1943    Born in New York, NY

            Lives and works in Ranchos de Taos, NM, and Oaxaca, Mexico



Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA



1968    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Young Talent Award

1970    National Endowment for the Arts, Painting

1971    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Theodoran Award and Fellowship

1980    National Endowment for the Arts, Photography


Selected Solo-Exhibitions

2015    Ron Cooper, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY

2012    Ron Cooper: Lightworks, Nyehaus, New York, NY

2010    Platones, Aplastados y Dichos, Nadie Es Perfecto, Oaxaca, Mexico

2009    Platters, Flattened Bottles, and Phrases, 203 Fine Art, Taos, NM

2007    Laminas & Aplastados, Nadie Es Perfecto, Oaxaca, Mexico

2000    Mirrors and Voids, Collectors Gallery in Taos, Taos, NM

1990    Works Produced in Oaxaca, Mexico, C.A.F.E., Albuquerque, NM.

           Traveling Show

1988    Monotype Pitchers and Vases, Sena Galleries West, Santa Fe, NM

1986    Clay Torsos, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1985    Polaroid Flashlight Torsos, Light Traps, Clay Torsos, Wohlert Gallery,

           Albuquerque, NM

           A Performance and Installation of the Polaroid Flashlight Torsos, with music by

           Don Buchla, The Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

1982    Torsos and Light Traps, Robin Cronin, Inc., Houston, TX

1980    Photographic Works, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

            Large Photographed Torsos, The Kitchen, New York, NY

1979    Photo is Light, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1974    A Continuing Series, 1967-1974: Vertical Bars, ACE Gallery, Venice, CA

1973    Separator Variations, Galerie Folker Skulima, Berlin, Germany. Traveling Show

1971    Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA

            Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf, Germany

1969    Ball Drop, Pomona College Art Gallery, Claremont, CA


Ron Cooper has been featured in numerous group exhibitions.

Selected Public Collections:

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

Bank of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Neue Galerie, Aachen, Germany

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA

University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY