Leah Cooper is a Baltimore artist who is captivated by the everyday. Her focus often narrows to the smallest of cracks on the sidewalk and the faintest of shadows on the wall. Using contextually dependent installation she explores an expanded notion of drawing that questions where the liminal state exists between what is noticed and what is overlooked. She is an avid observer, a determined thinker, a purposeful maker, and an artist who designates a piece successful when it has generated more questions, rather than illustrated a single answer.
Leah received her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009, where she was awarded the MFA in Studio Art Fellowship. She completed her BA in Studio Art from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1989. Since 1989 she has lived and worked in Baltimore, Maryland. Leah is a 2017 recipient of the Franz and Virginia Bader grant. She was a 2015 Trawick Prize Finalist, a 2010 Sondheim Finalist, a 2017 & 2011 recipient of a Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Grant, a 2012, 2014, and 2015 Sondheim Semifinalist, and a 2013 William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund B Grant recipient. She has shown in The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, Arlington Art Center, Montpellier Arts Center, and RTKL Architecture Firm.

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