Erin Cooney is an American visual artist working in video, installation, and software. Her work deals with issues of subjectivity, point of view, and the nature of consciousness. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, including philosophy, literature, information theory, and neuroscience, her works use time-based algorithmic and aggregational systems to transform series of fixed instances into representations of totalities.
Erin Cooney’s work has been profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered, CNN, and in 2013 she gave a TEDx Talk on her crowd-sourced video installation, the Simultania Project. In 2016, her solo show, I am Yorick, premiered at the Linda Hummel-Shea ArtSpace at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Born in Houston, Texas, Erin Cooney studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, after receiving her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.