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 work dealing 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. She is presently pursuing an MFA in UCLA's Design | Media Arts program.

Born in Houston, Texas, Erin Cooney received a B.A. in Philosophy in 1998 from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She studied Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, from 2000-2002.