Barbara Cooper works fluidly between sculpture and drawing. Solo shows include the Chicago Cultural Center, Perimeter Gallery, Fassbender Gallery in Chicago, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and the Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, in Iceland. Her work can be found in many museum collections. A Chicago resident, Cooper has received three Illinois Arts Council Fellowships. She has taught at SAIC, Penland, Anderson Ranch.