Ashley Norwood Cooper

Cooperstown, NY

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Ashley Norwood Cooper’s large-scale imaginative oil paintings engender dialogue surrounding the history of male dominance in the art world while shedding light on the schizophrenic role of the artist-mother-wife-teacher. 

photo credit: Grace Roselli, Pandora’s BoxX Project

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80 X 72″ oil on panel

$15,000

Cooper applies thick paint by paintbrush, palette knife, or her own fingers, adding to the immediacy and idiosyncratic spirit of her work; she revels in the messiness of creation.

Through the heroic lens of the ordinary, Norwood Cooper creates expressive paintings that pulse with the idea that “nothing makes a mess like paint and life.”

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EASTER EGGS

80 X 72″ oil on canvas
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“I paint to cope. Maybe if I had an easy time dealing with life, I would never have become an artist. There is so much uncertainty and there are so many people I worry about.” 

– Ashley Norwood Cooper

NEST ROBBER

30 X 36″ oil on panel

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SUMMER OF THE BLACK SWALLOWTAILS

30 X 36″ oil on panel

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CARD PLAYERS

30 X 36″ oil on panel

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GLITTER

48 X 60″ oil on panel
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TRIPLE SPIRAL

60 X 48″ oil on panel

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RECENT PRESS

THE GIRL’S ROOM

60 X 48″ oil on panel

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Ashley Norwood Cooper exhibited at ZINC contemporary in a two-person exhibition entitled COLOR COLOR in 2018 with ceramic artist Ling Chun. In 2020, ZINC represented Ashley Norwood Cooper at VOLTA NYC, where she debuted large-scale paintings that confronted the historic underrepresentation of women in the art world, through her comedic lens of the domestic.

PAST EXHIBITION

COLOR COLOR

with Ashley Norwood Cooper
& Ling Chun

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ART FAIR

VOLTA NYC 2020

with Ashley Norwood Cooper

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with Rachel Campbell &
Ashley Norwood Cooper

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