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February 2021 | Art & Soul Featured Artist Spotlight: Matthew Cooper

February through April of 2021, the windows of Gallery 924 featured two works on canvas by Indianapolis painter Matthew Cooper, the 2021 Art & Soul  Featured Visual Artist. Matthew's narrative works feature an investigation of Black history, life, and culture through his own personal lens. 
Matthew Cooper Gallery 924 Windows
Matthew Cooper is a self-taught visual artist who studied drawing and Africana studies at the IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design. He reads as much as he can about a subject before he re-creates it on canvas: “I want to give life once again to our untold history.”

Industrial By Product of the Black Identity Cooper SMALL

The Arts Council of Indianapolis and Gallery 924 are pleased to offer high quality giclée prints of the artwork, Industrial By-Product of the Black Identity, by 2021 Art & Soul Featured Artist Matthew Cooper. 

Two print sizes are available:

  • Large: 36"H x 20"W (including 2" white border) - $160.50 (includes tax)
  • Small: 28"H x 16"W (including 2" white border) - $96.30 (includes tax)

Shipping is available for an additional $18.50.

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Art & Soul 2021, a month-long festival celebrating Black History Month, included shows and exhibitions by four Featured Artists, performances by 12 musical acts, and special programming. Please follow @ArtsCouncilIndy and #ArtSoulIndy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the celebration.

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