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Diane Cooper
updated: 07/04/2008
website: www.dianecooper.org
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Renkoto Installation
Renkoto No. 1 - Detail
Renkoto No. 3 -  Close-up Detail
Sumi
Sumi Detail 1
Sumi Detail 2
Genten 07/1
Genten  07/1 Detail
Debris No. 50
Debris No. 39
Debris No. 45
Debris No. 41
Debris No. 42
Debris No. 51
Tsuna No. 27
 
Portfolio Keywords:  site-specific, abstract, biomorphic, collage, conceptual, craft, repetition
 
 
Renkoto Installation by Diane Cooper
Renkoto Installation
Leather, Felt, Metal, Silk ,Cotton
2007 -2008
48" x  192"  x 12" 
Renkoto No. 1 - Detail by Diane Cooper
Renkoto No. 1 - Detail
Leather, Felt, Metal
2007
48" x  25"  x 12" 
Renkoto No. 3 -  Close-up Detail  by Diane Cooper
Renkoto No. 3 - Close-up Detail
Leather, Felt, Metal
2007
Dimensions variable
Sumi by Diane Cooper
Sumi
Rubber, metal
2008
60" x  88"  x 7" 
Sumi Detail 1 by Diane Cooper
Sumi Detail 1
Rubber, metal
2008
10" x  9"  x 6" 
Sumi Detail 2 by Diane Cooper
Sumi Detail 2
Rubber, metal
2008
9" x  12"  x 5" 
Genten 07/1 by Diane Cooper
Genten 07/1
Wood, leather, fiber, dye
2006 - 2008
46" x  46"  x 4" 
Genten  07/1 Detail by Diane Cooper
Genten 07/1 Detail
Burlap, paint, feather spines
2007
12" x  12"  x 4" 
Debris No. 50 by Diane Cooper
Debris No. 50
Paper, rubber, fiber
2007
22" x  17"  x 3" 
Debris No. 39 by Diane Cooper
Debris No. 39
Paper bags, cord, paint
2007
26" x  19"  x 3" 
Debris No. 45 by Diane Cooper
Debris No. 45
Paper, cord, paint
2007
30" x  22"  x 3" 
Debris No. 41 by Diane Cooper
Debris No. 41
Paper, cord, canvas
2006
30" x  22"  x 3" 
Debris No. 42 by Diane Cooper
Debris No. 42
Paper, fiber, plastic
2006
29" x  21"  x 3" 
Debris No. 51 by Diane Cooper
Debris No. 51
Paper, cord, canvas, paint
2008
22" x  17"  x 3" 
Tsuna No. 27 by Diane Cooper
Tsuna No. 27
Paper, leather, fiber
2008
14" x  11"  x 3" 

Artist Statement

Living in Japan, a culture much older than       

our own, developed within me a love for the

aged and worn surface.  The Japanese aesthetic

has been a major influence on my work.

 

My style of working is intuitive.  Each piece takes

Its inspiration from the material with which I have

chosen to work.

 

This work embodies the concept of seeing beauty

in life’s detritus.  The lines and shadows created by my process through layering and obsessive wrapping, satisfies and pleases me.

 

 

 

 

                                   

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Eastern Michigan University

                 London, England – studied with Kristina Shackleton Dziesko,

                 Terry Shave, John Davidson

 

                 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

                2008  Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

                2008  Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL.

( Also 2006, 2003, 2002, 1999 )

1996  Inside Art, Chicago, IL

1995  Ohio Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991  Erie Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1990  Gallerie Renata, Chicago, IL

1989  Knapp Gallery, London, England

                 1988  Camden Art Centre, London, England

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOW

2007  The Wornick Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2007  Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2006  SOFA Chicago 2006, Chicago, IL

( Also 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998 )

2006  Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

2005  The Arts Club, Chicago.IL

2005  Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

2004  South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Indiana

2004  National Museum of Women in the Arts, Chicago, IL

2003  Art Chicago 2003, Chicago, IL

2003  Northern Indiana Arts Assn., Munster, Indiana

2002  Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2002  Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, IL

1999  SOFA New York 1999, New York City, N. Y.

1998  Gallery 312, Chicago, IL

1997  San Bernardino County Museum, California

1994  Central Missouri State University, Missouri

1994  David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL

1992  San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California

1987  Business Art Gallery, London, England

1986  Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, England

 

SELECTED REVIEWS

Chicago Sun Times - May 1, 2008

Chicago Tribune – Feb 21, 2003

Chicago Sun Times – March 7, 2003

                 Dialogue Magazine – May / June 2003

Chicago Tribune – Jna 2, 1998

 

SELECTED COLLECTONS

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Private Collections in Asia, Europe and the United States