Lives and works in London

 

1978-79 

Gulbenkian Rome Scholarship, British School at Rome

1977-78 

Chelsea School of Art, MA Sculpture

1974-77 

Sheffield Polytechnic, BA Sculpture

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2013     

Angelica, Antonio Pasqualino Museum, Palermo, (curated by Rosario Perricone and Paola Nicita), catalogue – text by Paola Nicita, Rosario Perricone, Emily Labarge

2012     

The Stuff of Dreams, Canary Wharf group: Sculpture in the Workplace, (curated by Ann Elliott), catalogue – text by Ann Elliott

2009      

Finnegan’s Teeth, Public Project in Kings Cross, London, sites: Fish and Coal Building, Maiden Lane Canal Bridge, Goodsway (curated by Gill Hedley)

Finnegan’s Teeth, Project Launch, Book Launch and Film Screening, German Gymnasium, London (curated by Gill Hedley)

2006      

Myself as other things, Erica Fiorentini Gallery, Rome (curated by Erica Fiorentini), catalogue – text by Erica Fiorentini

2005      

from life, Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome (curated by Professor Simonetta Lux and Stella Santacatterina), book by Professor Simonetta Lux and Domenico Scudero

1998      

present.....passing, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, touring to Newlyn Art Gallery (curated by Victoria Pomery and Beatrice Mayfield), catalogue – text Jean Fisher

1996      

Passages & Incidents, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (curated by Michael Harrison), catalogue – text by Jean Fisher

1995      

Sex, Birth, Sex, Death, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, catalogue – text by Barbara Tosi and Stella Santacatterina

1993      

Water Rises, Camden Arts Centre, London, catalogue – text by Andrew Wilson

1992      

a line of blue and a pool of red, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, catalogue – text by Michael Archer

1989      

Judith Cowan: New Sculpture, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno touring to Oriel Gallery, Cardiff; Waterman’s Arts Centre, London; catalogue – text by Frances Morris

1985      

Judith Cowan, Bernard Jacobson, London

1983      

Ian Birkstead Gallery, London

1982      

Spectro, Newcastle

1982      

Judith Cowan: Sculpture, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, catalogue – text by Tom Bendhem

Group Exhibitions

 

2021      

ATLAS. The mobile Herbarium, Festival Filosofia Modena, Orto Botanico, Modena, 17 September - 3 October 2021, (curated by Claudia Zanfi)

2018      

XLIII Festival of Morgana, Pupi Videodrome, Antonio Pasqualino Museum, Palermo, (curated by Rosario Perricone)

2015      

Many a Slip, Marsden Woo Gallery, London, (curated by Alison Britton)

Green Island - Urban Hives, aMAZElab, Milan, (curated by Claudia Zanfi)

2014      

/seconds. Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, (curated by Peter Lewis, Hoor Al-Qasimi)

2012      

new foragers, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, (curated by Lucy Day and Eliza Gluckman)

2010      

Tina B Festival, Czech Centre, Prague, Czech Republic (curated by Monika Burian)

The Collection, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Rugby (curated by Jessica Morgan)

2009      

The Rise of Women Artists, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, (curated by Dr. Laura MacCulloch)

2008      

Golden Rain, Eigeroya lighthouse, Egersund, Norway (curated by Michael Petry), catalogue – text  by Michael Petry

2004      

Marks in Space, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, catalogue – texts by Judith Mottram and Alain Ayers

Tom Bendhem: collector, Contemporary Art Society, touring (curated by Ann Elliott), catalogue – text by Ann Elliott

2000      

Anableps, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome (curated by Mario de Candia), catalogue – text by Mario de Candia

1999      

FURNITURE, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, touring to John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Bluecoat Galleries, Liverpool (curated by Paul Heber-Percy and Joan Key), catalogue – texts by Paul Heber-Percy and Joan Key

1991      

Persistence of Memory, Photography Biennale, Mishkan Leomanut Museum of Art,

Ein Harod, Israel (curated by John Stathatos), catalogue – text by John Stathatos

An English Summer, Palazzo Ruine, Reggio Emilia, Italy (curated by Kay Roberts)

1990      

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1989      

Ways of Telling, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, catalogue – text by Susan Beardmore

1988      

Monumental Works, The Crypt, London (curated by Sharon Kivland and Ian Walker)

Fragments of False Houses, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London (curated by Sharon Kivland and Julia Little)

1987      

On a Plate, Serpentine Gallery, London

Amanda Faulkner / Judith Cowan, Angela Flowers Gallery, London

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

A System of Support, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

Operazione Libretti, Dopolavoro, Bologna, Italy, catalogue – text by Dario Trento

1986      

Coloured Sculpture, City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Human Zoo, Nottingham Castle Museum, catalogue – text by Neil Walker

Objects as Art, Plymouth Arts Centre, catalogue – text by Susan Butler

No Place Like Home, Cornerhouse, Manchester, catalogue – text by Susan Butler

1985      

Animals, Edward Totah Gallery, London

Beyond Appearances, Nottingham Castle Museum, touring England and Wales

Nature Morte, Edward Totah Gallery, London

Craft Matters, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, touring

1984      

Attitudes ‘84, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, catalogue – text by Waldemar Januszczak

Home and Abroad, Serpentine Gallery, London

What’s New in the Arts Council Collection?, Arts Council of Great Britain, touring

Sculpture: New Directions, Cleveland Gallery, catalogue text by Peter Davies

1983      

The Sculpture Show, Hayward Gallery, London, Arts Council of Great Britain, catalogue – text by Fenella Crighton

Sculpture Drawings, Air Gallery, London

1980      

The British School at Rome, Faculty of Sculpture, South London Art Gallery, catalogue – text by Penelope Curtis

The South Bank Show, South London Art Gallery

1979      

Rassegna Internazionale di Scultura Contemporanea, San Marino, Italy, prize-winner (selected by Filiberto Menna)

ILEA Drawing Exhibition, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1977      

Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, prize-winner

1975      

Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

 

 

Awards, Commissions and Bursaries

 

1998       

Henry Moore Foundation, Angel Row

1996       

Henry Moore Foundation, Kettle’s Yard

1995        

British Council, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome

1993       

Elephant Trust / Henry Moore Foundation, Camden Arts Centre

1992      

Henry Moore Foundation Bursary, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

1991      

Oxford Sculpture Project Bursary, Cowleaze Wood, Oxford

1985      

Artist in Residence, Wingfield Primary School

1984      

Fountain, West Ham Town Hall, Newham

1982      

Greater London Arts Association Award

1980      

Greater London Arts Association Award

1979      

Rassegna Internationale di Scultura Contemporanea, San Marino, prize-winner

1978      

Gulbenkian Rome Scholarship, British School at Rome

1977      

Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, prize-winner

 

 

Public Collections

 

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Arts Council of Great Britain

Hechinger Collection, USA

Government Art Collection

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Leicestershire Education Authority

Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome

New Hall, Cambridge

Rugby Museum & Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

© Judith Cowan 2022