Charlotte Cooper is a UK based artist who studied at Camberwell College of Art before beginning her MA at The Royal College of Art.
Charlotte’s practice is concerned with our understanding of how the mind develops from the beginning of life. She is intrigued by the near inaccessibility of these early aspects of ourselves and where they might be articulated in the convergence between art and psychoanalysis. She considers whether these ungraspable elements of our early selves are held within and communicated through art’s affective dimension. She works using a range of printing techniques, in particular, the medium of monotype printing.
While studying for her MA she attained 'Distinction' in her dissertation entitled ' After Memory - The Ghost Print'. The discourse in this body of writing addressed the connections between artist, artwork and viewer and how relations move between these positions. It looked at the affective experience in art and the choices artists have made in relation to how affect is modulated within works from different art movements. She considers whether art can speak of these earliest memories and experiences?
Charlotte has recently exhibited work in exhibitions including :
‘Bainbridge Open 2023’ The Handbag Factory, London. June 2023
‘International Women’s Day Exhibition’ God’s House Tower, Southampton. April 2023
‘Twofold’, Southwark Park Galleries, London. March 2023
Charlotte is due to begin a residency at The Tavistock Institute at the end of 2023.