KARIE COOPER        (509) 434-9792         zenart2010@gmail.com              www.kariecooper.com


University of New Orleans                                                                                         2014-Present

Master of Fine Arts

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art, Focus in Painting

Minor in Psychology

Minor in Sociology                                                                                                             2011-2014

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Scholarship, Psi Chi Honor Society, Dean’s List


Spokane Falls University, Spokane, WA

Associates Degree in Liberal Arts                                                                                    2009-2011

Dean’s List, Graduated with Phi Theta Kappa Honors

APA Academic Achievement in Psychology Award


Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA                                                                         1992-1993

Certificate in Music Education-Focus in Guitar



Artist Assistant

Carl Joe Williams                                                                                                                Present-PT


Community Works

Substitute teacher in after school enrichment program.

Implementing visual art studies, Grades 1-8.                                                                2015-Present


Fetch Pet Care                                                                                                                  2013-2014

Pet care, customer care and bookkeeping as subcontractor for Fetch

Completed training and have computer software PPS.


Eastern Washington University

Professor Assistant-For Tom Askman, Art Professor                                           2012-2013

Scan, catalog and transfer art slides for presentation using current technology,

prepare submissions for public art projects. Mac and PC computers, internet,  

Adobe software and office machines.


Spokane Falls Community College

Office Assistant-Financial Aid Office                                                                      2010 – 2011

Computer Data Entry, Filing, Customer Service and Organization


Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA

Music Instruction - Guitar                                                                                               1993-1996


Professional Musician                                                                                                1994-2008

Including 2 International Tours with DOD


Instruction, Albuquerque, NM

Guitar                                                                                                                              2000-2008


 Volunteer and Community Work

Sacred Heart Hospital, Arts in Healing Department

Working with children in the oncology department, employing

Art therapy techniques as a part of the healing process                                         2011-2013



Smoke Signals, UNO Exhibition

New Orleans, LA                                                                                                                 Mar 2015


BFA Graduate Exhibition

Cheney, WA                                                                                                                         Jun 2014


Chase Gallery, Invited Exhibition

Spokane, WA                                                                                                                      Jan 2013


Kress Gallery, Group Exhibition                                                                                       Nov 2012

Riverpark Square Mall, Downtown Spokane, WA                                                                                                  

The Art Colony Featured Artist of the Week Profile                                                         Oct 2012


Spokesman Review Featured Artist Profile

Spokane, WA                                                                                                                  Dec 2011



AWARDS and honors

First Place in Fine Arts – Painting     Spokane County Fair

First Place in Fine Arts – Painting     Spokane County Fair                                                 2012

Third Place in Fine Arts – Photography     Spokane County Fair


Second Place – Painting; National Arts Program

Arts in Healing Entry, Sacred Heart Hospital                                                                      2012


APA Academic Achievement in Psychology Award                                                             2011

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society                                                                               2012, 2013

Psi Chi Honor Society                                                                                                            2012




Tom Askman, Professor of Art




Barbara Miller, Professor of Art History