May 6 - August 1
Don Cooper, born in Texas, grew up in Georgia and has lived primarily in Atlanta since 1977. He received his master of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia and is the recipient of a Fulbright artist fellowship and a Working Artist Project Grant from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). His work has been the subject of more than thirty solo exhibitions and has been included in more than seventy group exhibitions. He is represented in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the High Museum of Art, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, MOCA GA, and Coca-Cola USA, in Atlanta; and the Morris Museum of Art, as well as in many private collections. His meditative, ritualistic paintings are inspired by universal symbols such as the bindu, a Hindi and Sanskrit term meaning “point” or “dot,” which represents consciousness, being, and the sacred point of origin and return.