Curriculum Vitae/Artist Resume (download PDF)

Daniel R. Cooper
7947 Teel Way
Indianapolis, IN 46256
317.845.7365
Dan@CooperFineArt.com
http://CooperFineArt.com
Born: February 11, 1952; Greensburg, IN
Live/Work: Indianapolis, IN, USA
Education:
Indiana University – Bloomington / Fine Arts 1970-72
University of Indianapolis / Fine Arts 1974-75
Wizard Academy, Tuscon, AZ / Business 2010

One-Person Exhibits:
“Paintings and Drawings”
Greenfield Chamber of Commerce Gallery
1 Court House Plz, Greenfield, IN 46140
January–February 2014

“Seasons”
Gallery 924 (Arts Council of Indianapolis)
Indianapolis IN
June 2012

“Portals II”
Gallery 7
Indianapolis IN
November 1–22, 2011

“Portals”
wUG LAKU'S STUDIO & garage
Indianapolis IN
September 30 – October 31, 2010

Juried Exhibitions:
69th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition
Swope Museum, Terre Haute, IN
June 29 – August 24, 2013
Juror: Kris Ercums, Curator of Global Contemporary and Asian Art at the Spencer Museum of Art. Previously at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
“Spring/Winter”

Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition
Indiana University East, Richmond, IN
October 31 – December 7, 2012
Juror: Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator for Cleveland Museum of Art
“Going Somewhere Else”, judge’s first placement Merit Award
“Suburban Night” & “Spring/Winter” also selected

Ohio + 5 2012
The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH
January 13, 2012 – March 11, 2012 
Jurors: Dustin Farnsworth, Dennis Savage, and Art Werger
“Seasons”

Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition
Indiana University East, Richmond, IN
October 26 – December 9, 2011
Juror: Katherine Sherwood, professor of art at the University of California Berkley
“Seasons” 

Unclothed: Exposing the Art Nude
STUTZARTSPACE Gallery
Indianapolis, IN
November 4-23, 2011
“Continuing Journey”

7th Annual IDADA Members Juried Exhibition
wUG LAKU'S STUDIO & garage
Indianapolis, IN
August 31 – September 25, 2012
Juror: Barry Blinderman, Director of the University Galleries and part-time professor in Art History at Illinois State University
“Doppler” – First Prize

2011 Regional Juried Exhibition
IU Kokomo
Kokomo, In
March 9 – April 2, 2011
“Burn 3: Reflection” and “Burn 4: Intention”

5th Annual IDADA Members Juried Exhibition
Domont Gallery, Indianapolis IN
November 6 – November 25, 2009
Juror: Bonnie Kime, Executive Director, The Next Picture Show Gallery, Dixon, IL

4th Annual IDADA Members Juried Exhibition
Pivot Gallery, Indianapolis IN
February 1 – March 3 2008
Juror: Brian Byrn, Curator of Exhibitions at the Midwest Museum of Art in Elkhart, IN

Life Canvas: The Words of Art and History 2008
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center, Zionsville IN
April 12 – June 17, 2008
"Super String Theory"

Hoosier Salon
Indianapolis, IN
1990
"Jupiter Over Indianapolis"

Start With Art
Arts Council of Indianapolis Inaugural Exhibit
Indianapolis, IN
1990
"Agape: Hoosier Summer Innocence"

Group Shows:
Indianapolis Art Center Annual Faculty Show
Indianapolis Art Center
August 10 – September 7, 2012
Indianapolis Art Center Annual Faculty Show
Indianapolis Art Center
September 10 – October 2, 2010
Indianapolis Art Center Annual Faculty Show
Indianapolis Art Center
September 12 – October 4, 2008
The Shocking Show
Coalition of Indianapolis Artists
The Faris Building, Indianapolis, IN
1989
A Creative Affair
Coalition of Indianapolis Artists
The Goodman Building, Indianapolis, IN
1987

Curated Shows:
“Inside II” New Work - Group Show from the Advanced Art Class at the Correctional Industrial Facility, Pendleton, IN
Gallery 7, Pike Performing Arts Center
Indianapolis IN
November 23 – December 30, 2011
“Inside” Group Show from the Advanced Art Class at the Correctional Industrial Facility, Pendleton, IN
Indianapolis Art Center
Indianapolis IN
May, 2011

Bibliography:
Nuvo, “Portals: Paintings by Dan Cooper”
by Dan Grossman
October 6, 2010
Nuvo, “Annual Faculty Exhibition”
by Dan Grossman
September 15, 2010
Arts Indiana
October 1987
Indianapolis Star
September 16, 1990
by Steve Mannheimer
A Grand Tradition: The Art and Artists of the Hoosier Salon 1925-1990
copyright 1993 by Judith Vale Newton and Carol Weiss
(Dan Cooper pp 185, 359)

Media:
As well as guesting on shows, I shoot and edit video documentaries covering IDADA First Friday gallery openings and other visual arts community events. Videos can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/artistdanc and http://www.IDADA.org.
NUVO
Review: Dan Cooper, 'Seasons'
by Dan Grossman
June 4, 2012
4.5 stars (out of 5) review of one-person show at Gallery 924
Art of the Matter
WFYI 90.1
hosted by Travis DiNicola
May 25, 2012
Interview about upcoming show “Seasons” at Gallery 924. Performance and video collaborators Bovary Taritas, poet; and Justin Lahr, musician, join in the discussion.
NUVO
Dan Cooper: Midwest metaphysician
by Dan Grossman
May 30, 2012
Feature article about Cooper’s current work and upcoming one-person show at Gallery 924
NUVO
Inside Art
by Dan Grossman
June 22, 2011
Feature article about Cooper’s advanced art class in prison and their group show
Conversations
WICR 88.7
hosted by Jerry Sargent and Lisa Walston
June 10, 2011
Discussed prison art class group exhibit at the Indianapolis Art Center
Conversations
WICR 88.7
hosted by Jerry Sargent and Doug Housemeyer
October 7, 2010
Topics included what’s going on in the local arts community
People Helping People
Syndicated Radio Show
Jeff Cardwell, host
June 4, 2009
Talking generally about arts in Indianapolis. Joining in during the second half of the show are Stewart Lowry, Director of the Indianapolis Parks Department; and Tom Weidenbach, Manager of Garfield Park Arts Center.
Conversations
WICR 88.7
Doug Housemeyer and Jerry Sargent co-host this business oriented talk show.
March 2, 2009
Dan Cooper and Mark Rushman were guests to talk about IDADA. Also on the show was Alan Zuckerman of MZD to plug the City Market
Conversations: History
WICR 88.7
Jerry Sargent,
March 2, 2009
Dan Cooper and Mark Rushman talked about the development of the downtown art scene over the decades.
Conversations
WICR 88.7
Doug Housemeyer and Jerry Sargent co-host
1992 to 2009
Dan Cooper is a semi-frequent guest to talk about the arts and the business of being an artist.
Indiana Arts
WFYI – TV 20
Bob Beckman, Jr. hosts
August, 1987
Dan Cooper, Ellie Siskind, Dick Nickolson, and Skip Jones were interviewed about the just forming Coalition of Indianapolis Artists.

Continuing Education:
Butler University, "Religion, Spirituality and the Arts"
A creative community experiment in collaborative spirit with 11 other artists of differing mediums and religious and spiritual perspectives culminating in a group exhibition.
2014

Corporate Collections:
Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau
5920 Castleway West Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Community Hospital South
1402 East County Line Road South
Indianapolis, IN 46227
National City Bank (currently PNC)
Indianapolis, IN

Individual Collections:
Michael Kaiser, San Francisco, CA
Robert Bishop, Chicago, IL
James and Maureen Schulz, Houston, TX
Kevin and Becky Clancy, Jacksonville, FL
Bill and Terry Shank, Avon, IN
Harold Qualkinbush, Indianapolis, IN
Lisa & Charles Gantz, Florida