Don Cooper was born in Texas, grew up in Georgia and has lived primarily in Atlanta since 1976. He received his MFA from the University of Georgia and is the recipient of a Fulbright Artist Grant and a MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant. He has had thirty-one solo exhibitions and 70 group exhibitions. His work is in the collection of the Albright Knox Gallery, the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta International Airport, MOCAGA, Coca-Cola, USA, and the Morris Museum of Southern Art. His meditative, ritualistic paintings are inspired by universal symbols such as the bindu, a Sanskrit term for a central dot, which represents consciousness, being, and the sacred point of origin and return.