Justin Cooper

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RAPT II - installation view, 1998 Mri Scans On Architectural Film 3x3x25 Ft © Courtesy of the Artist and Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, NY
Designing Egos, 2010 © Photo by Tom Van Eynde
Untitled (pumpkin), 2006 Archival Ink Jet Print Mounted On Sintra 46 X 35 In. © moniquemeloche gallery
© Courtesy of the artist and moniquemeloche gallery
Fields x1 detail, 2012 Pen, Marker, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Paper 62 X 50 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and moniquemeloche gallery
Spreadsheet 2, 2016 Pen, Marker, Colored Pencil, Graphite On Paper 57.25 X 54.5 X 2 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and moniquemeloche gallery
Quick Facts

American, born 1976, lives in Chicago

2005 MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
emphasis in sculpture, performance, and video
2003 BFA, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
graduated summa cum laude
2002 studied at the Maison Des Etudiants through the Sorbonne, Paris, France

Selected Exhibitions
Here/Not There, performance series curated by Tricia Van Eyck, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
, moniquemeloche, Chicago (solo)
Log Roll, performance in collaboration with Benjamin Bellas, Pedestrian by Art in Odd Places, NY
The Drawing Show, The Beverly Art Center, Chicago IL, curated by Brian Ritchard
Thread, for the Art at the Edge series, Gallery 400, Chicago IL (solo)
Only Blue Dear Lonely American, Alogon Gallery, Chicago, IL
IRRATIONAL EXHIBITS 6, Track 16, LA, curated by Deborah Oliver
i.e. Between, Harold Washington College, Chicago IL
i.e.llusion Performance/exhibition, 1a:space, Hong Kong
Interiority, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Middle Management, solo exhibition at moniquemeloche, Chicago, IL
Sight Unseen Festival, Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois
Working Frameworks Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, fall
The World Is Flat, Gallery Lifebomb in Berlin, Germany
An Incomplete Map of Everything performing Sharks don’t ever sleep, and they don’t have any bones, Links Hall, Chicago
Patheticize, Open End Gallery, Chicago, IL
18th Evanston+Vicinity Biennial Evanston, Illinois
Pixel Dance ‘06 Thessaloniki, Greece
Ballroom Blitz The James Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
Signal and Noise performance festival in Vancouver, British Columbia
In Feed Video screening at the University of Toronto in Mississauga, Ontario
Pixelfestival: Video, Experimental Film, and Electronic Music Festival, Berlin, Germany
Uppsala International Short Film Festival in Uppsala, Sweden
Prog:Me Festival of Electronic Media, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rooftop Films Summer Series, Brooklyn, NY
Small Change Film Screening Series, Philadelphia, PA
MFA Exhibition, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Portland, OR
Alchemy, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Island Art Film and Video Festival 2005, Prenelle Gallery, London, England
Spark Video 4.4 Screening, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY
This, this, this, this, this, this, this and this, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
LA Shorts Film Festival, Hollywood, CA
Emerging Illinois Artists, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
One Night Stand, PAC/edge Performance Festival, Chicago, IL
Remark/eted Trade Show, 1926 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Colorado Biennial: "10+10", Denver Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO
Dreams and Dream Makers, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Xochimol, Mexico
Sharks don’t ever sleep and they don’t have any bones, performance with Christopher
Godzilla at The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Selected Bibliography
2009 Waxman, Lori. Justin Cooper. ArtForum. (forthcoming)
Schroeder, Amy. Justin Cooper: Paranormaldise. Time Out Chicago, Issue 209, Feb 26 – March 4
Artner, Alan. “Review: Justin Cooper” Chicago Tribune, Feb 13.
Gunn, Dan. “Review: Justin Cooper/Monique Meloche” New City Chicago, Feb 9.
Apple, Lauri. “An Interview with Artist Justin Cooper.” Chicagoist. Feb. 6
Snodgrass, Susan. “Justin Cooper” Review. Art in America. Sept issue
Mazzei, Rebecca. “Home Front Art: The Click Clique.” CS Interiors. Summer
Nash, Courtney. “Justin Cooper: Thread”. Flavorpill, April
Elms, Anthony. Justin Cooper: Thread. exhibition essay.
Foumberg, Jason. Eye Exam: Fantastic Antics. Newcity Chicago. March 11.
2007 Wong, Kevin. It’s All An Illusion. South China Morning Post. September 28.
2006 “Large Gourd,” The Chicago Reader, November
On the Scene: Middle Management, Chicago Journal, Thursday, January 19, 2006
Ferrara, Annette. Review: Middle Management,, January 21
Workman, Michael. Review: Middle Management: “Ladies Night”, New City, January 12, p 13
Review: Middle Management,, January 9
Today’s Candy: The Weekend Guide,, January 5
2004 Review: 2003 Colorado Biennial: “10+10”, The Denver Post, January 14
2003 Review: 2003 Colorado Biennial: “10+10", Denver Westword, July 15
Review: 2003 Colorado Biennial: “10+10", The Denver Post, June 5
Review: Spring 2003 BFA Student Exhibition, Daily Camera News, May 2
“Third Front Range Student Art Exhibit”, Steppin’ Out Online Magazine, January
1999 Review: Juried Exhibition at Axis Mundi Gallery, Daily Camera News, December
1998 “New Genre Festival”, Spot Magazine, June
“Outsider Artists”, Tulsa World News, April

2009 Open Studio Artist Residency and Grant, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN
2009 Summer Residency: Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA
2007 Summer Term: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2004 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (finalist)
2003 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarship
2003 ArtsBridge Scholarship recipient

Related Experience
2008 Instructor for the First Year Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2008 Instructor for “Collaborating with the Enemy” at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2006 Instructor for “Improv Infrastructures” at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2005-present Service Bureau Technician at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2004-05 Teacher’s Assistant in the First Year Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2004 Teacher’s Assistant in the Early College Program as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2001-02 Lecturer for the Art Talks program, Colorado University Gallery, Boulder, CO
2001 Shop Technician at the University of Colorado Fine Arts metal shop, Boulder, CO
1999-2001 Preparatory/Installation Services, Colorado University Gallery, Boulder, CO

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