Katie Cooper earned her BA in Colorado and her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has shown nationwide, most recently in the Arizona Biennial 2023, and received several grants and residencies. Cooper has maintained a studio in Tucson since 1990.
"I create paintings, drawings, and wall installations that explore an unseen reality behind the physical one. Using watercolor and ink on paper I make from shredded trash, I paint abstraction, physics illustrations, images of animals, and various other signs and symbols in small works. These are both self-contained pieces and elements of large wall installations made up of dozens, or even hundreds of such papers, some painted, some not, pinned to panels on a wall. My acrylic and oil paintings on canvas are more conventional, influenced by physical journeys I’ve made."
6 foot x 11 foot wall installation, on view through April in Studio 7. Handmade papers, watercolor, India ink, gold embroidery thread, pins, on foamboard panels.
9.5″ x 9.5″ watercolor and ink on handmade paper. Available for purchase. An example of the small paintings that often become parts of wall installations.
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In person by cash, check or credit card. I’ll have Studio 7 at the Art and Design Center through April, and welcome visitors!
After April, please email or phone to arrange viewing, purchases and shipment.