Born in Lancashire in 1983, Michael Coppelov lives and works in London. He attended the Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University (2005) and then completed an MFA at the Glasgow School of Art (2008). He has won numerous prizes and awards including a two-year scholarship from the Leverhulme Trust.
He has recently been Artist-in-Residence at NES in Iceland and, more recently, at Husk in London. He is currently on the Studio Programme at Turps Banana. His work explores the interconnected nature of our planet, through the lens of a 1990s computer game which elevates the viewer to a god-like viewpoint, in order to gain perspective.