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Pam Cooper
updated: 06/03/2012
website: www.pamcooper.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Our Domains(6 of 13 Row Houses)
Our Domain (detail through window)
My Space II
Conceal : Cover Series #2
Home-Sweet-Home #3
Home-Sweet-Home #5
My Space IV
Paper Doll
Reflection #3
Window II (Tunnel Book)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  childhood, domestic, identity, social criticism, autobiographical, figurative
 
 
Our Domains(6 of 13 Row Houses) by Pam Cooper
Our Domains(6 of 13 Row Houses)
Handmade paper, Xerox transfers of drawings, thread, pins and nails.
2011
Dimensions variable
Our Domain (detail through window) by Pam Cooper
Our Domain (detail through window)
Handmade paper, Xerox transfers of drawings, thread, pins and nails.
2011
Dimensions variable
My Space II by Pam Cooper
My Space II
Handmade paper, Xerox transfers of drawings, pins and metal.
2006
26" x  11"  x 11" 
Conceal : Cover Series #2 by Pam Cooper
Conceal : Cover Series #2
Handmade paper, Xerox transfers of drawings, thread and pins.
2010
7.5" x  10.5" 
Home-Sweet-Home #3 by Pam Cooper
Home-Sweet-Home #3
Handmade paper, Xerox transfers of drawings and pins
2011
11.5" x  9.5" 
Home-Sweet-Home #5 by Pam Cooper
Home-Sweet-Home #5
Handmade paper, Xerox transfers of drawings and pins
2011
11.5" x  9.5" 
My Space IV by Pam Cooper
My Space IV
Handmade paper, Xerox transfers of drawings, pins and metal
2007
15" x  6"  x 9" 
Paper Doll by Pam Cooper
Paper Doll
Handmade paper, xerox transfer of drawings, wood, metal and found objects.
2006
48" x  32"  x 32" 
Reflection #3 by Pam Cooper
Reflection #3
Handmade paper, xerox transfer of drawings, pins, thread and wire.
2005
10" x  23" 
Window II (Tunnel Book) by Pam Cooper
Window II (Tunnel Book)
Handmade paper, xerox transfer of drawings and pins.
2007
6" x  4"  x 5" 

Artist Statement
The ongoing goal of my art is to create mixed media work, using my skills as a sculptor, printer and paper maker; which address family relationships and other social problems existing in the culture of today.  Large drawings on handmade paper, pinned to the wall, accompanied by undersize flimsy furniture of pine and rusting metal create installations for small rooms, closet spaces and alcoves. Some of the smaller environments include suspended paper houses where you have to peep in through the windows and others that  fit into snow domes, small wooden boxes or cabinets, whilst single drawings are framed in shadow boxes. These small environments have also lent themselves to the fabrication of constructed books which you have to open and peep inside. 

I employ xerox transfers of my own drawings along with rust stains, as drawing tools.  Xeroxing my own graphite or charcoal lines and then transferring these to paper, often one line at a time, give a totally different feel to work.  Even with the addition some pencil lines or stitching at the completion of an image, the overall effect is that the artists hand is one step removed. The rust marks are obtained from a variety of commonly found household items, pins, needles, scissors, nails etc., some being incorporated within the paper when it is made whilst others rest on the surface and are allowed to rust and stain the surrounding areas.

Artist Bio / CV

 

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013                                                                  
• Emerging Artist Series, The Monmouth Art Museum, NJ
2006
• Images of Childhood, The Creative Center, NYC   
2003
• Project Room, Phoenix Gallery, NYC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 2012
• Legacy, Printmaking Center of Northern NJ, Branchburg NJ
•Home, Front Street Gallery, Patterson, NY
•State of Art 2012, SMI Galleries @ Academy Square, Montclair, NJ.

 2011                                                                                                                   
• Information Revisited, Mahoney Library, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ.
• Nexus NJ, Arts Guild NJ, Rahway, NJ.

2010
• In-Between, The Gallery, Worcester State College, Worcester, MA
• Tri-Fold:New Perspectives on Book Arts, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY.
• Information Revisited, Belskie Museum, Closter, NJ
• Connections 6, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
• Pulp, Arts Guild of Rahway, NJ                                                                                                                                                                              

 2009
• Past Present, Printmaking Council of NJ, Branchburg, NJ
• A Parallel Presence, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ
• NAWA: 120, HUB-Robeson Gallery, Penn State University, PA                                                                                                                         

2008
•New Jersey Fine Art-Craft, NJ State Museum, Trenton NJ.
•Readers Art: handmade with care. Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
• Currents, Studio Montclair, Ben Shahn Gallery, Wayne NJ
• Paper Quilts, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA
• National Juried Exhibition,Ceres Gallery, NYC                                                                                                                                                     

2007
• The Feminine Mystique, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
• The Five Senses, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, IL
• FiberArt International, Pittsburg PA.
• Discoveries, The George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University NJ                                                                                                               

2006
• Familiar Patterns, Rhino Studio and Gallery, Issaquah, WA

2005
• Local Color, Artspace 129, Montclair, NJ
• Paperworks, The New York Mercantile Exchange, NYC

2004
• Cut, Bite, & Stroke, Technique in Printmaking; Firehouse Gallery, NCC, NY
• Fiber, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY

2003
• Cultural Exploration, New Jersey Fine Arts Annual, The Morris Museum, NJ
• Seeking a Center, Gallery North, Setauket, NY