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Cooper, Eileen free

OBE 2016; RA 2001; RE 2002

Born 10 June 1953; d of John Lawrence and Marjorie Cooper; m 1983, David Malcolm Southward; two s

artist; Keeper of the Royal Academy, 2011–17

Education

Goldsmiths’ Coll., London (DipAD); RCA (MA Painting; FRCA 2006, Hon. FRCA 2011)

Career

Part-time Tutor, Printmaking: RCA, 1994–2008; Royal Acad. Schs, 2005–; Artist in Residence, Dulwich Picture Gall., 1998–99. Solo exhibitions include: at Art First, London: Open Secrets, 1998; Raw Material Part II, 2000; Works on Paper, 2002; Eileen Cooper 50 New Works, 2003; Time of Your Life, 2005; Deeper Water, 2007; Dreams of Elsewhere, 2009; Showing Off, 2011; Edge to Edge, 2013; Second Skin: Eileen Cooper in the 80’s and 90’s, touring show, 1999; Raw Material Part I, Dulwich Picture Gall., 2000; Passions: new work on paper, Art First, NY, 2002; A Celebration, Art First Projects, NY, 2003; Collages, Royal Acad. Friends Room, 2010; In the Garden, Rabley Drawing Centre, 2015; Hide and Seek, work on paper 1977–2014, RA, 2015, Swindon Mus. and Art Gall., Mercer Art Gall., Harrogate, 2016; Love-In-Idleness, Rook and Raven Gall., London, 2016; Between the Lines, Galerie Miro, Prague, 2016; A Woman’s Skin, Wolfson Coll., Cambridge, 2017; Till the Morning Comes, Fine Art Soc., London, 2017; Under the Same Moon, Letitia Gall., Beirut, 2018. Numerous gp exhibns in Britain, Europe, USA and Asia; works in public and private collections worldwide. Curator: Confluence, APT Gallery, 2009; RA Summer Show, 2009–14; Encounter, Royal Acad. in Asia, 2012, Royal Acad. in Middle E, Doha, 2013; Co-ordinator, RA Summer Show, 2017. Hon. Fellow, Murray Edwards Coll., Cambridge, 2016. Hon. DArt Southampton Solent, 2013

Publications

(cover) Women who Run with the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, 1998; (cover and illus.) Meeting Midnight, by Carol Ann Duffy, 1999; relevant publication: Between the Lines, by Martin Gayford and Sara Lee, 2015

Recreations

reading, walking

Address

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BD