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Nic Cooper | Something happened here

September 22, 2016 - October 12, 2016

Nic Cooper will be having an exhibition of her work here in the Lee Matasi gallery from Sept. 28 to Oct. 12. The vernissage will take place on September 29th, 19h-21h.


About the exhibit:

This solo exhibition features artwork made during a two-week artist residency at the Ottawa School of Art.  These experimental intaglio prints function as independent works of art, but also as the ‘brainstorming’ to my current body of paintings.

In this suite of prints, I employed the grit and looseness of collographs and monoprints to explore memories of dilapidated houses and war torn areas I travelled through in 2015.

Recalling the stillness of a space, yet knowing it is in a slow process of decay, I attempted to capture the passage time (whether natural or with human interference) that affects space and place.


Cette exposition solo comporte des oeuvres faites lors d’une dse deux semaines de résidence à l’École d’art d’Ottawa. Ces gravures expérimentales fonctionnent en œuvres indépendantes d’art, mais aussi comme le «brainstorming» à mon corps actuel de peintures.
Dans cette series d’estampes, je travaillais le grain et desserrement des collographs et monotypes pour explorer les souvenirs de maisons délabrées et des zones déchirées par la guerre que je traversai en 2015.
Rappelant le silence d’un espace, tout en sachant qu’il est dans un lent processus de désintégration, j’ai essayé de capturer le temps de passage (qu’il soit naturel ou avec une interférence humaine) qui affecte l’espace et le lieu.


About the Artist:



Nic Cooper is an emerging artist based in Toronto. Since receiving her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2012, she has participated in several group shows across Canada. She recently had a solo exhibition called “Getting to Know You” at Gallery in the Attic in Peterborough. Her work is currently on display at The Orillia Museum of Art and History for the “Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed” annual group exhibition. Earlier in 2016 she completed an artist residency in the printmaking studio at the Ottawa School of Art culminating in this exhibition.


She is currently a member of the White House Studio Project in Toronto.


Nic Cooper

158-2 Annette Street Email: nicolecooperart@gmail.com

Toronto, Ontario M6P 1P4 Phone: (647)-463-7221


2012          BFA, Major in Fine Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS

2007          Diploma, Advanced Art Program, Central Technical School, Toronto, ON

2004-05     Advanced Portfolio Building I, Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School, AGO, Toronto, ON


Solo Exhibitions

2016 Lee Matasi Gallery, Something Happened Here, Ottawa, ON

2015 Hosh Jasmine, Landscapes of Palestine, Beit Jala, Palestine

2014 The Gallery in the Attic, Getting to Know You, Peterborough, ON

2011 Microgallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 120 Watts, Halifax, NS


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Orillia Museum of Art and History, Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed, Orillia, ON, juried, curated by Ninette Gyorody

The White House Studio Project, The Sandwich Show, “Koreich: The Original Jewish Sandwich” Toronto, ON, curated by Stephanie Avery and Trevor Dunseith

The White House Studio Project, In Difference: Members Show, Toronto, ON


2015 The White House Studio Project, Annual Auction, Toronto, ON


2014 The Anna Leonowens, Queer & Feminist Collective: RE:, Halifax, NS, juried

The Gallery in the Attic, Fall Members Show, Peterborough, ON, curated by Elisabeth Fennell

Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, The Sex Offensive: Emancipating Gender,

Toronto, ON, juried

Art on Kent, Location, Location, Location, Lindsay, ON

Arta Gallery, Double Vision (CAPIC), Toronto, ON, juried


2013 Market Hall, Fall Art Auction, Peterborough, ON

Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough in Portrait, Peterborough, ON


2012 Khyber Arts Society, Queer Collective, Halifax, NS

Anna Leonowens Gallery, The March of Anna, Halifax, NS

Seeds Gallery, Printopolis, Halifax, NS

Anna Leonowens Gallery, Group of Twelve, Halifax, NS


2011 Anna Leonowens Gallery, CADSA Travelling Exhibition, Halifax, NS, curated between students at ACAD and NSCAD University

Creighton Gallery, Creighton Street Group Show, Halifax, NS

Seeds Gallery, The March of Prints, Halifax, NS

Bus Stop Theatre, The March, Halifax, NS


2010 Khyber Arts Society, S.N.A.C.K.S., Halifax, NS

Port Loggia Gallery, Advanced Paint, Halifax, NS


2009 Craig Gallery, CMHA Auction, Dartmouth, NS

King’s College, Oxfam Art Auction, Halifax, NS

Seeds Gallery, Dandelion Show, Halifax, NS

AWOL Gallery, Square Foot Show, Toronto, ON



2016 Artist-in-Residence, Printmaking, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON (April)

2015 Guest Artist, Muslala Artist Collective, Meeting Point Festival, Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine


Awards and Scholarships

2014 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2011 Rowland Printmaking Award, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

2010 Robert Pope Painting Scholarship, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

2007 Life Drawing Award, Central Technical School, Toronto, ON



Michael Fazackerley “Getting to Know You” KawarthaNOW, Online, June 25, 2014.

Michael Fazackerley “Art in the Street” KawarthaNOW, Online, July, 2014.

Jill Mathews Live at 5: The Microgallery”, CTV News, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2011.



September 22, 2016
October 12, 2016
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