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Mark Cooper
Affiliation:; Faculty
MFA

Awards/Fellowships:   MARK COOPER is an internationally recognized artist known for large-scale and site-specific installations. His commissions and grants vary from Boston Medical Center, Artist Fellowships through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (2011, 2017), a Gund Tra

Personal website:   markfcooperart.com
 
Artist Statement
I have developed a body of work through a series of projects in my research that brings together seemingly unrelated—even contradictory—elements, which interact to create a more meaningful and immersive whole. These projects explore visual language and visual culture on several levels, addressing collections, collecting, value, and methods of presentation. First, the work draws on a range of subject matter from construction sites, to cell biology, to street life, to art historical references. Secondly, there is dialogue between the materials, from sturdy wooden structures to ethereal rice paper and organic ceramics, as well as collage, photographs, and paintings. On a third level, my creative practice opens conversations through collaboration with other individuals, including artists, installers, shippers, lighting specialists, and curators. My way of working through assemblage engages viewers differently than linear narrative.



Artwork submitted for the SMFA Art Sale

 

  China Sea Blue  (2017)
Wall Hanging - Textiles
Medium: silk embroidered tapestry  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 84 H: 72
Price:$12,000
 

  Green Mango  (2017)
Wall Hanging - Textiles
Medium: silk embroidered tapestry  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 96 H: 96
Price:$12,000
 

  Untiltled Platters  (2019)
Ceramics -
Medium: ceramic  
Edition:    Quantity: 4
Dimensions (inches):   W: 12 H: 12 Depth: 4
Price:$250
 

  Untitled Vessels  (2019)
Ceramics -
Medium: ceramic  
Edition:    Quantity: 5
Dimensions (inches):   W: 3 H: 6 Depth: 3
Price:$100
 

  Tiep  (2010)
Wall Hanging - Mixed Media
Medium: mixed media  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 44 H: 40
Price:$4,500
 

  Mask  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: mixed media  
Edition: 1  Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 29 H: 34
Price:$2,000
 

  Deer  (2012)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: mixed media  
Edition: 1  Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 22 H: 32
Price:$1,000
 

  Dance  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: mixed media  
Edition: 1  Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 23 H: 33
Price:$1,000
 

  It's Your Life II  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: mixed media  
Edition: 1  Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 22 H: 30
Price:$1,000
 

  It's Your Life  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: mixed media  
Edition: 1  Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 22 H: 30
Price:$1,000
 

  Untitled Bottles  (2019)
Ceramics -
Medium: ceramic  
Edition:    Quantity: 5
Dimensions (inches):   W: 8 H: 10 Depth: 8
Price:$250
 

  Tran 1  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: mixed media  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 24 H: 36
Price:$1,000
 

  Tran 2  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: mixed media  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 24 H: 36
Price:$1,000
 

  Tran 3  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Mixed Media
Medium: mixed media  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 24 H: 36
Price:$1,000