Curriculum Vitae: 

EDUCATION
The School of Visual Arts, M.F.A. Photography, New York, NY 2000
Lewis and Clark College, B.A. International Affairs, Portland, OR 1997

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS AND COMMISSIONS
Fallen Water Niagara Escarpment, Nuit-Blanch Toronto,  Toronto, ON 2016
Distant Water, commissioned proposal for the LA Metro Regional Connector, Los Angeles, CA 2015
Illuminated Crescent PSE 10.23.2014, RL Window, New York, NY 2015
Nachtfluge for Avinor, Oslo International Airport, Gardermoen, Norway 2014-2015
Hayabusa Reentry, Museum of Photographic Arts Commission at Art San Diego, San Diego, CA 2014
Launch Failure, The 2013 Moving Image Fair, New York, NY 2013
The Bonfire Project, Scope Foundation Commission, Scope Miami Sculpture Atrium, Miami, FL 2012
Remote Nation, Private Commission, Adjacent to the High Line Park, New York, NY 2011

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
High Water Mark, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA 2016
time // lines, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN 2016
A Thousand Miles an Hour, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2016
Golden Prospects, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA 2015-2016
Fallen Water, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2015
The Long Division, Art in Buildings Program, New York, NY 2015
Takeoffs JFK and other videos, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn NY 2015
A Thousand Miles an Hour, Ryan/Lee Gallery, New York, NY 2015
Primal Forces, The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV 2014-2015
Sightings, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR 2014
The Valley of the Sun, Sonoma State University, Sonoma County, CA  2014
My God, It’s Full of Stars, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2014
Harmony of the Spheres, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN 2014
Unexplored Territory, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2014
Elements, The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA 2013
Primary Forces, Art in Buildings Program, Time Equities Building, New York, NY 2013
Skyward, The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY 2013
The Bonfire Project, La Esquina Brooklyn, NY 2012
Skyward, The Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX 2012
Suspension (with Reynold Reynolds) Young Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2012
Take Refuge, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2012
At Light’s Edge, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY 2008
Night Shift, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY 2007
Bateaux Mouches, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL 2005
Untitled, The Swiss Institute (Entryway), New York, NY 2003
Night for Night, White Columns Gallery, New York, NY 2002
Night for Night, Momenta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2002

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Boundless: triennial of contemporary California photographers, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA 2016
Energy: Made in Form, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 2016
Both Sides of Sunset, The Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2015
1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality, Multiple International Locations. 2015
The Promise of Something and Nothing, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, 2014-2015
Being Here, The Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, CA, 2014-2015
Arrive and Likewise Depart, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2014
Magnetic North, USB Galleries, New York, NY, 2014
neverhitsend, 365 Mission, Los Angeles, CA 2013
Journey Forth, Santa Cruz Museum of Art, Santa Cruz, CA 2013
Designed to Win, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI 2013
The Medium’s Session, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN 2013
Videorover VI, NUTUREart, Brooklyn, NY 2013
Journey Forth, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA 2013
Still Action, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 2013     
Septentrion: Exploring the Arctic Circle, Union Art Gallery, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 2013
Searchin’: Los Angeles and the Quest for the Sublime, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA 2013
Myths and Realities, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY 2012
Systems Beyond Certainty, Beers Lambert Contemporary, London, U.K. 2011
SHFT NY, New York, NY 2010
A House Is Not a Home, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY 2007
The Grass Is Greener on the Other Side.... So What? Leo Fortuna Gallery, Hudson, NY 2007
Location, Location, Location, Gallery 10G, New York, NY 2006
Love, Narcissism, and Other Diseases, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY 2005
Think Twice, TH Inside, Milan, Italy 2006
Looking at Los Angeles, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2005
Uneasy Places, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 2004
Art and Commerce Festival, Brooklyn, NY 2004
Heads, Studio Aiello, Denver, CO 2003
Trois Points, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France 2003
Tar Beach, Site Gallery, Sheffield, U.K. 2003
Artists’ Choice, Eyebeam Gallery, New York, NY 2003
Homework, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY 2002
De-Core-Instanz, Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts, New York, NY 2001

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2016
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX 2016
The Musuem of Photographic Arts, San Deigo, CA 2016
Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO, 2014
21c Museum, Louisville, KY, 2013
AT+T, Houston, TX 2012
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY 2009
Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA 2008

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Brown, Jane, Both Sides of Sunset, Metropolis Books 2015
Chun, Kimberly “California in Hot Water” SF Gate, August 23rd, 2015
Risch, Conor, “Fine Art Photography” Photo District News, July, 2015
Morris, Ali “New Perspectives” Wallpaper*, July, 2015
“Kevin Cooley: A Thousand Miles an Hour, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York”, Aesthetica, January, 2015
Speer, Richard “Critic’s Picks: Portland” Art Ltd, November, 2014
Danicke, Sandra “Touristenboot als Lichtquelle” Art das Kunst Magazin, September, 2014
Meier, Allison, ”Big Bang Viny” Hyperallergic, July 11th, 2014
Wagley, Catherine, “Review: Unexplored Territory” Photograph, March, 2014
Federico, Cherie, “Finding New Perspectives” Aesthetica, Issue 55 October / November, 2013
Stephens, Craig. “You Ought To Be in Pictures: Moving Images at Young Projects” Fabrik, Issue 21, 2013
Hall, Emily,  “Art Review, Kevin Cooley at The Boiler”  ARTFORUM, April 2013
Halle, Howard, “Ten Installations You Should See” Timeout New York, January 23rd, 2013
“Night for Night” Aesthetica Magazine,February 2013
Nys Dambrot, Shana, “Art Review: Kevin Cooley”, Art Ltd, March 2012
Ollman, Leah, “Art Review: ‘Suspension” The Los Angeles Times March 1st, 2012
“Skyward” The Sunday Times of London, February 2nd, 2012
Bush, Bill, “Take Refuge” The Huffington Post, January 3rd, 2012
Sun, Feifei, “Take Refuge: Humanity’s Struggle With Nature” Time Lightbox, January 9th, 2012
Gopnik, Blake, “TVs On, Nobody’s Home,” Newsweek’s The Daily Beast, October 4, 2011
Catton, Pia, “TV With Parental Guidance Required,” The Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2011
Wattercutter, Angela, “Remote Nation Turns High Line Walkers Into Voyeurs,” Wired, August 30, 2011
“Bolts from the Blue,” The Sunday Times of London, May 8, 2011
“New York: A Photographers’ City,” Rizzoli Press, 2011
“At Light’s Edge,” Bright Magazine (The Netherlands), March, 2009
Aletti, Vince “Goings on About Town,” The New Yorker, September 29, 2008
“Readings,” Harper’s Magazine, December, 2008
“On Top of the World,” Culture & Travel, February/March, 2007
“Visioni Molto Cool(ey),” Marie Claire Italia, February, 2007
“Looking at Los Angeles,” Metropolis Books, 2005
“The Ecstasy and The Agony,” LA Weekly, June 3-9, 2005
“An Illustrative Light,” LA Times, June 13, 2005
“Drama, Romance, Loneliness,” New York Art World, February, 2005

AWARDS AND GRANTS
Art Prize 3D Award, 2013
The Center for Cultural Innovation ARC grant, 2013
Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, 2013
Smack Mellon Hot Pick, 2012
Experimental Television Center Grant, 2011
Rema Hort Mann Grant, 2003
Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant, 2004
David Ruttenberg Purchase Award, 2000
Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, 2000
Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholarship, 1999