Addiction and Art

Paul Cooley

Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 at 7:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Paul Cooley is a fine artist based in New York City who recently had work acquired by Iowa State University Museum’s Art on Campus Collection. After battling drug addiction and homelessness from a young age, he found an avenue of self-expression through the art of graffiti. He decided at 21 years old to get sober, but he continued to pursue his passion in art, and now he has created a successful career for himself as an artist while preaching a message of positivity and hard work.
ISU students help choose new public art piece
Iowa State Daily, Sep 12, 2016
Read about how Iowa State students in the Design Studies "Diversity in Art" class helped select Paul Cooley's painting "Personal Growth" for inclusion in the Art on Campus Collection.

Cosponsored By:
  • College of Design Art Club - CODAC
  • Health Promotion Club
  • Kinesiology
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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