B.F.A. General Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College Of Art, 2006New York Studio Program, 2005Summer Painting Program, Sorrento, Italy, 2005Shawnee State University, Photography, 2000Cleveland Institute of Art, Fine Art, 1998-2002Massachusetts College of Art, General Fine Arts, 2001
Choosing and Using Paper by Mark Hampshire and Keith Stephenson, June 2007GLAMOUR Italia magazine by Loredana, February 2007Digital Art FORUM, Dec. 24, 2006Koppla, Dec. 11, 2006Del.icio.us, Nov. 30, 2006Design Sponge, Nov. 28, 2006Urbanite Magazine –Test Patterns, Aug.2006City Paper- Dwell Bond Connect by J. Bowers, July 26, 2006Urbanite Magazine –Art Week, Aug. 2006
Grainger Marburg Travel Grant, 2006Finalist Gilman Travel Grant, 2006Winifred M. Gordon International Programs Award, Summer 2005Helen C. Stevens Scholarship, 2005-2006Francis Burns Harvey Merit Scholarship, 2004-2005William Ferguson Merit Scholarship, 2004-2005
Dennis Barrie: Cleveland, OHDana Bettinger: Seattle, WANorman de Paula Arruda Filho: Parana, BrazilKerry Hatch: Cleveland, OHEllen Rorke: Cleveland, OHNoam Schafer: Cleveland, OHDominic Luigi: Sorrento, ItalyAnn Henderson: Philadelphia, PA
Gallery Imperato Breach Solo Show, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 2007A.R.T. Architectureal Planes Solo Show, Cleveland OH, Nov. 2006Beaux Arts Art Week Group Show, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 2006Gallery Imperato Dwell Bond Connect Group Show, Baltimore, MD, July 2006Artscape Test Patterns Installation, Baltimore, MD, July 2006NYSP Scurrying About in Grandeur Group Show, New York, NY, Dec. 2005Sheppard Pratt Art Week Group Show, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 2005Parson Gallery New York Studio Group Show, New York, NY, Oct 2005Decker Gallery Group Show, Baltimore, MD, Aug. 2005Meyerhoff Gallery City Scapes Solo Show, Baltimore, MD, Feb. 2005Maryland Federation of Art Group Show, Baltimore, MD, Aug. 2004Decker Gallery Jyography Group Show, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 2004Dobama Theater On the Diagonal Group Show, Cleveland, OH, June 2002
Laura Cooperman was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1984 to a family of architects. In 2002, Cooperman enrolled in the Maryland Institute College of Art and began investigating land development through painting. In the summer of 2005 she traveled to Italy on a painting scholarship and studied the architecture and structure of Sorrento, Italy, during which time she focused intensely on the area's white stucco buildings. The following semester she had the opportunity to study in New York City where she investigated the rapidly expanding development of Staten Island through painting.
While in New York, Cooperman also worked for the artist Nancy Spero during which time she spent a month meticulously cutting a several hundred foot long frieze of Nancy's Mourning Women. When the job ended, she returned to her painting studio and soon found herself cutting paper. Cooperman became engrossed in the delicate, methodical process of paper cutting and began experimenting with light, depth, and movement. In the spring of 2006, Cooperman received the Grainger Marburg travel grant for her cut paper work.