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cynthia y cooper

 

Cynthia Y Cooper

Education:

The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking.
additional study: University of Hartford Art School; Mechanicsburg (Pennsylvania) Art Center.

Collections

Pennsylvania State University, Permanent Collection
The New Britain Museum of American Art, Permanent Collection
Private Collections

Solo + Small exhibitions

A Pattern Language, Perspectives Gallery, Whitney Center, Hamden, CT, affiliated with the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT. Nan Adams, Cynthia Y. Cooper, Will Holub, Aileen Ishmael, Ellen Pankey, Jessica Smolinski and Ellen Weider. Curated by Debbie Hesse with Shaunda Holloway. Technical Curator, Steven Olsen.
Exhibition: October 6- April 6, 2021. https://elycenter.org/a-pattern-language.

COMPLEMENTARY, Cynthia Cooper + Ruth Sack, Five Points Annex Gallery, Torrington, CT. Exhibition: Aug 11- 23.

Immersion Solo Exhibit, Lacey Gallery, Art League of New Britain (ALNB), New Britain, CT. Exhibit: Jan. 10-26, 2020.

Intersections: Matthew Best, Cynthia Cooper, Will Holub, Barbara Solomon & Gerald Wolfe. Five Artist Exhibition. Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT. Karl Goulet, Judith McElhone, Co-Jurors. Exhibition: February 14-March 16, 2019.

ABSTRACTION: THREE POINTS of VIEW, Three Artist Exhibition. West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT.
Exhibition: February 7-24, 2019.

Solo Exhibition. 42 Gallery, Bethlehem, New Hampshire.
Solo Exhibition. EBK Picture Framing & Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut
Solo Exhibition. The Gallery Cafe, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Solo Exhibition. Mechanicsburg Art Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Group Exhibitions:
2021

The 41st National Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit, Stamford Art Association. Juror: Michael Neumeister, Assistant Curator at the American Federation of Arts, New York, NY. Exhibition: September 25-October 31, 2021.

Award: Dagny Hultgreen Award, Best in Show. 104th Annual Juried Exhibition, Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT. Juror: Allison Rudnick, Associate Curator in the department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exhibition: July 6 - September 9, 2021.

Ode To Color, 2021 Spectrum Contemporary Art Show, New Canaan Society for the Arts, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. Juror: Lori Weitzner, internationally renowned textile designer. Exhibition: April 18 - May 15, 2021.

Neoteric Abstract IX, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY. Exhibition: June 6 - 26th, 2021.

Elected Artists Exhibit, West Hartford Art League, WHAL, West Hartford, CT. Exhibition: March 25 - April 11, 2021.

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, CAFA+ MEMBERS: virtual show. Juror: CAFA Council Members.
Exhibition: February 6-March 20, 2021.

The West Hartford Art League (WHAL) Members Juried Exhibit 2020, The Gallery, West Hartford, CT.
Juror: David Lussier, painter. Exhibition: December 10 - January 17, 2021.


2020

Connecticut Women Artists, (CWA) 2020 NATIONAL OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION, Hosted Online by Arts Center East, Vernon, CT. Juror: Carol Padberg, interdisciplinary artist and founding director of the Nomad MFA.
Exhibition: October 28 - November 30, 2020.
Nor'Easter: 50th Annual Juried Members Exhibition 2020, New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA), New Britain, CT. Juror: Nancy Stuart, Dean, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. Exhibition: Sept 12 - October 04, 2020.
CT+6, The West Hartford Art League (WHAL), West Hartford, CT. Juror: Tula Telfair, Professor of Art, Wesleyan
University. Represented by the Forum Gallery, NYC. Exhibition: September 6 - October 11, 2020.
New Haven Paint + Clay Member's Show, (NHP&C) Sill House Gallery at The Lyme Academy Of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT. Juror: Michael Viera, Award Winning Ct Artist, Lyme, CT. Exhibit: September 2-30, 2020.
Spectrum: Visions 2020, The Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. Jurors: Danielle Ogden and Kristin Peterson Edwards. Exhibition: April 4-May 3, 2020.
Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) Annual Members’ Juried Show 2020, Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT. Juror: Jean Dalton, past president CWA. Exhibition: April 4-May 1, 2020.
2020 Five Points Center for the Visual Arts Small Works Juried Exhibition, Torrington, CT. Juror: Power Boothe.
Exhibition: February 14-March 7, 2020.
West Hartford Art League Members Juried Exhibit 2020 (WHAL), Saltbox and Clubhouse Gallery, West Hartford, CT. Juror: Susan Fisher, Director, Mystic Art Museum, Mystic, CT. Exhibit: February 2 - March 1, 2020.
76th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition 2020, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT. Juror: Mark D. Mitchell, Holcombe T. Green Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at Yale University Art Gallery. Exhibiti: Jan 19 - March 13, 2020.

2019

COLOR National Juried Art Show NYC 2019, BWAC, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY. Juror: Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1. Exhibition: September 21-October 27, 2019.
39th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT. Juror: Meredith A. Brown, Curatorial Research Associate in the Department of Modern & Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exhibition: September 22 to October 24, 2019.
New Directions 2019: 35th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition, Barrett Art Center/DCAA. Juror: Akili Tommasino, Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Exhibition: September 28-November 9, 2019. One of 39 works selected from 723 entries.
Art League of New Britain (ALNB) 15th Annual Spring Juried Exhibit 2019, New Britain, CT. Juror, Neil Daigle-Orians, Visual Arts Coordinator/ Real Arts Ways, Hartford, CT. Exhibition: May 24-June 16, 2019.
Connecticut Women Artists 90th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION 2019, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT. Juror: Ann H. Sievers, Director and Curator, Art Museum of University St. Joseph.
Exhibition: June 15-Sept. 13, 2019.
118th ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION 2019, NEW HAVEN PAINT & CLAY CLUB (NHP&CC), Creative Arts Workshop, Susan B. Hilles Gallery, 80 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT. JUROR: Dr. Elizabeth S. Hodermarsky, Sutphin Family Associate Curator of Prints, Photographs and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery. Exhibition: MAY 11 – JUNE 1, 2019.
2019 CT+6 EXHIBIT, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT. Juror: Bob Burns, Director, Mattatuck Museum,
Waterbury, CT. Exhibition: April 28 - June 9, 2019.
2019 National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Jurors: Camilo Alvarez and Steve Locke. Exhibition: May 14-June 22, 2019.
Connecticut Women Artists (CWA) Annual Members’ Juried Show 2019, the Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT. Juror: Sandra Wakeen, artist and educator. Exhibition: April 6 – May 4, 2019.
Winner: Contemporary Award. The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), 108th Annual Juried Exhibition, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic CT. Co-Jurors: Paul Baylock and Scott Bricher. Exhibition: April 19 - June 1, 2019.
DITTO, 29th annual Spectrum Contemporary Art Show 2019, Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan, CT. Jurors: Blair Clarke and Sarah Tortorich, Voltz Clarke Gallery, NYC. Exhibition: April 6 - May 10, 2019.
Saturated: An Eye for Color, A National Juried Art Exhibition, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Juror: Michael Rooks, Weiland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art.
One of 43 chosen from 1,183 entries. Exhibition: April 6 - May 18, 2019.
Intersections: Matthew Best, Cynthia Cooper, Will Holub, Barbara Solomon & Gerald Wolfe. Five Points Gallery,
Torrington, CT. Karl Goulet, Judith McElhone, Co-Jurors. Exhibition: February 14-March 16, 2019.
ABSTRACTION: THREE POINTS of VIEW, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT. Exhibition: February 7-24, 2019.
"Untitled Prime (White Light)" awarded 3rd place in the 75th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition 2019, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT. Juror: Douglas Hyland, retired director of the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA). Exhibition: January 13 through March 15, 2019.

2018

Autumn Juried Show 2018, Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT. Judge: Katerina Lanfranco. Exhibit: Sept. 30 - Oct. 27.
Carriage Barn Arts Center 2018 Member Show, the New Canaan Society for the Arts, 681 South Avenue, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT. Exhibition: September 9 - October 13, 2018.
Award: The Council Award. Connecticut Women Artists 89th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition 2018, Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT. Juror: Dr. Nancy Stuart, Dean, Hartford Art School. Exhibition: September 1 - September 28, 2018.
Three - A National Juried Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA. Juror: Alexander Castro, writer and journalist and runner-up for the inaugural Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing. Exhibit: June 14–July 13, 2018.
14th Annual Spring Juried Exhibit. Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT. Juror: Zbigniew Grzyb,Artist/Painter.
2018 National Prize Show, presented by the Cambridge Art Association (CAA), Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA. JURORS: Michelle Grabner, Crown Family Professor in Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Jessica Hong, Assistant Curator, ICA Boston. Jamillah James, Curator, ICA Los Angeles.
One of 49 pieces from over 1,200 submissions. Exhibition: May 17 – June 23, 2018.
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts' 107th Annual Exhibition, Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT.
Co-Jurors: Eric Aho and Robert Reynolds. Exhibition: April 20 - June 2, 2018.
Spectrum: What’s Now/What’s New. Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. Juror: Hilary Lewis, chief curator and creative director of the Glass House, New Canaan, CT. Exhibition: April 20 - May 24, 2018.
Connecticut Women Artists 2018 Members’ Juried Show, Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT. Juror: Kathryn Myers, Professor of Drawing and Painting, University of Connecticut (UConn), Storrs, CT.
Exhibition: April 4 – Friday, May 4, 2018.
The Slater Memorial Museum 74th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum of Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT. 2018 Juror: Michelle Hargrave, Deputy Director, the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Exhibition: January 28 through March 16, 2018.
Third Annual Juried Art Exhibition 2018. Maple and Main Gallery, Chester, CT. Juror: Paul Batch.
Exhibition: January 25 to March 31, 2018.
MIXMASTER @ The MATT, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT. Juror: Sara Shaoul, director, 601Artspace, New York, NY. Exhibition: February 11 – March 18, 2018.

2017

Cambridge Art Association 2017 Blue Biennial (CAS ), 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA. Juror: Vera Ingrid Grant, director of the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University. Exhibition: November 8 – December 20, 2017.
Art League of New Britain, ALNB 27th Annual Members Carriage House Exhibition 2017, New Britain, CT.
Exhibition: October 7- 29, 2017.
New Directions 2017, Barrett Art Center/DCAA, 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Juror: Ruth Erickson, Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Exhibition: October 7 - November 4, 2017.
CT Women Artists 87th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition 2017, Vernon Art Center East, Vernon, CT. Juror: Nancy Stula, Executive Director, William Benton Museum of Art, UCONN, Storrs, CT.
Visual Narratives, Loft Artist Gallery, 575 Pacific Street, 2nd floor, Stamford, CT 06902. Juror: Katerina Lanfranco, Chief Curator at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, and Founder of Rhombus Space.
Exhibition: Aug 26 thru September 24, 2017.
Connecticut Women Artists Council Show 2017, Indian Hill Country Club, Newington, CT.
Exhibition: August 1 - September 30, 2017.
Juried Regional Competition 2017, Library Arts Center, 58 North Main Street, Newport, NH Juror, Doris Nelson.
Exhibition: Aug. 12 - Sept. 29, 2017.
116th Annual Juried Art Exhibition New Haven Paint & Clay, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT. Juror: Richard Klein, Director of The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 106th Annual Exhibition, CAFA 2017. Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT. Jurors: Emilia Dubicki and Deborah Quinn-Munson, artists.
10th Annual CT+6 Regional Exhibit, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT. Juror: Min Jung Kim, Director, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.
Reclaimed, Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, Juror: Molly Scannell.
Wide Open 8 Art exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC ), Brooklyn, NY. Juror: Cara Manes, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, NYC.
CWA Member’s Juried Show, Art League of New Britain, New Britain CT. Juror: Roxanne Stachelek, Executive Director, West Hartford Art League.
art in motion, Golden Thread Gallery, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT.
The Nor’Easter: 47th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art. Juror: Sarah Fritchey, Curator/Gallery Director, Artspace New Haven, CT.
2017 Arts & Culture Alliance’s National Juried Exhibition, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN. Juror: Dorothy Habel.
Follow The Line Exhibition, Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook, CT. Juror: Barbara Nair, Gallery Director.
Text, Texture,Textile at Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA. Juror: Molly Dougherty, Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA.

2016

The Annual Members Juried Art Exhibition, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, The John Slade Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven. Juror: Claudia Fieo, Professor of Art, Wheaton College, MA.
Connecticut Women Artists 86th Annual National Open Juried Show 2016, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT. Juror: Min Jung Kim, Director, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.
SOLOS 2016, Westport Arts Center (now MoCA Westport), Westport, CT. Curator: Douglas Hyland, Director, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.
WideOpen7 2016, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY. Juror: Beth Saunders, Curatorial Assistant, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Connecticut Women Artists Member's Juried Show, Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT. 2016. Juror: Melanie Carr
The 115th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, The New Haven Paint & Clay Club, The John Slade Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT. Juror: Claudia Fieo, Professor of Art, Wheaton College, MA.
Annual Fine Arts Show, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, 2016.
2016 Abstraction Exhibition, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT. Co-curators: Power Booth and Judith McElhone.
2015-2016 Director’s Favorites: 1999–2015, The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Curated by Douglas Hyland, Director. "Off the Deep End" on view October 17, 2015–January 03, 2016.

2015

Loading Dock Gallery Annual Juried Art Exhibition: Summertime Blues, The Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA.
Artist Alliance at the Museum Juried Exhibition, Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA.
The 65th Art of the Northeast Exhibition, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. Co-curated by Michelle Grabner, 2014 Whitney Biennial co-curator and co-founder of The Suburban and the Poor Farm & Brad Killam, co-founder The Suburban and the Poor Farm.
The 114th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, 2015. The New Haven Paint & Clay Club, The John Slade Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT. Juror: Will Lustenader, artist and educator.
Connecticut Women Artists Member’s Juried Show 2015, ArtSpace Gallery, Hartford, CT.

2014

Connecticut Women Artists 85th Annual National Open Juried Show, 2014. Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT.
The 113th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, 2014.

The New Haven Paint & Clay Club, The John Slade Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT. Juror: Douglas Hyland, Director, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.

2013

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut; The Nor'Easter: 44th Annual Juried Members Exhibition 2013. Award: 2nd place, Juror: Lexi Lee Sullivan, Assistant Curator, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

prior

deCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Doshi Gallery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Zoller Gallery, University Park, Pennsylvania

juror

Westport Arts Festival 2016
CT Women Artists’ High School Awards 2017

contact

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