Elizabeth Cooper was born and raised in New York City. She received a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Columbia University. She creates paintings which explore materiality and form. The work is created by a process of intuition and control of materials. A clash of styles emerges colliding textures, colors and viscosities. Her work alludes to action painting, process art, comic strips, color field and landscape. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally in galleries and museums including Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunstmuseum St Gallen, Neue Museum, Nuremburg, The National Academy Museum NYC, PS 1/ Moma, Hollis Taggart Gallery, NYC, Artists Space, NYC,Galerie Rolf Ricke, Koln, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel Switzerland, Galerie Anke Schmidt, Koln, DC Moore, Hausler Contemporary, Zurich, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, Thaddeaus Ropac, Salzberg and The Kienzle Foundation, Berlin. Elizabeth is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner grant and residencies at PS 1/ Moma, The Sharpe Foundation and Skowhegan. Her work has been reviewed in publications including The New York Times, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, The New York Sun, Art US, Time Out NY and Kunstforum.
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