Colette Copeland

Colette Copeland
is a multi-media visual artist whose work examines issues surrounding gender, death and contemporary culture. Sourcing personal narratives and popular media, she utilizes video, photography, performance and sculptural installation to question societal roles and the pervasive influence of media, and technology on our communal enculturation. Over the past 26 years, Copeland’s work has been exhibited in 25 solo exhibitions and 141 group exhibitions/festivals spanning 35 countries. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute in New York and her MFA from Syracuse University. Currently she teaches art and digital media at University of Texas, and Collin College in Dallas, Texas.

Participant in
CologneOFF 09 – 9th Cologne International Videoart Festival
The Wake Up! Memorial – Corona! Shut Down?
Video title: Clematis, 2020, 2:01
From the series, Still Life in the Time of Covid. In the spirit of Fluxus and Dada, the quarantine inspired me to film objects from my home studio, creating a moving tableau. This work included fresh blooms from my garden as well as a creepy garden statue now with rose-covered genitalia.