Royal Academy of Arts, London
Until 16 March 2011
The Royal Academy of Arts presents a collection of previously unseen works on paper by EILEEN COOPER RA. All of the works are unique and made during 2009 or 2010, they share an experimental quality linking together Cooper’s experience as a painter and printmaker. The works are created using assembled fragments of drawing, print and Japanese paper and include lino-cut, painted and charcoal-drawn components. A group of larger collages with gouache are shown alongside smaller works made during a residency in Alayrac, Tarn, France. It is the first time that Cooper has exhibited work of this nature.
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY EILEEN COOPER was born in Glossop, Derbyshire and studied at Goldsmith’s College and the Royal College of Art. She is Head of Printmaking at the RA Schools. Her first solo exhibition was held in 1979 at the Air Gallery, London and she has extensively exhibited her work both nationally and internationally in group and solo shows since.
Her work is held in public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Arts Council of Great Britain and the British Council. Eileen Cooper was elected as a Royal Academician in 2001 and is a regular contributor to the Summer Exhibition. In 2008 she was one of the Summer Exhibition Co-ordinators and in 2009 was Curator for the Print Room.
Works in the exhibition are available for sale.
EILEEN COOPER RA
RA Friends Room
3 December 2010 - 16 March 2011
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS