Gillian Cooper is a visual artist. She was born in London and is currently based in Cornwall, England. Her practice is in drawing, printmaking installation.   


Wells Open, 2023
NEST, Daisy Laing Gallery, Penzance, 2022
Watermarks on-line exhibition, Walking the Land at UHI Conference, 2021
Walking the Landscape, Sancreed, Mayes Creative, 2021
Passing, Installation for Sol Force, curated by J Leroy Smith, Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, 2019
Print, Newlyn Society of Artists, Heseltine Gallery Truro, 2019
Monochrome, Old Coastguard Mousehole, 2017
Borders, Newlyn Society of Artists, Tremenheere Sculpture Garden Gallery, 2017
Critics Choice, Newlyn Society of Artists, Newlyn Art Gallery, 2016
Prints and Ceramics, Mariners Gallery, St Ives, 2015
NSA, Newlyn Art Gallery, 2014
Unframed, drawings at BUCCA, Newlyn, 2012
Gurnards Head Hotel Zennor, 2012- ongoing
Old Coastguard Hotel Mousehole, 2012- ongoing
Landscape, St Ives/Newlyn Societies, Mariners Gallery, St Ives, 2011
Print! The Exchange, Penzance, 2011
Summer Print Show, Westcott’s Gallery, St Ives, 2010
RWA, Bristol, Newlyn Society of Artists, 2009
Drawing the Line, Hilton Young, Penzance, 2008
Openspace Galleries, Falmouth, 2008
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, 2008
Revolver, PZ Gallery, Penzance, 2007
Critics Choice, Lemon St Gallery, Truro, 2005
Wish You Were Here, PALP, Cornwall, touring, Arts Council Lottery funded, 2003
Field of Vision, Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Penzance, Cornwall, Arts Council Lottery funded, 2002
Station to Station, Spacex 2, Exeter, 2001
International Sculpture Biennale, centar za kulturu, Pancevo, Serbia, British Council funded, 2000
Equinox, Cairn Gallery, Glos, 1999
Scission, Produzentengalerie, one-person show, Hanover, Germany, British Council funded, 1999
Amnesia, for It’s Immaterial, Chiltern Sculpture Trail, Oxford, Henry Moore Foundation funded, 1999
Meanwhile, Belt, London, 1999
Souvenirs, Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London, Arts Council Lottery funded, 1998
Sarah Staton’s Supastore, Kunst Bregenz, Austria, Arnolfini, Bristol, 1998
Hayvend, ICA, London , 1996


A-N Bursary Time Space Money, 2022
Cultivator: Mentoring, Skills and Community Investment Grants, EU funded, 2021
Regional Arts Lottery Programme for Penwith Artist Led Projects for £50,000, 2002-04
Cornwall/Penwith Councils for PALP, 1999-04
South West Arts Presentation Award £3000, 2001
SWA, SEEDS, Independent Curators Research and Development Award £3000, 2000
South West Arts Individual Award £1500, 1999


Art in Place, Curator , Gurnards Head, Old Coastguard, 2013 to date
Penwith Artist Led Projects, Curator, Regional Lottery, Cornwall County/Penwith District Council funded, 1999-2004 
Spot: site-specific micropainting, UK, Icelandic and Dutch artists, touring miniature bookwork research, 2001
Littoral, European touring exhibition, Spain, France, Germany for Site,Space,Location,Place, Plymouth University funded, 1999-2000
Littoral, Maritime Museum, Exeter, for Site,Space,Location,Place, Plymouth University funded, 1999
Please Touch and Daily News, Ute Heuer/Gerd Gockell, 2 Artists from Hanover, Konicus Gallery, Bristol, Goethe Institute/Nordbank/Hanover City Council funded, 1998
AJAR, 12 Bristol-based artists, Konicus Gallery, Bristol, South West Arts funded,1998
Out of place, Bristol, 18 local, national & international artists (interventions), Arts Council Lottery funded,1998
All Over the Shop, Clifton Arcade, Bristol, 14 artists (painting, installation and performance),1995


Field of Vision, Tremenheere Sculpture Garden for PALP, 2002
International Sculpture Bienale, Pancevo, Serbia,2000
Hanover, Germany, British Council/Hanover City Council funded, 1999
Braziers International Artists’ Workshop, Oxfordshire, South West Arts/Shave funded, 1998
Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, Eastern Arts funded,1997
Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Erasmus funded,1990-91


MA Fine Art, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, 1995
BA Hons Fine Art, University of the West of England, Bristol, 1992
Foundation in Art & Design, Camberwell School of Art, London, 1989
PGCE, Penwith & Truro College, 2016