JULIAN COOPER

Education, Exhibitions
Reviews & Public Collections

Education
1964/65Lancaster Art School
1965/68Goldsmith’s College School of Art, DipAD Fine Art
1968/69Post-grad Painting at Goldsmith’s
1969/70Awarded Boise Travelling Scholarship; travelled in Europe and resident at British School in Rome
1970Elected Member of the London Group
1976Resident at Karolyi Foundation, France
1981Resident at Virginia Centre for Creative Arts, USA
1982Awarded the Northern Arts Bursary

Solo Exhibitions
2007 Earthly Powers, Art Space Gallery
2005 Pareti, Ghiacci, Precipizi, Museo Nationale della Montagna, Turin, Italy
2004 Kanchenjunga & Eiger, Alpine Club, London
2004 Cliffs of fall, Art Space Gallery
2002 Mind Has Mountains, Art Space Gallery
2002 Julian Cooper Paintings, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
2001 Mind Has Mountains, 3 Degrees West Gallery, Wordsworth Trust.
2001 Julian Cooper Paintings, Brewery Arts Center, Kendal.
1998"Figure and Ground" Art Space Gallery, London
1997Ambleside Mountain Festival, Ambleside
1996Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool
1994Oddfellows Gallery, Kendal
1994Stanley Corridor Gallery, Leeds General Infirmary Hall, Yorkshire
1990International Mountain Literature Festival, Bretton Hall, Yorkshire
1984Paton Gallery, London
1983"Summer Show Two", Serpentine Gallery, London
1978JLP Fine Art, London
1974Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
1974"Summer Show One" Serpentine Gallery, London
1973Trevelyan College, Durham University
1973Trevelyan College, Durham University
1972Greenwich Theatre Art Gallery, London
1971-72Zella 9 Gallery, London


Selected Group Exhibitions
2006 Art at the Rockface, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield
2006 Art at the Rockface, Norwich Castle Museum
2005 A Picture of Britain, Tate Britain, London
2002 Cooper X 5, Cooperhus, Norsk Reiselivsmuseum, Norway
1999"Climbing Art", Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
1999"Contemporary British Landscape Painting", Flowers East, London
1999 "Mountain" Wolverhampton Art Gallery
1999 "Winter Journey" Art Space Gallery, London
1998"Word and Image", The Samling, Ambleside
1997"Sublime Inspiration; the art of mountains from Turner to Hillary", Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
1996 "Tarns and Waterfalls" Oddfellows Art Gallery, Kendal
1994 "Art in the Garden" Oddfellows Art Gallery, Kendal
1994 Carlisle Open Exhibition, Tullie House Art Gallery, Carlisle
1992 Carlisle Open Exhibition, Tullie House Art Gallery, Carlisle
1988-90 "Clean Irish Sea" City Centre, Dublin & Touring
1988-90 "Artists in National Parks" Victoria & Albert Museum & Touring
1988 "From IcArus to Ariadne" Paton Gallery. London
1989 "Impressions of Cumbria" Coach House Gallery. Kirkby Lonsdale
1989 An Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Guardian Gallery, Bristol
1987-9 "The Day Book" Smith’s Gallery, London & Touring
1987-9 "Introducing with Pleasure", Arts Council Touring Exhibition
1986-7 Recent Acquisitions, Arts Council Touring Exhibition
1986 Artworks for Industry, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
1986 Paton Gallery, London
1985 Paton Gallery, London
1982 Northern Open, Ceolfrith Art Gallery, Sunderland
1979 "Three Generations" Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
1978 Northern Open, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
1977 British Council "Twelve British Painters", Reykjavik
1976 "The Deck of Cards",JPL Fine Art, London
1976 "The Deck of Cards",JPL Fine Art, London
1975 SPACE Open Studios, London
1974 "20th Century British Drawings", JPL Fine Art, London
1972 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
1971 Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
1967-96London Group


PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Arts Council of Great Britain; Abbott Hall Art Gallery; Allerdale District Council; Bankers Trust; Bolton Art Gallery; Brathal Hall Trust; Cumbria County Council; Davy Offshore Modules; Durham University; Ferguson Industrial Holdings; Home 0ffice; Inner London Education Authority; Kendall Magistrates Court; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; Lancaster University; Messner Museum, Bolzano, Italy; Mountain Heritage Trust; Northern Arts; Pentagram; Reuters; Theatre on the Lake, Keswick;Tullie House Art Gallery,Carlisle Museo Nationale della Montagna, Turin; Unilever; University College, London.

Selected Bibliography
2007 Keith Richardson, The Sacred Mountain, CA1 Culture and Arts; Peter Mallalieu, The Artists of the Alpine Club
2005 Julian Cooper, Easel Words, Jackdaw, Dec; Ben Tufnell, catalogue essay, Pareti, Ghiacci, Precipizi; Melvyn Bragg, The Romantic North, Sunday Times Magazine; David Dimbleby, A Picture of Britain, Tate Publication
2004 Conversation with Basil Beattie, Cliffs of Fall catalogue, Phil Bartlett, Observer; John Spurling, Spectator, 27 Nov; Felicity Owen, Galleries, November; Julian Cooper, Painting the Eiger, Alpine Journal
2003Grevel Lindop, Rock, snow and alchemy, PN review, March-April
2002 Inger Marie von der Lippe, "Cooper x 5" Catalogue; Stephen Goodwin, The Alpine Club Journal; David Craig, London Review of Books
2001 Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator; Robert Woof, Poets and Mountains catalogue essay, Mind has Mountains; Andrew Lambirth, Private View, RA Magazine, winter; Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator, 8 December
1999Stephen Goodwin, The Colour of Mountains, The Independent
1998"The Spark" Border TV; Melvyn Bragg, The Times; Terry Gifford, High Magazine
1997Stephen Goodwin, The Independent
1994"The Page"
1991"Celebration" Granada Television
1990John Spurling, Sunday Times Review
1987Sunday Telegraph Colour Magazine
1984Iain Biggs, Aspects; Nigel Pollit, City Limits; Sarah Kent, Time Out; John Spurling, New Statesman; Melvyn Bragg, Sunday Times Colour Magazine
1983"Critics Forum" BBC Radio 3; Melvyn Bragg, Punch; Jancyth Ellerton, The Tablet
1982William Varley, The Guardian
1978Marina Vaizey, Sunday Times
1975Max-Wykes-Joyce, International Herald & Arts Review
1974Peter Fuller, Studio International; Mervyn Levy, "Kaleidoscope" BBC Radio 4
1970Norbert Lynton, Observer
1969Harold Fenton, Daily Telegraph