Diana Copperwhite: An Island from the Day Before
Opening reception on Thursday 6 October between 6 – 8 pm
“Copperwhite’s work focuses on how the human psyche processes information, and looks at the mechanisms of how we formulate what is real. With her work, she is fully aware that such realities may only hold validity for an instant, and that we are constantly processing and changing what we logically hold as experience and memory. Layering fragmented sources that range from personal memory to science, from media and internet to personal memory, Copperwhite’s canvases become worlds in which the real is unreal and this unreality is in a constant state of reforming.”
Noel Kelly, Director of Visual Artists Ireland
Diana Copperwhite was born in Ireland in 1969. She studied Fine Art Painting at Limerick School of Art and Design and The National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She completed an MFA at Winchester School of Art, Barcelona in 2000.
In 2007 she was winner of the AIB Art Prize and in 2008 she was a finalist in the Guasch Coranty Fundacio Painting Prize, Centre Cultural Metropolita Tecia Sala, Barcelona. In 2008 she completed a Project Residency at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and was also elected ARHA by the Royal Hibernian Academy , Dublin.
Recent shows include The Fold at Visual Centre for Contemporary Art (Carlow), Graphic Studio: 50 Years in Dublin at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin) in 2011; Collecting the New: Recent Acquisitions to the IMMA Collection at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin) in 2010. Forthcoming shows include a three person show with Michael Kalmbach and Hiraki Sawa at Solstice Art Centre (Navan) curated by Jacqui McIntosh in 2012.
Her work is in public and private collections including: Irish Museum of Modern Art, AIB Bank, 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, Jefferson Smurfit, KPMG, International Red Cross Netherlands, The President of Ireland, Jean Cherqui, Paris and Arthur Cox.
Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 5pm