Henry Chapman A ’10


Henry Chapman is an artist whose work has shown at Recess Activities, Inc., Vermont Studio Center, AMO Studios, and the Yale School of Art, where he currently studies painting.

In 2011, he cofounded Friends of Cooper Union to protest tuition and to advocate alternative solutions. The group organized summits, held regular public meetings, and published petitions, letters, and proposals from the community. In 2012, the group published “The Way Forward”, a 30-page collection of community initiatives that envisioned a viable free future for Cooper Union. Last year, the group fought to elect alumni trustee Kevin Slavin and CUAA president John Leeper in an effort to reinvent Cooper Union’s Board of Trustees.