Biography for Eileen Cooper RA (1853)

Eileen Cooper studied at Goldsmiths College, London (1971 to 1974) and the Royal College of Art, London (1974 to 1977). For many years she was a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College (where she was made a Fellow in 2006) and City & Guilds of London Art School, before becoming Head of Printmaking at the Royal Academy Schools, where in 2011 she was the first woman to be elected Keeper.

She has also participated in many group exhibitions, including New Contemporaries (1974, 1976), Hayward Annual (1982), John Moores XV (1986) and New British Painting, held at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, in the United States.

Recent Solo Exhibitions

2011 'Showing Off', Art First, London2010 'Collages', Sir Hugh Casson Room, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2009 'Dreams of Elsewhere', Art First, London
Brook Gallery, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
2008 'Crossing', Art First Projects, London
'Taking Stock: The Printmaking of Eileen Cooper RA', Clifford Chance, London and The Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University
2007 'Deeper Water', Art First, London
2006 'An Encore: Eileen Cooper', Art First Projects, London

Selected Collections
Arts Council of Great Britain
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
British Council
British Museum Society
Cleveland Gallery
Contemporary Arts Society
Imperial College London
Kunsthalle, Nuremberg
Manchester City Art Galleries
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Walpole Library, Yale University, USA