Stephen Cooper
Stephen Cooper

London, 1951

1971-75 St. Martin’s School of Art (1st Class BA Hons)
1976-79 Royal College of Art (MA)

Currently Head of Painting, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

1979 Hull School of Art
1985 Spacex, Exeter
1986 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1989 Smith Jariwala Gallery, London
1990 Todd Gallery, London
1991 Smith Jariwala Gallery at DEGW, London
1992 Smith Jariwala Gallery, London
1995 Kapil Jariwala Gallery, 4 New Burlington Street, London, WC1
2001 Off Line, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 3rd February – 16th April, touring to The Winchester Gallery, 10th October – 2nd November 2001 and other venues.
2001 Panarama Gallery, Barcelona
2003 K3 Project Space, Zurich

1975 Young Contemporaries, ICA, London
Small Works, Imperial College, London
1976 Young Contemporaries, ICA, London
Zeus Hermes Show, London
John Moores X, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1977 Royal College of Art Show, Imperial College, London
1981 Staff Exhibition, Canterbury School of Art
Studied at St. Martin’s, St. Martin’s School of Art Gallery, London
Drawings, University of Kent, Canterbury
Hayward Annual, British Drawings, London
1982 Seven Artists, Newcastle Polytechnic
1983 Open Show, King’s Street Gallery, Bristol
Industrial Sponsors, Royal Stock Exchange, London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
Diversities, Belfast University, Belfast
Art Space Studios, King’s Street Gallery, Bristol
1984 Painters at Winchester, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester
Young Painters from Bath and Bristol, Festival Gallery, Bath
Open Studios, Art Space, Bristol
1985 Two Painters – Clyde Hopkins and Stephen Cooper, Axiom Gallery, Cheltenham
1986 Drawings, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester
Ten Years of Art Space, V Shed Exhibition Centre, Bristol
Contemporary Drawing, selected by Tim Hilton, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Studied with Peter de Francia, Camden Arts Centre, London
1987 Stephen Cooper, Michael Lewisohn and Anthea Nicholson, Arnolfini, Bristol
Two Painters, Stephen Cooper and Mary Woods, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
On a Plate, Serpentine Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition, Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London
Christmas Presence, Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London
1988 Open Studios, Greenwich, London
Summer Exhibition, Todd Gallery, London
Fuse Show, Fuse Gallery, London
1989 SGI Artists, Taplow Court, Berkshire
1990 Work on Paper, Smith Jariwala Gallery, London
Open Studios, Greenwich, London
Stephen Cooper, Jeffrey Dellow and Mali Morris, Todd Soho, London
1991 Art ’91, Olympia International Art Fair, London
1992 Greenwich Artists, Woodlands Art Gallery, Greenwich, London
1994 Made in Greenwich, curated by Cuillin Bantock, Living Room Gallery, London
1995 A Question of Scale, curated by Rebecca Fortnum and Vanessa Jackson, The Winchester Gallery, Arnolfini and touring
1996 Staff and Students, Angelus Gallery, Winchester
Unfamiliar Familiarity, Winchester Contemporary Art
Open Studios, APT, Deptford, London
Ten Years After, Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London
1997 Full Head of Hair, Gasworks, London
1998 Open Studio, APT, Deptford, London
1999 Threshold, The Travelling Gallery, City Art Centre, Endinburgh
Six artists selected by Sacha Craddock, Deptford X festival
Open Studios, APT Gallery
2000 Small Works, APT Gallery

1974 Pratt Award, St Martin’s School of Art, London
1976 John Minton Travel Award
1977 Anstruther Drawing Prize
1978 John Murray Travel Award
1979 Berger Award (major), Royal College of Art, London
1980 Painting Fellowship, Ulster University, Belfast
1989 ERASMUS Exchange Artist, Barcelona
1995 Winchester School of Art, Research Grant

1991 DEGW Architectural Consultants: installation painting in collaboration with Smith Jariwala

1979 Art Monthly, review of RCA show
1990 Time Out, review by Robert MacDonald
1991 Time Out, review by Sue Hubbard of Todd Gallery show
1995 Time Out, review by Sarah Kent of solo show at Kapil Jariwala
1999 Art Monthly, review by Elizabeth Mahoney of Threshold show

1982 Hayward Annual, Drawing, illustrated
1986 Ten Years at Art Space
1987 Stephen Cooper, Michael Lewisohn and Anthea Nicholson, introduction by Rupert Martin
1990 Solo show, introductory essay by Robert MacDonald, illustrated
1995 A Question of Scale, illustrated
Stephen Cooper, with an introduction by Sacha Craddock, illustrated
1999 Threshold, illustrated
2001 Off Line, with an essay by Matthew Rowe, Curator, Towner Art Gallery, illustrated

2003 K3 Gallery, Zurich
2004 In Intervention into the Far Eastern Collection at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford