Born 1956 Westport, New Zealand

1989 Certificate of Ceramics, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin
2001 MA in Fine Art, Otago Polytechnic Arts School
2004-2009 Lecturer in Ceramic Arts, Otago Polytechnic


2011-12 Family Portraits, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2010 Jim Cooper: New Ceramics, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

2010 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, July 2-August 15
2009 Raining Cats and Dogs, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2009 It’s All Too Beautiful, Whitespace at Auckland Art Fair, May 2009
2008 Peppermint and Incense, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, October 2008-February 2009
2008 The Spaceman and the Television Set Botanicals, Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin
2007 Sgt P, The New Dowse, Lower Hutt, May-September 2007; Rotorua Museum of Art and History, September-December 2007; Tauranga Art Gallery, December 2007-March 2008; Whitespace, Auckland March-April 2008
2006 Animals from Home Wanted, Whitespace, Auckland

2006 Natural Selection, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
2005 Jim Cooper and Ewan McDougall, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
2001 Being Jim Cooper, Fluxus Gallery, Dunedin
2000 Recent Works, Fluxus Gallery, Dunedin


1993  Joint Winner, Scotswood Award, Cleveland Ceramics awards, Cleveland,Ohio, USA
2006  Premier Award, Norsewear Art Awards, Hastings, New Zealand
2009  Joint Winner, Portage Ceramic Award, Auckland, New Zealand
2010  First Artist in Residence, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

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