Jarryd Cooper

Term: March – May 2018

Stipend of the RMIT



Jarryd Cooper is a Melbourne based artist, born in 1988 in Naarm, Melbourne, Australia. His practice utilises painting to investigate the state of images in contemporary image culture. To consider the way in which images are treated and behave. How they are located, valued, and re- appropriated; to examine how and why the idiom of painting suggests multiple meanings, to form as an interlocutor between images, and those that encounter them.

Jarryd’s practice is based in painting but often utilises video, photography and installation. He has recently completed Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours at RMIT University and was awarded the Leipzig Residency Award which will conclude with a solo show at the Australian embassy in Berlin.


2017 RMIT Bachelor of Art, Fine Art (Honours first class),
RMIT University, Melbourne 2013 Diploma of Visual Art,
RMIT University, Melbourne


2018 A Cloud And A Circle, NKN Gallery, Melbourne
2017 RMIT Graduate Exhibition (Honours), RMIT University, Melbourne
2016 RMIT Graduate Exhibition, RMIT University, Melbourne
2015 Not There, Ever, First Site Gallery, Melbourne

Awards / Prizes / Residencies

2017 Recipient of the Leipzig Residency Award (Germany)