Keynote Speakers

Professor Paul Coldwell

Wednesday 28th September at 9:00am

Just what is it that makes an artist’s folio so special, so appealing, so important?

In the modern era, there has been a move away from the singular masterpiece in favour of bodies of work. The artist’s folio is an ideal format for presenting and preserving these ideas, being both accessible as a multiple and in a format that can remain intact in perpetuity. This paper will consider the folio as a site of inquiry for the investigation of concepts centred on the propositions of series, sequence and variation.

Paul Coldwell is Professor of Fine Art at the University of the Arts London, a position he has held since 2001. He has taught in many colleges both in UK and abroad, was appointed visiting Professor at the University of Northampton (2006-09), guest Professor at the Chinese University, Hong Kong (2010) and guest artist at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago (2010).
Paul Coldwell is Professor of Fine Art at the University of the Arts London, a position he has held since 2001. He has taught in many colleges both in UK and abroad, was appointed visiting Professor at the University of Northampton (2006-09), guest Professor at the Chinese University, Hong Kong (2010) and guest artist at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago (2010).

As an artist, his practice includes prints, book works, sculptures and installations. He has exhibited widely, his work included in numerous public collections, including Tate, V&A, British Museum, the Arts Council of England and Yale Centre for British Art.  He was one of the invited artists to represent UK at the Ljubljana Print Biennial in 2005 & 1997 and selected for numerous open print exhibitions including the International Print Triennial, Cracow (2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009) and the Northern Print Biennial 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include, I called while you were out  (Kettle’s Yard Cambridge, UK 2008-09) and a survey of his recent graphic work at An-Dan-Te Gallery, (Seoul, Korea 2008). He regularly exhibits at the Eagle Gallery, London, most recently in Interior Spaces (with Tony Bevan, Zara Matthews  & Terry Smith).

He has curated a number of exhibitions including Computers & Printmaking, (Birmingham Museum & Art Galleries 1999), Digital Responses, (V&A 2001) and most recently, Morandi’s Legacy; Influences on British Art ( Estorick Collection London 2006). In addition he has convened a number of conferences, which include The Digital Surface  (Tate Britain, 2003), Beyond the Digital Surface (Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea 2004), Prints Now (in association with Gill Saunders & Rosie Miles, V&A 2007), London and The Personalised Surface (V&A 2009).

Coldwell has published writings on a number of artists including Christiane Baumgartner (Art in Print 2011), Michael Craig-Martin (in The Personalised Surface-New Approaches to Digital Printmaking 2009), Giorgio Morandi, (Morandi’s Legacy; Influences on British Art Published by Philip Wilson 2006) and Paula Rego (Paula Rego-Printmaker published by Marlborough Fine Art in association with Talbot Rice Museum May 05), In addition he has contributed a number of articles for publications including Printmaking Today, Tate, Imprint and Art in Print.  His current book Printmaking; A Contemporary Perspective has been published by Black Dog Publishing in 2010. In 2009 was invited to join the editorial board of Print Quarterly and 2011 was a member of the International jury for Imprint, International Graphic Arts Triennial in Warsaw, Poland.

More information on Professor Paul Coldwell:
www.paulcoldwell.org

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Points of reference I, 2011 by Paul Coldwell
76 x 62 cms Somerset Velvet 300gms
Screenprint