Born in County Durham, England, UK Studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art BA(Hons) & Manchester Metropolitan University MA & has taught art at a number of colleges & universities throughout England including Lancaster University, MMU, Lincoln University College and the University of Wolverhampton

Currently Programme Leader, Undergraduate Programmes in Art Theory and Practice, Manchester School of Art

Exhibitions

See View, OBJECT/A, Manchester, 2015
Sublime,
Puskinskaya-10 Art Centre, St Petersburg, Russia, 2014
Orheiul Vechi,
Museum of Soroca, Moldova, 2014
Detail,
The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 2014
Detail,
Transition Gallery, London, 2014
The Manchester Contemporary,
Untitled Gallery, Granada, Manchester, 2014
Orheiul Vechi,
National Art Museum of Moldova, 2014
A Sublime Confluence, Solo Exhibition,
Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough, 2014
Detail,
H-Space Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, 2014
An Ocean of Storms,
Untitled Gallery, Manchester, 2014
International Festival of Miniature Art,
Safyanschikova Gallery, Pskov, Russia, 2014
Art Projects,
Buisness Design Centre, London, 2014
The Manchester Contemporary,
Untitled Gallery, Spinningfields, Manchester, 2013
International Painting Biennial,
Cotroceni National Museum, Romania, 2013
Miniature Art,
Dialog Arts Centre, Veliky Novgorod, Russia, 2013
Paintscapes, Solo Exhibition,
National Art Museum of Moldova, 2013
International Painting Biennial,
Brancusi Exhibition Centre, Moldova, 2013
Rick Copsey, Solo Exhibition,
Arbat Nord, St Petersburg, Russia, 2013
New Works, Solo Exhibition,
Untitled Gallery, Manchester, 2012
The Manchester Contemporary, Untitled Gallery, Quay House, Manchester, 2012
Paintscapes, Solo Exhibition, Pushkinskaya-10 Arts Centre, St Petersburg, Russia, 2012
Peering Sideways,
PSL, Leeds, 2011
Westpakete,
Projektraum, Alte Feuerwache, Berlin, Germany, 2011
Westpakete,
GRAZ Kunstverein, Regensburg, Germany, 2011
Close-Up, Solo Exhibition,
Rogue Project Space, Manchester, 2011
We Are All In This Together,
Bureau, Manchester, 2011
Digitalis, Galllery Oldham, 2010
Digitalis,
Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington, 2010
Sea Level,
Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2009
The Past Sure Is Tense,
Casket Works, Salford, 2008
Digitalis,
Sekler National Museum, Covasna, Romania, 2008
How Soon Was Now,
Innerform/Ferguson House, Manchester, 2007
SMALLpond,
Chorlton Mill, Manchester, 2006
Terrain,
Museum of Nonconformist Art, P-10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2004
Beyond the Endgame,
Manchester Art Gallery, 2003
Eve of Destruction,
International 3, Manchester, 2003
Art for Life,
Christies, London, 2003
Nought.One %, Rick Copsey & John Rimmer,
Chapman Gallery, Salford, 2001
Imagination for Cancer,
Imagination Gallery, London, 2000
‘SHO1’,
Chapel St.Open, Salford, 2000
Departure Lounge,
MART, Manchester, 1999
Local 02 – Banal Ground,
KMZA Kunst und Medienzentrum, Berlin, Germany, 1999
Cheers! New British Art,
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, USA, 1999
Maggie Ayliffe, Rick Copsey, Brendan Fletcher,
Kingsgate Gallery, London, 1999
Maggie Ayliffe, Rick Copsey, Brendan Fletcher,
Bankley Gallery, Manchester, 1998
Check Out,
Parking Space Gallery, Liverpool, 1998
Cool Britannia,
British Lime Gallery, Santa Ana, USA, 1998
Maggie Ayliffe, Rick Copsey, Brendan Fletcher,
Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, 1997
Absolut New,
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 1997
Ten,
Cornerhouse, Manchester, 1995
House Paintings,
Brighton Festival, 1995
MA New Work,
Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, 1995
Contemporary Art,
Christies, London, 1995
Talk Show, Solo Exhibition,
Winsford Art Centre, 1994
Fresh Art,
Islington Design Centre, London, 1994
Impend,
Righton Gallery, Manchester, 1994
Material World,
Bury Art Gallery & Museum, 1993
Contemporary Art,
Sotheby’s Main Gallery, London, 1993
Work & Play,
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 1992
MASA Show,
Le Chat Noir Gallery, London, 1991
Language Games, Solo Exhibition,
Washington Arts Centre, Sunderland, 1991
New Art North West, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 1991