Paul Coldwell is Professor of Fine Art at Camberwell, Chelsea, & Wimbledon Colleges of Arts, the University of the Arts London. He has taught in many colleges both in UK and abroad including as Visiting Professor at the Chinese University Hong Kong, Guest Artist at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010, Montclair University 2012 and Indiana University 2019 where he was invited to present as part of their endowed McKinney lecture Series. As an artist, his practice includes prints, book works, sculptures and installations, focusing on themes of journey, absence and loss, He has exhibited widely, his work is included in numerous public collections, including Tate, V&A, British Museum, the Arts Council of England and Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva.
He has had a number of solo and group exhibitions and been selected for numerous open print exhibitions including the International Print Triennial, Cracow, Print Triennial Warsaw, Northern PrintBiennial UK and the Haugesund International, Norway.
Much of his work has involved researching within collections; Re-Imagining Scott: Objects & Journeys Scott Polar Research Institute, Setting Memory & Temporarily Accessioned (2017) for the Freud Museums in Vienna & London and most recently Picturing the Invisible 2019 Sir John Soane Museum.
He has curated a number of exhibitions including Morandi’s Legacy; Influences on British Art (Estorick Collection London 2006) and The Artists Folio, (Cartwright Hall, Bradford 2014), is on the editorial board of the journal Print Quarterly and the advisory board for Art in Print and contributes regularly to both publications. His book Printmaking; A Contemporary Perspective was published by Black Dog Publishing in 2010.