Approved: 16.08.2006

Gillian Cooper

Artist, Consultant, Curator, Project manager, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

Installation, painting, drawing and printmaking explore the point between dichotomies; internal/external, public/private, sinister/beauty. Domestic materials and objects sited in both galleries/marginal spaces (window ledges, cracks in floorboards), appear to intervene; to emerge from the fabric of the building/landscape. Often in series; hand-made; temporary, transitory, at times subjected to the

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Biography

Installation, painting, drawing and printmaking explore the point between dichotomies; internal/external, public/private, sinister/beauty. Domestic materials and objects sited in both galleries/marginal spaces (window ledges, cracks in floorboards), appear to intervene; to emerge from the fabric of the building/landscape. Often in series; hand-made; temporary, transitory, at times subjected to the elements; to audience interaction. Influences: female, gender, social, cultural, domestic, temporary, minimalism, colour. 

CV & Education

Gillian Cooper MA, BA (hons) Fine Art, PGCE

Born in London

Lives and works in Penwith, Cornwall

Solo exhibitions

2004 - Inflorescence, Morvah Gallery, Cornwall

2001 - The Interior: Chaos into Matter, Transitions, Newlyn Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall

1999 - Amnesia, installation, Chiltern Sculpture Trail, Oxford

1999 - Scission, installation, Produzentengalerie, Hannover, Germany

1997 - Dispersion, The Rainbow, performance, Bristol

1996 - Secretion, installation, Bristol

1995 - Featherweight, installation, Bristol Group exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2015  Prints and Ceramics, Mariners Gallery, St Ives

2013  Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Penzance

2012  Unframed, drawings at BUCCA, Newlyn

2011  Uncharted Landscape, St Ives/Newlyn Societies, Mariners Gallery, St Ives

2011  Print! The Exchange, Penzance

2010  Process & Place, Morvah Gallery

2010   Summer Print Show, Westcott’s Gallery, St Ives

2009 - Newlyn Society of Artists, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2008 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London

2008 - Drawing the Line, Hilton Young Gallery, Penzance

2008 - Early Summer Mixed Show, Openspace Galleries, Penryn

2008 - Three Painters, Trereife House, Penzance

2007 - Lineage, Penlee Museum and Art Gallery, Penzance

2007 - Revolver, PZ Gallery, Penzance

2005 - New Members, Newlyn Society of Artists, Newlyn Gallery, Newlyn

2005 - Newlyn Society Critics Choice, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

2004 - 60 Seconds (film), various retail venues, Penzance, Cornwall

2003 - Wish You Were Here, touring, Cornwall

2002 - Field of Vision, Penzance, Cornwall

2001 - Palpitations, Penzance

2001 - Station to Station, Spacex Gallery

2000 - International Sculpture Biennale, Pancevo, Serbia

2000 - Shed, Penzance 2000 - Work/Place, Bristol

1999 - Equinox, Cairn Gallery, Gloucestershire

1999 - Meanwhile, Belt, London

1998 - Bristol Art Library, New York, USA, UK

1998 - Hayvend, ICA, London 1998 - Out of Place, Bristol

1998 - Sarah Staton Superstore, Arnolfini, Bristol and Kunst Bregenz, Austria

1998 - Souvenirs, Museum Street, London Workshops

Curating

1999-2004  Curator, Penwith Artist Led Projects, Regional Lottery, Cornwall County

2003  out of place, Newlyn Gallery and related sites, Cornwall

2001  Spot: painting and site-specifity, UK, Icelandic and Dutch artists, touring miniature bookwork

1999-00  Littoral, European touring exhibition, France, Spain, Germany, UK, for Site, Space, Location, Place, Plymouth University funded

1999  Littoral, Maritime Museum, Exeter, for Site,Space,Location,Place, Plymouth University

1998  Please Touch and Daily News, Ute Heuer/Gerd Gockell, Hanover Artists, Konicus Gallery, Bristol, Goethe Institute/Nordbank/Hanover City Council funded

1998  AJAR, 12 Bristol-based artists, Konicus Gallery, Bristol, South West Arts funded

1998  out of place, Bristol, 18 local, national & international artists (interventions), Arts Council Lottery funded

1995  All Over the Shop, Clifton Arcade, Bristol, 14 artists: painting, installation and performance

Lecturing

Workshop leader, schools and Visiting Lecturer, Penwith College, MA Fine Art, Falmouth College of Art, MA Fine Art, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Experimental Life Drawing, Foundation, University of the West of England, Bristol

Consultancy

2005  Facilitator, Jyll Bradley, one person show, Arnolfini, Bristol

2000-1   Project Manager, Shen Yuan, residency, commission and one-person exhibition, Arnolfini, Bristol

2000  Year of the Artist selection, Somerset Art Week

1999  TAP, Artists Studios Development, Bristol

2000   Mentor/Trainer, Visual Artists Marketing and Business Development Scheme, Suffolk County Council 

Publications

2008  Revolver Art Cornwall

2002  Catching the Wave, Contemporary Art & Artists in Cornwall, by Tom Cross