(b. 1950, Evansville, IN)
Lives and works in Boston, MA


1980 Master of Fine Art, Tufts University

1972 Bachelor of Science, Indiana University



2016   YuYu China Blue, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

2015    The Sum of the Parts, National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi

           Vietnam Fine Arts University, Hanoi, Vietnam

           Solo booth, Seattle Art Fair, presented by SamsњЦ, Seattle, WA

2011    More is More, Samsøñ, Boston, MA

           Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

2007    511 Gallery, NY, NY

2006    511 Gallery, Middle East Project, NY, NY

2005    511 Gallery, NY, NY

2004    Three Columns Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2003    Miller/ Geisler Gallery, Jacks Are Wild, NY, NY

           Words on Fire Project, Striar Art Gallery, funded by the Center For Arts and Culture, MA

2002    Nao Project Gallery, Boston, MA

2001    Massachusetts Cultural Council Gallery, Boston, MA

2000    New England Bio-Tech Gallery, Wakefield, MA

1999    Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, Boston, MA

1998    Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC

1997    Models Inc., Boston, MA

1995    Center Street Studio Gallery, Boston, MA

           Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, Boston, MA

1991    New England Bio-Tech Gallery, Wakefield, MA

1990    New England Bio-Tech Gallery, Wakefield, MA

           Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, Boston, MA

1989    Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, Boston, MA

1988    Hartje Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

1987    Allan Stone Gallery, NY, NY

1985    Helen Shlien Gallery, Boston, MA

1982    Helen Shlien Gallery, Boston, MA

1981    Helen Shlien Gallery, Boston, MA

1980    Helen Shlien Gallery, Boston, MA

1979    Sun Valley Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

1975    Sun Valley Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho



2015    Fired & Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point , Doris Duke’s Estate at Rough Point, Newport, RI

            A Singularity, Living Computer Museum, in conjunction with the Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA

            Dallas Art Fair, with SamsњЦ, Dallas, TX

2014     Ceramic National–Ceramic Top 40, Gallery 224, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

2013    Yu Yu Columbus, Indiana University Center for Art & Design at Columbus in conjunction with the Columbus Museum of Art and Design

           James and Audrey Foster Prize Finalists, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston,MA

           New Blue and White, Foster Gallery, Curated by Emily Zilber Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

          Artcetera Exhibition/Auction, Boston, MA

           Museum of Fine Arts, Exhibition/Auction, Boston, MA

           Ceramic National–Ceramic Top 40, Red Star Gallery Kansas City, MO

           Children’s Hospital Boston, The Art of Story Event, Boston, MA

           DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Party for the Park Exhibition, Lincoln, MA

           Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Exhibition/Auction, Boston, MA

            Maude Morgan Center, Exhibition/Auction, Cambridge, MA

            Groupshow , Samsøñ, Boston, MA

 2012    Earth and Alchemy , Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College Of Art and Design, Boston, MA

            Public Space/Public Art, Common Boston, Boston Society of Architects, Neighborhood Garden Project

            Installation - South End, Boston, MA

2011    WestLicht Museum, Vienna, Austria

2010    Fixed Chaos, Montserrat School of Art, Beverly, MA

           Icons and Alters, New Art Center, Newton, MA

           Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland

2009    Science and Nature, 511 Gallery, Lake Placid, NY

           Yuma Museum, 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Yuma, AZ

2007    2007 Symposium Exhibition, Yuma Museum, Yuma, AZ

           Violence Transformed, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA

2008    Icons and Alters, New Art Center, Newton, MA

           A Tribute to Polaroid, Soho Photo Gallery, NY, NY

           Artcetera Exhibition and Auction, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

2003    Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Boston, MA

2002    Attleboro Museum, Before and After, Attleboro, MA

           Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Collaboration with the Children's Museum, Boston, MA

           Butler Institute of American Art, Center St. Studio, Youngster, OH

           New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

           Fellowship Grant Winners, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA

2000    Collaborative Project Installation, Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA

           Getting Along Collaborative Project, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, NY

           Collaborative Project Installation, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

           Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, NY, NY

1999    Attleboro Museum, Collaborative Project, Attleboro, MA

           Collaboration with Taku Oike, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

           Duxbury Art Museum Complex, Duxbury, MA

           McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

           Selections from the Polaroid Collection, West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI

           About Getting Along A Project Against Violence Considering the

           Millennium, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, NY, NY

1998     50 Years of Collecting, Polaroid Collection, Maison Europeene de la Photographie, City Museum of Paris, Paris, France

            March Art Gallery, University of Richmond, Centre St. Studio, Richmond, VA

            Selections 6, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS

            50 Years of Collecting, Polaroid Collection, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark

            50 Years of Collecting, Polaroid Collection, Photo Museum, Zarautz-Guipuzcoa, Spain

1997     Permanent Sculpture Collaboration, Installation, and Exhibition, Capital Children’s Museum, Washington, DC

            Permanent Sculpture Collaboration, Installation, and Exhibition Children’s Museum For The Arts, NY, NY

            Polaroid Collection 1 to 12, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

            Pensacola Museum, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

            Collaborative Sculpture with United South End Settlement, Revolving Museum, Boston, MA

1996     Project Against Violence, Capital Children’s Museum, Washington DC

            Polaroid Collection, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN

            50th Year Anniversary of Instant Photography, Photokina, Kuntsmuseum Pavilion, Cologne, Germany

             Polaroid Collection, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

1995      Project Against Violence, Capital Children’s Museum, Washington, DC

             Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC

1994      Pete-Repeat Mark Cooper and Michael Mulhern Installation, Boston College Museum, Chestnut Hill, MA

             Mark Copper Recent Work, Fuller Craft Museum, Brocton, MA

             Shrines, Symbols, and Cherished Objects, Fuller Craft Museum, Brocton,MA

             Public Interventions, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

             Benefit Auction, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1993      Contemporary Watercolors, Boston College Museum, Chestnut Hill, MA

             Benefit Exhibition, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

1992      Photokina Polaroid Selections, Kuntsmuseum, Cologne, Germany

1991      Subliminal Realities: An Exhibition of Five Artists, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA

1990      Separate Visions: A Diverse View of Contemporary Boston Art, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

             Beyond Tradition: Experiments in Printmaking, Fitchburg Museum, Fitchburg, MA

1989      Mask, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

             Handmade Paper, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

             Boston Now, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1987      Museum of Art, Science, and Industry, Bridgeport, CT

             Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

1986      Works On Paper, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

             Jewett Art Museum, Wellesley, MA

             League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery, Concord, NH

             Worcester Craft Center Gallery, Worcester, MA

1985      Experiments in Paper, Clay Fabric, and Glass, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT

1984      Works On Paper, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

             Triennial, Fuller Craft Museum, Brocton, MA

1981      Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

             Triennial, Fuller Craft Museum, Brocton, MA

1978      Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT



2014/2015 Kesington Building Commission

2013 Comme Des Garcon Commission, Dover Market

Wellesley College Commission to create Stained Glass Windows for

Houghton Chapel 2013/2014

Wellington Management Commission

2012/2013 Boston Children’s Hospital Commissiom

2011 Boston Medical Center Commission

2010 Berlin Wall Project Freedom Without Walls, Boston College, sent to Strabane District Council, N. Ireland Nov. 2010

Harvard Medical School Commission

Lotus Flower Project Collaborative Sculpture Project Boston College Arts

Festival 2010

2009 Berlin Wall Project Freedom Without Walls,

Jackson Mann School Collaborative Puzzle Mural at the Jackson Mann School in

Alston, Ma. incuding supervising the installation by 80 members of the National Association of College and University Business Officers public service event for their annual conference.

Collaborative Art Initiative, Two dimensional and three dimensional collaborative objects created with 30 Donovan Scholars from the Boston College School of Education during the summer of 2009

2008 Roger Williams University,  Permanent Outdoor, Bristol, R.I. Collaborative Sculpture, created for the Collaborative

Art Initiative through the University of the Middle East Project


University of the Middle East Collaborative Oval Project

Project with 16 Middle Eastern and Cambridge, Ma. North African teachers, 6

American teachers, and Students from the International High School in Manhattan

2006 and 2007 University of the Middle East Collaborative Sculpture and

Project Workshop ‘Building Bridges, Cambridge, MA for Learning’

2005 Boston Schoolyard Project Permanent installation of 700

Blackstone School outdoor floor graphic objects, Boston, MA

Lisa Sjostrom Commission to create an

Ms. Foundation for Women educational package and curriculum to accompany national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Workday Initiative

2004 Boston Schoolyard Initiative Commission for Playground

Boston Foundation Prototypes and 2 Completed

Designs for Boston Public Schools

2003 Frog Pond Playground Commission to create ten 3

Boston Commons foot long panels with students

Highland Group Grant from the Wilson School

2002 Southeast Middle School Commission Leominster, MA

Solomon Schechter School Commission Stoughton, MA

DeCordova Museum Commission

Edwards Middle School

Charlestown, MA.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Commission

Boston Children's Museum

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Commission

Boston Boys and Girls Clubs

2001 Cambridge Health Alliance Commission

Cambridge Hospital, MA

Southeast Middle School Commission

Leominster, MA

Solomon Schechter School Commission

Stoughton, MA

University of Massachusetts Commission

Dartmouth, MA

Somerville Hospital Commission

Somerville, MA

Kadis Sculpture Private Commission

Brighton, MA

University of Massachusetts Commissioned to create and

Dartmouth, MA direct a collaborative project with faculty, students, and

community members

2000 - 2001 Boston Public Library Commission for project

“My Community, My Boston”

working with Boston Youth

Praecis Pharmaceutical Commission

2000 Cambridge Hospital Commission for Competition

Cambridge, MA

Cavalcade of Cod Commission

Consolidated School Awarded commission to Richmond, MA

create a permanent collaborative wall sculpture with

students (delayed)

1999 – 2000 Creativity in the 21st Century Board member of an

Washington, D. C. international organization

Driscoll School Commission

‘Faces Into the Millennium’ Brookline, MA



2013 Boston Institute of Contemporary Art Foster Prize Panel

Boston Museum of Fine Arts Artist Lecture

Emerson College

Presenter/Mentor at the Mass. Technology Leadership

Council Innovation 2013 Unconference

2012 Presenter/Mentor at the Mass. Technology Leadership

Council Innovation 2012 Unconference

Tsinghua University, China

Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute – China University

Mass. College of Art – Jury for Mass. College of Art 3-D Awards

2011 Mass. College of Art

University of Mass. Dartmouth

2010 Harvard University two person panel with Jonathan Shay,

Macarthur Fellow, on Violence Transformed through art as a vehicle for change.

Mass. College of Art visiting lecture/critic.

Public Art Workshop Advisor for the Boston Society of Architects workshop with twelve architect and artist

teams at the Apple Store, Boylston St., Boston, Ma.

2009 Montserrat School of Art

2008 Cambridge Hospital

2007 Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

2007 Yuma Symposium, Yuma, AZ

2006 Research Center for Urban

University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

2005 University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

2001 Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, Keynote speaker

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2000 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA



2015 U.S Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam

2014-2015 Danyard Faculty Travel Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2013 Foster Prize Award, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2012 Foster Prize Award, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2011 Mass. Cultural Council Artist Fellowship

2010 Freedom Without Walls Grant

Collaborative Art Initiative from the Carnegie Foundation

Teachers in a New Era fund

Student Research Fellowship, Boston College

2009 Freedom Without Walls, Berlin Wall Project Funded, German Embassy and Boston College

Teachers in a New Era, Carneigie Corp.

2007 – 2008 University of the Middle East Project, Funded through UME State

2005 Society for the Preservation of American Modernism, Grant for Color

Reproductions of Making Art Together

2005 Boston College, Grant for Color Reproductions of Making Art Together

2004 Boston College Faculty Research Grant for Travel Bali, Indonesia

2002 Birchmeadow School, Grant for Creation of permanent, collaborative outdoor sculpture

2001 Leominster Public School System Grant for Commission

Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Commission

National Endowment for the Arts, DeCordova Museum Grant

Cambridge Arts Council, Grant for Commission

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Grant

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Grant and Commission

Curious George Foundation in coordination with the Boston Public Library

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Grant to review and revamp Department of Education

community based art projects and educational programs

Commission on the Arts Grant, East Hartford High School, East Hartford, CT

Artist Fellowship Grant, Somerville, MA

2000 Open Society Institute, New York, NY, Grant

Massachusetts Cultural Council, Finalist Grant Recipient for ‘Works on Paper’

Outdoor Systems Advertising Grant for Billboard in New York, NY



2002 Wilson School, Dorchester, MA

Schechter School, Stoughton, MA

Tobin School, Cambridge, MA

2001 Boston Public Library, Twelve Branch Libraries

Boston Public Schools, Four Schools

East Hartford High School, East Hartford, CT

Southeast Middle School, Leomenster, MA

2000 Bates Elementary School, Salem, MA

Salem High School, Salem, MA

Everett Public School, Everett, MA

Hardy Elementary School, Arlington, MA

Jefferson Elementary School, Franklin, MA

Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Allston, MA

PS 12, PS 33, and PS 68, New York, NY



2013, May 9, The ICA announces

Big, Red, and Shiny, June 5, The Foster Prize: Mark Cooper, Stephanie Cardou

Boston Common Magazine, May 8, Louis Vuitton and ICA Foster Prize Party

Boston Globe, March 8, New Blue and White at the MFA, Cate McQuaid

Boston Globe, May 2, Sebastian Snee, Eye Level Boston, Feb. 19, New Blue and White, Allie

Ceramics Now, Feb., New Blue and White MFA Boston

Columbus Newswire, Sept. 27, Yu Yu Columbus

Contemporary, April 22, James and Audrey Foster Prize 2013, June 15, the-Foster Prize-Mark Cooper

Metro West Daily News, May 5, Foster Prize Candidates Excite and Befuddle, Chris Bergeron, Aug.24, Yu Yu Columbus by Mark Cooper

The Artery, May 7, ICA Disappoints with ‘Foster Prize’ Roundup of Boston Art, Greg Cook

The Republic, Aug.27, Yu Yu Columbus Inspires Community Involvement

The Tech.MIT, June 7, Something New Something Blue, May 12, Museum of Fine Arts New Blue and White

Trip Advisor, Dec., Museum of Fine Arts Photo New Blue and White 2, October, IUCA+D Exhibit Features Evansville Native’s Evolving Work of Art

Vincennes Sun Republic, Oct. 2, ‘State of the Art’ Yu Yu Columbus Inspires Community Involvement , April 30, Artistic Dialogue: A Preview of the ICA’’s 2013

James and Audrey Foster Prize exhibit, Stacy Cruz

You tube New Blue and White

2012 Art in America, Mark Cooper – Samson - More is More Review, Jan., volume 100, issue 1, pg. 104, Anne Wilson Lloyd

Artscope, 11/12 Earth and Alchemy: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, pg. 8 and 9, by Meredith Cutler

The Boston College Chronicle, Former BC “Berlin Wall” Lives on as a Peace Memorial in N. Ireland, Rosanne Pellegrini, Summer, pg. 8

The Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, March 20,2012, Artist Dabble Collectively in Whimsy, Arts pg.5 and 6

The Boston Globe, Foster Prize finalist announced, Nov. 9, 2012, Metro Pg. B16

100 Boston Artists, by Chawky Frenn, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Atglen, Pa., 2012

The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research Critic Pick for Best Installation in New England in 2011 and

Nominee for Best Individual Exhibition in New England in 2011

The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, Award Winner for Best Installation, announced and

awarded - March 1, 2012, posted in the Journal on March 2, 2012

Strabane Chronicle, N. Ireland, Bringing the Berlin Wall Back to Life I in Castlederg, April 19

Strabane Chronicle, Exploring Boarders Through Drama, April 26, pg. 13

Strabane Weekly, Visiting American Artist Views Unique “Berlin Wall” Art Project During Strabane District Visit, April 19, pg.5

You Tube, From Polaroid to Impossible – Masterpieces of Instant Photography – The Westlicht Collection, by Kogleron, Sept. 8.

Vimeo, Public Art – 2012 from Lan Qin

2011 Art Net, Mark Cooper More is More, Oct.-Dec, 2011

Art Sake, Cur8or: Camilo Alvarez, Nov. 9, 2011


The Boston Globe, Art Galleries: What’s on exhibit around Boston,

Mark Cooper More is More, Cate McQuaid, Nov. 30, 2011

The Boston Globe, Mark Cooper;s Hot head collages overlap in a riot of images, Cate McQuaid, Nov. 30, 2011


The Boston Phoenix – Arts, Museum And Gallery ,

Mark Cooper and Joe Zane , Crafty messes,  Greg Cook


mark-cooper-more-is-more,Cate McQuaid, Nov. 20. 2011

Cate McQuaid, Art and Beauty, Nov. 30, 2011

The Hot List, Mark Cooper More is More, Dec. 3, 2011

Huffington Post, Interview with Camilo Alverez of Samson, Nov. 2, 2011

Likeyou, the artnetwork, Mark Cooper More is More, Nov.-Dec 2011

The Lowell, Mark Cooper More is More, Nov. 22, 2011

The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, Mark Cooper, Dec. 8, 2011

Providence Journal A & E Things to Do, Mark Cooper More is More, Dec. 10, 2011 Brucato, Nov. 8, 2011

The Tufts Daily, Samson, Anna Majeski, Oct. 19, 2011

Zvents, Mark Cooper More is More, Nov. 24, 2011

2010 Artscope, Fixed Chaos,Jan/Feb, pg. 24-25

2009 Boston Globe, Galleries, Fixed Chaos, Nov.

Boston Globe, Parting Shot, pg. 41, Oct. 30, Art Project

Commemorates Fall of the Berlin Wall & Freedom of Speech, Boston College Minute

Berlin Wall installation, the Dustbowl, November 9,

The Heights, Wall wakens memories, Oct. 22 , facelifts for two schools, Dec. 11 , German Missions in the United States - Freedom Without Walls, Oct. 21 , Berlin Wall commemoration Oct 13 , Boston College kicks off

events to remember the Berlin Wall Nov 5 , Berlin Wall 20th Anniversary:

Replica of the Wall at Boston - A Boston College Minute:

Message board Nov 18, Berlin Wall installation, the Dustbowl, November 9, 2009 , Syndicated College News

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the

Berlin Wall, the German Embassy in Washington, D.C.

handpicked Boston College to help commemorate

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2008 Boston College Magazine, Decimal Points, pg. 26-32, Spring

Indiana Alumni Magazine, (Mark Cooper Profile): Accounting To Art, pg. 65, May-June

Providence Journal, RI., Art Project Unites People From Around

The Globe, Mark Reynolds, July 17.

2007 Christie’s Magazine, ‘Show of the Month’, May

Horace, Winter 2007, Review: Making Art Together, Denise McLean

Voices of Youth Advocates, Making Art Together Review, Feb.

2006 Featured Book, Mary Daniel Hobson, AHN News, October 2006

Extra Credit / Book Reviews, Making Art Together, Teachers Magazine, October 2006, p. 48

Making Art Together, Youth Today, August 2006

2003 Water Shapes, Little Amphibians, by Lynn Wolff and John Copley, January 2003, p. 46 - 53.

2002 ‘Sculptor Lets Loose with Prints and Paints’, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, 14 June, 2002: C30

A World of Art, Brigid Watson, South End News, 23 May, 2002, p. 14

2001 CBS News, Channel 3, Hartford, CT, September 22 and 23, 2001

‘Creation of Student Unity, Diversity’, The Hartford Courant, 23 October, 2001: B 3 and 7

'Under The Sun, We Are All One' Hartford Inquirer, 12 October, 2001 p. 3, 9

2000 Child Art Magazine, October – December, 2000, p. 4 - 5

‘Work of Art’ The Evening News, Salem, MA, June 22, 2000

‘Gardens Become Galleries’, Molly Hochkeppel, The Patriot Ledger, 23 May, 2000: p. 16

‘Commissions’, Sculpture Magazine, June, 2000

‘Schooled in Art’, Valentina Zic, Wellesley Townsman, 15 June, 2000, p 13


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