Artwork of the Day: Mothers & Daughters, Jennie Cooley

Jennie Cooley, Mothers & Daughters

"Mothers & Daughters" by Jennie Cooley

Today’s Artwork of the Day is “Mothers & Daughters,” a 24 x 16 mixed media monotype on hollow core door by Artexpo New York 2011 exhibitor Jennie Cooley.

The piece was historically inspired. Jennie says:

“I copied this line from my Great Great Grandfather’s Journal. He had traveled through Salt Lake to San Bernardino about 1854. The solar plate photos are from an old family album.”

A prolific artist, Jennie Cooley says her art could be described as a bit of a cross between that of Henry Darger and Gary Larson. Capturing a moment, a thought, or a memory with humor and or edge, Jennie’s monotypes, paintings, dolls and recycled pieces are at once whimsical and universal.

Her work has been collected across the US and abroad and has been showcased in newspapers, magazines, shows and galleries both nationally and internationally. She has a background in journalism and fine art, and brings her life experience as an artist, mother, newspaper publisher and TV ad executive to her current role as an artist and gallery owner in Santa Fe.

Jennie reserved her booth for Artexpo New York 2011 just a few weeks ago, and she’s already received inquiries about her work, just by being listed on the Artexpo website. She says:

“I joined Artexpo several weeks ago. I’ve already had inquiries from China & Japan from your website!”

Congrats on the early start, Jennie! You can look forward to much more marketing and networking in the months to come, and at Artexpo New York itself. We’re anticipating 15,000+ attendees, so it should be an exciting show. 🙂

See more of Jennie’s work at

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