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Lucie Cookson Artist

Lucie has exhibited internationally and has won several awards for her Painting. Her work has been in the National Portrait Gallery, The Kremlin and more locally Pallant House. Lucie specializes in painting and video each medium feeds the other. It is her passion for technology and technique that deliver such future facing images so rooted in her time.

Career History
2014 Studied at The Florence Academy
Worked on Portrait Commissions.
Began teaching own methods full time at Tidy St.
2013 Created a series of short films using CCTV cameras East Head, West Wittering, West Sussex .
Worked on Commissioned Portraits
2012 Commissioned to create video installation as part of the jubilee celebrations using the national film archive.
Worked with Trestle Theatre Company creating projections for “Lost Faith” and Arts Council Funded Project
2011 Founded Tidy St Art Centre and School of Art, Birdham Pool, Chichester, West Sussex
2009 Commenced part time MA Chichester University
Exhibited at the Dome Worthing
2008 Selected for the BP Portrait award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
Short-listed for the BP travel Award 2008
2007 Became a tutor for the Hand and Foot painting society
2006 Curated open house exhibition at The Grey Area.
Continued work with Brighton open House Group and organised launch
2005 Organised the Launch of the Brighton Open House Catalogue and Artists networking evening.
Curated and organised open house exhibition at The Grey Area. News coverage By South Today
2004 Second prize-winner Sussex Open
2004 Became a founder Steering group member of the Brighton Open House group brought together 960 artists in first year cataloguing over 160 exhibitions.
2004 Curated and organised open house exhibition at the The Grey Area
2003 Put on a three day Film Festival at the Old ship including 2 Premiers and the Brighton Film schools first film competition and awards hosted by Jack Cardiff
Private tutored Child Prodigy for one year
2003 Curated and organised open house exhibition at the Artery
2003 Worked as apprentice to John Kelly
2003 Became steering group member of the KempTown Artists association Brighton
2002 Signed to A Taste of Art, gallery in New York, U.S.A.
Founded The Artery, studio /gallery Brighton, UK.
2002 First prize the public eye art prize, A.A.f, London.
2001 Signed to Nori Buxton Art Agent, UK/Ireland.
Ran open Workshops at Glastonbury festival
2000 Founded The Cooler, artist’s studio Brighton
Ran Workshops for the Kelling Festival.
1999 Tutor in painting, Chamonie, The Alps, France
1998 Joint Founder and manager of The Green Studio gallery Brighton.
1998 Graduated BA Hons Fine art painting Brighton University.
1995 commissioned by Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, large external painting entitled Darkness from light. Hampton court, London, UK.
1994 Commissioned by The little sisters of the poor, five large paintings of residents, Lambeth, London plus one large painting for their residence in Mauritius.
1994 Graduated Foundation in the arts Kingston University
1993 Assisted Leonard Lassalle on murals, Chisledon House hotel, Swindon, UK

Exhibitions

2015 Tidy St., Chichester Chichester Art Trail
The Ox Market, Chichester Group Show
2014 Tidy St., Chichester Chichester Art Trail
The Ox Market, Chichester Group Show
2013 The Ox Market, Chichester Group Show
The National Portrait Gallery Mystery Postcard Gala
Tidy St., Chichester Chichester Art Trail
2012 Tidy St., Chichester Class
Tidy St., Chichester Art Unlocked
2010 -2011 The Dome Gallery, Worthing The Opening exhibition
The National portrait Gallery Mystery Portrait Gala
2008-2009 Pallant House, Chichester St Wilifreds Art Prize Aberdeen Art Gallery The BP Portrait Award
Wolverhampton Art Gallery The BP Portrait Award
The National Portrait Gallery The BP Portrait Award
2007 Battersea Park, London Affordable Art Fair
The Hicks Gallery London Spring Collection
2006 Battersea Park, London Affordable Art Fair
The Hicks Gallery London Spring Collection
The Grey Area Brighton Out of order
Brighton Festival
2005 The Hicks Gallery London Fresh Art
Battersea Park, London Affordable Art Fair
The Grey Area Brighton Out of order
Brighton Festival
2004 The Mall Galleries, London I dreamt in the city
The Minerva Gallery Chichester The Sussex Open
The Artery Brighton Out of order
Brighton Festival
Battersea Park, London Affordable Art Fair
A Taste Of Art, New York, Projection
2003 The Artery, Brighton Shine
Pier 92New York, The Affordable Art Fair
The Lord Nelson Gallery, Brighton Sophie’s choice
Broadway, New York, Young figuration
Battersea Park, London Affordable Art Fair
The Artery Brighton Out of order
Brighton Festival
Brighton Fishing Museum Spex On The Beach
2002 Pier 92, New York The Affordable Art Fair
Capers Gallery, Brighton Flat light
The Pond Gallery, London New Life
Phoenix Galleries. Brighton Bauble
Brighton Festival, Brighton Out of order
Battersea Park, London Affordable Art Fair
2001 Billie’s, Brighton, Stripes of life
Kelling Festival, Norfolk Reach
Brighton Festival Out of Order
2000 Zerbs, Brighton Stripes of life
Cleveland’s, Brighton Tec Light The
1999 Martha Gun Brighton. Fields of joy
Fulham exhibition Hall, London, Figure Five Women
1998 The Royal International Horse Hickstead
Show
The Sussex Nuffield Hospital Art Brighton
Green Studios, Brighton Molecular Light
University of Brighton, Burt Brill& Gardens
1997 The Midhurst Gallery, New Work