Please be advised that, due to weather conditions, The Cooper Union will close today, Monday, at 1 p.m., and will remain closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday. Classes beginning before 1 p.m. today should be dismissed at 1 p.m. Classes starting at 1 p.m. or later are canceled. Administrative offices will close at 1 p.m. today and be closed tomorrow. Staff in security, housing, and buildings and grounds should confirm schedules with their supervisors. A decision about Wednesday's schedule will be posted by 9 p.m. Tuesday. Please watch email or see this website for updates. The add/drop period will be extended through the end of day on Tuesday February 3rd.
Niki Logis became the first female instructor in sculpture in the School of Art in 1969 and currently teaches Sculpture and 3DD. Her primary material is structural steel from design to fabrication. She has done site-specific commissions in New York and Ohio, such as her perceptually disorienting and darkly witty Belvedere Colonnade, situated in an Ohio cemetery. Logis also makes drawings lately in conté crayon and makes periodic trips to Scotland to draw from the landscape. Her drawings of rocks and clouds are reinforced by a genre of Chinese painting, translated as "rock prospects." Logis led a presidential seminar at Cooper Union in 1990, titled "Cursing in Class, or How to Teach Advanced Sculpture Students," in which she articulated her teaching philosophy as an obligation to art as well as to young artists: "As the work gets clearer, better defined (and it always does), the critical issues get tougher and more complex. Now you have to deal with what students are actually saying and the level they have taken it to. Some things have definitely changed in ten years, but not the problems of critical discourse. So every Wednesday night, I take a fresh pack of litmus paper into Room 414 and hope it turns blue."
1993 Emily Sorkin Gallery, New York 1988 Paula Allen Gallery, New York 1984 Freidus/Ordover Gallery, New York 1981 Neil Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles 1979 Robert Freidus Gallery, New York 1978 Braathen - Freidus Gallery, New York
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway; “Fake Snow”, 1996 Black and Herron Space, New York 1994 K & E Gallery, New York 1993 Rosa Esman Gallery, New York 1991 Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; “Constructions Between Art and Architecture” 1985 The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT; “Sculpture: The Language of Scale” Pratt Institute Gallery, New York; “ In Three Dimensions” 1982 Navy Pier, Chicago , IL; Sculpture in Site 1981 Second International, Chicago, IL Sculpture Center, New York 1980 Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY; “Temporal Structures”
PERMANENT OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS
1996 “Arch, Bench Column”; Belleview, Ohio 1993 “Benchmark”; Southhold, Long Island, NY 1990 “North by Northwest”; Woodstock, NY 1988 Untitled Bronze Structure; Croton – on – Harmon, New York 1983 “Belleview Collonade”; Belleview, Ohio North Central Arts Council 1982 “Marker for Deed’s Point”; Dayton, Ohio Dayton City Beautiful Council 1981 “Bay of Angels”; Troy, New York
Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.