Brian Cooper


MFA    2002    Studio Art     University of Southern California

BFA    1995    Studio Art     San Francisco Art Institute

 Awards/ Honors:

2009              West Prize Acquisition Finalist

2000- 2002   USC Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award

 Exhibition Record:


“Does and Donaughts” curated by Christina Leung, White Columns online , New York, NY

“Dream House v.s. Punk House”, Serious Topics, Los Angeles, CA

“Group Show”', LAVA Projects guest curation, Berlin, DE

“Artist Book Show” Big Pictures Los Angeles guest curation, Berlin, DE

“Artist Book Show” Big Pictures Los Angeles , Los Angeles, CA

“Kamikaze show” curated by Barry Markowitz, Post @MiM gallery, Los Angeles, CA


“Tiny Men on Tits and Friends”, Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

“Fresh Start”, Lava Projects, Los Angeles, CA

L.A. Zine and Art Book Bazaar, Museum as Retail Space, Los Angeles, CA

Independent Art Book Fair, Los Angeles, CA

8 Ball Zine Fair (LA Pages Fair), Los Angeles, CA

“Edge of Today”,Launch LA, Los Angeles,CA

“Divided Brain”, Lava projects, Los Angeles,CA

 “Brian Cooper and Tim Rogers” SB Valley College, San Bernardino,CA


“Far Bazaar”, Cerritos College, Los Angeles,CA

Faculty Show, LACHSA, Los Angeles,CA

Faculty Show, SBVC, San Bernardino, CA


Scope Miami, BG Gallery, Miami, FL

“Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion”, Los Angeles, CA

How High, Left Field Gallery curated by Ryan Travis Christian, San Luis Obispo, CA

Consort, Artshare LA, Los Angeles, CA

La Estacion Arte Contemporaneo, Chihuahua Me

LABo por Venezuela, Carlos Blanco Studio, Bogota, Columbia


Head Space, 2 person show with Tanya Batura, Jaus Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Ducks L.A., Curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Minotaur Projects Space, Los Angeles, CA

6H to 8B Artists who draw in Los Angeles, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Hysterical Friction: Works on Paper from JAUS LA, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn,NY


Dirty Minds: Life on Earth, curated by Thomas Kidd, BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

i:23 Yokahama Triennale, curated by Kio Griffith, Tokyo and Yokahama, Japan

Ducks, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Archaic Revival,curated by Dani Tull, Zic Zerp gallery, Rotterdam, NL

Print Room, the Archaic Revival Review, Rotterdam, NL

Art Bands Showcase, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA


Fuel for the Fire, Temporary Space and Human Resources LA, Curated by Dawn Kasper,

New York, NY

Holodeck, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Against The Grain Charity Auction, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Faculty Show, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Faculty Show, Clara and Allen Gresham Gallery, San Bernardino, CA


Urban Construction, Art Gate Gallery, New York, NY

Nothing to Say, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

T-shirt revival night, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Breaking New Ground, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Cities: Visionary Places, curated by Camilla Boemio, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA


Show 2, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Incognito, Santa MonicaMuseum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

Woodie, the Attic, Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair

Depthless, Stadler and Waldorf, Los Angeles, CA


Friends of Sky, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

West Prize Exhibition, The West Collection, Oaks, PA

Next Art Fair, The West Collection, Chicago, IL

Lovable Like Orphaned Kitties and Bastard Children, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Back Yard, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

On the Down-Low, The Attic, Los Angeles, CA

Invite, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Cosmos Factory, curated by Brad Eberhardt, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Affordable Art Fair, NY, NY, Sam Lee Gallery

Some Paintings, L.A. Weekly Biennial, Track16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Intersection, sponsored by the Andy Warhol Foundation, Los Angeles, CA


Dynasty, Gallery MC, New York, NY

Concrete, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Stars on Vine, Aiden Riley Taylor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


New Work, San Bernardino Valley College Art Gallery, San Bernardino, CA

Quickening, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ


Project room, Sweeney Art Museum at UC Riverside, Riverside, CA

High Anxiety, Gallery C, Los Angeles, CA

LA Raid, de Parrel, Amsterdam, NLD

Southwestnet: Phx/LA, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ


Meltdown, Acuña Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Unnatural, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Halloween Show, Practice Space, Los Angeles, CA


Comfort Control, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA


Daily Serving, Fan mail: Brian Cooper, March 2017

Hi-Fructose, July 2014                                                                                                          

Sick Of The, Studio Visit: Brian Cooper, Feb. 20th, 2013,                   

Beautiful Decay, November 6, 2012,                                                                              , Jan. 3rd, 2011, preview of nothing to say at Guerrero Gallery,                                                       , Jan. 14th, 2010, Jeff Hamada,                                                                                                                  

Beautiful Decay, “Book 3”, Spring 2010,                                                                                                                         

Sycamore Review, issue 22.1, Spring 2010,                                                                                                                            

Rojo Magazine, ®kyoi, breach dynamics, Sept. 2009,                                                                                                        

Beautiful Decay, May 19th, 2009 Fei Liu,                                                                                                                 , June 4th, 2009,                                                                                                                                                 

Artillery, Nov./Dec. 2008, vol. 3 issue 2, Cosmos Factory, Carrie Patterson,                                                                            

Artweek, Dec. 08/Jan. 09, vol.39, issue 10, Cosmos Factory, Mathew Timmons,                                                                 

Cantanker, Excess, Issue 5, “Enhanced Interrogation of Brian Cooper” Sp. 2008,                                                                        

L.A. Weekly, Jan.11th-17th 2008, Some Paintings, Track 16 Gallery,                                                                                        

New American Paintings No.73, Dec. 2007, The Open studios press,                                                                                        

Press Enterprise, Feb.28th, 2005, New Work, SB Valley College Art Gallery,                                                                                  

San Bernardino Sun, Feb. 21st, 2005, New Work, SB Valley College Art Gallery                                                                             

UC Riverside Highlander, April, 2004, Project Room at Sweeney Gallery                                                             , December 09, 2004, American Gothic                                                                                        

Arizona Republic, 5/16, 2004, PHX/LA at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Arizona                                                      

Sentinel Let’s Go! June 2004, PHX/LA at Scottsdale Museum of Contemp. Art                                                                            

Scottsdale Republic, 4/28 2004, PHX/LA at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art                                                                    

Java Magazine, May 2004, SouthwestNET: PHX/LA                                                                                                              

ArtScene, May, 2003, Meltdown at Acuña Hansen, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                       

Artweek, April 2003, Unnatural at Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA