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Cooper A Holoweski
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick

ARTIST STATEMENT: My work is an investigation into the support structures of our everyday lives. What are the unseen forces that drive our global economy and how do they affect / reflect us on a personal level? I explore the faith we have placed in economic theories and financial systems through imagery and text that references advertising, infrastructure, religion, and faith. As a native of Detroit, Michigan, images of infrastructure and machinery carry a particular resonance with me. In my work the machine is simultaneously a stand-in for the figure and an icon of modernity, rationalism, and the global economy. The narrative of my machine is one of fallible logic that is both personal and globally systemic. The machine is consistently over-extending itself, stacking unsustainably, and, with the re-assertion of gravity and our faith tested, the machine collapses only to rebuild itself once again. We expand and contract, build up and break down, we strive for rational perfection only to more deeply provoke the irrational. Our greatest triumphs and our greatest faults are reflected in our inventions and magnified in our global systems.

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2009 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2009 M.F.A. Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2004 B.F.A. Printmaking, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2004 B.A. Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2003 La Pontifica Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile

Solo Exhibitions
• Boom and Bust, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI

• Infrastructure and Other Capital, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV
• Constellations, Gallery Titanik, Turku, Finland

Group Exhibitions
• People Like Us, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
• Tunneling, Famous Accountants, Brooklyn, NY
• Belle of the Ball, Park Central Hotel Ballroom, New York, NY
• False Prophets, Aspen Alternative Artspace, Snowmass Village, CO
• The Drawing Show, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY
• I Know What You Did Last Summer, St. Cecilia’s Covenant, Brooklyn, NY

• From Beginning to End, Gelman Gallery, Chace Center, Providence, RI
• Capturing Motion, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor Michigan
• Ultra Art Fair, Waiting Room Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
• Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
• RISD Graduate Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
• Boston Printmakers 2009 Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
• RISD Graduate Printmaking, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

• From Big Box to White Box, Chace Center RISD Museum, Providence, RI
• A Lapse of Time, Chasce Center RISD Museum, Providence, RI
• Artists’ Commentary, International Print Center New York, NY
• Alignment, Benson Hall Gallery, Providence, RI

• Nature Reperceived, The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
• Under the Radar: The Willis Remembered, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
• 5th Egypt International Print Triennial, Cairo, Egypt
• International Juried Print Exhibition 2006, Sumei Arts Center, Newark, NJ
• Animate Object, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI
• 3rd Biennial Print Exhibition, Northern Arizona University Museum, Flagstaff, AZ
• Michigan Now II, Michigan Institute of Art, Pontiac, MI
• 4th Annual 555 Video Festival, 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI
• New Prints, A&D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL (IPCNY 2005)

• Josep de Ribera International Print Biennial, Valencia, Spain
• New Prints Autumn, International Print Center, New York, NY
• TRA Art Group, Michigan Design Center, Troy, MI
• 2nd Annual All Media, Gallery International, Baltimore, MD
• Prints U.S.A., Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
• Second Annual International, SICA, Long Branch, NJ
• New Directions ’05, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
• Wills Creek Survey, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD
• All Media, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
• Border Crossings, The Ink Shop and Olive Branch Press, Ithaca, NY
• Wayne Professional Print Show, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

• Print, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
• Three Arguments, 555 Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI
• Art Ride, Ann Arbor Transit Authority, Ann Arbor, MI

• In Transit, Michigan Union Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
• On The Wall, Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
• Things Matter, Media Union Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Artist Residencies
2006 Sumu Residence, Gallery Titanik, Turku, Finland
2004 Lithography Study w/ Lucrecia Orloff, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2004 Taller 99, Santiago, Chile

2010 Smack Mellon Hot Picks
2009 Skowhegan / RISD Matching Fellowship
2008 Award of Excellence, Rhode Island School of Design
2006 Certificate of Merit, 5th Egyptian International Print Triennial
2005 Patricia and Robert Llewellyn Award for Print Media
2005 Prints U.S.A. Print Award, Springfield, MO
2004 Second Prize, Print Competition, Ann Arbor Art Center

“Parallel Stance” by Elizabeth H. Voss, The Oakland Press, June 23rd, 2007
“Architectural Prints Boom” by Michael, H Hodges, Detroit News, June 21st, 2007
“The Dismal Science” by Robert del Valle, Real Detroit Weekly, June 20, 2007
“Cooper Holoweskin Videoissa Naiset Liikuvat Kuin Autot” Kaisa KujanpAA, Turun
“Printed Matter” by Thomas Connors, Time Out Chicago, Feburary 2nd, 2006
“Rough and Ready” by Jacque Liu, Metro Times, Feb. 22, 2006

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