Cooper has exhibited extensively throughout the world since training at Goldsmith’s College and The Royal Academy of Art, London. Living and working in London, she is also a visiting lecturer at The Royal Academy. Coopers images contain an imaginative narrative that relates to archetypal themes with a distinct spiritual content. The playful, relaxed atmosphere of the images is constructed by the use of undulating markings and a confident use of colour. The narratives are similtaniouly semi-autobiographical and universal as they speak of the spiritual, emotional or creative challenges or questions we all experience. Liberation from the mundane is achieved by nudity of characters and abandonded objects. Animals within the images add to the playfulness while being icons of life traits such as imagaination, innocence or reliability.
Cooper has produced a series of screenprints and monoprints at Glasgow Print Studio workshop as co-publications.
Cooper was born 1953 in Derbyshire. Elected Royal Academician in 2001 and currently lectures at Royal college of Art and Royal Academy. Coopers has exhibted extensively in the UK including the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Serpentine Gallery London, Camden Arts Centre, Islington Centre for Contemporary Arts she has also shown throughout New York and has collections in British Council Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery Cleveland Gallery Kunsthalle, Nuremberg, Yale University.