Lane Cooper

"My works are abstractions based on information perception. Digital processes inform my work. Dithering is a process through which an algorithm is introduced to fill in gaps between bits of information in order to create a seamless image. It may be considered analogous to the human process of re-imagining the bits of information that go into making our reality. It is this human re-imaging where mystery resides. Day to day we live in degrees of the liminal, dithering into the content of our experience. It is a metaphysical process, the process through which we undertake what makes us most human, construct, inscribe, imagine - meaning. Through video, painting, text and sound my work is an investigation into this human process."

Biography

Lane Cooper is an artist, who works through painting, sound, video, text and, on occasion, performance. Her work has been presented in venues ranging from Birmingham, AL, to Madrid, Spain. In 2009 she participated in a residency at The Banff Centre located in Alberta, Canada, and in the fall of 2010 she was an artist-in-residence at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ, where she exhibited as part of the 2011-12 season. She holds a master's degree in Art History with an emphasis in Contemporary Art (1992) and an MFA in painting (1999), both from the University of Alabama. Cooper has been teaching since 1989, and since the spring of 2001 she has taught full-time at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

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