The School of Visual Arts, M.F.A. Photography, New York, NY 2000
Lewis and Clark College, B.A. International Affairs, Portland, OR 1997
Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France 1996


2018 Smoke and Mirrors, Laney Contemporary, Savannah, GA
2018 Still Burning, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angles, CA
2017 Nachtfluge, Portland International Airport, Portland, OR
2016 High Water Mark, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
2016 A Thousand Miles an Hour, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Golden Prospects, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2015 Fallen Water, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Takeoffs JFK and other videos, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2015 A Thousand Miles an Hour, Ryan/Lee Gallery, New York, NY
2014-15 Primal Forces, The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
2014 Sightings, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR
2014 Unexplored Territory, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 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
2012 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
2007 Night Shift, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Bateaux Mouches, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
2003 Untitled, The Swiss Institute (Entryway), New York, NY
2002 Night for Night, White Columns Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Night for Night, Momenta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS (all with Phillip Andrew Lewis)

2016 time // lines, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
2015 The Long Division, Art in Buildings Program, New York, NY
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


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


2017 Residency, Montello Foundation, Montello, NV
2013 Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
2013 3D Award, Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI
2013 The Center for Cultural Innovation ARC grant
2013 Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant
2012 Smack Mellon Hot Pick, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Residency, The Arctic Circle Expeditionary Foundation, Longyearbyen, Svalbard
2011 Experimental Television Center Grant, Owego, NY
2010 Residency, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
2010 Residency, Caldera Art Foundation,Sisters, OR
2008 Herhusid Artist Residency, Siglufjordur, Iceland
2006-07 Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace, New York, NY
2004 Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant, New York, NY
2003 Rema Hort Mann Grant, New York, NY
2003 Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2000 Purchase Award, David Ruttenberg Foundation, New York, NY
2000 Memorial Award, Paula Rhodes Memorial Foundation, New York, NY


2018 Living Proof: flora, fauna, and fossil fuels, Space 151, San Francisco, CA
2017 Art Blocks, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
2016 Boundless: California Triennial, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
2016 Faulted Valley Fog, Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Energy: Made in Form, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
2915 Both Sides of Sunset, The Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality, internationally traveling exhibition
2015 The Promise of Something and Nothing, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 
2015 2014-15 Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
2014-15 Being Here, The Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, CA,
2014 Arrive and Likewise Depart, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Magnetic North - Art from the Arctic Circle, USB Galleries, New York, NY
2013 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, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2013 Searchin’: the Quest for the Sublime, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
2012 Myths and Realities, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Systems Beyond Certainty, Beers Lambert Contemporary, London, U.K.
2010 SHFT NY, New York, NY
2007 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
2006 Location, Location, Location, Gallery 10G, New York, NY
2005 Love, Narcissism, and Other Diseases, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Think Twice, TH Inside, Milan, Italy
2005 Looking at Los Angeles, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Uneasy Places, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2004 Art and Commerce Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2003 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
2002 Homework, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
2001 De-Core-Instanz, Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts, New York, NY


Myrland, Susan “Pulsating with Energy” San Diego Union Tribune, February 3rd, 2016
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
“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


Seaton, Brit“‘“Kevin Refuge’ by Kevin Cooley” IGNANT, July 5th, 2017
“‘Superstar’ at Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York” Bloudin ARTINFO, June 12th, 2017
“Kopeikin Gallery at The Photography Show, New York” Blouin Artinfo, March 31st, 2017
“The Pleasures of AIPAD” Photo District News, March 31st, 2017
Westoll, Nick “Nuit Blanche 2016” Global News, October 1st, 2016
Landau, Jack “11th Annual Nuit Blanche Illuminates Toronto Streets” Urban Toronto, October, 3rd 2016
“The best and worst of Nuit Blanche 2016” BlogTO, October, 3rd, 2016
Mills, Michelle “Arboretum wired for nighttime botanical art event” San Gabriel Valley Tribune, October 19th, 2016
Epstein, Sonia Schechet “Art and Astronomy: Interview with Curator Mary-Kay Lombino” Sloan Science and Film, July 28th, 2016
Seiden, Franceasca “A Thousand Miles An Hour: An Interview with Kevin Cooley“ Whitehot Magazine, March, 2016
Messenger, Kate “The Best Of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair NY” The Wild
“Take Refuge” Lens Culture, June 17th, 2017
Lee Burd, Sara “Art Review :Time Passages: Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis at Zeitgeist, Nashville” June 14, 2016
Emory, Sami “Images of Tainted Water Make Art from Eco Disaster” Creators Project Vice Magazine. March 6th, 2016
Mufson, Beckett “This Meditative Film Reveals the Earth's Subtle Rotation
Kevin Cooley's experimental work is like the opposite of a timelapse.” Creators Project Vice Magazine, January 15th, 2016
Chun, Kimberly “California in Hot Water” SF Gate, August 23rd, 2015
Reznik, Eugene “This is What Privilege Looks Like in a Time of Global Inequality” American Photography Magazine, July 27th, 2015
Sola, Katie “New Exhibit Is A Glossy And Disturbing Look At Modern Privilege” Huffington Post, July 29th, 2015
Bodick, Noelle “5 Best Booths at Miami Project 2015” Blouin Artinfo, December 4th, 2015
Sjostrom, Jan “Outside Art Basel, NADA, Miami Project and Art on Paper intrigue” Palm Beach Daily News,December 5th, 2015
Morris, Ali “New Perspectives” Wallpaper*, July, 2015
Burbank, Megan “So Money: Skylines and Shiny Objects at Disjecta and Nisus Gallery” The Portland Mercury, December 31st, 2014
Estes, Sara “Record Breaking: Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis at Zeitgeist” ArtsNash, March 20th, 2014
Ever, Alicia “Man Meets Nature Once More” Hyperalleric February, 13, 2014
“Slide Show: Kevin Cooley’s Ethereal Aviation Images” The New Yorker, March 11th, 2014
Meier, Allison, ”Big Bang Vinyl” Hyperallergic, July 11th, 2014
"Controlled Burns" The Fox is Black, February 26th, 2014
Casal-Data,Victoria “Kevin Cooley’s Stunning Photographs Of Fire And Smoke” Beautiful Decay, June 1st, 2014
Lawrence, Peyton “Kevin Cooley and the lights captured in his photography” Empty Lighthouse Magazine, January 31st, 2014
“Kevin Cooley & Phillip Andrew Lewis: Unexplored Territory” Aesthetica January 10th, 2014
“Kevin Cooley + Phillip Andrew Lewis: Unexplored Territory” Artweek LA, January 10th, 2014
Donayre, Aylah “11 Must-See Works at Miami Project Art Fair” Complex, December 5th, 2013
Ray, Justin “Artist Kevin Cooley Photographs Light Trails from Airplanes” COMPLEX, April, 16th, 2013
Gayle, Damien “Highways in the sky: Photographer produces incredible pictures of light trails as planes blaze through the night” The Daily Mail, April 15th, 2013
Martinez, Alanna “ONE-LINE REVIEWS: Pithy Takes on the Art of Armory Week” Blouin Artinfo, March 8th, 2013
Pasori, Sazan “Kevin Cooley Captures Surreal Photos in "Light's Edge" Series With Long Exposure and Light Flares” Complex, March 3rd, 2013
Wilkins, Holly “Emergency flares piercing icy conditions in a series by photographer Kevin Cooley” It’s Nice That, Tuesday 26th, 2013
Kirkland, Allegra “Kevin Cooley: Skyward at the Boiler” DAILYSERVING, February 12, 2013
Willis, Holly “Media Arts Preview: Recall, Revise, Remix” KCET January, 26,2013
"JOURNEY FORTH" PHOTOGRAPHS BY KEVIN COOLEY Juxtapoz Magazine, February 16,2013
“Interview with photographer and artist Kevin Cooley” February, 4th 2013
Mikocki, Lara “Beams of light illuminate the snowy landscape by Kevin Cooley” February 15th, 2013
Smithson, Aline “Kevin Cooley: Skyward” February 3, 2013
Campbell-Dollaghan, Kelsey “Watch: The Beauty of Staring Up At LA’s Skies” Co.Design January 24th, 2013
“Kevin Cooley, Skyward” Time Out New York, January 23rd, 2013
“Moving Image: How Kevin Cooley turned Los Angeles Upside Down” Whitewall Magazine, January 29th, 2013
Campbell-Dollaghan, “Frigid Long-Exposure Photography, Lit By The Ubiquitous Emergency Flare” Co.Design, November 27th. 2012
Zhang, Michael “Cold and Dark Landscapes Illuminated by the Red Glow of Emergency Flares” PetaPixel, November 30th, 2012


2017 Presentation, City of San Diego, San Diego, CA
2017 Lecture,New York Film Academy, Burbank, CA
2015 Lecture, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Lecture, Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey
2014 Lecture and undergraduate critiques, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
2014 Presentation with curator Chantel Paul, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Lecture, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
2014 Lecture, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
2012 Lecture, New York University, New York, NY
2010 Lecture, Caldera Auditorium, Caldera Art Foundation, Sisters, OR
2010 Lecture, Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
2008 Lecture and graduate critiques, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2007 Lecture, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2005 Lecture and Presentation, MassArt, Boston, MA
2005 Lecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT


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