Gordon Cheung

Gordon Cheung is of Hong Kong origin and born in London 1975 where he lives and works.


Cheung’s multi-media art capture the hallucinations between the virtual and actual realities of a globalised world oscillating between Utopia and Dystopia. Spray paint, oil, acrylic, pastels, stock listings and ink collide in his works to form epic techno-sublime vistas.


Cheung graduated from the Royal College of Art, 2001 and whilst a student he instigated and was the organiser of 'Assembly' exhibiting 172 MA art graduates in 2 disused Victorian school buildings. He exhibits internationally and was in the largest and most ambitious survey of recent developments in art from the UK; The British Art Show 6 and The John Moores Painting 24.


He was commissioned for a Laing Art Solo Award (Selected by Susan May) July 2007. 2009 solo shows include 'The Promised Land', Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, 'Art in the Age of Anxiety' Volta NYC, New York and 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse', The New Art Gallery Walsall UK. Cheung's first US solo museum exhibition was at the Arizona State University Art Museum in 2010. Cheung's works are in international collections including the Hirshhorn Museum, Whitworth Museum, ASU Art Museum,The New Art Gallery Walsall, Knoxville Art Museum,Hiscox Collection, Progressive Arts Collection, UBS Collection and the Gottesman Collection.


Gordon Cheung

 

David Cleaton-Roberts

David Cleaton-Roberts is a Director of the Alan Cristea Gallery, London where he has worked since 1998.


He has curated a number of exhibitions including Abstract Impressions : The Prints of Ben Nicholson, Naum Gabo and Josef Albers Francis : Prints from the Estate Michael Craig-Martin: Drawings 1967-2002 and has written extensively on printmaking including catalogues on Gillian Ayres, Ian Davenport and Jan Dibbets as well as articles for Art Review and Printmaking Today. He is currently the vice-President and European representative for the IFPDA (International Fine Print dealers Association) a patron of the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings and sits on the selection committee for the Armory Modern, New York.


David Cleaton-Roberts

 

Paul Coldwell

Paul Coldwell is Professor of Fine Art at the University of the Arts London, based at Chelsea College of Art. He has taught in many colleges both in UK and abroad including as visiting Professor at the University of Northampton (2006-09), Visiting Professor at the Chinese University Hong Kong and Guest Artist at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010 and Montclair University 2012.


As an artist, his practice includes prints, book works, sculptures and installations, focusing on themes of journey, absence and loss, He has exhibited widely, his work included in numerous public collections, including Tate, V&A, British Museum, the Arts Council of England and Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva.  He was one of the invited artists to represent UK at the Ljubljana Print Biennial in 2005 & 1997, selected for numerous open print exhibitions including the International Print Triennial, Cracow (2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009) and the Northern Print Biennial 2009 & 2011. His recent exhibitions include A Layered Practice Graphic Work  1993-2012 a retrospective staged by University of Kent which then travelled to University of Greenwich and Re-Imagining Scott: Objects & Journeys at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge 2013


He has curated a number of exhibitions including Digital Responses, (V&A 2001), Morandi’s Legacy; Influences on British Art ( Estorick Collection London 2006) and The Artists Folio, (Cartwright Hall 2014).


He has published writings on a number of artists including Michael Craig-Martin, Giorgio Morandi, Christiane Baumgartner and Paula Rego, has contributed to many publications including Print Quarterly, Art in Print and Printmaking Today and was invited as key note speaker for Impact 7 International Printmaking Conference in Australia in 2011.  His current book Printmaking; A Contemporary Perspective was published by Black Dog Publishing in 2010.


Paul Coldwell

 

Eileen Cooper

Eileen Cooper was born in 1953 in Glossop, near Manchester. She studied fine art at Goldsmith's College and Royal College of Art, London (1971 - 1977), where she now teaches print-making. Cooper is one of the major British figurative artists who emerged in the mid 1980's. Solo exhibitions include Castlefield Art Gallery, Manchester (1986), Artsite, Bath (1987), Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London (1988/90/94), and a touring show of graphics (1996 - 97) to Darlington, Harrogate and Scarborough Art Galleries. The 1999 exhibition Second Skin, curated by Art First, also toured nationally. In 2000 Dulwich Picture Gallery in collaboration with Art First, hosted a major exhibition of Cooper's paintings and drawings, Raw Material, based on a two year residency during which she worked with the collection. In 2001 she was elected Royal Academician and exhibits work in the annual Summer Exhibition. In June 2004 Cooper made her first appearance in Scotland with a solo show of paintings, prints and drawings at the Glasgow Print Centre. She has been represented by Art First since 1997.


In October 2011, Eileen Cooper became the first woman to be appointed an Officer of the Royal Academy since its inception in 1768. She took up her post as Keeper, which includes her role as Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools.


In 2013 Eileen Cooper was made an Honorary Doctor of Arts by Southampton Solent University.


Eileen Cooper