Ashton Cooper is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History. Her research interests include the history of painting and sculpture in the U.S. after 1960 and examining modernist gesture, abstraction, and expressionism from queer feminist perspectives. She has organized exhibitions at Maccarone, Jack Hanley Gallery, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, the Leslie-Lohman Museum Project Space, Larrie, and the Knockdown Center, all in New York, and Cooper Cole in Toronto. Recent writing projects include catalogue essays for Teresa Burga and Mira Dancy’s exhibition at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, ArtReview, Mousse, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, and ASAP Journal, among others. Ashton holds a B.A. in art history from Barnard College.


  • BA , Barnard College, 5/2013