Visual Arts

Diana Copperwhite

Diana Copperwhite lives and works in Dublin. In her paintings, Diana Copperwhite explores the relationship between colors, gestures, figuration, and representation, harmonizing different visual strategies on the canvas. Copperwhite, who is based in
Dublin, amalgamates images from the internet, photographs, and real life, unifying these sources in
paintings that critically assess the medium’s ability to represent images, sensations, and ideas. “Painting
is so physical but has the potential to do something very different to other media”.

Copperwhite was awarded the AIB Art Prize in 2007, which resulted in a major monograph and touring
exhibition of her work. Her publication Fake New World was published to coincide with a wall drawing and
recent exhibition at the RHA Gallery Dublin and her Solo Show Depend on the Morning Sun at 532 Gallery
Thomas Jaeckel New York in 2017, it features a recent biography written by Gail Levin, Edward Hopper’s
Official Biographer. She has been reviewed widely both in Ireland and abroad most recently in Hyperallergic,
Brooklyn Rail, Art Forum, The Irish Times and The Sunday Times amongst others. She was a resident artist at
the Josef Albers Foundation Connecticut (2012). She was a finalist in the Guasch Coranty Fundacio Painting
Prize, Centre Cultural Metropolita Tecia Sala, Barcelona (2008) and was the winner of the AIB Art Prize (2007).
Recent solo exhibitions include Vanishing Apertures, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2021), Works on Paper,
Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin (2021), Lockdown Series, Online exhibition, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2020),
Proto Fiction and the Sleep of Reason, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2019), The Clock Struck Between Time,
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York, 2019) Crooked Orbit, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2018), Driven by
Distraction, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2016), Depend on the Morning Sun, 532 Gallery Thomas
Jaeckel Gallery, New York (2017) and A Million and One Things Under the Sun, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin

Recent selected and upcoming group shows include, New Acquisitions,The Dublin City
Gallery,The Hugh Lane, (2022), Who do we think we are, The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame
University, Indiana, (2022), New Perspectives, The National Gallery of Ireland (2021), PRISM, The
Glucksman, Cork, (2019), The Rothko Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia, (2018), Bounty, Aileen Murphy/Diana
Copperwhite, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2018), HOME, More than Bricks and Mortar – Works from the
IMMA collection, Draíocht, Dublin (2018) Hell’s Kitchen, Thomas Jaeckel (off site), New York (2018)
Double Vision,, DLR Lexicon, Co. Dublin (2018) Last Picture Show w/Mary Heilmann, Chris Ofili, Danny
Rolph, Vanessa Jackson, Elio Rodriguez, Jill Levine, Rebecca Smith, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
Gallery, New York (2017) and Virtu, with work by, Picasso, Giacometti, Henry Moore, Elizabeth Magill and
Sean Scully at the Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland (2017). Copperwhite’s work is held in numerous public
and private collections including:The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Dublin City Gallery,The Hugh
Lane, The National Gallery of Ireland, The British Library, Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City Gallery of
Art, Office of Public Works, Contemporary Irish Art Society, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, Mariehamn
Stadbiblioteque, Aland (Finland), Dublin Institute of Technology and The President of Ireland.

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