Gabi Cooper

Wetzel County

Mixed Media & Collage

B.A. Art Education - PreK-Adult (Fairmont State University)

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About Gabi Cooper

Most of what I make kinda twirls on and dips in all things Appalachia, grannies, WV industries, every shade of pink, being a woman in Appalachia, and all things simple. Focusing in on and giving little head nods to the mundane in Appalachia in hopes of visually sewing in some nostalgia is what I wish for my work. I enjoy working mostly in 2-D, often collaging imagery using actual collaged items or through painted visuals. My overall process for each pieces often differs drastically and I am consistently searching for what processes feel natural for me.

Biography

I’m Gabi Cooper and I am Wetzel County born and raised, and have been the weird, tiny town artsy girl for most of my 27 years of life in the mountain state. I took almost 5 years after I graduated from Fairmont State to really get settled in with being a teacher and a messy grown up and now I’m back in my tiny town of as a high school art teacher, and have just RECENTLY reached back into steady art-making time, and does it feel like a happy, happening place!

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Other Creative Skills

Painting
Visual Arts: Drawing

Gabi Cooper's Work

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