About the Artist - George R. Cooley

Biography

Visual artist and private art instructor recently transplanted from Central Massachusetts to Western Pennsylvania. Extensive background with design firms and art material manufacturers. Trained as a filmmaker and printmaker, fine art work focuses on painting and drawing formats.

Education

Chicago Art Institute   Chicago, IL
•  Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
•  Teaching Certificate
•  Academics at University of Chicago

Northwestern University   Evanston, IL
Graduate work

Kendall School of Design   Grand Rapids, MI
Additional class work in commercial art

Credits

Recently exhibiting in Massachusetts at ArtsWorcester, Westborough Art Emporium, Arts Center at Southborough, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Worcester Windows, Worcester Historical Society and at the Fuller Museum. Work is in private collections.

Artist's Statement

I consider my work to be “Trans Avant-garde”, and recently I’ve been incorporating more portrait and landscape issues into my mix. My paintings habitually reference points mapped out on our globe -- using a latitude/longitude notion to locate exact positions commemorating events [important to me]. Especially with my paintings, each separate work is a grid coordinate on my lifetime cartography project.

Please email George at george@georgecooley.com