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Marcus Cope


Marcus Cope (UK, 1980) is an English painter working at APT Studios in London. He was the curator and co-founder of the Marmite Prize, and he exhibited extensively in museums and galleries in Europe, most notably at the Guildhall Art Gallery, London, National Museum, Wrocław, Poland and Bohusläns Museum, Sweden. Cope is painting stories of people he met, or places he visited, memories.


Selected Solo Exhibition


Moonlighting, studio1.1, London



All The Chairs Are Broken, studio1.1, London



Another Man's Patter, Pluspace, Coventry

Made in Lempa, studio1.1, London



My First New York Show: Looked Good on Paper, Neue Froth Kunsthalle, Brighton



Marcus Cope, Mingles Calypsus/Neue Froth Kunsthalle, Brighton



Carrion, studio1.1, London



Don't Fill my Head with your Subversive Nonsense, studio1.1, London



Mange Tout, Cyprus College of Art Gallery, Lempa, Cyprus.

Selected Group Shows


Indoor Voices, Greystone Industries, Suffolk

Pareidolia, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London

Modern Finance, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London

Drawing Biennial 2019, Drawing Room, London


Right Behind the New Museum, 195 Chrystie Street, New York

APT+1, A.P.T. Gallery, London


Touchstone, A.P.T. Gallery, London

Nature Morte, Guildhall Art Gallery, London

Nature Morte, National Museum, Wrocław, Poland

Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London



Nature Morte, Bohusläns Museum, Sweden

Radical Me, Tannery Arts Project Space, London

Mind Out, A.P.T. Gallery, London



Nature Morte, Hå gamle prestegard, Stavanger, Norway

Autocatalytic Future Games, no format, London

Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London

Marcus Cope and Ross Walker, Neue Froth Kunsthalle, Brighton



Red X Mas, studio1.1, London

Full Circle, Drawing Room collaboration with UBM PLC, London

Coventry University Drawing Prize, Lewis Gallery, Rugby, touring to Lanchester Gallery, Coventry (STAFF 1st PRIZE WINNER) 

Things you don’t do/Things you do do, Bath School of Art and Design Gallery, Bath


Untitled 1: Glitch, Peacock Projects, London

Drawing Biennial 2013, Drawing Room, London

even CLOUDS…, studio1.1, London

TEN out of TEN, studio1.1, London

Signs of the City, Drawing Room collaboration with UBM plc, London


Working on the Inside, Tannery Arts, London

Cluster II, SW1 Gallery, London, UK

100 Mothers, Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC), Chester

Painterly Effluvia, Norman Rea Gallery, York

Untitled, studio1.4 at ArtandTrade, Graz, Austria and Exterritorial, Vienna, Austria


Civil Twilight, Boetzelaer and Nispen Gallery, London

Painterly Effluvia, 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle

Done Paint Done, The Drawers Gallery, London

BAT Pack II, Mile End Arts Pavilion, London


No Soul For Sale, studio1.1 at Tate Modern, London                         

BAT Pack, Mile End Arts Pavilion, London                           

Painting Over, studio1.1, London               

Another Time Another Place, Five Years Gallery, London     

Tag - From 3 to 36: New London Painting, Brown Gallery,London                                                                        

Pack of Fifteen, Lucky Strike, London                                      



Situation X, studio1.1, London                                                    

Cluster, Kingly Court, London                                                     

Silly Things, FOLD Gallery, London                                           

The Days Before, Grey Area, Brighton                                                                                          

Drawing with Dolphins, Crimes Town Gallery, London                             


Female Rage and Model Cars (duo show with Stephanie Moran), Sartorial Contemporary, London                              

How To Tell Yourself From A Television, En Plo, Pafos, Cyprus                                                                    

100 Mothers, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London                                               


Through the Large Glass, Three Colts Gallery, London                       

The Attender, La Viande, London

The Circus Show, Three Colts Gallery, London                     


A Night on Earth, Oh! Art, London                                                                

Dolore, Sartorial Contemporary, London                                                                  


100 Mothers, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Edinburgh 

We Can Work It Out, Three Colts Gallery, London



Coventry Open, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

Visiting Lectures


Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

Turps Art School

Camberwell College of Art

National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Plymouth College of Art

Anglia Ruskin University

Northumbria University

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Coventry University

Cyprus College of Art, Paphos, Cyprus

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