Cooper Holoweski was born in 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. His ongoing obsessions with art and technological progress began with his discovery of the "copy" function on his father's fax machine at age 7. After receiving a BA in political science and BFA in printmaking from the University of Michigan he worked as a translator in Santiago, Chile and moved between Chile, Argentina, and Brazil for a year. After returning to the United States he worked as a Public Transportation Program Coordinator for two years at a small non-profit in metro Detroit. During the summer of 2005 he was the resident artist at Gallery Titanik in Tuku, Finland. In 2009 he completed an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and was named as one of the "Hot Picks" for the Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program . He recently mounted his fourth solo exhibition, titled Things Were Perfect at Storefront Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.