Ashton Cooper is an independent writer and curator based in Los Angeles. She has organized exhibitions at the Leslie-Lohman Museum Project Space, Maccarone, Jack Hanley Gallery, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Larrie, and the Knockdown Center, all in New York, and Cooper Cole in Toronto. Recent writing projects include catalogue essays for Teresa Burga and Mira Dancy. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, ArtReview, Mousse, Contemporary Art Review LA, and others. She is a PhD Candidate in Art History at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on the history of painting and sculpture in the U.S. after 1960 and examining modernist gesture, abstraction, and expressionism from queer feminist perspectives.