Artist Statement

 

Gail Cooper is San Francisco Bay Area interdisciplinary artist, music medium and student of the paranormal who mines photographic and filmic rifts to explore her own subtle shifts in perception from the mundane to the phenomenological. She uses abstruse, but personal, experiences to make sense of the inexplicable. Her work repurposes, in visual and aural form, the notion that there is always more than the eye can see. Using low fidelity images as reference material, she aims to show how the ways of knowing and seeing can be distorted and, instead, evoke a somatic response. She is an actor, singer, deep listener, amateur ghost hunter and an unofficial student in the field of Xenolinguistics. She received a BFA in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute, studied Painting in Ireland and Paris and is receiving a MFA in Studio Art from Mills College.

 My own alien encounter

My own alien encounter