Peggy Cozzi primarily experiments with colour and is endlessly fascinated by how it can transport us to such a variety of moods , memories and associations within the psyche . She makes abstract paintings , predominantly oil on canvas , with a focus on the interplay between gesture and colour , using loose , open , expressive mark making mediated through an experimental yet balanced and harmonising colour palette .
Cozzi is interested in how the medium of paint can evoke imaginative responses and imply psychological states ; images grow out of the process and her interaction with the materials ,she follows a journey with the painting to a point where colour and mark begin to trigger emotive associations , where the paint appears at once tactile and concrete yet simultaneously having the potential for illusion and the capacity to draw on the unconscious.
Peggy Cozzi has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe in many prestigious shows such as the Royal Academy Summer exhibition (2020 / 2017) . Her work is held in private and corporate collections in Europe , USA , Australia and Asia .
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MA Fine Art , Arts University Bournemouth
BA hons Fine Art , Painting , Portsmouth University
"The Reception Selection" at Mall Galleries reception space , 17 Carlton House Terrace SW1 Feb-May 2018
Winter Group Show , Linden Hall Gallery 2nd Dec 2020 - 30th Jan 2021
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2020 , 6th October- 3rd January
Second Edition , Highgate Contemporary , 1st Oct - 30th Nov 2020
The London Group Open 2017 , part 2 : 22nd Nov - 1st Dec , the Cello Factory , Waterloo SE1
"One - off" , the masters mono print exhibition , 9-18 Nov 2017 , Bankside Gallery , London .
"Female Abstraction" at Sticks Contemporary Gallery , Gosport , Hampshire : 27th Oct - 18th Nov 2017 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017
Bath Open Art Prize 2017
Selected for Drawn 2017 at the Royal West of England Academy , Bristol 1st April - 4th Jun 2017
shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition 2016 , 2017
Neo Print Prize 2016
Selected for Thelma Hulbert Gallery Open 2016 , Honiton , Devon , 4th June - 27th August
Selected for the Bath Open Art prize 2016, Fringe arts Bath Festival , 44AD Artspace , 4 Abbey Street , Bath 27th May - 12th June
The Possibility of Everything (4 person show ) at Stone Space Gallery , London E11 , 28 th April - 22nd May 2016
Shortlisted for Stage 2 of John Moores Painting Prize 2016