copyright 2000-2019
cynthia y cooper



BFA, printmaking:
The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
additional study:
Mechanicsburg Art Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

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

selected exhibitions
Solo Exhibit. 42 Gallery, Bethlehem, New Hampshire.
Solo Exhibit. EBK Picture Framing & Gallery, W Hartford, CT
Solo Exhibit. The Gallery Cafe, New Hope, PA
Solo Exhibit. Mechanicsburg Art Center, Mechanicsburg, PA

group exhibitions


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: Friday, May 24 – Sunday, 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: Saturday, June 15 - Friday, 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 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.

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.

Autumn Juried Show 2018, Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT. Judge: Katerina Lanfranco. Exhibition: Sept. 30 – Oct. 27, 2018.

Carriage Barn Arts Center 2018 Member Show, the New Canaan Society for the Arts, 681 South Avenue, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT. Exhibit: Sept. 9 -October 13, 2018.

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. Exhibit: September 1 -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.

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.

Selections Exhibit 2018: Winners from the 2017 Juried Regional. Library Arts Center, Newport, NH.
Exhibition: April 21 - June 14, 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. 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

The Slater Memorial Museum 74th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition. Slater Memorial Museum of Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT. Juror: Michelle Hargrave, Deputy Director, the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.

Third Annual Juried Art Exhibition 2018. Maple and Main Gallery, Chester, CT. Juror: Paul Batch.

MIXMASTER @ The MATT, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT. Juror: Sara Shaoul, director, 601Artspace, New York, NY.

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.

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, Stamford, CT.
Juror: Katerina Lanfranco, Chief Curator at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, and Founder of Rhombus Space.

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.

Connecticut Women Artists Council Show 2017, Indian Hill Country Club, Newington, CT.

Juried Regional Competition 2017, Library Arts Center, 58 North Main Street, Newport, NH.

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, 2017, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT. Jurors: Emilia Dubicki and Deborah Quinn-Munson.

10th Annual CT+6 Regional Exhibit, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT. Juror: Min jung Kim, Director, New Britain Museum of American Art, 2017.

2017 Reclaimed, Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472, Juror: Molly Scannell.

2017 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, New York, NY.

CWA Member's Juried Show, Art League of New Britain, New Britain CT, 2017. Juror: Roxanne Stachelek, Executive Director, West Hartford Art League.

art in motion, Golden Thread Gallery, West Hartford, CT.

The Nor'Easter: 47th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art. Sarah Fritchey, Juror.

Arts & Culture Alliance's National Juried Exhibition, juror Dorothy Habel, Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN, 2017.

Follow The Line, Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook, CT, 2017.

2017 Text, Texture,Textile: Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA, juror Molly Dougherty, Michener Art Museum, PA


The 115th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 2016, 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.

Connecticut Women Artists 86th Annual National Open Juried Show, The Slater Museum, Norwich, CT, 2016

SOLOS 2016, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

2016 Wide Open 7 - National Juried Art Show
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition.

Connecticut Women Artists Member's Juried Show 2016, Art League of New Britain, New Britain, CT. 2016.
Juror: Melanie Carr.

Annual Fine Arts Show, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, 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.


The Council Show, Stockman Gallery, New Britain, CT, 2015.

Loading Dock Gallery Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Lowell, MA, 2015.

Artist Alliance at the Museum 2015 Juried Exhibition
Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA, 2015.

Silvermine Arts Center, 65th Art of the Northeast exhibition, New Canaan, CT. 2015.

New Haven Paint and Clay Club 114th Annual Juried Exhibition 2015, The John Slade Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT.

Connecticut Women Artists Member's Juried Show, Hartford ArtSpace Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2015.


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

New Haven Paint & Clay Club 113th Annual Juried Exhibition, New Haven, Connecticut, 2014.


The Nor'Easter: 44th Annual Juried Members Exhibition 2013, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Awarded 2nd Place byJuror: Lexi Lee Sullivan, Assistant Curator, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

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




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