Gerard Cox graduated from National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1979 and went to Düsseldorf Art Academy for a Post Graduate Sculpture year. In 1983 he had his first solo exhibition Sculptures in the Project Arts Centre Gallery, Dublin and won the Guinness Peat Aviation Award for Emerging Artists. Since then he has exhibited sculpture in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, England, Germany, Korea and Japan.
Gerard was a founder member of Sculpture in Context, a woodland sculpture exhibition, based in Dublin, in 1985. He has completed public and private commissions and participated in symposia in Ireland, Germany, Austria and Korea. In 1999 Gerard began making woodblock prints. He joined Graphic Studio Dublin in 2002 and continues to produce woodblock prints for group and solo exhibitions. Recently Gerard began painting. In 2008 he held two solo exhibitions in Ireland and showed paintings and prints in California and Poland.