Diane Cooper

Diane Cooper’s subtle use of materials was inspired by Japanese aesthetic. Living in Japan, a much older culture than our own, gave her an appreciation for aged and worn surfaces. Her work is comprised of materials such as canvas, leather, paint, and found pieces of paper. She arranges these materials on squares that are often installed together in a grid which gives the impression of one large piece or several individual pieces. Diane Cooper now lives in Chicago after having spent several years abroad in Japan and London.

GENTEN

Bundles 

EDUCATION
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Tokyo, Japan – studied with Gaston Petit
London England – studied with Kristina Shackleton Dziesko, Terry Shave, John Davidson
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 Awkward Beauty, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
2008 Wrapped, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Cooper and Colley, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 Inside Art, Chicago, IL
1995 Ohio Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 Erie Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 Galleria Renata, Chicago, IL
1989 Knapp Gallery, London, England
1988 Camden Art Centre, London, England
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016

2014

2013

87th Exhibition of Professional Members, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

SOFA Chicago 2014, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Wild, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Bonnie Peterson & Diane Cooper: Textiles, Wright Gallery, Grayslake, IL

2012 Objects Extraordinaire, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2011 SOFA Chicago 2011, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Blurred Perception, Prarie State College, Chicago, IL
Groupings, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Paper Show, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Members Show, The Arts Club, Chicago, IL
SOFA Chicago 2010, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2009 Cool! Cool! Cool! Cool!, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago IL
2008 SOFA CHICAGO 2008, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Baseball Show, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 Shy Boy, She Devil, & Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft, Selections from the Wornick Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Works on Paper, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Relationships, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Unifying Threads, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Within & Beyond: Interpretations of the Grid, Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL
2005 SOFA Chicago 2005, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Members Show, The Arts Club, Chicago, IL
Magnificent Extravagance, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2004 Illinois Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Olympia Centre, Chicago, IL
Materials Regional, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
Red, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 January White Sale, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Emergence: Women Artists in the New Millennium, Northern Indiana Arts Association,
William J. Bachman Gallery, Munster, IN
2002 SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Unconventional Threads, Rockford College, Rockford, IL
2002 Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN
2001 SOFA Chicago, 2001, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Artists of SOFA, Jean Albano Gallery, IL
2000 SOFA Chicago 2000, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
The Collectors Select, Jean Albano Gallery
Mini-Millenium, Women’s Caucus for Art, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Chicago Comes to the Suburbs, KL Fine Art Gallery, Highland Park, IL
SOFA Chicago 1999. Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
SOFA New York, New York, NY
1998 Primary Colors, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
SOFA ‘98, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
A Slice of Chicago, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Chicago Invitational, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
1997 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Women’s Caucus for Art National 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Chicago, IL
Inland Exhibition XXXIII, San Bernardino County Museum, CA
1995 Ohio Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994 Greater Midwest Invitational IX, Central Missouri State University, MO
Open Spectrum, David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL
CWAC Members Show, Chicago, IL
Stateline Victory Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, IL
1994 Gallery A, Chicago, IL
Art Expo, CWAC, Chicago, IL
Environmental Concerns, CWAC, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993 Open Spectrum, David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL
Gallery A, Chicago, IL
Inner Eye, CWAC, Chicago, IL
Art Expo, CWAC, Chicago, IL
Environmental Concerns, CWAC, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992 National Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
CWAC Member’s Show, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artistic License x Nine, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 New Horizons in Art 1990, Chicago, IL
1989 Imagery Gallery, Glyn Ellen, IL
1987 New Academy Gallery, London, England
AWARDS & HONORS
2006 Merit Award, Rockford Museum, Rockford, IL
Residency at Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
2004 Merit Award, South Bend Regional Museum
2003 Illinois Art Education Association Poster
1999 Panelist – SOFA New York City – American Craft Museum, New York City, NY
Panelist – SOFA Chicago – Chicago, IL
1992 Grumbacher Award – San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
REVIEWS

Chicago Tribune, Alan Artner, February, 21, 2003
Chicago Sun Times, Margaret Hawkins, March 7, 2003
Dialogue Magazine, John Brunetti, May-June 2003
Chicago Tribune, Barbara B. Buchholz, January 2, 1998
CWCA Newsletter, Fall 1997
Chicago Tribune, Lori Gray, January 20, 1995
Chicago Reader, Fred Camper, January 27, 1995

COLLECTIONS
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Supercuts, San Francisco, CA
Liquid Carbonic, Chicago, IL
The Habitat CO., Huron Plaza, Chicago, IL
University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL
Information Resources, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Phillips Petroleum, Tokyo, Japan
Kirkpatrick Enterprises, London, England