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cynthia y cooper


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

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

Solo + Small Group Exhibitions
2020-2021
Small group: A Pattern Language, Perspectives Gallery, Whitney Center, Hamden, CT. An off-site program of Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT. Curated by Debbie Hesse with Shaunda Holloway. Technical Curator, Steven Olsen. Exhibition: October 6- April 6, 2021. https://elycenter.org/perspectives/a-pattern-language. 

COMPLEMENTARY, Cynthia Cooper + Ruth Sack, Five Points Annex Gallery, Torrington, CT. Exhibition: August 11- 23, 2020.

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

2019
Intersections. Five Artist Exhibition: 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, Three Artist Exhibition. Baker, Cooper, Jardine. West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT. Exhibition: February 7-24, 2019.

Solo Exhibition. 42 Gallery, Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Exhibition: July 2016.

Solo Exhibition. EBK Picture Framing & Gallery, West Hartford, CT. 1999.

Solo Exhibition. The Gallery Cafe, New Hope, PA. 1996.

Solo Exhibition. Mechanicsburg Art Center, Mechanicsburg, PA. 1980.

Group Exhibitions
2021

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.

fu·tur·olo·gy, online exhibition curated by Maxim Schmidt, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT. Exhibition: June 13 - August 22, 2021.

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

120th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 2021, The New Haven Paint & Clay Club (NHP&CC), The Ely Center of Contemporary Art (ECoCA), New Haven, CT. Juror: Hollis Dunlap, Award-winning Artist. Exhibition May 9-May 31, 2021. 

Fill the Walls! Members Exhibit, Clubhouse Gallery, West Hartford Art League (WHAL) 2021, West Hartford, CT. Exhibition: April 29-May 23, 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
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: September 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.

West Hartford Art League Members Juried Exhibit 2020 (WHAL), Saltbox and Clubhouse Gallery, West Hartford, CT. Juror: Susan Fisher, Director, Mystic Art Museum, CT. Exhibition: February 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. Exhibition: January 19 - March 13, 2020.

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.

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.

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.

2018
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

2016

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.

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.

2015

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

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

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

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

2014

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.

2013

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

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Cynthia Y Cooper, Connecticut, USA for prices, purchases, exhibition curation, commissions or any other information.