Em Cooper is a British artist and film director working in oil-paint, animation and film.

She is the 2024 winner of the Grammy for Best Music Video, for her oil-painted video for The Beatles, I’m Only Sleeping, commissioned in 2022 for their re-release of Revolver.

In 2018 she was nominated for an Emmy for her collaboration with poet and activist DJ Savarese, in the film Deej. Her installation work includes Emergence, an immersive artwork and collaboration with composer Jim Perkins for the Turner Contemporary Margate.

Her distinctive style of continuous motion in oil-paint combines psychological insight with an intuitive method of working the paint: each frame is painted by hand. Em’s early film Laid Down, shot from the point of view of a newborn baby, eventually became her personal creative manifesto: her focus is on exploring subjectivity and lived-experience. 

Em is a graduate of the Royal College of Art.

Enquiries: contact@emcooper.com

Instagram: @emcooperanimation



The Beatles: I’m Only Sleeping

66th Annual Grammy Awards – Best Music Video – Winner 

Annecy International Animation Festival 2033: Jury Award for a Commissioned Film

UK Creative Circle Awards 2023: Best Music Video Animation – Gold

Shark Music Video Awards 2023: Best Animation


39th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards – Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction – Nominee

77th Annual Peabody Awards – Winner



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Em Cooper

Em Cooper