RAiR | 1972-73

Susan Cooper 

Colorado artist Susan Cooper (1947- ) was born in Los Angeles, California. She received her BA in painting from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968 and her MA in 1970. Originally a realist painter, Susan Cooper’s work evolved into three-dimensional pieces, including murals and installations in public spaces. She worked in several media, including oil, metal, resin and glass, and created a 68-foot resin mural for the State of Alaska. For ten years she was director, then president of the Rocky Mountain Women's Institute, which offered grants of studio space and small stipends to creative people. Susan solo-exhibited over thirty times; notably at the Denver Art Museum when she won the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1989.