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Coppage is originally from Chicago, Ill and now resides in Cincinnati Ohio. He studied at Memphis College of Art and obtained a BFA degree with an emphasis in sculpture. He continued his education and obtained an MFA degree from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts(PAFA) with an emphasis in sculpture and mixed media.


Select Credits


  • Group show, OSU Urban Arts Space City Center Gallery, June 2015

  • 10 Year Anniversary, Fresh A.I.R Gallery, Columbus, OH May-July 2015

  • Police Line up, Concourse Gallery, Upper Arlington OH, January 2014

  • Stigmatized: The African-American Male and Schizophrenia, Xavier University, Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH October 2012

  • Stigmatized: The African-American Male and Schizophrenia, Fresh A.I.R Gallery, Columbus, OH February/March 2012

  • The Art Show, Thistledown, Cleveland, OH December 2011

  • EcoSculpt, Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH April 2011

  • In The Field of Recovery, Fresh A.I.R Gallery, Columbus, OH June/August 2010

  • Secret Artist, Cincinnati Art Works, Cincinnati, OH November 2009

  • Litterbug, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA August 2009

  • A Summer Affair, The Carnegie Visual and Performing Art Center, Covington, KY August 2008

  • The Meatball, Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA December/January 2006

  • Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship, Johnson, VT August/September 2005

  • Graduate Thesis Exhibition, May 2005

  • Window on Broad, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA August 2004

  • The Cooperative Studio Program Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA,   May 2004 & May 2005

  • Ignite, Trenton, NJ, May 2004


  • “Hire Ground Magazine, Volume IV, Issue 1” Artist Spotlight. March 2016

  • “The Columbus Dispatch” Exhibition Review. June 2015 

  • “WOSU Broad & High TV show segment” Artwork depicted in interview. June 2015

  • “The Columbus Dispatch” Exhibition Review: Portraits put face on illness. March 2012

  • “The Other Paper” Mental Health Worker Draws what he knows. February 2012

  • Art at Lunch Lecture Series, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, May 2005

  • “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” Panel Discussion Aired January 2004

  • Hyde Family Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Memphis College of Art

  • National Civil Rights Museum, Commissioned to paint mural at the Lorraine Motel

  • (at Dr. King memorial)

  • News and Events for Members of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Photo May/June 2000

  • “Memphis Magazine” a photo essay: 24 hours downtown, photo featured Summer 2000

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