Alison Cooley

Artist Statement

“In my latest work, I am exploring painting hard and soft, playing with juxtapositions - neon and flesh tones, stark twisting lines with creamy, glossy color fields, transparent ink bubbles and chalky graphite scratchings. I love the graphic potential of using graffiti mops and calligraphy pens alongside traditional watercolor, colored pencil, and oil paint, in many cases layering them over each other. My paintings try to articulate the intensity and fugitive nature of a moment - desire, love, fear - by creating a brittle harmony between color, line, and wash.”
— Alison Cooley

Artist Bio

Alison Cooley was born in Washington DC and studied at Sarah Lawrence College and the Corcoran School of Art and Design. Her work combines lyrical abstract with intensive color experimentation. She has been represented for over ten years bye galleries in the United States and Canada. Her work is included in over a hundred private and corporate collections. Her work was recently featured in Domino Magazine, DC Modern Luxury, Goop, Apartment Therapy, One Kings Lane, and in numerous blogs, magazines, and publications.