Brandon Coley Cox

In residence
May - June, 2018

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Brandon Coley Cox is an emerging artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking and one the Grant Wood Fellowship recipients at the University of Iowa. He earned his MFA from Yale University, along with the Ely Harwood Schless Award for Excellence in Painting. Cox has been awarded other residencies in the past at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in Times Square and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Cox has work in several permanent collections including The International Print Museum in Southern California and the Museum of Paper and Watermark in Fabriano, Italy. He begins teaching painting at The Cooper Union this fall.

His current studio practice involves the expansion and conflation of painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics. He creates paper from found urban materials and fuses it into plaster which is various shades of black and embedded with specifically chosen objects. Hammered pieces of metal, meteorites, powdered tires, shredded steel bits, natural crystals, etched copper plates, and royal purple velvet fabrics all combine within one piece to create an unexpected yet intriguing experience that directly relates to being able to perceive a kind of blackness that is not so easily definable.


Rome Prize Nomination
Rema Hort Mann Award Nomination
Honorary Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Fund Award for Excellence in Painting, Yale University

Barry Cohen Award for Excellence, Yale University

Camille Hanks-Cosby Scholarship, Skowhegan, MN

Dean’s List, The University of the Arts

Granville T. Woods Full Scholarship for Academic Achievement


Visiting Critic, Graphic Design Department, Maryland Institute College of Art
Visiting Assistant Professor, Grant Wood Fellowship, Printmaking Department, University of Iowa
Visiting Artist, Painting Department, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

Guest Critic, Fine Arts Department, Pratt University

Artist in Residence, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Fellowship, New York, NY

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Residency, Skowhegan, ME

Printmaking/Papermaking/Book Art Residency at The Museum of Paper & Watermarks, Fabriano, Italy
Artist in Residence, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

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