This lecture will take place in Fine Arts 015.
Paul Coldwell is Professor of Fine Art at the University of the Arts London. He has taught in many colleges both in UK and abroad including the Chinese University Hong Kong, the Art Institute of Chicago and Montclair University. As an artist, his practice includes prints, book works, sculptures and installations, focusing on themes of journey, absence and loss, He has exhibited widely, his work included in numerous public collections, including Tate, V&A, British Museum, the Arts Council of England and Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva. He has been selected for numerous print exhibitions including Ljubljana Biennial, International Print Triennial, Cracow, Print Triennial Warsaw, Northern PrintBiennial UK, the Haugesund International, Norway and Light/Matter: Art at the Intersection of Photography and Printmaking, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana.
Much of his work has involved researching within collections including Kettle’s Yard Cambridge, the Scot Polar Research Institute, Cambridge and new work for the Freud Museums in both Vienna (2016) and London (2017). He is currently working with the Sir John Soane’s Museum, London for an exhibition in response to their collection (July–October 2019). In addition to his studio practice, he has curated a number of exhibitions including Digital Responses, (V&A 2001), Morandi’s Legacy; Influences on British Art (Estorick Collection London 2006) and The Artists Folio, (Cartwright Hall, Bradford 2014), has published writings and staged public conversations with a number of artists including Michael Craig-Martin, Christiane Baumgartner, Paula Rego, Jim Dine & William Kentridge, contributed to many publications including Print Quarterly and Art in Print, and been keynote speaker at a international research fora including Impact 7 International Printmaking Conference, Melbourne, Australia 2011, SNAP 3 Third International Print Symposium, Bentlage, Germany 2015 and Why remember? Ruins, Remains & reconstruction in Times of War and its aftermath. Sarajevo 2018. His book Printmaking; A Contemporary Perspective was published by Black Dog Publishing in 2010.
He is currently leading a multi-disciplinary research project (supported by AHRC) which is examining how we Picture the Invisible.