中国供应商

Womenofchina.cn, Jan 13, American Artist Mark Cooper Holds Solo Exhibition: YuYu China Blue, Yao Yao and Hewater Liu

Ars Magazine, Jan 20, LA EXPOSICIÓN “YU YU CHINA BLUE” MUESTRA LA INFLUENCIA DE LA PORCELANA CHINA AZUL Y BLANCA EN EL ARTE

Home.163.com, Jan 14, 豫 中国蓝——马克 库柏个展, Wang Yi Jia Ju

Takefoto.cn, Jan 11,【展览】豫·中国蓝——马克·库柏个展, zhoujt

Daodongart.net, Jan 07, 豫·中国蓝:马克·库柏个展即将开幕

Mask9.com, Jan 12, 豫·中国蓝:马克·库柏个展

China Education Network Television, Jan 13,《豫•中国蓝》 全球化艺术家马克•库柏的中国情缘, 中国教育网络电视书画台

Pdcec.com, Jan 15,《豫•中国蓝》 全球化艺术家马克•库柏的中国情缘, 公共外交网

Yishu.com, Jan 15, 马克库柏将中国蓝带进元典美术馆, 中国艺术网

Wtoutiao.com, Jan 5, 豫·中国蓝:马克·库柏个展, 书画频道

Public Art Network, Jan 13, 豫·中国蓝——马克·库柏个展, artlinkart

Tonghuanet.com, Jan 5, “豫-中国蓝”马克-库柏个展

Zgzsys.com, Jan 5, “豫-中国蓝”马克-库柏个展

Dangdaiyishu.com, Jan 5, “豫-中国蓝”马克-库柏个展, 中国当代艺术网

Shufadajia.com, Jan 5, “豫-中国蓝”马克-库柏个展, 中国书法家网

Sssc.cn, Jan 5, 豫·中国蓝:马克·库柏个展, 西红柿鸡蛋汤

Orgcc.com, Jan, “豫·中国蓝:马克·库柏个展”北京开幕,艺术国际

Visitbeijing.com.cn, Jan 7, 豫·中国蓝:马克·库柏个展, Vinci

Hualangnet.com, Jan 5, “豫-中国蓝”马克-库柏个展

Diaosujia.net, Jan 5, “豫-中国蓝”马克-库柏个展

022meishu.com, Jan 17, 《豫•中国蓝》 全球化艺术家马克•库柏的中国情缘, Ning Jian

Art-ba-ba, Jan 5, 豫·中国蓝:马克·库柏个展, 元典美术馆

Douban.com, Jan 1, 豫·中国蓝:马克·库柏个展, Artprophet

Diaosunet.com, Jan 14, 美国波士顿多媒体艺术家马克·库柏(Mark Cooper)个展“豫·中国蓝”, Daqiu Liang

Moderno2.com, Jan 12, 展讯豫•中国蓝——马克•库柏个展, Betty

Scope, Jan 18, 一周展评 |颜色的节奏, scope艺术客

Elvita, Jan 8, 1.12-2.29 "豫•中国蓝"美国波士顿多媒体艺术家马克•库柏个展@元典美术馆

武汉新闻网,Jan 15, 豫•中国蓝——马克•库柏个展,dd

Da Yan Wang, Jan 13, 《豫•中国蓝》 全球化艺术家马克•库柏的中国情缘

Ccesh.com, Jan 31, 豫•中国蓝——马克•库柏个展, Tianxielove

Fotosay.com, Jan 14, 豫 中国蓝:马克 库柏个展亮相元典美术馆, 99ys.com

Arthui.com, Jan 8, “豫-中国蓝”马克-库柏个展

Zjiart.com, 马克库柏将中国蓝带进元典美术馆

Meishujia.cn, Jan 5, “豫-中国蓝”马克-库柏个展

V4.cc, Jan 14, 展讯 | 美国艺术家马克-库柏个展“豫-中国蓝”在元典美术馆开幕, Diao Shu Magazine

Huajia.cc, 豫·中国蓝:马克·库柏个展, 元典美术馆

Taoart.com, “豫·中国蓝” 马克·库柏个展

Yunhuajia.com, “豫-中国蓝”马克-库柏个展

Manyiaby.com, Jan14, “豫·中国蓝: 马克·库柏个展” 北京开幕

Gxbyw.com, Jan 5, 豫·中国蓝: 马克·库柏个展, Binyangwang

Qinghua211.com, Jan 7, “豫-中国蓝”马克-库柏个展

Wsmaoyi.com, Jan 14, 全球化与艺术融合 《豫·中国蓝》马克·库柏个展开展

Gy8.com, Jan 13, 全球化与艺术融合 《豫·中国蓝》马克·库柏个展开展

Buid.com.cn, Jan 14, 豫•中国蓝——马克•库柏个展, 家居装修知识网

Booksire.com.cn, Jan 13, 化与艺术融合 《豫•中国蓝》马克•库柏个展开展, 中国工艺品网

Eventdove.com, 豫·中国蓝: 马克·库柏个展, 元典美术馆

Baike.com,Jan 14, 豫中国蓝——马克库柏个展, 小侠

American Craft Council, Mar 20, Top 50 Moments of NCECA’s 50th, Julie K. Hanus

Artdialy.org, Mar 25, “A Whisper of Where It Came From” opens at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

The Kansas City Star, Mar 15, Kansas City’s unique role in ceramic arts, Steve Paul