Visual Arts Faculty Recognized for their Talents

Artists-in-residence Have Work Awarded, On Exhibit

Visual Arts faculty at The John Cooper School are considered artists-in-residence, because in addition to teaching, they are encouraged to pursue their individual artistic talents. Recently, Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier and 3D Design teacher Emily Taylor have had their work recognized and featured in exhibitions.

Mosier, a multi-faceted artist who works mostly in 3D sculptures, who has been teaching art at Cooper for 22 years and 42 years total. Most recently he has been creating thread paintings that have received several awards and featured in exhibitions. In August, his work titled “Rust, Thread, yCajal II” was accepted into the Drawing National Juried Exhibition at the Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary. The show opens on September 1 and runs through September 26.

Mosier won an Honorable Mention award in the Landscapes 2020 Art Exhibition at J. Mane Gallery for “Welders Landscape.” View Mosier’s artist’s statement and image of the award-winning piece here: Mosier was awarded Best Overall for another thread painting, titled “In My Father’s House” by Missouri Fiber Artists that was exhibited in November.

Taylor, a 3D Design artist and teacher at Cooper since 2004, had a piece of her work accepted to the “Twin Cups: National Ceramics Exhibition” at Missouri Western State University that ran February 21-March 20. Another of her ceramic pieces received a second place in the Three Dimensional category for the Texas Art Education Association Membership Showcase at the 2019 Convention last November.