Malynda Cooper is a studio sculptor and part-time sculpture professor at Brigham-Young University. The artist holds a BA and MFA in sculptural art, an academic background that has given her an excellent handling of clay. Her sculptures convey movement and expression through realistic figurative forms, depicting individual forms and human interactions. Her clay creations are finished in a variety of materials including stone, plaster, and metal. Viewers are invited to connect and relate to the human emotion depicted in her work, communicated through body language, expression, and handling of materials.
Cooper has won several local and regional awards, and her works can be found in both private and public collections including, notably, the Idaho State University. She Currently shows her work at Gate City Fine Art Gallery in Pocatello, Idaho.