New mono prints are inspired by a project called ’Big Cat’ aimed at helping people, in secure mental health units, to make their own artworks.
African Herbs came very directly from a drawing I made on video for this workshop. African Herbs is also the title of a beautiful piece of music by Abdullah Ibrahim.
Born in the Peak District in 1953, Cooper has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. Her work is held in many public and private collections including as the Arts Council Collection; The British Museum; The Royal Collection; Victoria & Albert Museum; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Kunsthalle, Nuremberg; Walpole Library, Yale University.
Studying first at Goldsmiths College (1971-74) and then at the Royal College of Art (1974-77). In 2000 Cooper 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.
Due to the individual nature of each print, there maybe some slight colour variances to each print.