david quinn



David Quinn was born in Dublin in 1971.
He has been exhibiting his work for over thirty years. Recent solo shows include Gana Art Nineone, Seoul (2023); Rossicontemporary, Brussels (2022) and Purdy Hicks, London (2021). His first solo show in the USA, will be held later this year, in Los Angeles.


David is represented by

Gana Art, Korea

Purdy Hicks, England

Rossicontemporary, Belgium

Solo Exhibitions

2023  

painting, Gana Art Nineone, Seoul, Korea
David Quinn, Art Brussels w/ Rossicontemporary

2022  

refuge, Rossicontemporary, Brussels, Belgium
cloghan, Anima Mundi, St. Ives, England

2021      

stookeen, Purdy Hicks, London, England

2020

flume, Purdy Hicks, London, England
verse, Rossicontemporary, Brussels, Belgium

2019

new work, Gana Art Hannam, Seoul, Korea
paintings, Amaneya Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan

2018

paintings, Yanagisawa Gallery, Saitama, Japan
paintings, Rossicontemporary, Brussels, Belgium
paintings, WCAC, Skibbereen, Ireland
new paintings, Purdy Hicks, London, England

2017

undersong, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
new work, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Ireland

2016

Start, Saatchi Gallery, London w/ Gibbons&Nicholas
blank, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast

2015

seam, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland

2014

dunkelbunt, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland

2012

pewter, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
d-esque, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast

2011  

murmur, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland

2010      

margin, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland

2006

new work, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland

2004

lost and found, Blue Leaf Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2003    

new work, 412 Harold's X Road, Dublin, Ireland

2001

new work, Daintree, Dublin, Ireland

2000

new work, Side Door, Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

1999  

new work, SDCC HQ, Ireland
new work, Melt, Dublin, Ireland
new work, Jute, Dublin, Ireland

1998  

paintings, Cross Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

1997  

new work, Maudespace, Sydney, Australia

1995  

charlie pelican one show belly, Head, Dublin



Selected Group Exhibitions

2023

tinfoil, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
lucent, touring exhibition, Ireland
Kwaidan, Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, Japan

2022

Summa, Anima Mundi Gallery

2022

Painting, Purdy Hicks

2021

Richard Gorman, John Graham, David Quinn,
Amaneya Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan
Richard Gorman, John Graham, David Quinn,
Yanagisawa Gallery, Urawa, Japan

2020

YAN Taylor Galleries, Dublin

2019

Buildings are like Birds, Fenderesky Gallery

2017

Dirty Filthy Paintings, BSA Project Space, Australia
Small, Purdy Hicks, London

2016

Two Birds / One Stone, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Island, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast

2014

White Hours, Studio Apothiki, Paphos, Cyprus

2012

Proper Nouns and Adjectives,
Fenderesky Gallery

2012

Marathon Irish, Dialogue, London

2010

Éigse 3O Year Retrospective, VISUAL, Carlow

2007

Fear Not, Íontas, Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo

2006

Emerging Artists, Eigse, Carlow


Awards and Residencies

2023

The Cold Press Residency Award, Norfolk

2022

Metroplitan Fukujusuo Residency, Kyoto, Japan

2017

Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary

2015

Tony O'Malley Studio Residency Award

2014

DLR Professional Development Grant

2012

DIT Portland Row Studio Award

2006

Ballinglen Arts Foundation

2006

Mountjoy Prison (Artists in Prison Scheme)



Art Fairs

Art Brussels  2023

London Art Fair 2017/2018/2019/2020/2021/2022/2023/2024

Pulse Miami 2017/2018

Context New York 2016

Context Miami 2016

Kiaf Seoul 2017/2018

Contemporary Istanbul 2018

Start London 2016



Selected Bibliography

2023

Aescence, David Quinn - Art As A Marker Of Time

2020

The 189, Silent Poetry – Abstract Paintings by Irish Artist David Quinn

2018

David Quinn, émergent magazine, Issue 2
Seamless, Susan Campbell, Irish Arts Review
David Quinn, Wall Street International magazine

2017

What Lies Beneath, Sunday Independent, Niall MacMonagle
Best Shows This Week, Irish Times, 18 Sep, Aidan Dunne
Visual Artists' News Sheet, Critique, Roisin Russell
Best Shows This Week, Irish Times, 1 Sep, Gemma Tipton

2016

David Quinn, Catalogue Essay, Riann Coulter
Visual Artists' Newssheet, May, Review, Iain Griffin

2015

What Lies Beneath, Sunday Independent, Niall MacMonagle

2014

RHA Newsletter, Summer 2014, pgs. 18-19 & 28

2010

Irish Times, 2nd June, Review, Aidan Dunne



Curatorial work

2023 - 2025

lucent, an exhibition I conceived and curated, features twelve international artists from five countries, and will travel to four venues in Ireland and England – West Cork Arts Centre; Highlanes Gallery; Wexford Arts Centre and The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth.

2020

YAN, a group show of Irish and Japanese artists, Taylor Galleries, Dublin

2019

RDS Art Awards Show with Janet Mullarney

2013 – 2017

lacuna, a series of four group shows featuring Irish and International artists that I conceived, designed and co-curated with Sabina MacMahon for the Taylor Galleries, Dublin and which Aidan Dunne gave a five star review in the Irish Times.


news


 
David has a lithograph in the touring exhibition Kwaidan—Encounters with Lafcadio Hearn. The exhibition features prints by 20 Japanese and 20 Irish-based artists consisting  of visual interpretations of Kwaidan, the well-known book of ghost stories published in 1904 by Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), also known as Koizumi Yakumo.

The next two exhibitions will be in: 

The Ballinglen Museum of Art at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation
Main Street, Ballycastle
Mayo / メイヨー
20.04.2024 – 25.05.2024 / 4.20土~5.25土
Ireland / アイルランド

and 

Galerie Aube, Kyoto University of The Arts / 京都芸術大学 ギャルリ・オーブ
14.05.2024 – 27.05.2024 / 5.14火~5.27月 Japan / 日本

Artists from Ireland
Yoko Akino / Ailbhe Barrett / Nuala Clarke / Niamh Flanagan / Richard Gorman / Richard Lawlor / Stephen Lawlor / Sharon Lee / Kate MacDonagh / Alice Maher / Eimearjean McCormack / James McCreary / Ed Miliano / Niall Naessens / Kelvin Mann / David Quinn / Barbara Rae / Robert Russell / Amelia Stein / Dominic Turner

Artists from Japan
Kanami Hano / Yoko Hara / Jin Hirosawa / Aya Ito / O Jun / Mayumi Kimura / Chie Matsui / Seiichiro Miida / Yuuka Miyajima / Shoji Miyamoto / Junko Ogawa / Shoko Osugi / Yuki Saito / Michael Schneider / Sudi / Azusa Takahashi / Yo Takahashi / Kanako Watanabe / Toshiya Watanabe / Katsutoshi Yuasa




– – – Hoichi – – – / – – – ホウイチ – – –

Etching / エッチング

20h x 13w cm
Lucent a touring group show of international artists curated by David opened in Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen on July 29, 2023 and ran until September 9, 2023. It is currently on display in Highlanes Gallery in Droghed and will run until April 31, 2024. On June 15, 2024 it will open in Wexford Arts Centre, where it will be until August 30, 2024. In January 2025, the exhibition will travel to The Arts Institute’s Lewinsky Gallery in the University of Plymouth.


work by David Quinn and John Van Oers, photo by Jed Niezgoda
BLUE :
The pursuit of the heavenly colour
Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

April – May 2024

The chase for blue is never ending, and yet remains elusive, as Lavinia Greenlaw writes in Blue Field:

‘I keep my distance, as things turn blue through stillness and distance;
as everything blue is distant’

Artists since Neolithic times have chased blue even more than gold. In ancient times Lapis Lazuli produced the most treasured pigment. The Egyptians were the first to recreate a synthetic version of this pigment, with blue considered highly valuable as it could lead the soul to immortality.

Millenniums later Kandinsky continued to explore the colour in this vein. ‘Blue’ he wrote in On the Spiritual in Art, ‘assumes overtones of a superhuman sorrow. It becomes like an infinite self-absorption in that profound state of seriousness which has and can have, no end. As it tends towards the bright tones, to which blue is, however, less suited, it takes on a more indifferent character and appears to the spectator remote and impersonal, like the high, pale blue sky.’  In the process of attributing emotions to colours, he dubbed blue the typically ‘heavenly colour.’

The start of the 20th century saw Picasso’s mournful Blue Period, but the prize for obsession of the last century must surely go to IKB, Yves Klein Blue. The passion for the colour is far from dead, spilling forcefully into contemporary art.

Group show including:
Takashi Arai, Sue Arrowsmith, Pierre Bergian, Celine Bodin, Susan Derges, Leila Jeffreys, Nina Murdoch, David Quinn, Santeri Tuori

 



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photography by Gerry Grace