Born 1973 Washington, DC

Education

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville NY
Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC

Select Solo Exhibitions

2019
Page Bond Gallery, Richmond VA

2019
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely MD

2013
Graficas Gallery, Nantucket MA

2011
Sweet Tides, Thos. Moser Showroom, Washington DC
Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket MA

2009
Page Bond Gallery, Richmond VA

2008
Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket MA
Hoadley Gallery, Lenox MA

2007
Hoadley Gallery, Lenox MA
Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket, MA

2006
Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket MA
Page Bond Gallery, Richmond VA
Page Waterman Gallery, Wellesley MA

2005
Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington DC

2004
Page Bond Gallery, Richmond VA
Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington DC

2001
Page Bond Gallery, Richmond VA

Select Group Exhibitions

2018
CrossCurrents, Salisbury University, Salisbury MD

2017
Future Lovers, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond VA

2015
Paper Prodigies, Sozo Gallery, Charlotte NC

2015
Human Botanica, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond VA

2013
SaoHouse, Montreal Canada

2010
Two Person Exhibition, Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket MA

2009
Sanctuary, Egan Institutes of Maritime Studies, Nantucket MA

2007
Two Person Exhibition, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington DC

2006
All Paintings Great & Small, Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme CT

2005
Page Waterman Gallery, Wellesley MA
Whitlock Gallery, Nantucket MA
The Art Colony on Nantucket: 60 Years of Contemporary Art, Egan Institute of Maritime Studies, Nantucket MA

2004
Whitlock Gallery, Nantucket MA
Nantucket in SOHO, Studio di Modica, New York NY
Artweek 2004, Choral Arts Society, Baltimore MD

2003
Whitlock Gallery, Nantucket MA
Page Waterman Gallery, Wellesley MA

2002
Whitlock Gallery, Nantucket MA

2001
Featured Artist Exhibition, AAN Gallery, Nantucket MA
South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket MA

2000
South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket MA
Art in the Parlor, Nantucket MA

1999
Work, Work, Work, New Gallery, Nantucket MA
Art in the Park, Nantucket MA

Selected Bibliography

2006
400 Notable People on the Cape & Islands, Cape Cod Life
Beauty of Cooley’s Work in Eye of Beholder, Inquirer & Mirror
Arts Record: Cooley’s Azores Influence, Nantucket Independent

2005
Forty Under 40, Nantucket Independent
Alison Hall Cooley at Calloway, The Georgetowner
Landscape & Atmosphere: Alison Hall Cooley’s Intuitive Interest, Nantucket Independent
Recent Shows, Surprises, and New Directions, Yesterday’s Island

2004
Abstract Painting & Sculpture: A Perfect Pair, Inquirer & Mirror
Artists Making It Work, Nantucket Independent

2003
At Work in the Fortress of Mystery, Nantucket Magazine
Navigations Through Open Space, Cape Cod Life
Art Wharves – North and South, Yesterday’s Island
Tips & Techniques: Artist Studiology, Yesterday’s Island

2002
Making Marks, Yesterday’s Island

2001
Parsing Out the Planes: A Talk with Alison Hall Cooley, Yesterday’s Island
Refugees of August: Stand Out Paintings You Should See, Yesterday’s Island

Awards and Honors

2006
George Smith Award, Artists Association of Nantucket

2002
People’s Choice Award, Artists Association of Nantucket

2000
Charles C. McDougall Award for Promising New Artist, AAN
Juror’s Award, Artists Association of Nantucket Gallery

1999
Juror’s Award Artists Association of Nantucket Gallery

My work focuses on memory of spaces. Expansive color planes, shooting and falling lines, and etchings overlap and move within an underlying composition suggestive of landscape. Textures and values interweave to create a suspension of visual spaces reflective of memory construction. As color fields stack and unfurl delicate markings orient the viewer and provide a handle for the eye. This dislocation produced by plane and color is steadied by navigation of line.