Biography

Nic Cooper is an emerging artist based in Toronto. They graduated from NSCAD University with a BFA, Major in Fine Arts in 2012. Their project Something Happened Here has developed during artist residencies and has been featured in two solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and catalogues. Recently Cooper received the Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award at an exhibition (2016), had a solo exhibition entitled The Rate of (2017) and has been selected for the upcoming exhibition Toronto: The Views are Different Here, at John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.

NIC COOPER

b. Toronto, On

EDUCATION

2020   MFA Studio Art Candidate, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

2012   BFA, Major in Fine Art, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017   The Rate of, The White House Studio Project, Toronto, ON

2016   Something Happened Here, Lee Matasi Gallery, Ottawa School of Art, ON

2014   Getting to Know You, The Gallery in the Attic, Peterborough, ON

2011   120 Watts, Microgallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2018   Sketch: Group Fundraiser, AxeNeo7, Gatineau, QC

2018   All Along, Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills, Toronto, ON

2018   Coalition: Glass City, DC Projects, Toronto, ON, curated by Chris Perez

2018  Jouez, Big on Bloor Cultural Festival, Toronto, ON

2018   Toronto: The Views are Different Here, curated by Amanda McNeil and Nikita Lorenzo, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2017   56th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philip Square, Toronto, ON

2017   Double Vision CAPIC, Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills, Toronto, ON 

2016   Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed, Orillia Museum of Art and History, juried, Orillia, ON

2016   The Sandwich Show, “Koreich: The Original Jewish Sandwich” The White House Studio Project, Toronto, ON, curated by Stephanie Avery and Trevor Dunseith

2016   In-Difference: Members Show, The White House Studio Project, Toronto, ON

2015   Annual Auction, The White House Studio Project, Toronto, ON

2014   Queer & Feminist Collective: RE:, The Anna Leonowens, Halifax, NS, juried

2014   Fall Members Show, The Gallery in the Attic, Peterborough, ON, curated by Elisabeth Fennell

2014   The Sex Offensive: Emancipating Gender, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON, juried

2014   Location, Location, Location, Art on Kent, Lindsay, ON

2014   Double Vision CAPIC, Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON, juried

2013   Peterborough in Portrait, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, ON

2012   Queer Collective Annual Exhibition, Khyber Arts Society, Halifax, NS

2012   The March of Anna, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS                           

2012   Printopolis, Seeds Gallery,Halifax, NS

2012   Group of Twelve: Kejimkujik Trip, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

2010   S.N.A.C.K.S: NSCAD University Peers, Khyber Arts Society, Halifax, NS

2010   Advanced Paint, Port Loggia Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2019   National Gallery of Canada Venice Biennale Internship Award        

2019   Stonecroft Foundation Venice Biennale Scholarship

2018   Vice-President Research Purchase Prize Greeting Card, University of Ottawa

2018   Charles Gagnon MFA Visual Arts Scholarship, University of Ottawa

2018   Entrance Scholarship, MFA Visual Arts, University of Ottawa

2016   Kevin J Batchelor Emerging Artist Award, Orillia Museum of Art and History

2014   Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2011   Rowland Printmaking Award, NSCAD University

2010   Robert Pope Painting Scholarship, NSCAD University

2007   Life Drawing Award, Central Technical School

2007   Academic Merit Award, Central Technical School

RESIDENCIES

2017   Artist-in-Residence, Drawing, La Escuelita, Niquinohomo, Nicaragua (Jan)

2016   Artist-in-Residence, Painting, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, ON (Dec)

2016   Artist-in-Residence, Printmaking, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON (April)

2015   Guest Artist, Muslala Artist Collective, Meeting Point Festival, Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine (March-Aug)

ARTIST TALKS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2018   Panelist at The Views Are Different Here, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2016   Artist-in-Residence Artist Talk, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON

PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES

CBC, It's shocking,' entering Walnut Studios for 1st time after devastating fire, May 26 2018

Exhibition Catalogue, Toronto: The Views are Different Here, 2018

Online Catalogue, Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, 2016.

Exhibition Review: Michael Fazackerley, Getting to Know You KawarthaNOW, Online, 2014.

Exhibition Review: Michael Fazackerley “Art in the Street” KawarthaNOW, Online, 2014.

Live at 5: The Microgallery: Jill Mathews, CTV News, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 2011.