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Lucinda Cobley




Lucinda Cobley was born in Birmingham U.K. in 1963. In 1985 she graduated with a BA (Hons) Glass Design from North Staffordshire Polytechnic followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Illustration from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of Arts, London in 1993. Currently resident in the U.S. she lives in Houston, Texas. Her practice encompasses painting, printmaking and sculptural installation. A member of PrintMatters and Burning Bones Press she also teaches painting and drawing at The Art League in Houston.


Lucinda Cobley’s work is abstract and reductive. Formed by applying and removing oil or acrylic paint with flat edged implements, sponges and brushes they are assembled from multiple layers of translucent glass, vellum or plastic. The individual works are assembled into frames and arranged in sequences or groupings following linear or grid formations. Color relationships become discernable through subtle refractions of light in tandem with physical movements made by the viewer. Sometimes barely visible, each translucent layer reveals luminous color interactions and exposes the history of the mark-making process. The paints are made from a combination of minerals and pigments such as alabaster, malachite or marble dust and when applied onto the semi-transparent materials, the textured paint, reflects light and shadows that resolve into meditative translucence.


Venues for work exhibited include The Royal College of Art London, Corpus Christie Art Museum, Art League Houston, Smithtown Township Arts Council, New York, Proteus Gowanus New York, University of Texas at San Antonio, Islip Art Museum, Siena Art Institute, Italy, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Museum of Printing History, Houston, the Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana and the University of Houston Downtown. Lucinda Cobley’s work has been featured in juried publications including ‘Images 20 by The Association of Illustrators’ in the UK and selected by Terrie Sultan Director of the Parrish Museum New York for ‘New American Painting Issue #84’ and selected by Michael Paglia for the publication ‘Texas Abstract: Modern and Contemporary.’


Artist CV


Intervals Series


Sensing Lines Series


Graphite Series


Various Series


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