• OBJECT / A | Artists | Rick Copsey: Paintscape 52 (2016)
    Paintscape 52 (2016)
    Digital C Type Metallic Print with Acrylic Face-Mount on Aluminium
    20 x 20 cm
  • OBJECT / A | Artists | Rick Copsey: Paintscape 48 (2016)
    Paintscape 48 (2016)
    Digital C Type Metallic Print with Acrylic Face-Mount on Aluminium
    20 x 20 cm
  • OBJECT / A | Artists | Rick Copsey: Paintscape 44 (2016)
    Paintscape 44 (2016)
    Digital C Type Metallic Print with Acrylic Face-Mount on Aluminium
    20 x 20 cm
  • OBJECT / A | Artists | Rick Copsey: Paintscape 37 (2016)
    Paintscape 37 (2016)
    Digital C Type Metallic Print with Acrylic Face-Mount on Aluminium
    20 x 20 cm
  • OBJECT / A | Artists | Rick Copsey: Paintscape 36 (2016)
    Paintscape 36 (2016)
    Digital C Type Metallic Print with Acrylic Face-Mount on Aluminium
    20 x 20 cm

CV

Rick Copsey

Lives and works in Manchester (UK)

Education

1993 – 1994 MA Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
1985 – 1988 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth School of Art (UK)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015
See View, OBJECT / A, Manchester (UK)

2014
A Sublime Confluence, Platform A, Middlesbrough (UK)

2013
Paintscapes, National Art Museum of Moldova, Chişinău (Moldova)
Rick Copsey, Arbat Nord, St. Petersburg (Russia)

2012
New Works, Untitled Gallery, Manchester (UK)
Paintscapes, Pushkinskaya-10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg (Russia)

2011
Close-Up, Rogue Project Space, Manchester (UK)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
Orheiul Vechi, National Art Museum of Moldova, Chişinău (Moldova)
(detail), H-Project Space, Bangkok (Thailand); Transition Gallery, London (UK); The Usher Gallery, Lincoln (UK)
An Ocean of Storms, Untitled Gallery, Manchester (UK)
International Festival of Miniature Art, Safyanschikova Gallery, Pskov (Russia)

2013
International Painting Biennial, Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists of Moldova, Chişinău (Moldova) | Constantin Brancusi Art Centre, Chişinău (Moldova) | Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest (Romania)
Miniature Art, Dialog Arts Centre, Veliky Novgorod (Russia)

2011
Peering Sideways, PSL [Project Space Leeds], Leeds (UK)
Westpakete (Projektraum), Alte Feuerwache, Berlin (Germany)
Miterdale Drift, Rushton & Tyman Project, Lanternhouse Galleries, Ulverston (UK)
Westpakete, GRAZ Kunstverein, Regensburg (Germany)
We Are All In This Together, Bureau, Manchester (UK)

2010
Digitalis, Gallery Oldham, Oldham (UK)
Digitalis, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington (UK)

2009
Sea Level, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg (Russia)

2008
The Past Sure Is Tense, Casket Works, Salford (UK)
Digitalis, Sekler National Museum, Covasna (Romania)

2007
How Soon Was Now, Innerform/Ferguson House, Manchester (UK)

2006
Smallpond, Chorlton Mill, Manchester (UK)

2004
Terrain, Museum of Nonconformist Art, Pushkinskaya-10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg (Russia)

2003
Beyond the Endgame, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (UK)
Eve of Destruction, The International 3, Manchester (UK)
Art for Life, Christies, London (UK)

2001
Nought.One %, Rick Copsey & John Rimmer, Chapman Gallery, Salford (UK)

2000
Imagination, Imagination Gallery, London (UK)
SHO1, Chapel Street Open, Salford (UK)

1999
Departure Lounge, MART, Manchester (UK)
Local 02 – Banal Ground, KMZA Kunst und Medienzentrum, Berlin (Germany)
Cheers! New British Art, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (USA)
Maggie Ayliffe, Rick Copsey, Brendan Fletcher, Kingsgate Gallery, London (UK)

1998
Maggie Ayliffe, Rick Copsey, Brendan Fletcher, Bankley Gallery, Manchester (UK)
Check Out, Parking Space Gallery, Liverpool (UK)
Cool Britannia, British Lime Gallery, Santa Ana (USA)

1997
Maggie Ayliffe, Rick Copsey, Brendan Fletcher, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax (UK)
Absolut New, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (UK)

1995
Ten, Cornerhouse, Manchester (UK)
House Paintings, Brighton Festival, Brighton (UK)
MA New Work, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax (UK)
Contemporary Art, Christies, London (UK)

1994
Fresh Art, Islington Design Centre, London (UK)
Impend, Righton Gallery, Manchester (UK)

1993
Material World, Bury Art Gallery & Museum, Bury (UK)
Contemporary Art, Sotheby's Main Gallery, London (UK)

1992
Work & Play, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (UK)

1991
MASA Show, Le Chat Noir Gallery, London (UK)
New Art North West, Cornerhouse, Manchester (UK)

Fairs

2014
The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester (UK)
London Art Fair: Art Projects, London (UK)

2013
The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester (UK)

2012
The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester (UK)

Reviews

2014
M1 (National Moldovan TV Channel), Cultura Azi (Culture Today) Interview/Review, 24.08.2014
Corridor 8, A Sublime Confluence, Platform A Gallery, 19.08.2014
M1 (National Moldovan TV Channel), Interview, 09.08.2014

2013
JurnalTV, TV Interview (Broadcast in Romania, Moldova & Russia), 19.06.2013

2012
New Works, Guardian Guide, 15.09.2014

2010
Digitalis, A-N Interface

2003
Beyond the Endgame: Abstract Painting in Manchester, Art Monthly
Matchless Manchester, Flux Art (Belgium)
Beyond the Endgame, The Guardian, 09.09.2003
Guardian Guide, 06.09.2003

2001
The Next Stage, A-N Magazine

Publications/Catalogues

2014
International Painting Symposium (ISBN: 9789975808866)

2013
International Painting Biennial Exhibition Catalogue (ISBN: 9789975807111)

2011
Westpakete [Microwestern (Germany)]

2009
Sea Level [Pushkinskaya-10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg (Russia)]

2008
Digitalis [University of Derby (ISBN: 0901437099)]

2007
How Soon Was Now [Castlefield Gallery (ISBN: 0952178033)]

2006
20:Twenty [Cornerhouse (ISBN: 0948797290)]

2003
Beyond the Endgame: Abstract Painting in Manchester [Manchester City Galleries (ISBN: 0901673633)]

2001
Life Is Good In Manchester [Trice (ISBN: 0953191958)]
Nought.One % [Essay by Paul Cordwell, University of Salford]

1999
Departure Lounge [Mart & Trice Publications (ISBN: 0953191923)]
Banal Ground [Essay by Kerstin Mey, Berlin]

1997
Maggie Ayliffe, Rick Copsey, Brendan Fletcher, [Essay by David Ryan, Supported by Arts Council A4E Award (ISBN: 0953191907)]

Awards

2014
Diploma of Honour, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova
Institute of Romanian Culture

2013
Diploma of Excellence, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova

2012
Honorary Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia (St. Petersburg)

2004
Arts Council England

1997
Arts Council A4E Award

Collections

National Art Museum of Moldova, Chişinău (Moldova)
Sekler National Museum, Covasna (Romania)
Institute of Romanian Culture, Bucharest (Romania)
Museum of Nonconformist Art, Pushkinskaya-10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg (Russia)
Private collections in France, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, UK and USA