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Bristol: Introducing Selection Committee Member Eileen Cooper

We are thrilled to unveil our esteemed Selection Committee for the upcoming edition of The Other Art Fair Bristol. These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the very best of emerging talent.

Eileen Cooper is a respected artist known for her strong and passionate commitment to figuration.  Studying first at Goldsmiths College (1971-74) and then at the Royal College of Art (1974-77) she went on to teach at a wide range of art schools including St Martin’s, the Royal College of Art, City & Guilds in London and latterly at the Royal Academy of Arts.  In 2000 she was elected a Royal Academician. From 2010-17 Cooper served as Keeper of the Royal Academy, one of only 4 officers selected from the 80 Royal Academicians, and with primary responsibility for the Royal Academy Schools, thereby becoming the first woman to be elected to this role since the RA began in 1768.

She has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, and her work is held in many public and private collections such as the Arts Council Collection; the British Museum; Manchester Art Gallery; Mima, Middlesborough; New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge; the Royal Collection; Victoria & Albert Museum; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Kunsthalle, Nuremberg; Walpole Library, Yale University, USA.

Cooper was born in Glossop, in the Peak District, in 1953 and was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Art and Art Education in 2016. Her commitment to the development of emerging artists continues to be a particular focus. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art, and of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Southampton Solent University in 2014.

The Other Art Fair Bristol will be at The Passenger Shed from 26th – 29th July 2018. Register your interest for tickets now and find out more information about the fair program at bristol.theotherartfair.com