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Cooper Holoweski
updated: 07/07/2013
website: www.thisisprogress.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Dumb Luck
Houseplant
New Money
The Good Life (video still)
Township Dream Home
Wagon At Rest
Dream Kitchen (For Pat and Walt)
Dreams of Boat Ownership
Dream Office / Grandson
The Ghost and the Widow (diptych)
Family Dream Car / Final Days
Death Seed Machine
Engine Brain Box Study #9
Engine Brain Box study #4
Engine Brain Box study #8
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative, historical, technology, text, anatomy, collage, consumer culture, mimetic, autobiographical, political
 
 
Dumb Luck by Cooper Holoweski
Dumb Luck
Sumi Ink, Acrylic, Xerox Transfer, Polyurethane Foam on Paper
2012
Dimensions variable
Houseplant by Cooper Holoweski
Houseplant
Sumi Ink, Acrylic, Xerox Transfer, Polyurethane Foam, and Formica on Paper
2012
10 " x  14 " 
New Money by Cooper Holoweski
New Money
Sumi Ink, Acrylic, Xerox Transfer, Polyurethane Foam on Paper
2012
10" x  14" 
The Good Life (video still) by Cooper Holoweski
The Good Life (video still)
Stop Motion Animation, Video, Sound
2012
Dimensions variable
Township Dream Home by Cooper Holoweski
Township Dream Home
Acrylic, Xerox Transfer, Silkscreen Collage, and Graphite on Paper
2011
25.5 " x  22 " 
Wagon At Rest by Cooper Holoweski
Wagon At Rest
Acrylic, Sumi Ink, Silkscreen Collage, and Spray Paint on Paper
2011
25.5 " x  22 " 
Dream Kitchen (For Pat and Walt) by Cooper Holoweski
Dream Kitchen (For Pat and Walt)
Acrylic, Xerox Transfer, and Spray Paint on Paper
2011
25.5 " x  22 " 
Dreams of Boat Ownership by Cooper Holoweski
Dreams of Boat Ownership
Acrylic, Xerox Transfer, and Spray Paint on Paper
2011
25.5" x  22" 
Dream Office / Grandson by Cooper Holoweski
Dream Office / Grandson
Acrylic, Xerox Transfer, and Spray Paint on Paper
2011
25.5 " x  22 " 
The Ghost and the Widow (diptych) by Cooper Holoweski
The Ghost and the Widow (diptych)
Acrylic, Xerox Transfer, and Spray Paint on Paper
2011
25.5" x  44" 
Family Dream Car / Final Days by Cooper Holoweski
Family Dream Car / Final Days
Acrylic, Xerox Transfer, and Spray Paint on Paper
2011
25.5" x  22" 
Death Seed Machine by Cooper Holoweski
Death Seed Machine
Sumi Ink and Acrylic on Paper
2009
52 " x  60 " 
Engine Brain Box Study #9 by Cooper Holoweski
Engine Brain Box Study #9
Sumi ink and Digital Print on Paper
2010
11 " x  17 " 
Engine Brain Box study #4 by Cooper Holoweski
Engine Brain Box study #4
Sumi Ink and Inkjet print on paper
2010
11 " x  17 " 
Engine Brain Box study #8 by Cooper Holoweski
Engine Brain Box study #8
Sumi Ink and Xerox Transfer on Paper
2010
11 " x  17 " 

Artist Statement

My work is about the dream of a middle-class utopia; its development, failure, and our longing for it.  The promise of Fordism was not simply that of a livable wage, but also one of social engineering that extended beyond the factory and into the home.  Both my video work and works on paper combine traditional techniques (painting, drawing, stop-motion animation) with computer-aided 3D modeling to create an atmosphere that is both opulent and stark.   With subject matter including Herman Miller furniture, vinyl-sided houses, and the Ford Elmont Station Wagon, my work carries a sincere nostalgia for the capitalist utopia of the 20th century and understanding that it never really existed.

Artist Bio / CV

Born 1981 Detroit, MI                
 
Education

2009                       Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2009           M.F.A.  Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design,

2004           B.F.A.  Printmaking, University of Michigan

2004           B.A.     Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Solo Exhibitions

2011

·       Things Were Perfect, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY

2007

·       Boom and Bust, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI

2006

·       Infrastructure and Other Capital, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV

·       Constellations, Gallery Titanik, Turku, Finland

Group Exhibitions

2012

·       Beyond the Bedroom, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY

·       What I Know, NYCAMS Gallery, New York, NY

·       The Bricoleurs, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011

·       The Final Roundup, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY

·       Failed States, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY

·       Boom, Picaflor Studio, Atlanta, GA

·       Works on Paper, Dan Graham, Los Angeles, CA

 

2010

·       Bushwick Augmented Reality Intervention, Brooklyn, NY

·       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

 

2009          

·       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

             Juried by Ken Tyler

·       Boston Printmakers 2009 Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

 

2008          

·       From Big Box to White Box, Chace Center RISD Museum, Providence, RI

·       A Lapse of Time, Chace Center RISD Museum, Providence, RI

·       Artists’ Commentary, International Print Center New York, NY