• Monarch/Arredon Gallery, La Jolla CA March 11th /April 22nd 2017
  • Absolutely Fabulous, Huntington Beach CA, March 4th 2017
  • Downtown Contemporary Gallery, Albuquerque, NM; June-July 2016
  • Village Gallery, Irvine, CA; October 2015
  • Village Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; October 2015
  • Absolutely Fabulous, Huntington Beach, CA; March 19, 2013
  • Village Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; March 9, 2013
  • Village Gallery, Irvine, CA; March 9, 2013
  • Legends Gallery, La Jolla, CA; March 8 2013



  • “Butterfly and Lotus” (with Randy Cooper) for Vintage Albuquerque 2016
  • “Mountain Belle” 5 foot abstract with image hidden in the shadow.
  • “Garden of Possibilities,” 10-ft sculpture for Keshet Dance Company, 2014
  • “Keshet” sculpture for Keshet Dance Company, 2014
  • Multiple private commissions for clients, 2010-2016
  • Monumental -sized face of Christ, 2015
  • Monumental-sized “Tango” shadow sculpture for a private collector, 2013
  • 16-foot squid for a private collector (with Randy Cooper), 2012
  • Clay portrait of HRH Princess Marie of Romania, 2011
  • Life-sized sculptures made to simulate a transparent skin for two 15-million-year-old fossilized skeletons to demonstrate the perceived appearance of these prehistoric sea mammals (with Randy Cooper) for Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 2009-2010



  • “Audience Award” for the sculpture “Sun,”  Albuquerque Pridefest Art Show, 2016
  • 1st Place for the sculpture “Earth,” Albuquerque Pridefest Art Show, Sculpture Division, 2016
  • 2nd Place for the sculpture “Mountain Belle,” New Mexico State Fair, Professional Sculptor Division, 2015
  • 3rd place for the collage of sculptures, “Butterflies,” New Mexico State Fair, Professional Sculptor’s Division, 2013

Artists Bio

Everyone needs something that they do just for themselves, something that nourishes the spirit and keeps the pressures of life at bay. We all need to have one thing that symbolizes the space that exists in your heart where you are a perfect being. This is my one thing that I do just for me, when I don’t care if anyone is watching, the world stands still and it is just the clay, the model and me. I sculpt for me.

I was born in Moscow ID in the mid 70’s into a loving, artistically late blooming family. My grandmother was a self-taught master woodcarver who spent the last 40 years of her life creating incredibly realistic birds and intricate gunstocks. My mother took up painting after spending the first 20 years of my life telling me that she couldn’t draw, and now produces exquisite representations of life in oil and pastel. My father, internationally known artist Randy Cooper, decided to try his hand at sculpture at the age of 46 and now creates stunningly lifelike shadow sculptures.

I was fortunate enough to realize my genetic potential a little earlier. I believe that you learn everyday, from every experience that you have. I am a dog owner, a plant lover, a dancer, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a wife and a mother. I have been a carhop, a pizza delivery driver, an artist’s assistant, a salesperson, a woodworker, a certified computer technician, a custom Framing professional, and while I’ve learned a little more about living from everything that I’ve done, none of those things compares with the joy of creation that comes from sculpting. I do what brings me joy, and perhaps my joy will inspire a little more light into your day as well.


Carol K Cooper