Lynse A. Cooper
April 13 – May 25, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13 | 5 to 8pm

An installation by Lynse A. Cooper in /room/, juried by Aaron Harbour and Jackie Im.

Lynse A. Cooper was one of her grandfather’s caretakers for several years, until his recent death in 2022. Myrtle Vista, an exhibition including analog and digital photography and sculpture, explores Cooper’s relationship to her grandfather, his life, and her paternal grandparent’s home before and after his death. The series of works exhibited in /room/ emerged from Cooper’s deep engagement with their home, which became an archive the artist combed through.

Cooper’s practice is primarily rooted in photography, more recently expanding to other mediums including sculpture and textile. Her practice utilizes a hybrid of image-making tools and research methodologies to explore interests including the archive, chance, aesthetics, and death culture. The resulting works construct narratives around family, Black American domesticity, representations of the body, and absence.

Lynse A. Cooper (b. 1993) is an artist working primarily in photography. Her work concentrates on themes of death & grief, decay & preservation, loss, isolation, and memory. Her practice is often a way to honor, revere, or memorialize those most important to her. She was one of twelve artists included in Root Division’s Introductions 2023. She is a recipient of the Cadogan Scholarship from the San Francisco Foundation and the Barclay Simpson Scholarship. She will graduate from CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts in May 2024.