Jane Timberlake Cooper is a visual artist in Birmingham, Alabama. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design where she studied painting and printmaking. She has also studied organic dyes and indigo with dye-master Katherine Ellis, Japanese book binding, and various paper making techniques. Her work has been shown in galleries across the Southeast and abroad.

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1999 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island Painting and Printmaking, Honors Graduate, MFA

The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Studio Art, BFA

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AlabamaStudio Art, Creative Writing, BA

Salzburg College, Salzburg, Austria Printmaking, Independent research project on Contemporary German Art

Awards and Artist’s Residencies

2016 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN, studied Katazome and Indigo with Akemi Kohn

2015  Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN, studied Joomchi, the art of  traditional Korean paper making with Jiyoung Chung, author of Joomchi and Beyond

2015  Shakerag, TN, studied Katazome and natural dyes with Akemi Kohn

2014  Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, TN, studied Indigo and textiles with Yoshika Wada, author of Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now 

2013  Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, TN, studied natural dyes with master dyer, Katherine Ellis, author of Woven Shibori

2005 ONB Magic City Art Connection, received Emerging Artist Award, Birmingham, Alabama

1999 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
Juried summer artist’s residency

1999 Anderson Ranch, Aspen, CO, Juried artist’s studio program

1996 Artist in Residence, Alabama State Arts Commission

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Samford University, Goldilocks Revisted, Birmingham, Alabama
2009 Jennifer Hunt Gallery, goldilocks new work by Jane Timberlake Cooper, Birmingham, Alabama
2001 Monty Stabler Galleries, Jane Timberlake, Birmingham, Alabama
2000 Monty Stabler Galleries, Faux Flora, Birmingham, Alabama
1998 Sol Koffler Gallery, Jane Timberlake, Providence, Rhode Island

Group Exhibitions

2012  Gallery 1930, Group exhibition, Birmingham, AL
2010  To Kill a Mockingbird Anniversary Exhibition, Birmingham,AL
2006 Space 301, “Made in Birmingham,” Mobile, Alabama
2005 ONB Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham, Alabama
2005 University of Alabama at Birmingham Visual Arts Gallery, Information and Formation, Birmingham, Alabama
2005 The Contemporary, Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta, Georgia
2005 Schedler Minchin Fine Art, Birmingham’s Best Young Artists, Birmingham, Alabama
2005 Luxe Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York City, New York
2004 Space One Eleven, BAMA, Birmingham, Alabama
2004 Amanda Schedler Fine Art, Nudes, Birmingham, Alabama
2003 Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts Gallery, Not Exactly, Memphis, Tennessee
2002 21st Street Studios, Skins and Skeins, Birmingham, Alabama
2002 21st Street Studios, Spring Exhibition, Birmingham, Alabama
2001 Birmingham Museum of Art, Art Aficionado, Birmingham, Alabama
2000 Gallery of Modern Art, Pulse, Marblehead, Massachusetts
1999 Brick Bottom Gallery, Dust Bunnies and Dishcloths, Boston, Massachusetts
1999 Rhode Island School of Design Museum, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Providence, Rhode Island
1999 Sol Koffler Gallery, Works on Paper, Providence, Rhode Island
1998 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA Thesis Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois
1995 Salzburg College Gallery, Works in Progress,Salzburg, Austria


Birmingham News, “Florals, fairy tales abound in Jane Timberlake Cooper’s Goldilocks’, James nelson, December 2009
Warhol Initiative, “Space One Eleven,” December 2005
ONB Magic City Art Connection Publication, “Essay on Jane Timberlake” by M.K. Matalon, 2005
Deconform Magazine “Interview with Stan Woodward,” 2005
Ratsalad Delux, “review: Atlanta Biennial” by Julie Puttgen, August, 2005
Birmingham Magazine, “Canvas,” August 2004
Birmingham Weekly Magazine, “Birmingham’s Best Young Artists,” April 2005
Birmingham Weekly Magazine, “ Becoming BAMA Artists,” December 2004
Birmingham Magazine, “Young Hip and Hot,” April 2004
Birmingham Magazine, “Canvas,” June 2000
Birmingham News, “Timberlake’s Piece Soothes” by Jim Nelson, June, 2000
South Living Magazine, “Compact and Conversational,” June 1999

Professional Experience

2006 – 2011 , Samford University, Instructor, Birmingham, Alabama, courses taught: Art Appreciation, Mixed Media, Textiles, Figure Drawing, Painting 101

2006   Instructor, University of Alabama Birmingham, Drawing 101

2005 – 2007 Textile designer for elli rugs, Birmingham, AL/Kathmandu, Nepal, Designer of artistic hand woven rugs

2000 – 2001 Head of Art Department, Odegard Rugs, New York, New York

2001 – 2002 Instructor, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, courses: Drawing, Painting 101, Design 101

1997-1999, Teaching Assistant, Brown University, Providence, RI, Advanced Studio Art, Intro to Painting