Elizabeth Cooper
Elizabeth Cooper
Born in Queens 1972
lives and works in Brooklyn


Education
Columbia University, MFA 1998
The Cooper Union, BFA 1994

Residencies and Grants
The Pollock Krasner Award, 2010
The George Hitchcock Prize, The National Academy Museum, 2008
The Lerman Trust, Artist residency grant, 2002, 2003, 2005
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Studio Program, 1998-99
P.S. 1/MOMA, Studio Program 1997-98
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1996

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Michaela Vergottis, London
2013 Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
2009 Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
2008 Thrust Projects, NY, NY
2008 Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
2006 Thrust Projects, NY, NY
2005 Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
2002 Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany
2000 Roger Smith Gallery, NY, NY
1998 Roger Smith Gallery, NY, NY
1996 Roger Smith Gallery, NY, NY

Two Person Exhibitions

2011 Elizabeth Cooper and Jasmine Justice, T-66 Kulturwerk, Frieberg, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2016 Highlight, Summer 1, Hollis Taggart Gallery, curated by Paul Efstathiou

Kienzle Art Foundation, Berlin

2015 New York Painting at The Kunstmuseum Bonn featuring Joe Bradley, Elizabeth Cooper, Matt Connors, Jeff Elrod, Amy Feldman, Ross Ianatti, Eddie Martinez, Ruth Root, Ryan Sullivan and Ned Vena

Dipthong, The Shirley Fitterman Center, curated by Gelah Penn and Stephen Maine, NYC

Winter Selection, Old Brompton Gallery, curated by Michaela Vergottis, London

Cologne Art Fair, Galerie Anke Schmidt, Cologne, Germany

2014 The Last Brucennial, curated by Vito Schnabel, NYC

2013 Der Sammlung Kienzle at The Kunstmuseum Kloster Magdeburg

Six Memos For The Next, Magazin4 - Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz

2012 Paintings From New York, Elizabeth Cooper, David Reed, Fabian Marcaccio and Alexandra Seeber, Hausler Contemporary, Zurich

Smile, American Art, The Kienbaum Collection, curated by Rolf Ricke, Galerie Thomas Zander, Koln

Sleepwalker, curated by Caleb Nussear and Lisa Taliano, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Itsy Bitsy Spider, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Koln, Germany

Art Station, curated by Beth Fiore and Rachel Stenson, pop up, Lukoil Chelsea, NY

The Incipient Image, curated by Stephen Maine, Lesley Heller Gallery, NY

FIAC, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris

Shrage Sache, Columbus Art Foundation, Kunsthalle Ravensberg, Austria

Bodily Functions, curated by Volker Saul, Koelnberg Kunstverein, Germany

2010 Acrochage, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France

False Friends, Brandenburgischen Kunstverein Potsdam, e.V, Potsdam
The Business of Aura, curated by Kelsey Harrington, Elga Wimmer Gallery, NY

Nice To Meet You, Sloan Fine Art, NY

Bushwick Schlact! curated by Guillermo Creus and Tom Sanford, Fortress To Solitude, Brooklyn, NY

Heed The Machine, Illustrious, St. Cecilia's, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Fur Das Abstrakte Gibt es Ersatz, obqo, Berlin, Germany

Slick Surfaces, Villa Goecke, Krefeld, Germany

Ma Couleur Preferee, Galerie Gisele Linder, Switzerland

New Positions, solo presentation, The Cologne Art Fair
Basel Art Fair, Galerie Gisele Kinder, Switzerland

All This Useless Beauty, curated by Ken Ragsdale, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York

Morsel Remains, Morsel, Long Island City, NY

Unlikely, Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany

Fortress To Solitude, Brooklyn Fireproof, New York

2008 Miniaturization, Galerie Gisele Linder, Switzerland

The Invitational,The National Academy Museum, New York

Dream Tigers, curated by Brian Zegeer, Vaudeville Park, Williamsburg, NY

Freeze Frame, Thrust Projects, New York

The Collection of Rolf Ricke, Villa Merkel, Germany

Unlikely, Stadtische Gallery Waldkraiburg, Germany

traveling to Gallery W-139, Amsterdam

2007 On Every Wall, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ.
Unlikely, Galerie Kienzle and Gmeiner, Berlin, Germany

In Technicolor, Queensborough Community College Gallery

Smooth Surfaces, Galerie Frank Impact & Cie., Vienna

2006 Cloudless Clear Cuts, Castle Raab, Austria

2005 Pink, curated by Heather Harmon, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles

Especial!, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany.
Damenwahl, Galerie Karen Friebe, Mannheim, Germany.
2004
Sweet Temptations,The Collection of Rolf Ricke,
Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland

Pas de Turbulences, curated by Rolf Ricke, Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Brussels

Surface Tension, Savage Art Resources, Portland, Or

2003 Greetings From New York, Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzberg

Perpetuum Mobile, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany

Schokolade, Was Denn Sonst. Kunstraum Innsbruck, Germany

Some Are Painting, Artist Alliance,NY

2002 Einfach Kunst, Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany

In a Silent Way, Galerie Gisele Linder, Switzerland

Peter Coe, Elizabeth Cooper,Jim Gaylord, Bucheon
San Francisco

Artist to Artist: A Decade of The Sharpe Foundation, Ace Gallery, NYC

2001 Kunstlerrame/Sammlerrame, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen

Delicious, (part 1), Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne

Delicious,(part 2), The Roger Smith Gallery,NYC

Some Are Painting, John Gibson Gallery, NYC


2000 Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, NYC

Abstraction in Painting Today, Castle Gallery, College
Of New Rochelle, NY

Yard Sale, Chelsea Lab School, NY

1999 Reconciliations; curated by Jeffrey Hoffeld,
DC Moore Gallery, NYC

Elizabeth Cooper, summer solo installation, Gallery Joan Prats, NYC

Gesture and Contemporary Painting, University of
Michigan

Size Matters, curated by Mike Weiss, Gale Gates,
Brooklyn

The Stroke, selected by David Reed, Exit Art, NYC

Elizabeth Cooper, Carl Ostendarp, James Hyde; curated by Mary Dinaburg, Dinaburg Arts


1998 Wish You Luck, P.S. 1 Museum, NYC

Abstraction in Process 2, curated by Irving Sandler, Artists Space, NYC

Skowhegan Decade, David Beitzel Gallery, NYC

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Annual Exhibition

1997 The Wight Biennial, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

PS 1 International Studio Program Open Studios, PS 1
The Art Exchange Show, 67 Broad Street, NYC

Wash Out the Heavy Days; Joan Prats, NY

Carousel, MFA Exhibition, Leo Castelli Print
Gallery, NY

Peter Coe,Elizabeth Cooper,Jennifer Reeves, Roger Smith
Gallery

College Art Association MFA Exhibition, Hunter College,
NY

26 Positions, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University,NY


1996 Far Out, ViewRoom Exhibitions, NYC

Soho Annual, curated by Simon Watson,NYC

24 Degrees, curated by Kenny Schacter, 480 Broome ST.,
NY

Bright, curated by Jill Brienza, The Roger Smith Gallery
New York

Art Fairs- My work has been featured at Art Basel, Art Chicago, Art Miami, Art Brussels, FIAC and Art Cologne among others

Curatorial Projects-

Art Director, Morsel Gallery, Brooklyn and LIC, NY

Co curated the shows Morsel Remains, Inaugural Ball, Bam! Boom! Bang! and Into The Woods; featuring artists including Isidro Blasco, Tricia Keightley, Lisa Hamilton, Beth Gilfilen and others

Art Director for Morsel outdoor sculpture yard including artist projects by David Humphrey, Michael Krummenacker, Nils Folke Anderson, Jesse Farber and Mesh Architecture

Freeze Frame, Thrust Projects, NYC ; I curated a show including Carrie Moyer, Wendy White, Alisa Margolis, Elizabeth Cooper, Joyce Kim, Jasmine Justice, Lisa Hamilton and Veronica Tyson Strait. Freeze Frame received press in Art In America, Time Out NY, US Arts, The Brooklyn Rail, L Magazine and The New York Sun

Bibliography

New York Painting, The Kunstmuseum Bonn. Catalog essay by Stephen Maine, 2015

Smile, American Art, The Kienbaum Collection, (catalogue) 2012

Reverend Jen, Art Station, The Gallery Comes To the Gas Station, Artnet Magazine, September 2011

Reindl, Uta, Bodily Functions, Kunstforum International, Band 209, 2011

Maine, Stephen, curator's essay for The Incipient Image, New York, 2011

Druhl, Sven, Elizabeth Cooper, (4 page profile) Kunstforum International, summer 2010

Kalm, James, Art Scene: The Bushwick Biennial, The Brooklyn Rail, July/August, 2009

Muldorf and Rosenheim, “A Transatlantic Mix”, Unlikely at The Waldkraiburg House of Culture, OVB Online, February 25,2009

Last Chance, Image Reproduction, July 2008, The New York Sun

Cohen, David, Elizabeth Cooper and Angela Freileigh. Masters Of Chance, The New York Sun, June 2008

Around Town, Time Out New York, Image Reproduction, June 2008.

The Collection Rolf Ricke, Catalog, The Villa Merkel, Esslingen, 2008.

Slick Surface, Catalog, Galerie Franck Impact & Cie., 2008

The 183rd Annual, Catalog, The National Academy Museum, New York, 2008

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Calame, Ingrid, also with writings from Konrad Bitterli and David Reed; catalog, Elizabeth Cooper, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, 2005

Bitterli, Konrad, UBS catalog, Hong Kong, 2004

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December 15, 2000, p. E41

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September 24, 2000, A&E (WE), p 14.

Huang, Wennie, Another Story Altogether, catalog essay, Castle Gallery,
College of New Rochelle, 2000

Worth, Alexi, Elizabeth Cooper, solo show review, The New Yorker, May 29, 2000, p. 25

Worth Alexi, Goings on About Town, The New Yorker, August 21 & 28, 2000,p. 28

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vol. 4 no. 10, October 1999

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