Paul Coldwell is a practicing artist and Professor in Fine Art at University of the Arts London. His art practice includes prints, book works, sculptures and installations. He has exhibited widely, his work included in numerous public collections, including Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), the British Museum, the Arts Council of England and the Musee d’art et d’histoire, Geneva. He has been selected for many international print exhibitions including the Ljubljana Print Biennial, the International Print Triennial, Cracow and the Northern Print Biennial.
In 2013, the Universities of Canterbury and Greenwich presented a survey exhibition of his prints, A Layered Practice Graphic Work 1993-2012 and in the same year he also had a solo exhibition at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Re-imagining Scott which included prints, postcards, sculptures and glassworks. This was followed by solo exhibitions at Gallery II, University of Bradford 2015 and Gallery 25, Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia 2017. His most recent exhibition, Temporarily Accessioned-Freud’s Coat Revisited was staged at the Freud Museum London, with the work also being shown at the Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna.
He has curated a number of exhibitions, including Digital Responses V&A; Morandi’s Legacy; Influences on British Art Estorick Collection, London, (accompanied by a book published by Philip Wilson) and The Artists Folio Cartwright Hall, Bradford (2014). He published a major survey of print-making, Printmaking: a Contemporary Perspective (Black Dog Publishers-2010) and is a regular contributor to a number of publications including, Art in Print, Printmaking Today and Print Quarterly where he has been on the editorial board since 2009. In 2011 he was chairman of the selection jury for the Imprint International Graphic Art Triennial in Warsaw, Poland and Keynote Speaker at Impact 7 International Printmaking Conference, Melbourne, Australia. In 2013 he was commissioned to write the catalogue essay for the exhibition Rego and Daumier at the Casa das Historias, Museu Paula Rego and on Henry Moore’s Elephant Skull portfolio for an exhibition at Musee d’art et d’histoire, Geneva.