Stephen Cooper
Curriculum Vitae

Born in London. Lives and works in Winchester.
Painting Pathway Leader, Winchester School of Art.


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

Solo Exhibitions

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
2001 Off Line, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 3 February – 16 April, touring to The Winchester Gallery, 10 October – 2 November
2001 Panorama Gallery, Barcelona
2003 k3 Gallery, Zurich
2004 An intervention into the Far Eastern Collections, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
2007 Off at a Tangent: an installation in response to The Floating World, an exhibition of Japanese prints, Southampton City Art Gallery
2010 History: a site-specific installation in Hyde Abbey Chamber, Winchester

Selected Group Exhibitions

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 Painting, 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, Drawing, 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 studios, APT, Deptford, London
1999 Threshold, The Travelling Gallery, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
1999 Artists selected by Sacha Craddock for Deptford x
1999 Open studios, APT Deptford
2006 Corola: Danny Rolph, Peter Lamb and Stephen Cooper, University of the Arts London, Camberwell Gallery.
2007 Two but not Two: James Cockburn and Stephen Cooper, The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge School
2007 An installation in response to an exhibition of Chinese drawings and calligraphy from the Changshu Art Museum, China, The Winchester Gallery
2008 Park Avenue, Southampton City Art Gallery
The Yard Opening, The Yard, Winchester
2009 Paperview, curated by Danny Rolph, John Jones Gallery, London
The Laundry, The Laundry, Winchester
2010 Strong Voices, curated by Stephen Cooper and Arielle Klobicsizky, The Link Gallery, University of Winchester

Public Works

1991 An installation painting in collaboration with Smith Jariwala, DEGW Architectural Consultants

Reviews and Articles

1979 Art Monthly, review of RCA show
1989 Time Out, review by Robert Macdonald of Smith-Jariwala show
1991 Time Out, review by Sue Hubbard of Todd Gallery show
1995 Time Out, review by Sarah Kent of Kapil Jariwala show
1999 Art Monthly, review by Elizabeth Mahoney of Threshold
2003 a-n magazine, 'Turning Japanese' by Edith-Marie Pasquier

Exhibition Catalogs

1981 Hayward Annual, Drawing, illustrated
1986 Ten Years at Art Space
1987 Stephen Cooper, Michael Lewisohn and Anthea Nicholson, introduction by Rupert Martin
1990 Stephen Cooper, introductory essay by Robert Macdonald, illustrated
1995 Stephen Cooper, introduction by Sacha Craddock, illustrated
A Question of Scale, essay by Rebecca Fortnum
1996 Threshold, illustrated
2001 Off Line, essay by Matthew Rowe, illustrated.
2010 Re-Imagining the Treasures of Hyde, commentry by David Owen and Sophie Cunningham-Dawes

Selected Awards

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
2003 AHRB Artists and Performers Small Award