Department of Art and Art History Calendar

Lecture by artist Justin Cooper

sculpture made from water hoses

Justin Cooper is a New York-based artist who uses elements of comedy to create large-scale installations, sculptures and performances. By twisting the 'everyday' into darker and more ambiguous shapes, Cooper attempts to root out deeper psychological truths and provide deadpan commentary on our contemporary world. He received his MFA in sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007. He has exhibited and performed extensively in national and international venues in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, Sweden, Mexico, and Berlin.