March 9, 2018
The Cranbrook Academy of Art Board of Governors and Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art, recently announced that Emmy Bright and Cooper Holoweski have been named Artists-in-Residence for the Academy’s Print Media Department.
Cooper Holoweski (Stamps BFA 2004) is an artist working in print media, video, and sound. He holds an MFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and has held residencies at Taller 99 in Santiago, Chile; Gallery Titanik in Turku, Finland; and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
In 2015 he was awarded the Media Residency at the Clocktower Gallery and the Keyholder Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York. His prints have been described as “striking” by Paul Coldwell in Art in Print, and his video work has been praised by Sarah Schmerler of Art in America as “magical” and “infinitely watchable.” Recent exhibitions include: Nostalgia and Obsolescence, Small Editions, Brooklyn, New York (2016); Cannibal Universe, Clocktower Gallery at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York (2016); Dead Air, Cohen Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (2017); and Basement Cosmos, CCS Center Galleries, Detroit, Michigan (2017). He was awarded the Prix de Print by Art in Print magazine in Spring of 2017.
“I am delighted that Emmy Bright and Cooper Holoweski will partner to serve as our Print Media Artists-in-Residence,” said Amy Green Deines, Dean of Cranbrook Academy of Art. “Their collective knowledge and investment in the critical conversation surrounding Print Media will make an indelible mark on the department, the students and the creative production of work.”
Bright and Holoweski take over the position from Susan Goethel Campbell, a 1989 graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, who has served as the interim Print Media Artist-in-Residence for two years.