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Tara Cooper


curriculum vitae

Tara Cooper received her Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University in 2008, specializing in print, film and installation. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. She currently teaches in the print department at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

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Situated in the realm of creative non-fiction, my work engages the viewer on an intimate level (one-to-one)—not unlike the relationship between the author and her reader. Beneath the rubric of a specifically Canadian Nature, observations combine fieldwork and footwork moving from the amateur ornithologist, to the idea of north, to my most recent study involving the language of weather. This interest in fieldwork has led me to participate in many national and international artist residencies including: Kloster Bentlage in Rheine, Germany, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, The Frans Masereel Center in Kasterlee Belgium, Malaspina in Vancouver and St. Micheal’s Printshop in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  


                                                                                                                                            Tara Cooper