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Laura Cooper Studio Visit

artist, Laura Cooper, on ladder installing artwork

LA-based artist, Laura Cooper, welcomed us into her studio on a recent Sunday, where her multi-media works sat and hung in varying degrees of completion. Her and her daughter Lily worked on sewing a wall hanging while she told us how her painting education at California Institute of the Arts morphed into 3-dimensional sculpture via landscape design. No matter the medium, she works with lines—weaving them on a loom, sewing them into patterns on fabric, casting them with papier-mâché.

Laura is currently a professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and Lily is finishing her last year of high school in Los Angeles. In the pictures below, Laura wears the Denim Jumpsuit, the Oat Shirt Coat, and the Alexis Dress; and Lily wears the Eve Top and Navy Floods.

Photos and words by Molly Haas.


artist, Laura Cooper, touching her sculpture

artist Laura Cooper in her Los Angeles art studio

artist Laura Cooper and her daughter at table in artist's studio

artist Laura Cooper ironing with daughter at art table

artist Laura Cooper folding edge of artwork

artist Laura Cooper and her daughter measuring fabric of an art piece

artist Laura Cooper working at loom in foreground with her daughter work at table in background

artist Laura Cooper seated in studio surrounded by her sculptures

wall sculpture by artist, Laura Cooper

ceramic artworks by Laura Cooper hung on wall and on standing on table

artist, Laura Cooper, on ladder installing artwork

artist, Laura Cooper, surrounded by her sculptures in Los Angeles studio

artist Laura Cooper and her daughter surrounded by sculpture in Los Angeles studio