Erin Cooney, Photograph by Remy Hiramoto


Erin Cooney is an American visual artist based in Los Angeles. She uses video, installation, and software to create works dealing with subjectivity, point of view, and ecology. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, including philosophy, literature, deep ecology, and post-humanism, she creates time-based works that examine the relationship between self and other, with the natural world often standing in as other.  

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.

Born in Houston, Texas, Erin Cooney received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She studied Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and is presently pursuing her MFA at UCLA.