Mark O’Grady Art 1976

Running For: 2021 Council

Campaign Statement

It is an honor to be nominated for a position on the Cooper Union Alumni Association.  I have great respect for the work the Association has done to advocate for the return to a Free Cooper Union, which I strongly support.  Cooper Union provided me with an amazing opportunity to pursue a career in art and education and I believe my experience in higher education would support the mission of the Alumni Association and contribute to the efforts of strong and open communication between the administration, faculty, and most importantly the students.


Mark O’Grady graduated with honors from the Cooper Union School of Art and received an MFA degree from Louisiana Tech University. Mark is currently a full time professor at Pratt Institute where he has worked both as chair of a department and as a teacher for the past eighteen years.  During his tenure at Pratt, Mark has served as an elected member to the Academic Senate, has served as the Faculty Trustee, as well as serving as the faculty representative to the Trustee Academic Affairs and Development committee’s. Mark continues to be an active exhibiting artist with exhibitions on both the national and international level.

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