Kuper, Mary

Bio

Initially trained in print and typography at the Plantin Press in Los Angeles, Mary Kuper then went on to Chelsea School of Art and has since been based in London, working as an illustrator, writer, designer and lecturer.

Awards

  • 2011 Cass Art Award, The pond at South End Green, night
  • 2002 Clarion Press and Fine Press Illustrated Book Award, An Etymological Alphabet
  • 2009 Jerwood Prize Shortlist, Under the Westway

Exhibitions

  • 2013 Words and Pictures, Barbican
  • 2011 Drawing Words, Winchester
  • 2009 Jerwood Drawing Prize, London
  • 2012 Word Origins, Free Word, London
  • 2012 Barnacles and Dames, National Poetry Library, London
  • 2017 Seeing with the naked eye: the body as metaphor, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
  • 2018 Poetry on the Edge: Poetry in endangered languages, National Poetry Library, London

Education

  • 1986 Illustration, Chelsea School of Art

Links

Maison Pechon, Queensway
Maison Pechon, Queensway

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Swing boats
Swing boats

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Garden, Harrow
Garden, Harrow

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High Wind in  Jamaica
High Wind in  Jamaica

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Dog Show, Wadebridge
Dog Show, Wadebridge

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Under the trees, Hampstead Heath
Under the trees, Hampstead Heath

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Vase and Faces
Vase and Faces

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Cley Garden
Cley Garden

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Carnival, Ladbroke Grove
Carnival, Ladbroke Grove

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Great Dixter: Topiary and paths
Great Dixter: Topiary and paths

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Electric pansies
Electric pansies

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The Long garden, Cliveden: Topiary
The Long garden, Cliveden: Topiary

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Anemones
Anemones

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Pond, Kenwood
Pond, Kenwood

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Kites on Parliament Hill
Kites on Parliament Hill

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Rhododendrons, Holland Park
Rhododendrons, Holland Park

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Rough Trade
Rough Trade

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Stourhead, evening lake
Stourhead, evening lake

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Florist Shop
Florist Shop

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Flower Garden, Holland park
Flower Garden, Holland park

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London Garden
London Garden

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Chiswick House; cedarssphinxes
Chiswick House; cedarssphinxes

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Chiswick House: Statues
Chiswick House: Statues

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Great Dixter: Topiary and flowers
Great Dixter: Topiary and flowers

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Faces and Flowers
Faces and Flowers

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Gardeners, Kew
Gardeners, Kew

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The third commandment
The third commandment

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Autumn, Kenwood
Autumn, Kenwood

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Bartok
Bartok

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Beauty dreaming
Beauty dreaming

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The blind men and the elephant
The blind men and the elephant

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The pond; South End Green
The pond; South End Green

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Market: Portobello and Golborne Road
Market: Portobello and Golborne Road

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The Winters Tale
The Winters Tale

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The Flood
The Flood

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Jungle
Jungle

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The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid

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Macgregor Garden
Macgregor Garden

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Persian Carpet
Persian Carpet

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Portobello market
Portobello market

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Siren
Siren

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Rooftops, Bogota
Rooftops, Bogota

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Tree  ferns, Trewidden
Tree  ferns, Trewidden

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The Wild Swans
The Wild Swans

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London Zoo, Camels
London Zoo, Camels

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Carnival, Blenheim Crescent
Carnival, Blenheim Crescent

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The Long Garden, Cliveden, birds
The Long Garden, Cliveden, birds

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Japanese tourists, Regents Park
Japanese tourists, Regents Park

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Swimmers, Simonsbath
Swimmers, Simonsbath

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The Tempest
The Tempest

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Tyrona, jungle
Tyrona, jungle

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Bateman's
Bateman's

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Beauty and the Beast: the storm
Beauty and the Beast: the storm

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Berlin courtyard
Berlin courtyard

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Cornucopeia
Cornucopeia

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Mother and Baby: 1
Mother and Baby: 1

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Signs of good weather approaching
Signs of good weather approaching

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The Spice Shop
The Spice Shop

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Signs of an approaching storm
Signs of an approaching storm

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Talisman: Inside the body of the beast
Talisman: Inside the body of the beast

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Ginger cat
Ginger cat

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Night
Night

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The River of life
The River of life

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Mother and Child
Mother and Child

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The landscape of the body
The landscape of the body

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Big red flowers: Happiness
Big red flowers: Happiness

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A metaphor is a bridge
A metaphor is a bridge

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Red, green, black: the envious eye
Red, green, black: the envious eye

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Ladies Pond, Hampstead Heath
Ladies Pond, Hampstead Heath

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Horseriding under the Westway
Horseriding under the Westway

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Florist Shop
Florist Shop

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Miners' Strike, Nottingham
Miners' Strike, Nottingham

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Home
Home

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Seasons, sun and moon
Seasons, sun and moon

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Hampstead Heath, under the trees
Hampstead Heath, under the trees

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b is for bird
b is for bird

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b is for butterfly
b is for butterfly

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D is for dachshund
D is for dachshund

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D is for dodo
D is for dodo

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d is for dog
d is for dog

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P is for peacock
P is for peacock

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Jungle: Tyrona, Colombia
Jungle: Tyrona, Colombia

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Beach, Tyrona, Colombia
Beach, Tyrona, Colombia

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Kew, tropical house
Kew, tropical house

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Dog show, Wadebridge
Dog show, Wadebridge

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Secret Garden
Secret Garden

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Byron
Byron

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Belarusian 1
Belarusian 1

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse

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Shetlandic Poem
Shetlandic Poem

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Punctuation
Punctuation

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