David Quinn is an Irish artist born in Dublin, 1971.

In April 2023 Rossicontemporary will present a new body of his work at Art Brussels.

He is also curating a group show which will tour Ireland starting in the West Cork Arts Centre some time in 2023.

David can be contacted at:




                Solo Exhibitions

2023      painting, Gana Art Nineone, Seoul, Korea
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

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
                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

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)

                Selected Bibliography

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' Newssheet, 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