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EDUCATION

 

2019
Painting Master Class with Victor Wang. Gateway Academy of Classical Art, St. Louis, MO.

2018
Painting Master Class with Julie Heffernan. Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA.

2014
Painting Master Class with Vincent Desiderio. New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

2007
Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree, focus in Painting. Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

2006
Competitive Summer Residency. Yale University, New Haven, CT.

2004
Associate in Fine Arts Degree. St. Louis Community College at Meramec, Kirkwood, MO.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

Nicole Cooper: Interwoven. The Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL.

 

2014

The Body in Bloom: Recent Paintings by Nicole Cooper. Space Architecture & Design, St. Louis, MO.

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019
Art St. Louis XXXV, The Exhibition. Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Phantasmagoria II. Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL.
Open Studios STL. Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.

Wild@heART, Stone Soup Galleries, Chesterfield, MO.
Invitational Art Show. Cobblestone Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
Bevo Art Show. Bevo Improvement District, St. Louis, MO.

2018

Art is for Everyone: An Exhibition and Celebration of Year One. Erica Popp Gallery + Studio, St. Louis, MO.

Local Studio Sunday: Holiday Open House. Maplewood, MO.

Body Work. St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO.

Open Studios STL. Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.

Figures, Fables, and Fiction. COCA Millstone Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

Colorless. Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.

Wall Ball 2018. Third Degree Glass Factory, St. Louis, MO.

Open Theme Annual 2018, Webster Arts, St. Louis, MO.

 

2017

Holiday Open House. Maplewood, MO.

Open Studios STL. Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.

Looking Among Us, Cross Cultural Connections. Jewish Vocational Services, Kansas City, MO.

Elemental. Knox Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO.

Art at City Hall. Chesterfield City Hall, Chesterfield, MO.

4th Annual Living Mark. Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR.

10th Annual Human Form in Art. Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

33 March. My SLArt, The Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves, MO.

 

2016

Open Studios STL. Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.

Serendipity. Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Flesh, Revealing a Passion for Paint. Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR.

Clearly Human II. St. Louis Artist's Guild, St. Louis, MO.

Creatures. Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

 

2015

33 December. My SLART, The Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves, MO.

Looking Among Us, Cross Cultural Connections. Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates, St. Louis, MO.

Open Studios STL. Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.

Tranquility. Art St. Louis in partnership with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

The Figure Observed. Space Architecture & Design, St. Louis, MO.

Contours of the Face. Clayton Fine Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

 

2014

Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition. Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Open Studios STL. Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.

Art, Wine, & Music. Town & Country Art Gallery, The City of Town & Country, MO.

 

2013     

Open Studios STL. Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.

 

2012     

Naughty Gras, Koken Art Factory, St. Louis, MO.

 

2010

Articulated Vision. Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Blink. Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

 

2007

Senior Thesis Exhibition. KCAI Gallery Space, Kansas City, MO.

BFA Exhibition. H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO.

Reference Photo Exhibition. KCAI Dodge Painting Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

 

2006

Junior Painting Exhibition. Crossroads Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

Summer Program & Study Abroad Exhibition. KCAI Dodge Painting Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

Student Exhibition. Yale University Norfolk Gallery, Norfolk, CT.

Miniature Show. KCAI Dodge Painting Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

 

2005

Miniature Show. KCAI Dodge Painting Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

 

2004

Student Art Exhibition. STLCC Meramec Gallery, Kirkwood, MO.

Varsity Arts IX. Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

 

2003

Student Art Exhibition. STLCC Meramec Gallery, Kirkwood, MO.

 

 

PUBLIC ART

 

2018

Olive Boulevard Bench Painting Project. City of University City, MO.

 

2015

Painting Assistant, "Art and Empowerment" Mural. Better Family Life, St. Louis, MO.

 

2014

Cakeway to the West. Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO.

 

2004

Mural Designer and Director. Moonbeams: Simply Shaker and Companion Pieces Gift Shop, Kirkwood, MO.

 

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

 

2018

Artist Support Grant. Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO.

 

2017

Best in Show Award. 33 March. My SLArt, The Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves, MO.

 

2005

KCAI Transfer Student Competitive Scholarship, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

 

2003

STLCC Meramec Annual Competitive Scholarship, STLCC Meramec, Kirkwood, MO.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY


2018

Video Interview, “Figures, Fables, and Fiction: The Human Body on Display at COCA,” HEC TV, 2018. (watch >)
Beall, Dickson. “Creative Destruction at COCA,” West End Word, Sept 7-20, 2018: 10. Print.

Beggs Jr., Bill. "Talk of the Towns: U City," Town & Style Magazine, October 24, 2018: 8. Print. (article >)

 

PUBLICATION

2019
Cooper, Nicole. “A Garden of Thought,” All The Art Magazine – The Visual Art Quarterly of St. Louis, Summer 2019: 18-19. Print.

LECTURES/TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES
 

2019

Visiting Artist Talk, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO. November. (forthcoming)

Visiting Artist Talk, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO, April 1.

2018
Teaching Artist. Stroller Tour. Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, June 9.
Visiting Artist Talk, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO, March 28.

2017
Virtual Artist Talk, University of MO – Kansas City (UMKC), Kansas City, MO, October 19.

2016
Artist Talk, Serendipity. Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, August 13.
Artist Talk, Creatures. Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, January 23.

GROUPS/ORGANIZATIONS

St. Louis Drawing Initiative – Figure Drawing Group. Member since 2008.

© 2019 NICOLE COOPER

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