Curriculum Vitae

Paula Cox

1960  Born 27 January  Colombo  Sri Lanka

1976  Micklefield School  Seaford

1979  Art Foundation  Brighton University

1980  Illustration  Camberwell School of Arts  London

1981  Visual Communications and Sociology  Goldsmiths University  London

1984  BA Hons  Expressive Arts   Brighton University

1995  ME  Printmaking   Escola Massana   Barcelona


Commissions and Residencies

2009  Art For Madagascar ( Feedback Madagascar

2004  ‘Artist in Residence in Palestine’  funded by Arts Council England

2001   ‘World Conference on Racism’  Banners Commissioned by Amnesty International

1992 – 2000  Hill & Co / Vigo Galleries London  Designs Commissioned for Hand Woven Carpets and Tapestries  

1999  Art Residency ‘Fundación Niños de los Andes’  Bogotá Colombia funded by British Council

1998  “Painted World” Audio Visual Performance of Paintings funded by Amnesty International

1994 – 96  Art for Jazz and Classical Music  Commissioned by BMG Records

1993  Art on the Underground  ‘Dancing in the Street’  Commissioned by London Underground Ltd

1991  Jazz Café  London  Murals commissioned by the Management

1989  Twelve World Paintings  Commissioned by Amnesty International

1987/88  Tate Gallery London  Hand Painted Shirts commissioned by Tate Publications

1986/87  Times Educational Supplement   Photography Assignments 


Solo exhibitions

2017  ‘Lirios para Palestina’  Verdi Verd  Espai d’Art  Barcelona

2012  ‘El Color del Amor’  El Nus  Barcelona

2008  The Drum Arts Centre  Birmingham

2007  ‘The White Line’  International Centre  Bethlehem  Palestine

2006  Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre  London

2006  French Cultural Centre  Al Quds  Jerusalem

2006  Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center  Ramallah  Palestine

2005  International Centre Bethlehem  Palestine

2005  Kufa Gallery  London

2003  Almirall Gallery  Barcelona

2000  ‘Painted World’  Te Taumata Gallery  Auckland  Aotearoa NZ

1999  Galerie Ver Arte  Villa de Levya  Colombia

1999  ‘Colombia una Imagen más Positiva’  Canning House Centre  London

1998  ‘Painted World’  Trinity Gallery  Tunbridge Wells

1991  ‘Music in Line and Colour’  Jazz Café  London

1990  ‘Artist for Human Rights’  Watershed Gallery  Bristol,  Mitchell Library Glasgow Scotland

1988  ‘Vivid Rhythm’ AV Performance Music Paintings  Pavilion Theatre  Brighton


Group exhibitions

2017  Circulo del Arte  Barcelona

2015  Taller Galeria Fort  Cadaquéz

2014  Salón de Barcelona  Art Nou Milleni  Concell de Cent

2013  Barcelona Show Case  Casa Batlló

2000-17 Affordable Art Fair  Battersea London

2009  Brighton University Gallery

2007  Zenbu Gallery  Barcelona

2006 “Occupied Space”  Cork Street  London

2005  Circulo del Arte  Barcelona

2004  Ca La Dona  Barcelona

2001  Maragall Edicions  Barcelona

1999  ‘Painted World’  Internacional Feria del Libro  Bogotá  Colombia

1999  Espacio del Arte  Jerez  Spain

1998  “The Art of Women”  UHL Gallery  Denver USA

1994  Argile Gallery  London

1988-94 Vigo Contemporary Textile Gallery  London

1993  Gagliardi Gallery  London

1992  Medici Gallery  London

1991  Brighton Museum Gallery  Brighton

1988  ‘Men of War and Peace’  Pavilion  Leeds


Design and Illustration Commissions

1988 – 2016  Amnesty International, Terence Higgins Trust,  Sadlers Wells Theatre,  Lillian Bayliss Theatre,  WaterAid, Southbank Centre,  Penguin Books,  Heinemann International,  Women’s Press,  Al Saqi Books, Vogue Conde Nast,   Coin Street Community Builders,  Serpent’s Tale,  Harcourt Publishers,  Nordorf Robbins Music Therapy,  London Records, CBS,   Epic,  BMG Records,  Cambridge University Press,  Feedback Madagascar,   GAIA Classics,  Octopus Cannesdown Press


Lecture and workshops

1999 – 2017  ‘Human Rights and the Child’ workshops with Amnesty International  WOMAD

2009  Pechakucha   Palau de Congressos de Catalunya

2006  University of Seville  Lecture and workshop 

2006  ‘Painting for Human Rights Workshops  International Centre Bethlehem  Palestine

2004  ‘Painting for Human Right’  Young Artists Forum  Ramallah  Palestine

1999  ‘Fundacion Niños de los Andes’  Bogotá  Colombia

1991 ‘Paintings for Human Rights’  Glasgow School of Art 

Glasgow school district tour with Amnesty International



Victoria and Albert Museum  London

Amnesty International Secretariat  London

London Transport Museum

Artichoke Print Workshop  London

Maragall Edicions  Barcelona



Media TV

2005  Reuters / Nael Shoukrie / Middle East Broadcasting  Bethlehem  Palestine 

2003  Canal Internacional de Television Espanola “Escala Cataluyna” TV3