Approved: 26.02.2016

Emma Coop

Artist, Consultant, Gallery educator, Maker, Teacher

Approved: 26.02.2016

Emma Coop is a British Artist who lives and works in London. She holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design.

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

Emma Coop is a British Artist who lives and works in London. She holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design.

The drawings of Emma Coop are quiet and reflective, they invite the viewer to look and to be immersed in their detail. Repeatedly making drawings of the sea, Coop has a connection with late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Romanticism, whereby a landscape could summon a visual representation of an emotional state.

Drawing with graphite, an interplay of emotions is expressed through the relationship between opposing drawing styles, or by the tension created by the materiality of the surfaces she draws onto.  These varying surfaces include cut paper, folded paper and a crumpled survival blanket. Of interest is the competing visibilities of surface composition with the drawn sea surface of her work.

Coop's work examines the nature of 'a moment' or, by contrast, the lengthy unraveling of time. The drawings created depict split second moments, yet take considerable time to make. Her work slowly dwells on the assimilation of detail to the point where by the process of drawing becomes an mesmeric act in itself. The resulting artworks express this labored process along with it's inherent futility and desire.

CV & Education

Education

2004, MA Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art (UAL)

2003, PG dip Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art (UAL)

2000, BA (Hons) Interactive Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University

Selected Exhibitions

2017

THE SAME DEEP WATER (Two person show with Darren Nixon), The Great Medical Disaster, Manchester,

EVOLVE DAMN IT, Camberwell Arts Festival, London

PROOF, Art Hub Gallery, London

THIS YEAR'S MODEL: DEEP SPACE, Studio 1.1, London

RE:COUNT, Someth1ng, London

2016?

LOOKING UP, Studio 1.1, London

SIXTY, Art Athina, Art Fair, Athens

SIXTY, Lubomirov / Angus Hughes, London

KEEP ME POSTED, Art Hub Gallery, London

COVER VERSION, Studio 73 Gallery, London

LOVE AND LOSS WE'RE ALL JUST ANIMALS, Someth1ng, London

ART CONVERTERS, Studio 1.1, London

2015?

SEASONAL FAIR, Chalton Gallery, London

SEASONAL FAIR, Someth1ng Gallery, London

BAZAAR, Lubomirov / Angus Hughes, London

ART NOUVEAU, Studio 73 Gallery, London

UNTITLED, Someth1ng Gallery, London

CHEMCRAFT, Espacio Gallery, London

THE PRINT EXHIBITION, ArtHub Gallery, London

2006

UNTIL IT MAKES SENSE, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris

UNTIL IT MAKES SENSE, Seventeen Gallery, London

WHO CARES ABOUT GREEK ART?, Independant space, Athens

2005?

I.E. Video Archive, Independant space, London

HER UP STAIRS, Open studio, Temporary Contemporary, London

2004?

Video Symposium,?Rhotas 2 Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan

Experimental Video Art, Puratha University, Thailand

2002?

THERE TO HERE, Tmesis Gallery, Manchester (Solo Show)

2001
Glass Box Gallery, Salford (Solo Show)
SUMMER BIENNALE, International 3 Gallery, Manchester

2000?

YOU ARE HERE, Holden Gallery, Manchester

MAN MOMA, International 3 Gallery, Manchester