J.A.W. Cooper was born in England, grew up in Kenya, Sweden, Ireland, and Southern California, and currently lives in smelly smelly downtown Los Angeles. Raised by freshwater ecologists, it is no surprise that an interest in the natural world is central to her work.
Cooper works commercially as an illustrator and art director for TV and movie campaigns half of the month, and works on her own projects as a gleeful recluse the other half of the month. In her “free time” Cooper is a profoundly creepy, solo-camping, feral woman. She owns a machete. She knows how to build a fire.