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.
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