Contact

liadin@liadincooke.com



Bio

Born in Ireland Liadin Cooke studied sculpture at NCAD in Dublin in the mid 1980s. In 1993 Cooke moved to London and in 2000 to West Yorkshire. Cooke has exhibited widely in the UK, Ireland and internationally. Solo shows include exhibitions at RAUMX, London 2017, noshowspace, London (2014) New Arts Centre, Roche Court (2010); Huddersfield Art Gallery (2010); Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2006); Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2003) and PS1, New York. She currently lives and works in West Yorkshire.



Education

1983-87 National College of Art & Design, Dublin
1994-96 Goldsmiths College, London



Solo Exhibitions

2017
New Work, Raumx, London

2014
Nostos, noshowspace, London

2010
Holden, Huddersfield Art Gallery, New Art Centre, Roche Court

2006
Overlay: Sculpture & Drawing, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2003
Ballroom (ornament), Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

1994
Two Worlds, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin

1992
Sliced, City Arts Centre, Dublin

1990
Beyond Reach, PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York

1989
Salt Reading, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick

1988
Making A Dream, Project Arts Centre, Dublin



Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Tableaux, Dean Clough, Halifax
Resonance, Beverley Minster
Process and Practice, West Yorkshire Print Workshop Gallery
The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair

2015
Floribunda, Dean Clough, Halifax
Contemporary Sculpture at Burnby Hall
Light Falls, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin
20:20 Touring Print exhibition
Thought Positions in Sculpture, Huddersfield Art Gallery

2014
Conversations around Marlow Moss, & Model, Leeds

2012
Exchanges around construction, Derwent London Gallery, London

2011
Northern Art Prize, Leeds Art Gallery

2010
Art 42 Basel
13th International Artists Book Fair, University of Leeds
Leeds Open 2010, Leeds Art Gallery

2009
Ballroom, Borris House, Ireland

2008
Prospects and Interiors, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Open Window, St James Hospital, Dublin
atp08, Public Libraries on the Transpennine Route Between Manchester & Leeds

2007
Artfutures ’07, Bloomsberg Space, London
Summer Show ’07, Royal Academy, London. [invited artist]

2006
The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2005
New Sculpture from Ireland, New Art Centre Sculpture Park and Gallery, Roche Court, Wiltshire
Strata, Pontrhydfendigaid, Wales; Kells, Ireland
Kirklees-Art, Besancon, France

2004
Para Sites, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
Birds, Sligo Art Gallery, Ireland

2003-11
Flix, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

2000
0044, PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo;
Ormeau Baths, Belfast; Crawford Gallery, Cork
A Measured Quietude: Contemporary Irish Drawings, The Drawing Centre, New York;
Berkeley Art Gallery, C.A; David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, R.I.

1999
Contemporary Responses to the Burlington cartoon, Ormeau Baths, Belfast
Gaze, Artist Project, Circa Issue 88

1998
Dark Field, Boiler House, London

1997
Not Yet Titled, Kirsty Ogg, Norwich

1996
National Collection of Contemporary Drawing, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick; Model Arts Centre, Sligo
NCAD 250 – Drawings 1746 - 1996, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin

1995
Mix, Annexed, London

1993
Fields of Vision, Trout Gallery, Carlisle, PA, U.S.A.
EV+A 93, Limerick City Gallery of Art
Summer group show, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin

1991
In A State, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

1990
Irish Artists in New York, Touring Exhibition

1989
Prints From the Black Church, Solomon Gallery, Dublin

1988
EV+A 1&2 88, Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick
Sculpture Trail, Merrion Square, Dublin
WAAG, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin
GPA Awards for Emerging Artists, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Meta-furniture

1987
SADE, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
Irish Exhibition Of Living Art, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin

1986
Irish Women Artists, Battersea Arts Centre, London
Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin

1984
Dublin Film and Video Festival



Awards

2014
ACE grant for the arts

2011
Shortlisted for Northern Art Prize

2010
Nominated for 2011 Arts Foundation ‘Yoma Sasburg Fellowship’

2005
Nominated for Jerwood Platform

2004
Arts Council England Grant
Nominated for Becks Futures

1993
EV+A Open Award Winner
Arts Council of Ireland Grant

1992
Arts Council of Ireland Grant
Artist in Residence, Butler Gallery, Ireland

1989-90
PS1 International artist studio program, New York

1988
GPA Award for Emerging Artists
Residency at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland

1987
Dublin Film and Video Festival, Special Award



Commissions

1997
Camden Town Hall, London

1993
Office of Public Works, Dublin Castle

1987
Irish National Insurance, Dublin



Publications

2015
Thought Positions in Sculpture. Dr Rowan Bailey, University of Huddersfield
https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/st/thoughtpositionsinsculpture/

2014
Nostos, A conversation between Liadin Cooke and Natalie Rudd. Pub. noshowspace

2010
Holden, Text by Penelope Curtis, interview with Sarah Brown. Huddersfield art Gallery

2008
Henry Moore Institute: Essays on Sculpture no.59. Prospects and Interiors. Sophie Riekes

2007
Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Landscape for Art essay by Lynne Green

2006
Overlay, Text by Clare Lilley, Pub. Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Square root of Drawing, CD/DVD pub. Temple Bar Gallery

2005
Strata, Text by Ann Mulrooney and Tim Davies

2003
Ballroom (ornament), Pub. Henry Moore Institute. Text the artist
Calendar, Henry Moore Foundation, April - August, Sept - Dec

1999
0044, Pub. Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Ireland. Essay by Peter Murry. A Measured Quietude; Contemporary Irish Drawings, Pub. The Drawing Centre, New York, Essay by Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith.

1998
Dark Field – Eastway Baths, London. Essay by Artists

1997
An Gorta Mor. The Great Famine Commemorated in London – Pub. Camden Town Hall.
NCAD 250 Drawing 1746-1996 – Pub. RHA Gallery, Dublin. Essay by Noel Sheridan

1993
Fields of Vision – Pub. Trout Gallery, Dickinson College PA. Essay by Peter Lukehart
EV+A - Pub. Limerick City Gallery. Essay By Gloria Moure

1991
In A State – Pub. Project Art Centre. Essay by Fintain O’Toole

1990
Post Card Collection, National and International Studio Programme, PS1 Museum, New York
The Irish Artist In New York - Pub. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Essay by Brian Ferran.
Spring Board – Pub. Irish Life Policy committee.

1989
Salt Reading – Pub. Belltable Art Centre.

1988
EV+A – Pub. Limerick City Gallery. Ireland
GPA Awards for Emerging Artists - Pub. Douglas Hyde Gallery. Essay by Dorothy Walker

1987
SADE – Pub. Crawford Art Gallery. Cork. Essay By Peter Murray




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