Coco Crampton




Coco Crampton (b.1983, London, UK) co-opts craft traditions through playful gestures. Often working sculpturally, her artworks breathe 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.






Education. Coco studied at Norwich School of Art and Design before graduating from the Royal Academy Schools in 2014.


Select exhibitions. Almost Blue, Oliver Projects, London, UK (2024); Plan for Living, with Louise Bristow, Weald Contemporary, UK (2024); Contested Bodies, Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds, UK (2023-24); Women of the ‘20’s, Belmacz, London (2023); RA Summer Exhibition 2023, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2023); Like there is hope and I can dream of another world, Hauser & Wirth with Hospital Rooms, London, UK (2022); Domestic Wears, Belmacz, London (2020-2); Tender Touches, AMP Gallery, London (2019); Estragon, Belmacz, London (2019); 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); Bowers: from form to public, Belmacz, London (2016); All Over, Studio_Leigh, London (2016); Looking At People, Looking At Art, Division of Labour, London (2016); Kingly Things 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).


Awards and prizes. Coco was shortlisted for the Dorich House Museum Residency in 2020, the Dentons Art Prize S/S 2018 and the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award in 2015. Coco received the Patricia Turner Sculpture Award in 2014 and the Hiscox Scholarship Award in 2013.


Coco lives and works in Devon (UK).


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    Installation View

  • Long Soak

    Long Soak, 2020

    glazed ceramic
    23 x 30 x 23 cm

  • 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
    43 x 31 x 4 cm (framed)

  • 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

  • Bower (I)

    Coco Crampton

    Bower (I), 2016

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

  • Bower (III)

    Coco Crampton

    Bower (III), 2016

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

  • Bower (I)

    Bower (I), detail

    installation view, Artissima 2017

  • Bowers (3)

    Coco Crampton

    Bowers (3), 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

  • Homegrown Fir

    Coco Crampton

    Homegrown Fir, 2015

    digital print, ceramics
    75.5 x 59.5 cm (framed)

  • Fanny Praxis

    Fanny Praxis, 2014

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

  • All My Eye

    All My Eye, 2016

    wood, paint
    115 x 86 x 45 cm

  • Swing

    Coco Crampton

    Swing, 2007

    Outpost, Norwich
    installation view


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