C.V. of Julian Cooper


Education, Exhibitions
Reviews & Public Collections

Lancaster Art School
Goldsmith’s College School of Art, DipAD Fine Art
Post-grad Painting at Goldsmith’s
Awarded Boise Travelling Scholarship; travelled in Europe and resident at the British School in Rome
Elected Member of the London Group
Resident at Karolyi Foundation, France
Resident at Virginia Centre for Creative Arts, USA
Awarded the Northern Arts Bursary
Resident at Landscape Art Research, Queenstown, Tasmania
Solo Exhibitions
2010 Breaking Ground, Art Space Gallery, London
2009 Mother Lode, Brantwood, Cumbria
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
1997 Ambleside Mountain Festival, Ambleside
1996 Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool
1994 Oddfellows Gallery, Kendal
1994 Stanley Corridor Gallery, Leeds General Infirmary Hall, Yorkshire
1990 International Mountain Literature Festival, Bretton Hall, Yorkshire
1984 Paton Gallery, London
1983 "Summer Show Two", Serpentine Gallery, London
1978 JLP Fine Art, London
1974 Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
1974 "Summer Show One" Serpentine Gallery, London
1973 Trevelyan College, Durham University
1973 Trevelyan College, Durham University
1972 Greenwich Theatre Art Gallery, London
1971-72 Zella 9 Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 Ways with Words, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
2009 Under the Volcano, Bluecoats, Liverpool
2008 Winter Journey, Art Space Gallery, London
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
1967-96 London Group


Aber Diamond Corporation, Toronto, Canada; 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
2009 Melvyn Bragg, Howard Hull, Grevel Lindop; catalogue essay, Mother Lode
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
2003 Grevel 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
1999 Stephen Goodwin, The Colour of Mountains, The Independent
1998 "The Spark" Border TV; Melvyn Bragg, The Times; Terry Gifford, High Magazine
1997 Stephen Goodwin, The Independent
1994 "The Page"
1991 "Celebration" Granada Television
1990 John Spurling, Sunday Times Review
1987 Sunday Telegraph Colour Magazine
1984 Iain 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
1982 William Varley, The Guardian
1978 Marina Vaizey, Sunday Times
1975 Max-Wykes-Joyce, International Herald & Arts Review
1974 Peter Fuller, Studio International; Mervyn Levy, "Kaleidoscope" BBC Radio 4
1970 Norbert Lynton, Observer
1969 Harold Fenton, Daily Telegraph

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