Through photography, video, and installation, the Los Angeles–based artist Kevin Cooley (b. 1975, Los Angeles) creates work that is a meditation on our evolving relationship with technology and nature, and the intersection between the two. The underlying conceptual framework of his practice looks at how these forces contend with each other, and how we exist amid them.
Cooley has had solo exhibitions at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco (2015), Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn (2015 and 2014), RYAN LEE Gallery, New York (2015), the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno (2014–15), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, Oregon (2014), Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California (2014), Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles (2014 and 2012), the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego (2013), and the Boiler, Brooklyn (2013), among others. He has been featured in group exhibitions at Kopeikin Gallery (2015), the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York (2014–15), the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (2013), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan (2013), Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco (2013), and Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2013), among others. He has had residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (2013), the Arctic Circle Expeditionary Residency (2011), the Grand Canyon National Park AIR program (2010), the Caldera Artist in Residence program (2010), the Herhusid Artist Residency, Siglufjordur, Iceland (2008), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workplace Artist in Residence (2006–7), and the Cité Internationale des Arts residency, Paris (2003). Cooley holds an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York (2000) and a BA in international affairs from Lewis and Clark College (1997).