Photograph by Remy Hiramoto


Erin Cooney is an American visual artist based in Los Angeles. She uses video, installation, and performance to create works dealing with point of view, post-humanism, and ecology. Erin Cooney’s work has been profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered and CNN. 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 currently pursuing her MFA at UCLA.


TV, Radio, & Print

Olivia Mazzucato, “Design media arts MFA exhibition to experiment with context via multiple mediums,” The Daily Bruin, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 8, 2019. (link)

Eli Countryman, “New ways of seeing the sea: Installations invoke emotions of environmental change,” The Daily Bruin, Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 4, 2019. (link)

Lindsay Paris, “I Am Yorick at NECC”, The Haverhill Journal, Haverhill Community TV, Haverhill, MA, Feb 4, 2016. (link; starts at 10:44)

Eagle-Tribune, “NECC ArtSpace Gallery Presents ‘I am Yorick’”, North Andover, MA, January 27, 2016. (link)

TEDx San Diego, "A Radical Shift in Perspective", Dec. 14, 2013. (link)

CNN, Tom Foreman, "Global Art: The Simultania Project", Stories Reporter with Tom Foreman, CNN, March 6, 2011. (link)

Gendy Alimurung, "Erin Cooney's Project Collects 300 One Minute Videos, All Taken During the Same Minute, at 8 a.m. PST on Nov. 13, 2010", LA Weekly, Los Angeles, CA, November 28, 2011. (link)

NPR, Robert Siegel, "The Simultania Project: One Worldwide Minute of Life", All Things Considered, National Public Radio, November 18, 2010. (link)

NPR, Robert Siegel, "Project Seeks to Capture a Minute of Life Everywhere", All Things Considered, National Public Radio, November 12, 2010. (link)

Gendy Alimurung, "The Simultania Project: Your 1 Minute of Anti- Fame", LA Weekly, Los Angeles, CA, November 8, 2010. (link)

Critical Texts

Christine Ross, The Past is the Present; It’s the Future Too: The Temporal Turn in Contemporary Art, New York: Bloomsbury, 2012, p. 259-61, 264. (link)

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