Lucy Cox has a Master of Arts in Culture, Policy and Management from City, University of London, a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art Painting from Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London and a Foundation Degree in Art and Design from Kingston University. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has curated exhibitions in London. Recent exhibitions include: 'Contemporary Masters From Britain', shown in Yantai, Tianjin and Nanjing, China (2017-2018), 'Colour: A Kind of Bliss', The Crypt, London (2017), 'Anything Goes', Art Bermondsey Project Space, London (2017) and Piercing the Veil, Simmons Contemporary, Simmons & Simmons, London (2015 – 2016). Lucy is a member of Contemporary British Painting and is on the advisory board of The Priseman Seabrook Collections; she currently hosts and produces the Painters Today podcast series.
Current Projects and Exhibitions:
March 2018 - Present – Host and Producer of the 'Painters Today' podcast
24 November 2018 - 17 January 2019 – 'New Painting', The Crypt, Marylebone, London
7 - 16 December 2018 – 'SFSA Painting Open 2018', NoFormat gallery, Deptford, London
March - June 2019 – 'Made in Britain' Muzeum Narodowe w Gdańsk, Poland
2019 - 2020 – 'Dear Christine (a tribute to Christine Keeler)', touring exhibition: Vane Gallery, Newcastle; Elysium Gallery, Swansea; ArtHouse1, London
"Lucy Cox’s playful geometric arrangements, almost inhabiting a believable three dimensional space, seem to celebrate the ways in which colour creates spatial ambiguities and irregularities. In Zippy Seven, (2017), holes in grey planar structures reveal coloured and/or patterned surfaces way behind them. However, being more coloured than the sable structures, the parts of surfaces covered by holes appear to push forward, sometimes occupying the space immediately behind a hole, but more often transforming themselves into positive circles that hover in front of the grey planes."
– Andy Parkinson, 'Colour: A Kind of Bliss', Patterns that Connect, 2017.
“[Her] unmoored, sometimes patterned rectangles delight in the ambiguous spaces they themselves create, whilst her coloured circles can be read equally as autonomous shapes situated in front of a rectangle or as being cut-out, revealing a further coloured plane behind it. My friend wondered, tongue in cheek, whether we might make three-dimensional versions of these paintings, knowing that such a project would quickly fail. To borrow a Greenbergian idea, the spatial relationships are available only to eyesight.”
– Andy Parkinson, Patterns that Connect, 2015.
Previous Selected Exhibitions:
2017/18 – ‘Contemporary Masters from Britain’, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum, China
2017/18 – ‘Testcard P’, The Crypt, Marylebone, London
2017 – ‘New Modern’, Acme Studios, London
2017 – ‘Contemporary Masters from Britain’, Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing, China
2017 – ‘Contemporary Masters from Britain’, Jiangsu Museum of Arts and Crafts (Artall), Nanjing, China
2017 – ‘Anything Goes?’ Art Bermondsey Project Space, London
2017 – ‘Contemporary Masters from Britain’, Yantai Art Museum, China
2017 – ‘Colour A Kind Of Bliss’, The Crypt, Marylebone, London
2017 – ‘30 x 30 x 34’, The Crypt, Marylebone, London
2016 – ‘Summer Exhibition’, The Quay Arts, Isle of White, UK
2015/16 – ‘Piercing The Veil’, Simmons Contemporary, Simmons & Simmons, London
2015 – ‘Geometry: Wonky and Otherwise’, Déda, Derby, UK
Publications and Catalogues:
2016 – 'Anything Goes?' Selected by Anna McNay, Art Project Space Bermondsey
2017 – 'Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 British Painters of the 21st Century'
2017 – 'Colour: A Kind of Bliss'
2015 – 'Geometry: Wonky and Otherwise'
2015 – 'Piercing The Veil'
Press, Reviews and Essays:
October 2017 – Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing | http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/Xje787IArAwbD8KtO62Lxw
May 2017 – 'Colour: A Kind of Bliss', M&F magazine | https://issuu.com/runwildmedia/docs/m_f_may_17
2017 – Natasha Hall 'Colour: A Kind of Bliss' review, ArtTop10 | http://tinyurl.com/y92c3tx8
2017 – 'Colour: A Kind of Bliss' essay by Andy Parkinson | http://tinyurl.com/y785q3om
13 October 2018 – 'Companion Pieces' | Robert Fitzmaurice in conversation with Lucy Cox, NoFormat gallery, Deptford, London
9 June 2017 – Panel Discussion: 'Colour: A Kind of Bliss', The Crypt, Marylebone, London