Justin Cooper is a graduate from the National Art School, Sydney, BFA Honours. Justin was a finalist in the 2010 Doug Moran Portrait Prize and was awarded runner up. In 2012–13 he was selected for the Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Swan Hill Print and Drawing Prize, Hazelhurst Works on Paper Award and the Fluerieu Art Prize. He has also completed a residency at International Cite Des Arts, Paris, and was invited by Jam Projects to be part of a mural project in San Diego, Calfornia. Previous exhibitions include solo shows with Anna Pappas Gallery, Firstdraft Gallery and AM Gallery. Recently he co-founded Woo Bats, an alternative electronic punk rock project, with HT from Tokyo, Japan.
My multidisciplinary practice revolves around the experimentation of process, using varied materials from a wide range of disciplines. Without being tied to traditional outcomes or known methodologies, I create the new through opposing techniques.