Process Photos from HighWire, a New Installation at Center for the Arts at
Diana Cooper has completed a new site specific wall installation, HighWire. The piece is 17 ft high with a running length of 116 ft, covering 8 adjacent walls.
For more information visit the Center for the Arts Website.
HighWire: New Installation at Virginia Tech
Diana Cooper is working on a site specific installation HighWire for the grand lobby of the recently completed
Moss Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech designed by Snohetta. The mural will be 17 ft high with a running length of 116 ft, covering 8 adjacent walls.
Mural unveiling and artist talk: February 11, 2016, 5:30pm, Moss Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech
View the press release here.
Drawing for Sculpture
January 8-February 14, 2016
Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA)
329 Willoughby Avenue #2A
Brooklyn NY 11237
Dialogues: Drawings and Works
Las Vegas NV
January 9- February 12, 2016
50 Shades of Red
February 28-March 24, 2016
For more information visit the UMASS Fine Arts Center website.
Typology / Morphology
Institute for Electronic Arts
September 4-October 9, 2015
November 6-28, 2015
New Prints by Diana Cooper at Editions/Artist's Book Fair
November 5-8, 2015
The Tunnel in Chelsea NYC
269 11th Avenue 10011
Jungle Press Editions
A lithographic 3-dimensional collage assembled from lithograph, felt, wood, pins, and printed elements on Rives BKF white mounted on archival tycore panel.
Edition: 15. Paper size: 16 1/4 in. x 15 in. x 1 in.
This is what Sculpture Looks Like
June 14 - August 2, 2014
For more info about this show, here is a write-up in Blouin ArtInfo, as well as
Here is a write-up of the show in The Huffington Post.
In Progress: Double Take, a Permanent Outdoor Installation Commissioned by the MTA
Progress Continues on Double Take, Diana Cooper's new permanent installation on Roosevelt Island.
Commissioned by the MTA, Double Take will be an 8 by 96 foot wall installation in mosaic, ceramic, granite and steel, installation date to be announced.
Diana is working with Miotto Mosaic Studio and KC Fabrications Inc.
Diana Cooper Interviewed in Juliet Art Magazine
Diana Cooper has been interviewed in Juliet Art Magazine.
You can read the full text online in English
or in Italian.
Residency at La Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris
Diana Cooper has a Residency at La Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. She is working on Double Take, a permanent
installation on Roosevelt Island commissioned by the MTA. Additionally, she is working on a new body of work that incorporates
photographs and drawing.
Double Take: Permanent Installation on Roosevelt Island
Diana Cooper is working on a new permanent installation on Roosevelt Island, Double Take.
Commissioned by the MTA, Double Take will be an 8 by 96 foot wall installation in mosaic, ceramic, granite and steel.
Diana is working with Miotto Mosaic Studio and KC Fabrications Inc.
"The designs take into account the geometric forms found in the ventilation building, the Queens Borough Bridge,
the MTA subway station, the Roosevelt Island Tram, and the FDR Memorial. But they also reflect the natural setting
and the grand backdrop of the East River. The wall designs marry the abstract geometric shapes with organic forms,
based on photographs I have taken of the river"
Diana Cooper, Proposal for permanent installation Double Take (2014) © Diana Cooper.
Roosevelt Island Ventilation Structure. Commissioned and owned by MTA Arts & Design.
Installation Date: Spring 2015. Materials: mosaic, ceramic, granite and steel.
Art Wall Dimensions, including gate: 8 feet (height) x 96 feet (length)
Come Together: Surviving Sandy Catalogue
The Catalogue for Come Together: Surviving Sandy has been released.
It features an essay on Diana Cooper's pieces for the show, Safety Last, Silver City, Bale, and Constellation Vanity.
To read the essay, and for more information, visit the Surviving Sandy website.
Material Way at The Shirley Fiterman Art Center
September 30th through December 1st, 2014
"Turf" is in a group show called "Material Way", curated by Kathleen Kucka.
For more information download the .PDF announcement.
The gallery is at 81 Barclay Street, New York, NY, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 6pm.
6081 Wilshire at Edward Cella Art + Architecture
September 20th through November 22nd, 2014
Diana Cooper has work in a group show called "6081 Wilshire" at Edward Cella Art + Architecture in Los Angeles.
For more information visit: edwardcella.com
This is what sculpture looks like at Postmasters
June 14 through August 2, 2014
Diana Cooper has work in a group show called "This is what sculpture looks like" at Postmasters Gallery.
For more information visit: the Postmasters site.
Come Together: Surviving Sandy at Industry City, Brooklyn
Open October 20 through December 15, 2013, 12pm to 6pm, Thursday through Sunday.
Diana Cooper has 4 installations showing at the Come Together: Surviving Sandy exhibition at Industry City in Brooklyn.
They are located on the 3rd floor, at the far end facing the water. Two of these pieces are new, site specific works.
For more information visit http://cometogethersandy.com/
Diana Cooper featured in Surviving Sandy, Year 1 Documentary
Diana Cooper has been featured in a brief documentary about the Surviving Sandy show, commisioned by the Dedalus Foundation.
Watch the documentary here.
Press for My Eye Travels
New York Magazine January 28, 2013
Time Out New York, January 14, 2013
Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2013
ARTinfo, January 3, 2013
Gallerist NY, January 2, 2013
Hyperallergic, January 1, 2013
The L Magazine, December 31, 2012
Skylight 1 is The Daily Beast's Daily Pic
Skylight 1, from Diana Cooper's solo show, My Eye Travels, is the Daily Beast's Daily Pic
View the post here.
My Eye Travels at Postmasters
Diana Cooper's solo show, My Eye Travels, opens January 5th at Postmasters
January 5th - February 9th, 2013
January 5th, 6-8 pm
In the My Eye Travels exhibition, Cooper offers an implausible environment, a transformed place that is never set and never stable. She brings together groups of photographs, photo-collages and spatial hybrid constructions that in an accumulative way convey a disorienting imaginary landscape. The works that incorporate images of sky, water, manmade objects and transitional sites are further de-stabilized by relocated and multiplied "photographic ghosts" from the gallery space itself: outlets, surveillance system, skylights and vents.
In her own words: I am fascinated by the interconnectedness of manmade structures/systems and those found in the natural world. I am increasingly drawn to the sometimes beautiful and sometimes tortured way that nature exists in contemporary environments, whether it be a huge plant stuck inside of a 21st century airport, or vines that resemble a chain link fence, or an abandoned bulldozed lot that unintentionally becomes a garden where weeds grow to the size of trees. My aim is to explore the strangeness of transitional spaces and the wonder they provoke.
Audience at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Diana Cooper is happy to announce the opening of a new installation at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's
Infusion Center Gallery.
The show will be up through May 31st, 2013.
View directions here.
The gallery is open Monday-Saturday 8:30-6 pm.
Diana Cooper Featured in ARTnews
Diana Cooper is the subject of an article, "PINK AND RED AND NASCAR TOO", in the December issue of ARTnews.
Read the article on ARTnews.com
Download the article in .PDF format (5.4 mb).
"Swarm" in The New York Times
Diana Cooper's installation "Swarm", at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art,
is featured in a New York Times article about Peekskill Project V.
Read the full article.
Peekskill Project V
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Main Gallery, 1701 Main Street PO Box 209 Peekskill, NY 10566
Anna Adler, Cristina Arnold, Paul Clay, Kerry Cox, Evonne Davis & Emma Wilcox, Marcy B. Freedman, Matthew Leonard, Cheryl McGinnis, Wilfredo Morel, Lise Prown, Alix Sloan, Livia Straus, and Lilly Wei.
Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th
9/29/2012 - 7/28/2013
Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill. This year's festival features a wide variety of painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, film, sound, and performance art by artists working within the Hudson Valley and the Greater New York City region.
View the Press Release (.PDF)
More information at HVCCA.org
Space Invaders at Lehman College
Lehman College Gallry
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, N.Y. 10468-1589
Diana Cooper, Kim Beck, Abigail DeVille, Dahlia Elsayed, Franklin Evans, Gandalf Gavan, DeWitt Godfrey, Rachel Hayes, Lisa Kellner, Nicola Lopez, Rita MacDonald, Robert Melee, Sheila Pepe, Mariah Robertson, Cordy Ryman, Carol Salmanson, Heeseop Yoon and Halley Zien
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00pm
October 2, 2012 - January 9, 2013
Space Invaders, organized by guest curator Karin Bravin, features the work of eighteen artists who make use of the unique spaces at Lehman College, both inside the galleries and outside the building. Using the walls, the ceiling, the floor, or the balcony above the atrium, works appear to grow out of the structure, hang down, wrap around, or peer out from under. Working with a specific space in mind, in this case LCAG, the space becomes the artist's canvas. Each artist will inhabit the space differently, taking cues from the distinctive architecture. Lehman College Art Gallery is located in a building designed by Marcel Breuer in 1960.
In the galleries, Diana Cooper will combine fragmented photographs with three-dimensional elements, abstracted, but projecting an inherent sense of oppressive systems, networks, circuitry and surveillance.
View the Press Release (.PDF)
More information at lehman.cuny.edu/
"Seven" in The New York Observer
Seven, Diana Cooper's recent group exhibition, is discussed in the New York Observer.
Read the full article here
seven @ SEVEN
The Boiler, Brooklyn
191 n. 14 street, brooklyn, ny, 11211
DIANA COOPER (POSTMASTERS), DAWN CLEMENTS (PIEROGI), BEN GOCKER (P.P.O.W), HEW LOCKE (HALES), EMIL LUKAS (BRAVINLEE), GIL YEFMAN (RONALD FELDMAN GALLERY), ANDY YODER (WINKLEMAN)
Friday, May 4, 6-9
April 28 - May 20, 2012
Expanding its model of a collaborative platform for presenting and experiencing contemporary art, SEVEN will hold its first New York area exhibition in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at The Boiler, April 28 - May 20, 2012. Launched in 2010 by seven galleries from New York and London
(BravinLee programs, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Hales Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Postmasters Gallery, P.P.O.W, and Winkleman Gallery), SEVEN is a unique initiative committed to presenting artworks on their own terms and providing an intimate, personal way to engage the viewer.
seven @ SEVEN will present solo projects by one artist from each of the participating galleries. Featuring major installations, paintings and sculptures, the exhibition will fill The Boiler's cavernous space in a co-curated, dynamic presentation.
This emphasis on cooperation rather than competition is a founding principle of SEVEN that truly puts the art viewing experience ahead of all other considerations.
Download the Press Release (.PDF)
More information at ArtSlant
Circuit, a Solo Show at the Virginia Tech Armory Gallery
Circuit, Diana Cooper's solo show at the Armory Gallery at Virginia Tech University is up through March 31 2012
Diana Cooper's Installation "Out of the Corner of My Eye," as seen on NY1
Diana Cooper's permanent istallation, "Out of the Corner of my Eye" is at the Jerome Parker Campus in Staten Island.
View the NY1 segment featuring "Out of the Corner of my Eye".
Download the "Out of the Corner of My Eye" press kit in .ZIP format.
Diana Cooper featured in Cabinet Magazine
Diana Cooper's "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" has been featured as an Artist Project in the most recent issue of Cabinet, Issue 39, Learning.
Order it here from their online shop.