Richard Cox



Specialist Subject Areas

Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Drawing, Book Arts


BA 1st Class HDA (MA) Birmingham ATC University of London


Studied Fine Art Newport College of Art, Post Graduate Painting Birmingham College of Art, and London University Institute of Education. Moved to live and work in Cardiff in 1975. Taught at various institutions and between 1983-94 worked at South East Wales Arts and then from 1994-98 was Senior Arts Officer at the Arts Council of Wales running the Artists in Residence programme in Wales and internationally.

2004 – 2013 Senior Lecturer, Director Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff School of Art & Design, UWIC/ Cardiff Metropolitan University. Currently Associate Lecturer, CSAD. Visiting Lecturer at various times including:
Kunstakadameit i Trondheim Norway, UCLA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Newport College of Art, U.W.E. University of Northumbria, Exeter College of Art, Birmingham College of Art, Coventry College of Art, Royal College of Art, Delhi School of Art, University of Nebraska, Kansas Art Institute, Norwich School of Art, University of Hijiyama, Hiroshima, University of Sunderland, Baroda College of Art, Gujarat, Rajasthan School of Art,Montclair State University, etc

1987 Artist in Residence, School of Fine Art, Kunstakademiet i Trondheim. Norway (Spring)
1988 – 91 Visiting Printmaker, Brandywine Print Workshop. Philadelphia USA
1998/9 UWIC University of Wales Institute Cardiff. Dept PG Art Ed. (Autumn)
1999,2001 Bemis Centre for Contemporary Art , Omaha, Nebraska USA (Autumn 99, Summer 01)
2001 Visiting Artist. School of Fine Art, Delhi College of Art, India (January)
2002 Visiting Artist. School of Fine Art, University of Hijiyama, Hiroshima, Japan
2007 Visiting Artist Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur India
2012 Visiting Artist University of Montclair, NJ (Spring)

Current research

I have had strong associations with Rajasthan since first visiting India in 1993 to set up the Wales Rajasthan Visual Artists Exchange. This project was supported by the Charles Wallace India Trust, The British Council and the Arts Council of Wales (the organisers) between 1993-98. This association has continued since then.

The impact of the rich visual culture of India, and in particular aspects of their traditional architecture Stepwells, have formed the centre of an ongoing documentation of these structures in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. To date over the last decade I have recorded over 300 wells and have been touring an exhibition, “Subterranean Architecture. Stepwells in Western India” since 2008.

Recent Publications, Exhibitions and Awards


“Stepwells. Subterranean Architecture in Western India” Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre 2008 Cox. R. Bahl MBE S, Allen. A. Dr Parikh P C ISBN , 978-0-9554778-3-6
2008 Solo Exhibition Catalogue introduction Cox.R Michael Organ Bleanavon Heritage Centre ISBN 978-0-9556047-1-3 2008
IN RESPONSE. 6 person exhibition Newport Museum & Art Gallery ISBN 978-0-9519136-6-6 2009
“Paper Garden” (Invited Artist)
International Book Art Exhibition, Cheong-Ju City, Korea 2008 International Book Art Exhibition, (Invited Artist) Cheong-Ju City, Korea 2009
“Stepwells. Subterranean Architecture in Western India II” Tamarind Gallery NYC USA Introduction Dr Shihka Jain ISBN 978-0-0554778-9-8 2010
Multiple Practice. Howard Gardens Gallery. Cardiff Metropolitan University Catalogue. Essays Dr J. Clarkson, Phil Mead & Richard Cox ISBN 978-0-9570681-1-7 2012 1SSUE 2002-2014 12 years and 28 editions of an artists magazine 2014


2009: Vario International Print Folio Virtually 6 Touring Australia
2009: Subterranean Architecture Gallery 2 Aberystwth Arts Centre, Wales
2009: Underground Cities Group Exhibition Divus Gallery London
2009: Limited Edition/In Response To. Virtually 6 Newport Museum and Art Gallery
2009: Welsh Artist of the Year St Davids Hall Cardiff (Highly Commended)
2009: “Paper Garden”(Invited Artist) International Book Art Exhibition, Cheong-Ju, City of Korea
2009: RWA Open PRINT Exhibition. Royal West of England Academy Bristol
2009: Subterranean Architecture Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
2009: Subterranean Architecture. Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur Rajasthan India (3 touring venues in India)
2009: Vyom Gallery for Contemporary Art Jaipur Rajasthan
2009: Subterranean Architecture White Space Gallery Somerset College of Arts Taunton

2010: Subterranean Architecture Tamerind Gallery New York City USA
2010: Lines and Strata 2 Denbiegh Museum
2010: Bougainvillaea Contemporary Art Gallery Udiapur Rajasthan

2011: Wales Rajasthan Exhibition Jawahar Kala Kendra International Arts Centre Jaipur
2011: Wales Rajasthan Exhibition II Howard Gardens Gallery Cardiff School of Art & Design
2011: Open Photography 2 Royal West of England Academy Bristol. Invited Artist
2011: Ten Years In. Bay Arts Gallery Cardiff

2012: Richard Cox & David Ferry. MFA Gallery Montclair State University, NJ, USA
2012: Multlple Practice. Solo Show Howard Gardens Gallery Cardiff School of Art & Design
2012: 160th RWA Open Royal West of England Academy

2013: DRAWN 13 Open RWA Royal West of England Academy
2013: “Folding Books: Touring Group Exhibition Sanshang Museum in Hangzhou. China
2013: Works on Paper. Richard Cox. David Gould. Tom Piper West Wharf Gallery Cardiff

2014: “Folding Books” Logan Regional Gallery in Queensland, Australia
2014: ADFA (Australian Defence Force Academy) Library Gallery in July.
2014: ABRIGADO The WAC Gallery Cheshire
2014: 1SSUEX14 2002 – 2014 !2 Years & 28 Issues West Wharf Gallery Cardiff
2014: Artists from Bute Street Studios. Diversity Gallery BHAC Cardiff
2014: Rajasthan Exchange. BHAC Diversity Gallery Cardiff
2014: RWA Open 2014 Royal West of England Academy Bristol
2014: “Portrait of the Artist as..” Elysium Gallery, Swansea
2014: UK Stepwell Tour
2014: India Stepwell Tour