Curriculum Vitae:


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


Illuminated Crescent PSE 10.23.2014, RL Window, New York, NY, 2015

Nactfluge for Avinor, Oslo International Airport, Gardermoen, Norway 2014-2015

Hayabusa Reentry, Musuem 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


Fallen Water, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2015

The Long Division, Art in Buildings Program, New York, 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


Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, The Heckscher Musuem 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, curated by Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode, 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, ArcLight / 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


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency Program, 2013

The Arctic Circle Expeditionary Residency Program, 2011
Grand Canyon National Park AIR Program 2010

Caldera Artist in Residence Program 2010

Herhusid Artist Residency, Siglufjordur, Iceland 2008

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Artist in Residence, New York, NY 2006-2007
Cite Internationale des Arts Residency, Paris, France 2003


Morris, Ali "New perspectives" *Wallpaper, July, 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 Paul 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, Febraury 2013

Nys Dambrot, Shana, “Art Review: Kevin Cooley”, Art Ltd, March 2012

Ollman, Leah, “Art Review: ‘Suspension’ Reynold Reynolds, Kevin Cooley” The LA Times March 1st, 2011
“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
“Kevin Cooley’s Night Light,” Design Arts Daily, August 17, 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


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

David Ruttenberg Purchase Award, 2000

Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, 2000

Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholarship, 1999


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