Morgana Wallace Cooper

Morgana Wallace Cooper

 

 

 

Biography

               

Morgana Wallace Cooper is a Community-based-Artist. She holds an MA in Community Based Arts from Prescott College and a BA in studio art and teacher certification from James Madison University. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer Teacher Trainer in southern Africa. She has held the position of Program Director for organizations including Oceanport Action Camp, Vacamas Programs for Youth Supplemental Educational Services, and ISDA. In her latest community arts endeavor she is the lead artist and organizer for a project titled “Skins” (2013), which uses art to support and enhance the burgeoning food and gardening movement in Ajo. The Border Project, a traveling art exhibition sharing youth perspective on border issues, was her first community arts endeavor begun in 2007. Her series The Intimacy Shift, addresses the role of sex in the institution of marriage and its opening reception drew the largest audience in the Plaza Gallery’s history (2012). Her work has been reviewed in Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier, 2011 and in Voices Heard, journal of the Heard Museum, 2008. She has exhibited at the Plaza Gallery Ajo, Monorchid Gallery Phoenix, Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse Prescott, the Arizona State Museum Tucson, and the Tohono O’odham Cultural Center and Museum Topawa. She currently serves as President of the Ajo Community Players, a group of local thespians and is employed with ISDA as the Community Arts Director.

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