Professor Paul Coldwell

Born London 1952

Professor in Fine Art University of the Arts London



1971-72           Canterbury College of Art, Foundation Studies

1972 -75          Bristol Polytechnic, BA Hons. Fine Art

1975 -77          Slade School of Art, Higher Diploma


Current Position.

2001-  ongoing    Professor Fine Art, University of the Arts London, based at Chelsea College of Art. 

2006-09           Visiting Professor                            University of Northampton

2010                Visiting Professor                            Chinese University Hong Kong

2011                Guest Artist                                       Art Institute of  Chicago

2016                Visiting Scholar                                STAMPS, University of Michigan

2017                Visiting Fellow                                             Edith Cowan University, Perth

2019                Visiting Fellow                                             Indiana University


Peer Esteem

Editorial Board - Print Quarterly

Advisory Board - Art in Print

Guest Editor, NMC Media-N Journal of the New Media Caucus, Winter 2008 V.04 n.02

Judging Panel for IMPRINT 2011, Kulisiewicz International Graphic Arts Triennial, Warsaw, Poland

Selector for Bite-Mall Galleries 2011

Commission from The Swiss Graphic Society 2018

Judge for 10th Polish Print Triennial Katowice 2018


Principle Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

2020                Temporarily Accessioned: Freud’s Coat and other works.

Front Room Gallery- The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury

2019                Picturing the Invisible-The house from below The Sir John Soane Museum, London

2017                Small Traces-Gallery 25 Edith Cowan University, Perth

Temporarily Accessioned Freud Museum London

2016                Small Journeys- Long & Ryle, London

2015                Material Things Gallery II  University of Bradford

2014                Charms & other anxious objects Freud Museum, London

                        Printed Matter. Art at Wharepuke, New Zealand

2013                A Layered Practice-Graphic Works 1993-2012  Studio 3 Gallery, University of           Kent- Canterbury- Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich

                        Re-Imagining Scott. Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge

2008                I called while you were out   The house-Kettles Yard, Cambridge, UK

                        Graphic work. An-Dan-Te Gallery, Korea.

2007                Kafka’s Doll and other works Eagle Gallery. London

2005                Selected Prints 1992-2005 The Gallery University of Northampton

                        Solo Show Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh

2002                Case Studies London Print Studio, London

                         Queens Gallery, New Delhi, India

                        Galerie 88, Calcutta

1999                By this I mean… Arthouse,  Dublin

                        New Graphic Work  Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin

1998                With the Melting of the Snows  Eagle Gallery, London

1996                Freud’s Coat  Freud Museum London

1994                New Sculptures & Prints  Economist Building, London

1993                New Work  Eagle Gallery, London

1989                Graphic Work 1985-89  British Council Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus


Recent group exhibitions include

2020               Hida Takayama International Contemporary Woodblock-Prints Triennale 2020

                         International Triennial of Contemporary Prints, Liège.

                        False Memory Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

2019               Haugesund International Festival of Relief Printing, Norway

                         Freud’s Flight to England IPU, Berlin

                        The Size of Thoughts. White Conduit Projects, Islington

                       The Printed Line- Arts Council Touring Exhibition

                        RA Summer Show. Royal Academy

2018               ReConciliations. Art & Reconciliation Museum of History Sarajevo

                         International Print Triennial, Krakow

2017               Light/Matter: Art at the Intersection of Photography and Printmaking, 1954–2017                              Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana

2016               International Print Triennial Krakow-Falun

                        Global Matrix IV Purdue University USA

                        Setting Memory-Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna

                        8th Douro Biennial 2016

                        Jisong Lee + Paul Coldwell  Gallery 487 Seoul

                         Conjunctively Evolving - Masters of Contemporary Art in China and Britain, Shang                            hai Yun contemporary art center

                         The unstable image SASA Gallery, University of South Australia

2015                Statements SNAP3 Rheine  

                         Split Bienniale, Croatia

                        Scope Cheng Art Gallery, Beijing

                        International Printmaking, Changsha, China

2014               Impress-Printmaking expanded in contemporary Art Courtauld Gallery, London

                        Against Nature, Camberwell College of Arts.

                        Current , AAU Cannery Galleries San Francisco

                      3rd Graphic Triennial , Warsaw Poland

                      Cartographies; Mapping Intersections & Counterpoints. Zayed University

                      Gallery Abu Dhabi UAE

2013              Catalyst: Contemporary Art and WarIWM North, 12 Oct 2013 – 23 February 2014                    

                          Royal Academy Summer Show. RA London

                        The Discerning Eye. Mall Galleries London

                        In.print.out. Kunstlerhaus, Vienna.

2012               Awagami & Print Expression 2012- Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo

                         Digital Aesthetics PRI Gallery, Preston

                         Kith & Kin II National Glass Centre Sunderland

                         The mechanical hand- Kings Place London

                         Viewfinder. Avenue Gallery, Northampton University 

                         Global Matrix III Robert L. Ringel Gallery and the Stewart Center Gallery.                                      Purdue  University

 Awarded a majot prize at Lux Center for the Arts in Nabraska - Relief Print

Work in Public Collections include


Arthur Andersen                              

Arts Council of England

Birmingham City Museums                       

British Museum

Cartwright Hall, Bradford              

Chelsea College of Art & Design

Fitzwilliam Museum

Cambridge  Imperial War Museum                                          

Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva           

Museum of Modern Art, New York           

Museum of the Book, Holland     

New York Public Library

Purdue University, USA                  

St. Thomas' Hospital, London                  

Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Tate Gallery                                     

The History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina                                            

University of Michigan

Victoria and Albert Museum                    

Yale Centre for British Art


Exhibitions Curated

2014                The Artists Folio Cartwright Hall, Bradford

2006                Morandi’s Legacy;Influences on British Art Estorick Collection London &

                        Abbot Hall, Cumbria

2004                 Beyond the Digital Surface Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

2002                Digital Responses V&A Museum London

1999                Computers & Printmaking Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery