is an American painter. She was born in Washington DC and studied at Sarah Lawrence College and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC . Her work combines lyrical abstraction with intensive color experimentation. Using knives, spatulas, and even her hands, Cooley revels in tactile expressions of her artistic vision.
Cooley is exploring painting hard and soft, playing with juxtapositions — neon and flesh tones, stark twisting lines with creamy, glossy color fields, transparent ink bubbles and chalky graphite scratchings. She explores the graphic potential of layering various mediums, tools and techniques such as graffiti mops and calligraphy pens with traditional watercolor, colored pencil and oil paint. Her paintings articulate the intensity and fugitive nature of a moment — desire, love, fear — by creating a brittle harmony between color, line, and wash.
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