Lucy Cox (b.1988) is an artist-curator and a graduate from City, University of London (2017) and Wimbledon College of Arts (2015). National and international exhibitions include 'Contemporary Masters From Britain', which toured across China (2017-2018), 'Anything Goes?' curated by Anna McNay, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London, ‘Geometry: Wonky and Otherwise’, Deda, Derby, and ‘Piercing the Veil’, Simmons & Simmons, London (2015). Curatorial projects include 'Colour: A Kind of Bliss', The Crypt, Marylebone, London (2017) and 'Multiple Choices', Simmons and Simmons, London (2015). Cox was appointed an advisory board member for The Priseman Seabrook Collections in 2018, and is a member of Contemporary British Painting; her work is in public and private collections including the Jiangsu Art Museum, China, and The Priseman Seabrook Collections.
March 2018 - Present – Host and Producer of the 'Painters Today' Podcast
24 November 2018 - 17 January 2019 – 'New Painting', The Crypt, Marylebone, London
7 - 9 December 2018 – 'SFSA Painting Open 2018', NoFormat gallery, Deptford, London
April - June 2019 'Contemporary Masters from 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