Robert Cooper

Works

  • Rc01
  • Rc02 2
  • Rc04
  • Rc06
  • Rc07
  • Rc08
  • Rc12
  • Rc11 2
  • Rc13
  • Rc17
  • Rc18
  • Rc19
  • Rc20
  • Rc21
  • Rc31
  • Rc34
  • Rc30
  • Rc14
  • Rc16
  • Rc09
  • Rc25
  • Rc40 05
  • Rc38 1

Biography

Robert Cooper, british ceramist of consolidated fame and success, has been exhibiting for many years in both the United Kingdom and other countries.

His studio, where he works and collects all the materials that he uses in his pieces, is in the characteristic Vanguard Court area in south London. His work is based on the reinterpretation of various objects and materials that give his pieces a powerful narrative content.

He is fascinated by the persistence and transformation of objects, and, as starting-points for his works, he often uses found objects, such as ceramic fragments that he picks up on the banks of the Thames, and other recycled items infused with their own life and a preceding function.

He recovers and re-uses a variety of materials, including clays, oxides, glazes, waste materials from his lessons, ceramic transfers, printed motifs from industrial culture, and even parts of preceding works, recombining them and creating a new narrative that gives the final object new life, with additional, multiple layers of meanIng.

Robert Cooper Portrait 02

CV

GROUP SHOWS


2014

SOFA CHICAGO, Art Fair, Officine Saffi Gallery, Chicago, USA

2013

MAD for TEA, Fortnum & Mason, Picadilly, London, UK

Ceramic Art London at the Royal College of Art, London, UK

2012

Maggs Beneath the Covers, Maggs Bros Antiquarian Booksellers, London (ACE funded project), UK

Ceramic Art London at RCA, London, UK

2011

British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke on Trent, UK

Tea for Two, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy

It’s What’s on the Outside that Matters?, Newport Museum Art Gallery, Gwent, Wales, UK

International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Woodbury Studio Gallery, Woodbury, Greenway, Woodbury, Exeter, Devon, UK

City Lit Diploma Staff Exhibition, Rochester Art Gallery, Kent, UK

Ceramic Art London at RCA, London, UK

Press Night Exhibition, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London, UK

2010

Reclaim!, The New School House Gallery, York, UK

Focus, CAA, London, UK

2009

In the Vanguard, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Ceramic Art London at RCA, London, UK

20 years of the City Lit Diploma course, Barrett Marsden Gallery, London, UK

2008

Material Difference, Robert Cooper and Stella Harding, Rochester Art Gallery, Kent, UK

2004

S.O.F.A, Chicago, USA

Artist in Focus, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK

Group Show, CLAY Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

S.O.F.A., CLAY Gallery, New York, USA

2003

S.O.F.A., British Craft Council, Chicago, USA

ART into Education, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK

2002

S.O.F.A. British Craft Council, Chicago, USA

2001

World Ceramic Exposition, 2001, Korea

2000

Firing Imagination Ceramica Britanica, British Council travelling Exhibition, Brasile


SOLO SHOWS

2013

Teaboxes and textile design – Ibridazioni narrative, Officine Saffi Gallery, Milan, Italy

Exhibitions

Contemporary Ceramic Art.Bassa

Contemporary Ceramics

From 18 November 2015 to 5 January 2016


Officine Saffi Gallery Robert Cooper

TEA BOXES AND TEXTILE DESIGN

From 27 November 2013 to 14 February 2014