Eileen Cooper

Eileen Cooper is a respected artist known for her strong and passionate commitment to figuration.

Studying first at Goldsmiths College (1971-74) and then at the Royal College of Art (1974-77) she went on to teach at a wide range of art schools including St Martin’s, the Royal College of Art, City & Guilds in London and latterly at the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2000 she was elected a Royal Academician. From 2010-17 Cooper served as Keeper of the Royal Academy, one of only 4 officers selected from the 80 Royal Academicians, and with primary responsibility for the Royal Academy Schools, thereby becoming the first woman to be elected to this role since the RA began in 1768.



169 Annual Open Exhibition

8 Oct 2022 - 8 Jan 2023

Bristol's Royal Academy presents its 169th Annual Open Exhibition, showcasing some of the most exciting artists from across the country and beyond.