April 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Woodbury School of Architecture at WUHO Gallery for the Unnatural Histories exhibition by Patrick Nickell and Bernard Cooper.

Patrick Nickell

Patrick Nickell was born in Los Angeles, and received his BA from Linfield College, McMinnville, OR in 1983 and his MFA in Sculpture at Claremont Graduate School. He began exhibiting in galleries in Los Angeles in 1990 at Sue Spaid Fine Art and later at Michael Kohn Gallery. He had a one-artist show, “Patrick Nickell: Built For Speed, A Sculpture Survey,” at Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, CalState Los Angeles which traveled to the Harrison Museum, Utah State University, Logan and the University of Texas, San Antonio. He has been showing with Rosamund Felsen Gallery since 2006. His works have been included in exhibitions at Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College; Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle; the Guggenheim Gallery; Chapman University, Orange, CA; the Kohler Center for the Arts, Sheboygan, WI; Laguna Art Museum; and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Nickell’s works are in numerous public collections including Berkeley Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Laguna Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He has received a Durfee Foundation ARC Grant, Faculty Development Grant from Otis College of Art and Design and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He has taught at Otis College of Art and Design, CalState Los Angeles, and is now Associate Professor at Woodbury University, Burbank,CA. He lives in Los Angeles.

Bernard Cooper

Bernard Cooper is the recipient of the 1991 PEN/USA Ernest Hemingway Award, a 1995 O. Henry Prize, a 1999 Guggenheim grant, and a 2004 National Endowment of the Arts fellowship in literature. His work has appeared in several anthologies, including The Best American Essays of 1988, 1995, and 1997, 2002, and 2008. His work has also appeared in magazines and literary reviews including, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, The Paris Review, Story, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine. He has contributed to National Public Radio’s “This American Life” and for six years wrote monthly features as the art critic for Los Angeles Magazine.

Mr. Cooper taught Creative Non-Fiction at Bennington College, and held the Mary Routee Distinguished Writer Chair at Scripps College. Cooper returned to making visual art during the years he wrote “My Avant-Garde Education.” His work has appeared in the Emerging Artists section of the 2013 Photo LA exhibit and in the Printed Matter show at MOCA. An exhibition of his work was shown in February 2015 at The Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design.

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