CELESTE COONING
Lives and works in Seattle, WA
celestecooning@gmail.com
www.celestecooning.com
Education
2007 M.F.A. in Painting
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2001 B.F.A. in Painting with Distinction
B.A. in Art History
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Site-Specific Installations
2013 Mission Gallery, upcoming, The Power of Three, ACRE Residency Exhibition, Chicago, IL
SAM Gallery, Seattle Tower 1928, Seattle
Storefronts Mount Vernon, Heaven and Earth, 601 S 1st St, Mount Vernon, WA
Seattle Art Museum, Cut Paper Portrait Studio, Chase Open Studio, Seattle
2012 Dottie Harper Park, Star Light, Star Bright, Arts-a-glow Annual Lantern Festival
4Culture Site-Specific, Burien, WA
Seattle Art Museum, A Picnic in Paradise, SAM Remix Gauguin in Polynesia, Seattle
Storefronts Auburn, Gates to Paradise City, 123 Main St, Auburn,WA
2011 Occidental Park, Honeycomb Clouds, Artsparks, Pioneer Square, Seattle
4Culture Site-Specific and Seattle Parks and Recreation
Spaceworks, The Golden Hour, 912 Broadway, Storefront, Tacoma, WA
2010 Storefronts Seattle, A Brighter Day, 510 Maynard, International District, Seattle
Calvin College (106) Gallery, Bitter Sweet, Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI
Occidental Park, Celebration and Fanfare, Artsparks, Pioneer Square, Seattle
2008 Woolworth Windows, Sea and Sky, Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, WA

Commissions
2013 Jackson Park Trail, Bounty, 1000 NE 135th St, install scheduled July 2013
1% Public Art Fund, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Theo Chocolate Tour Hopper, Rainforest Canopy, completed January 2013
Theo Chocolate Inc., 3400 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibitions
2012 Bellevue Arts Museum, High Fiber Diet, BAM Biennial, juried exhibition, Bellevue, WA
Ghost Gallery, Miniatures, Seattle
Seattle/Portland/Oakland Art Walk, Small Voids, traveling street exhibit curated by Todd Jannausch
Lundgren Monuments, R.I.P. Rest in Paper, curated by Greg Lundgren, Seattle
Paper Hammer, Bouquet, curated by Serrah Russell, Seattle
John Waldron Arts Center, 40 years of Artists from Pygmalion’s Art Supplies, Bloomington, IN
Artisans on Taylor Dream Sequence, group exhibition, Port Townsend, WA
2011 Columbia City Gallery, Paper Works, Invitational by Kathy Fowells, Seattle, WA,
2010 The Arts Center, Shape of Sacred, Juried Exhibition, Curator Hester Coucke, Corvallis, OR
2007 Henry Art Gallery, Milk and Honey, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, University of Washington, Seattle
Ouchmyeye, X-actoMundo, A Stencil Show, Seattle
Ouchmyeye, Coupling V: Bifocal /Strangeco, collaboration with Matt Sellars, Seattle



Event Productions
2013 Meany Hall, A Small Piece of the Story, University of Washington Dance Program, Seattle
2012 City Hall, Celebrating Marriage Equality, Seattle
Lincoln Center, Trade of Innocents, Movie Premiere, New York City, NY
Washington State University, Foundation Gala, Prop Gallery, Pullman, WA
Capitol Hill Block Party, Rosette Banners, 1000 E Pike St, Seattle
Olympic Sculpture Park, Set the Table for SAM, Seattle
Space Needle, The Next 50, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Green Light Event Design, Seattle
Red Square, University of Washington, Honeycomb Cloud Canopy, Huskeyfest, Seattle
2011 Palace Ballroom, Capote Masquerade, Hornall Anderson Design Group, Seattle
Seattle Design Center, Holiday Event, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle
IMusic, Artopia, Seattle Weekly, Seattle
2010 The Westin Hotel, Seattle University Annual Gala, Seattle
Four Seasons, Get Hitched Give Hope, Seattle
MeydenBauer Convention Center, Redux, Kirkland Art Center Auction, Bellevue, WA
The Ruins, The Paper Moon Affair, Saratoga Print and Paper Foundation, Seattle
Tacoma Convention Center Heart Ball, American Heart Association, TLB Events, Tacoma, WA
2009 Georgetown Studios, ABC Holiday Extravaganza, All the Flutter, Seattle
Benaroya Hall, South Beach, Urban Unveiled, True Color Events, Seattle

Honors, Awards, and Grants
2012 GAP Grant Recipient, Artist Trust, Seattle
ACRE, Artist Residency, Steuben, WI/Chicago, IL
Sprout 5, Grant Awardee, Seattle
4Culture Site-Specific Grant
4Culture Individual Artist Projects Award
2010 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards Nominee, Portland Art Museum
2007 Research Award, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle
2006 Drawing Marathon, New York Studio School, NYC
Research Award, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle
2005 Davis Fellowship, School of Art, University of Washington
2001 Honors Grant, Indiana University, Bloomington for Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

Bibliography
City Arts, Love Wins, Photo Feature by Nate Watters, January 2013, page 3, Seattle
Seattle Times, City Hall to Dress Up for Wedding Celebrations, December 2, 2012, page B7, Seattle
Yuni in Taxco, Album Cover Prizes, 2012, Seattle
Seattle Times, Artists bring life to empty storefronts, March 24, 2012, page D1, Seattle
Seattle Bride Magazine, Paper Parade, Spring/Summer 2012
Seattle Met Bride and Groom, Sitting Pretty, Summer/Fall Issue 2011
City Arts, Photo Feature by Bob Suh, April 2011, page 3, Seattle
City Arts, Round Up by Drew Grow, February 2011, Seattle
Seattle PI, http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Artists-take-to-empty-storefronts-869957.php
Seattle Magazine, Best of 2010, December Issue, Spotlight Seattle Storefronts Project
http://www.seattlemag.com/article/arts/seattle-arts-profiles/spotlight-seattle-storefronts-project
Seattle Times, Tolstoy in Occidental, July 9, 2010, page B4, Seattle
Seattle Bride, Best of Seattle 2010, Editor’s Choice “Jaw-dropping