In his multidisciplinary art practice, Kevin Cooley works with elemental forces of nature to question systems of knowledge as they relate to our perceptions and experience of everyday life. Using photography, video, and installation, he creates frameworks though which to observe experimental and performative gestures to decipher our complex, evolving relationships to nature, to technology, and ultimately to each other.
Since 2014, he's held solo exhibitions at the Catharine Clark Gallery, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Kopeikin Gallery, The Museum of Photographic Arts, The Nevada Museum of Art, Pierogi, Ryan / Lee Gallery, The Savannah College of Art and Design, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
His work prominent public collections including The Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 21c Museum, The Nelson-Atkins Museum, and The Museum of Photographic Arts.
Additionally, he has received numerous awards including a juried award at Art Prize, a Foundation for Contemporary Art grant, an Experimental Television Center Grant., Aaron Siskand Foundation Grant, and a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant. He has attended several artist residency programs including The Bemis Center for the Arts, La Cité des Arts, the LMCC Workspace Artist in Residence and The Arctic Circle Residency.
Reviews of Cooley's work have appeared in ArtForum, Art Ltd., Aesthetica, Art das Kunst Magazin, Harpers, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The New Yorker, Sunday Times of London, Timeout New York, Photograph, *Wallpaper, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired.
He also maintains a collaborative practice with Phillip Andrew Lewis. They have held seven solo exhibitions since meeting while in residence at The Bemis Center in 2013.
Cooley lives and works in Los Angeles, California and Brooklyn, NY.