Don Cooper (b. 1944) grew up in Georgia and has lived primarily in Atlanta since 1976. He received his MFA from the University of Georgia, and taught at West Georgia College and the Atlanta College of Art. Among his awards and honors are a Fulbright Artist Grant, SECCA 7 Grant, Southern Arts Federation Grant, MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant, and the Judith Alexander Artadia Award.
Cooper’s art has been inspired by travels in the US, Britain, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Italy and China. He has had thirty-one solo exhibitions and 70 group exhibitions. His work is in the collection of the Albright Knox Gallery, the High Museum of Art, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, MOCA GA, Coca-Cola USA, and the Morris Museum of Southern Art. The Artist’s meditative, ritualistic paintings and digital images are inspired by universal symbols such as the bindu, a Sanskrit term for a central dot which represents consciousness, being and the sacred point of origin and return.
Individual works in the MOCA GA Permanent Collection: