Artists > Cooper

Channel
wood
23" x 36" x 26"
2014
Channel
wood
23" x 36" x 26"
2014
Whorl
wood
14" x 22" x 12"
2014
Whorl
wood
14" x 22" x 12"
2014
Twine
wood and burl
15" x 38" x 9"
2014
Reel
wood and burl
20" x 28" x 9"
2014
Mantle
wood and burl
16" x 20" x 20"
2014
Mantle
wood and burl
16" x 20" x 20"
2014
Barbara Cooper
Thrust
Wood and glue
2012
Barbara Cooper
Core
Wood and glue
2012
Barbara Cooper
Oculus
Wood and glue
30" x 45" x 13"
2004
Barbara Cooper
Breach Section 2
Wood and glue
15 x 75 x 30 inches
2010

Education

1975–77 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, MFA
1969–74 Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, BFA

Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2015 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, “Repurposing: small sculpture”
2012 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, “Schism: Sculpture and Drawing”
2007 Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington. “ re:Growth”, catalogue
Merwin Gallery, Illinois Weslyan University, Bloomington, Illlinois.
“Cross Sections: Sculpture and Drawing”
2006 Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois. “Disruptions”
2006 John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, “Broken Terrain”
2004 John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, “The Persistence of Growth”
2003 Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas, “A Recording of Growth”
2000 Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, “Sculpture and Drawing”
Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan
1999 Southeast Missouri State University Museum, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
1998 Fassbender Gallery, Chicago
1997 Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1996 Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak
Fassbender Gallery, Chicago
1994 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI: “Collaboration and Revelation”
2012-14 State of Illinois Museum, Chicago, and Lockport Galleries, IL:” Fragile Relations: Art, Nature and Environment”
2012 Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL: “Con Templem”
2012 Pilsen Storefront Pods, Chicago, IL: “The Installation Experiment”
2012 Governors State University Art Gallery, IL: “Ways of Making: Sculpture”
2012 DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL: “Highlights from the Permanent Collection”
2011 Fredrik Meijer Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan: “Sculpture Today: New Forces, New Forms”
2011 Lehman College Art Gallery, NYC, NY: “Sticks and Stones”
2007 Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico: "Cooper, Murrill, Oshita Sculptures"
2007 Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. “Hot House:
Expanding the Field of Fiber At Cranbrook, 1970-2007”
2006 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois. “Material Sensiblities”, curated by Polly Ullrich,
catalogue
2005 Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico: "Ink, Clay, Wood, Stone, and Steel"
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago: "Material Difference", curated by Polly Ullrich
Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan: "Biennial Sculpture Invitational"
2005 Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana: Biennial Sculpture Invitational, site-specific piece
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC: "High Fiber"
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawai’i: "Selected Works from the Collection"
Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan: "Inherent World"
2004 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago: "Soft Edge", curated by Staci Boris
Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida: "Terrestrial Forces",
catalogue
Zolla / Lieberman Gallery, Chicago: "Onward and Upward"
Flatfile Gallery, Chicago: "Earth"
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin: "Drawing from the Collection"
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan:
"100 Treasures of Cranbrook Art Museum", catalogue
2003 Racine Art Museum, Racine: "Introducing RAM: The Building and Collections"
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe: "Affinity to Form: Artists Working in Wood"
2002 Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois: "Ingrained"
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, Kentucky: "In the Spirit of Nature"
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois: "Sculpture: Beneath the Surface"
2000 British Crafts Council, London: "Contemporary International Basketmaking";
exhibition traveled to Manchester, London, Bradford, Gateshead, catalogue
1999 Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont: "Recent Works"
1998–99 Illinois State Museums, "From Limb to Limb": traveling exhibition throughout the state,
1997, 98 Fassbender Gallery, Chicago
1996 Snite Museum, South Bend, Indiana: "Survey of Contemporary Sculpture"

Public Art Commissions

2015 Hinsdale Public Library, Hinsdale, IL: Circuit, suspended wood and metal sculpture
2013 Florida Gulf Coast University Library, Fort Meyers: Ecotone, suspended wood sculpture
2009 Rhode Island Airport Commission, TF Green Airport, glass tile wall
2009 Chicago Transit Authority, Brown Line Renovation: glass mosaic wall and suspended
stainless and brass sculpture
2007 Avalon Branch Library, Chicago: suspended wood sculpture
2004 City of Chicago Parks District, Chicago: Art in the Garden, steel trellis structures, catalogue

Selected Awards

2014 Artist in Residence, City Museum of Copenhagen, Denmark, developed “Intersections”, an extensive garden project
2009 Artists Fellowship Award, Illinois Arts Council
2006 Kohler Arts / Industry Program, residency fellowship
2005 Vermont Studio Center, residency fellowship
2004 Eastern Frontier Society, Norton Island, Maine, residency fellowship
2003 Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, residency fellowship
2002 Fellowship and Residency Award, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Kentucky
Artist’s Fellowship Award, Illinois Arts Council
2001 White Artists Colony, Costa Rica, one-month residency fellowship
2000 Artist’s Fellowship Award, Illinois Arts Council
Gilsociety, Akureyri, Iceland, one-month residency fellowship

Public Collections

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills
First National Bank of Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan
Johnson County Community College, Overland Parks
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Racine Art Museum, Racine
Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Sprint, Kansas City, Missouri
William Rainey Harper College, Palatine
Wright State University, Dayton
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings