Andy Coolquitt, a house (courtyard), 1994-present. Photo by Amy Eckert.

For the last 20 years, Coolquitt has lived and worked in this communal space, a project he began while pursuing his MFA.  “My work was leaning more and more towards interior design, but we were calling it installation art because we were in art school.” At the same time, he was interested in Allan Kaprow, whose “happenings” aimed to integrate art and life. “These two things coincided and I proposed this house for my thesis project. That’s why it’s got a title.”
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Andy Coolquitt, a house (courtyard), 1994-present. Photo by Amy Eckert.
For the last 20 years, Coolquitt has lived and worked in this communal space, a project he began while pursuing his MFA. “My work was leaning more and more towards interior design, but we were calling it installation art because we were in art school.” At the same time, he was interested in Allan Kaprow, whose “happenings” aimed to integrate art and life. “These two things coincided and I proposed this house for my thesis project. That’s why it’s got a title.”