Elizabeth Cooper

Elizabeth Cooper's work has been shown internationally at galleries and museums including Galerie Rolf Ricke, Galerie Anke Schmidt, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Hollis Taggart Gallery, Galerie Gisele Linder, Galerie Jean Fournier, Kunstmuseum St Gallen, Neues Museum Nuremberg, MoMA/PS 1, The National Academy Museum, Kunstmuseum Bonn, DC Moore Gallery, Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Galerie Les Filles Du Calvaire, Neues Galerie Gladbeck, Artists Space, Exit Art,Thrust Projects/Jane Kim, Kienzle Foundation, Kunstmuseum Kloster Magdaburg and others. Her work has been reviewed in publications including Art In America, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Sun and Kunstforum International.

Elizabeth Cooper is represented by Galerie Anke Schmidt, Cologne

Born in NYC 1972
lives and works in NYC

Columbia University, MFA Visual Arts 1998
The Cooper Union, BFA Major Fine Art, Minor Art History 1994

Residencies and Grants
Galveston Artist Residency, 2019-2020
Atelier Hoherweg, 2019
The Pollock Krasner Award, 2010
The George Hitchcock Prize, The National Academy Museum, 2008
The Lerman Trust, Artist residency grant, 2002, 2003, 2005
Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, 1998-99
MoMA PS 1, International Studio Program 1997-98
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1996
Nominated for The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, The Joan Mitchell Award

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Galerie Anke Schmidt, Cologne
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, curated by Klaus Merkel, T-66 Kulturwerk, Frieberg, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2024 John Graham Comes Home, curated by Severin Delfs of Hollis Taggart Gallery and Glenn Adamson, Text by Glenn Adamson, Brooklyn, NY

2023 Jungle Press Editions, High Point Print Center, NC

2022 The Fiction of Property 2, Kienzle Art Foundation, Berlin

2020 Look Again: A Survey Of Contemporary Painting, Hollis Taggart Southport, CT

Anne Buckwalter, Elizabeth Cooper, Elizabeth Glaessner, Galveston Artist Residency Show, GAR Gallery, Texas

2019 Every Woman Biennial, New York City

Screwball's Delight at Atelier Hoherweg 271, Dusseldorf

2018 Highlight:Chelsea, Hollis Taggart, New York City

Raw Meat, curated by Steffen Lenk, Salon Haus 9, Berlin

2017 Dusseldorf Art Fair, Gallery Anke Schmidt

Highlight, New Canaan, curated by Paul Efstathiou. Silvermine Arts Center, Ct.

Cooper, Hoffman, Lenk, Ostendarp, Werres. Galerie Anke Schmidt, Cologne

The Greatest Show On Earth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn

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

How To Be Unique, Kienzle Art Foundation, Berlin

Bushwick, David Schweitzer Gallery, Brooklyn

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 Stekson, 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

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles

2010 Acrochage, curated by Elodie Rahard, 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 Linder, 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,curated by Marshall Price, 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 curated by Rolf Ricke

Abstract....curated by Eleanor Cayre, Long Branch, NJ

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, 40 Years of Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany

Schokolade, Was Denn Sonst. Kunstraum Innsbruck, Germany

Some Are Painting, curated by David Gibson, 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 Gallery,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, installation with Amanda Church, Chelsea Lab School, NY

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

Elizabeth Cooper, summer solo installation; curated by Brendan Rooney, 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, MoMA/PS 1, NY

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

Skowhegan Decade, David Beitzel Gallery, NYC

The Sharpe Foundation Annual Exhibition

1997 The Wight Biennial, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

MoMA/ PS 1 International Studio Program Exhibition

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; curated by Jill Brienza, 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 Schachter, 480 Broome Street, NY

Bright, curated by Jill Brienza, The Roger Smith Gallery, NY

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

Numerous Private and Public Collections including, UBS, Progressive, Saks Fifth Avenue, Kienbaum, Kienzle, Ricke

Curatorial Projects-

2018- Art Director, Arete Venue and Gallery, Greenpoint Brooklyn
Curator- The Art Of Protest; The Natural World; and Meredith Allen: Ice Pops

2004-2006 Art Director and Co- Founder, Morsel Gallery, Williamsburg Brooklyn

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

2008- 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

2004-2011 Coordinator and Co - Founder of Super Elastic Studios, a 10,000 sq ft artist workspace in LIC


Includes- Columbia University, Middlebury College, York College, Kingsborough Community College

Pi Art Center, Jamaica Art Center, MoMa/PS 1 Museum Education Dept, Columbia Prep School, Cypress Fulton Senior Center, NYC DOE

Panels and Artist Talks/ Visiting Artist include- Hollis Taggart Gallery, UT Houston, RU Residencies Unlimited, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Technical University of Dortmund,
PS 1/ MoMA, Artists Space, Cooper Union, Vis A Vis Festival

Partial Bibliography

John Graham Comes Home, essay, Glenn Adamson, 2024

How to Invest 100,000,Suzanne Wooley, Bloomberg News, April 2021

Catalog, 10 Years Of Neue Galerie Gladbeck, 2020

Catalog, Elizabeth Cooper -Galerie Anke Schmidt, essay by Jens Peter Koerver, 2020

New York Painting, The Kunstmuseum Bonn, catalog, Christophe Schreirer, 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

Connor, Jill, Freeze Frame, Art US, Spring 2008

Maine, Stephen, Report From the Lower East Side, Art In America, April 2008

Olsen, Craig, Freeze Frame at Thrust Projects, The Brooklyn Rail, March 2008

Critic’s Pick, Freeze Frame, Time Out New York, February 2008

Unlikely, catalog for the traveling exhibition, Jochim Kienzle, Berlin

Maine, Stephen, Freeze Frame, The New York Sun, January 24,2008 p. 20

The Collection of Rolf Ricke, Catalog, Frankfurt MMK, 2007

Maine, Stephen, Elizabeth Cooper at Thrust Projects, Art In America, January 2007

Kalm, James, Elizabeth Cooper at Thrust Projects, The Brooklyn Rail, July/August 2006

Baron, Reuben and Joyce, The Joy Of Painting, Elizabeth Cooper at Thrust Projects, ArtNotes, Revista y Cultura 2006

Elizabeth Cooper/ Thrust Projects, L Magazine, Image Reproduction, Summer 2006

Holzney, Magdalena, Elizabeth Cooper, Kunst Bulletin, Summer 2005

Stahl, Enno, Elizabeth Cooper at Schmidt Maczollek, Kolner Stadt Anzeiger, July 22, 2005

Elizabeth Cooper at Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Catalog with writing by Ingrid Calame, David Reed and Konrad Bitterli, 2005

Bitterli, Konrad, Elizabeth Cooper/ UBS Catalog, Hong Kong 2004

Reindl, Uta, Perpetuum Mobile, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Kunstforum International, 2004

New American Paintings, Issue #38, 2002

Artist to Artist, A Decade of The Space Program, Catalog, Sharpe Foundation, 2002

Einfach Kunst, The Collection of Rolf Ricke, Catalog, Neue Museum Nuremberg, 2002

Humphrey, David, New York e- mail, Delicious, Art Issues, Nov/ Dec 2001

Siegel, Katy, Making Waves, The Legacy of Lee Lozano, Conversation with David Reed, Artforum, Oct 2001

Johnson, Ken, Some Are Painting, The New York Times, June 20, 2001

David Ebony, Elizabeth Cooper, solo show review, Art In America, 2000

Johnson, Ken, Art In Review, Collector's Choice, The New York Times, Dec 15, 2000

Lombardi D. Dominick, Abstracting The Meaning, The New York Times, Sept 24, 2000

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

Worth, Alexi, solo show review, The New Yorker, May 29, 2000

Worth, Alexi, Goings On About Town, The New Yorker, August 21 and 28, 2000

Kostabi, Mark, Focus on Elizabeth Cooper, Shout Magazine, April 2000

Kino, Carol, Reconciliations at DC Moore, Art and Auction, Oct 1999

Everett, Deborah, Reconciliations, 4 Contemporary Painters, NY Arts, vol 4 Number 10, October 1999

Hoffeld, Jeffrey, catalog essay for Reconciliations at DC Moore Gallery, 1999

Brennan, Matthew, Painters Journal, Artnet, October 1998

Ebony, David, Elizabeth Cooper, solo show review, Artnet, March 1998

Johnson, Ken, solo show review, The New York Times, March 20, 1998

Gibson, David, Abstraction in Process 2, NY Arts, March- April 1998

Atamian, Christopher, Abstraction In Process 2 at Artists Space, Review Magazine, February 15, 1998

Johnson, Ken, Art In Review, Abstraction In Process 2, The New York Times, Friday February 6, 1998

Sandler, Irving, essay for Abstraction In Process 2, The Artists Space Newsletter, Winter 1998

Cooper, Jacqueline, Elizabeth Cooper, The Wight Biennial, catalog, UCLA Museum, 1997

Politti, Giancarlo, At The Galleries, Flash Art International, Summer 1997

Kino, Carol, A Room With A View, Art News, April 1997

Smith, Roberta, Art In Review, View Room Exhibitions, The New York Times, Nov 9, 1996

Sutherland Scott, Where High Art Shares The Field With Sheep, The New York Times, Arts and Leisure, August 11, 1996

Karmel, Pepe, Critic's Choice, Bright at The Roger Smith Gallery, The New York Times, April 19, 1996