Coco Crampton

Coco Crampton (b.1983, London, UK), studied at Norwich School of Art and Design before graduating from the Royal Academy Schools in 2014. Co-opting craft traditions through playful gesture, Coco’s work breathes new life into historical forms, ranging from Victorian furniture to 20th-century design icons. Weaving together function and fiction Coco’s work embodies a performativity, activated in the imagination of the viewer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select exhibitions include: Domestic Wears, Belmacz, London (2020-21); RA Summer Exhibition 2020, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Odds, TOMA Project Space, London, (2019); Tender Touches, AMP Gallery, London (2019); Estragon, Belmacz, London (2019),Threshing Barn installation, Charleston, Sussex (2018-19); The Artist Practitioner, The Shoe Factory, Norwich (2018); The Ghosts are in the House, Chopping Block Gallery, London (2018); If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Roaming Projects, London (2018), Alpenglühen: 100 years of Ettore Sottsass Jr, Belmacz, London (2017); RA Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2017); Bowers: from form to public (solo show), Belmacz, London (2016); RA Summer Exhibition (2016), Royal Academy of Arts, London (2016); All Over, Studio_Leigh, London (2016); Looking At People, Looking At Art, Division of Labour, London (2016); Gradation (recent graduates of the Royal Academy Schools), Art First, London (2016);  Kingly Things (a two-person show with Agata Madejska), Chandelier Projects, London (2015); Handles on Romance & Other Girls also Common Tongue, The Minories Galleries, Colchester (2015); Cassius Clay, Marcelle Joseph Projects, London (2014); Protected Space, two-person exhibition with Jonathan Baldock, Belmacz Gallery, London (2014); A Thing is a Thing is a Thing, The Minories Galleries, Colchester (2012); Slipped, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2012); Bonne Bouche, The Cut, Suffolk (2010); A Skvader, Norwich Castle Museum, Norwich (2009); Views from Afar, Vulpes Vulpes, London (2009); Kunstwerk Bazaar, OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich (2008); “18”, Centre Gallery, Berlin (2008); Swing, OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich (2007); WYSIWYG, F.A.I.T. Krakow, Poland (2006).

 

Coco was shortlisted for the Dorich House Museum Residency in 2020 and the Dentons Art Prize S/S 2018.

 

Coco lives and works in London.

Artworks

  • Domestic Wears solo exhibition

    Domestic Wears solo exhibition

    installation view, Belmacz, 2020

  • Tooting Queen

    Tooting Queen, 2020

    pencil crayon on paper, framed in a perspex box

  • Long Soak

    Long Soak, 2020

    glazed ceramic
    23 x 30 x 23 cm

  • Twinkle From The Flaze

    Twinkle From The Flaze, 2020

    glazed ceramic
    45 x 20 x 18 cm

  • Horse Rub & The Truth About Cottages

    Horse Rub & The Truth About Cottages, 2015 - 2018

    Charleston Barns, installation view

  • Jettie (I wish I was a Jettie)

    Jettie (I wish I was a Jettie), 2017

    wood, oil, paint, moss
    122 x 141 x 61 cm

  • Artissima

    Artissima, 2017

    installation view

  • Bower (I)

    Coco Crampton

    Bower (I), 2016

    wood, mdf, glazed ceramic, copper, oil paint
    176 × 120 × 92cm

  • Bower (I)

    Bower (I), detail

    installation view, Artissima 2017

  • Bower

    Bower, 2016

    mdf, glazed ceramic, copper, oil paint
    189 × 70 × 45cm

  • Bowers

    Coco Crampton

    Bowers, 2016

    wood, mdf, glazed ceramic, copper, oil paint
    182 × 99 × 70cm

  • Night is also a Sun

    Coco Crampton

    Night is also a Sun, 2016

    wool, glazed ceramic, perspex, steel
    120 × 60 × 12 cm

  • Kingly Things

    Kingly Things, 2015

    Chandelier Projects, London
    installation view

  • The truth about cottages

    The truth about cottages, 2015

    ceramic lampshades, neon lights

  • A Room of Our Own

    A Room of Our Own, 2015

    Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
    installation view

  • A Room of Our Own

    A Room of Our Own, 2015

    Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
    installation view

  • Homegrown Fir

    Homegrown Fir, 2015

    digital print, ceramics
    75.5 x 59.5 cm (framed)

  • All My Eye

    All My Eye, 2016

    wood, paint
    115 x 86 x 45 cm

  • Fanny Praxis

    Fanny Praxis, 2014

    fan shaped workstandmild steel and tapestry wool
    150 x 60 x 17 cm

  • Fanny Praxis (detail)

    Fanny Praxis (detail), 2014

    fan shaped workstandmild steel and tapestry wool
    150 x 60 x 17 cm

  • Swing

    Swing, 2007

    Outpost, Norwich
    installation view

  • Swing

    Swing, 2007

    Outpost, Norwich
    installation view

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