Robert Cooper


I respond to change, and when I was asked to show two large wall pieces for the Christmas showing here at the CAA. I thought it would be interesting to revisit the idea but with a change of scale and material, using porcelain for this focus. I have restricted my palette, I like challenges so here are the results.

I am also showing vessels, which I  made with textiles and collaging other cultural forms in mind. There is a fusion of medieval shapes and canal ware .

Hmong textiles are referenced in the work after coming to my attention in American exhibitions, collective and private collections.


Born
1949 Sheffield

Education
1968-1969 Foundation Course Sheffield College of Art, Sheffield, Yorkshire.
1969-1972 B.A. (Hons) Interior Design, Kingston Upon Thames College of Art, Surrey
1979-1982 M.A. Ceramics Royal College of Art. London

Recent Exhibitions
2009 “Group Show “Barrett Marsden Gallery. London
2008 “Material Difference” Rochester Art Gallery. Kent. Robert Cooper, Stella Harding.
2007 Hue, Form, Line. Group Show, C.A.A. London
Opening Group Show of the Ron Wornick Ceramic Collection. Boston Museum of Modern Art. U.S.A.
Solo Show, Metre Square Gallery, Quay2, Peckham, London.
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London.
2005 Group Show, Clay Gallery, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
2004 S.O.F.A.  Chicago. U.S.A.
“Artist in Focus” C.A.A. London
S.O.F.A. Clay Gallery, New York U.S.A.
2003 S.O.F.A British Craft Council. Chicago.U.S.A.

Teaching
2003-2007 Visiting Lecturer, Ceramic Department.
1998- 2003 Chelsea College of Art & Design. London.
Visiting Lecturer,  Public Art & Design.
1990-2007 City Literary Institute (City Lit) London.
Full time. 5 Teacher Co-ordinator 
Teaching: Ceramic 2 year part time Higher Education
Diploma Course Ceramics, Further Education foundation course.
Ceramics, F .E .City & guilds ceramics 7922 course.
Adult Education, ceramics courses.

Commissions
1997
Painted tiles, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. Fire Galleries Amenities
1996 Flying Books, Essex County Council, Braintree Public Library
1995 Ceramic Wall Piece Leicester, Royal Infirmary

 

Exhibitions

Archive

2010

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