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Professor

Dexter Dalwood

  • Professor of Art and Design
  • School or Department: Bath School of Art and Design
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Personal statement

Dexter Dalwood was born in Bristol, England in 1960. He received a B.A. from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London in 1985, and an M.A. from the Royal College of Art, London in 1990. Dalwood’s first solo exhibition was held in 1992 at the Clove Building, London.

Dexter Dalwood’s collages and paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, building a strong reputation over the last two decades in the UK, Europe, and the United States.

In 2010 Dexter Dalwood was shortlisted for the Turner Prize.

In 2013, Kunsthaus Centre d’art Centre PasquArt in Biel, Switzerland held a solo survey exhibition “Dexter Dalwood.” Other solo exhibitions include:

  • “Dexter Dalwood,” a major survey of his work at Tate St Ives, which toured to FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France and CAC Malaga, Spain
  • “Orientalism” at David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2012)
  • “Dichter und Drogen” at Nolan Judin Gallery, Berlin (2011)
  • “There is No Darkness But Ignorance,” David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2009)
  • at Gagosian Gallery:
    • “Endless Night,” Beverly Hills (2009)
    • “Recent History,” Britannia Street, London (2006–07)
    • “Dexter Dalwood,” West 24th Street, New York (2004)
    • “New Paintings,” Beverly Hills (2002) and
    • “New Paintings,” Heddon Street, London (2000).

Dexter Dalwood’s work is found in both the Tate and Saatchi collections, and has been integral to many highly innovative group exhibitions, including:

  • the Dublin Contemporary (2011)
  • “Germany is Your America,” Broadway 1602, New York (2011)
  • “Rank: Picturing the Social Order 1516–2009,” Leeds Art Gallery (2009)
  • “Lights, Camera, Action: Artists’ Films for the Cinema,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007)
  • “Days Like These: Tate Triennial,” Tate Britain, London (2003)
  • the Sydney Biennale (2002)
  • “Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop,” Tate Liverpool (2002)
  • “Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting,” Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2000)
  • “New Neurotic Realism Part II,” Saatchi Gallery, London (1999) and
  • "Die Young Stay Pretty,” ICA, London (1999).

His work has been featured in a variety of significant books and catalogues. A selection of notable texts published on his work are:

  • Dichter und Drogen (2011, Nolan Judin),
  • Dexter Dalwood (2010, jrpringer/Tate)
  • Dexter Dalwood: Recent History (2006, Gagosian Gallery)
  • The Triumph of Painting (2005, Saatchi Gallery/Koenig Books)
  • Other Times, Contemporary British Art (2004, British Council)
  • This Much is Certain (2004, Royal College of Art,)
  • Days Like These: Tate Triennial of British Art (2003, Tate Gallery)
  • 100: The Work That Changed British Art (2003, Saatchi Gallery)
  • Dexter Dalwood: New Paintings (2002, Gagosian Gallery)
  • Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting (2000, Van Abbe Museum)
  • Young British Art: The Saatchi Decade (1999, Booth Clibborn Editions)
  • New Neurotic Realism (1998, Saatchi Gallery) and
  • Die Young Stay Pretty (1998, ICA London).

Dexter Dalwood currently lives and works in London, England. The artist was shortlisted as one of the four nominees for the Turner Prize 2010.

BA (Hons) Fine Art

MA Fine Art

Research and academic outputs

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Dexter Dalwood: Monograph
book

Dalwood, D (2010) Dexter Dalwood: Monograph. JRP Ringier, Zurich. ISBN 9783037641262


Dexter Dalwood on Robert Rauschenberg
book_section

Dalwood, D (2012) 'Dexter Dalwood on Robert Rauschenberg.' In: Grant, S, ed. In My View: Personal Reflections on Art by Today's Leading Artists. Thames & Hudson, London, pp. 68-69. ISBN 9780500238967


Artist’s artists: Dexter Dalwood on Titian’s Noli me Tangere
article

Dalwood, D (2014) 'Artist’s artists: Dexter Dalwood on Titian’s Noli me Tangere.' Frieze Masters Magazine, 3.


Notes from the Field: Mimesis
article

Dalwood, D (2013) 'Notes from the Field: Mimesis.' The Art Bulletin, 95 (2). pp. 190-193. ISSN 0004-3079


What is the history in contemporary history painting?
conference_item

Dalwood, D (2017) What is the history in contemporary history painting? In: Professorial Lecture Series 2016-17, 29 March 2017, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.


Re-enactment and disruption: collaging a history in the studio
conference_item

Dalwood, D (2015) Re-enactment and disruption: collaging a history in the studio. In: The Evolution of a Genre: History Painting, Traditional and Modern - A Research and Academic Program Colloquium, 30 -31 October 2015, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, USA.


A product of their time? Modern British art in context
conference_item

Dalwood, D, Stonard, J and Scott, J (2015) A product of their time? Modern British art in context. In: Bath Literature Festival, 27 February - 8 March, 2015, Bath, UK.


In conversation: Dana Schutz and Dexter Dalwood
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Dalwood, D and Schutz, D (2014) In conversation: Dana Schutz and Dexter Dalwood. In: Dana Schutz, 16 January 2014, Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield.


The camera always lies: painting people in British post-war art
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Dalwood, D (2013) The camera always lies: painting people in British post-war art. In: Holburne Contemporaries, 14 November 2013, The Holburne Museum, Bath.


'I used to think that...but I don't think that now' : the exchange rate mechanism in painting
conference_item

Dalwood, D (2013) 'I used to think that...but I don't think that now' : the exchange rate mechanism in painting. In: Contemporary Painting in Context, 13 March 2013, Paul Mellon Centre, London, UK.


Keynote address
conference_item

Dalwood, D (2013) Keynote address. In: Contemporary Painting’s Relationship with Art History, 2013, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK.


The Critic as Artist [group exhibition]
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2017) The Critic as Artist [group exhibition]. Reading Museum, Reading, UK, 7 October 2017 - 28 January 2018.


Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 [group exhibition]
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2017) Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 [group exhibition]. Imperial War Museum, London, UK, 26 October 2017 - 28 May 2018.


Melancholia - a Sebald Variation [group exhibition]
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2017) Melancholia - a Sebald Variation [group exhibition]. KCL, London, UK, 21 September - 10 December 2017.


Ein Brief: New Paintings by Dexter Dalwood
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2017) Ein Brief: New Paintings by Dexter Dalwood. Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria, 15 September – 14 October 2017.


Look Me in the Eye Sister [group exhibition]
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2017) Look Me in the Eye Sister [group exhibition]. Galeria Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain, 2 August - 8 September 2017.


Ian Curtis (2001)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2017) Ian Curtis (2001). In: True Faith, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK, 30 June - 3 September 2017. ISBN 9780901673954


Oscar Wilde (2003)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2017) Oscar Wilde (2003). In: Bacon to Doig: Modern Masterpieces from a Private Collection, National Museum, Cardiff, Wales, 18 February 2017 – 31 January 2018.


Marie-Henri Beyle (2013) & Mao’s study (remix) (2015)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2016) Marie-Henri Beyle (2013) & Mao’s study (remix) (2015). In: Fragmentos A Su Imán, Galeria Horrach Moyà, Palma de Majorca, Spain, 9 December 2016 - 9 March 2017.


Deluge (2006) & Bay of Pigs (2004) & Brian Jones’ swimming pool (2000) & Grosvenor Square (2002) & Kurt Cobain’s greenhouse (2000).
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2016) Deluge (2006) & Bay of Pigs (2004) & Brian Jones’ swimming pool (2000) & Grosvenor Square (2002) & Kurt Cobain’s greenhouse (2000). In: Painters' Painters, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 30 November 2016 - 28 February 2017. ISBN 9781909413092


Half moon street (2012)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2016) Half moon street (2012). In: Mon Art à Moi, Musée d’Art Moderne de Troyes, Troyes, France, 21 May - 28 August 2016.


Ian Curtis (2001)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2016) Ian Curtis (2001). In: Expérience Sonore, Musée d’Art Moderne de Troyes, Troyes, France, 21 May - 28 August 2016.


Propaganda Painting
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2016) Propaganda Painting. Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, China, 22 March – 14 May 2016.


Ian Curtis (2001)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2016) Ian Curtis (2001). In: Happy Ending, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France, 22 January - 24 April 2016.


A & E (2013) & Jack Straws Castle (2013) & Roundhouse (2014)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2016) A & E (2013) & Jack Straws Castle (2013) & Roundhouse (2014). In: The Painting Show, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania, 22 January - 13 March 2016. ISBN 9780863557798


Grosvenor Square (2002)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2015) Grosvenor Square (2002). In: Reality: Modern and Contemporary British Painting, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK, 27 September - 1 March 2015. ISBN 9780946009640


Faux amis
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2015) Faux amis. In: Faux Amis, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK, 8 September – 7 October 2015.


Poll tax riots (2005) & Deluge (2006)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2015) Poll tax riots (2005) & Deluge (2006). In: Fighting History, Tate Britain, London, UK, 9 June – 13 September 2015. ISBN 9781849763585


Washington crossing the Delaware (2013)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2015) Washington crossing the Delaware (2013). In: Homeland, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, China, 30 April – 16 August 2015.


Room 100, Chelsea Hotel (1999)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2015) Room 100, Chelsea Hotel (1999). In: Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK, 30 April – 16 August 2015. ISBN 9781907921209


Marquee (2012)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2015) Marquee (2012). In: Duddell’s presents: ICA Off-Site: Hong Kongese, Duddell’s, Hong Kong, China, 12 March – 28 June 2015.


Gwen John to Lucian Freud: Home and the World: Dexter Dalwood Selects from the Swindon Collection [curator]
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2015) Gwen John to Lucian Freud: Home and the World: Dexter Dalwood Selects from the Swindon Collection [curator]. Holburne Museum, Bath, 28 February-7 June 2015.


Rosa Luxemburg (1999) and Whistler’s Mirror (2014)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2015) Rosa Luxemburg (1999) and Whistler’s Mirror (2014). In: Absence (Looking for Hammershøi), David Risley Galery, Copenhagen, 16/1/15 - 28/2/15.


London Paintings
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2014) London Paintings. Simon Lee Gallery, London, 18 November 2014-24 January 2015.


Ian Curtis (2001)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2014) Ian Curtis (2001). In: Paintings: 30 Years of FRAC Champagne Ardennes, Musee d'art moderne, Troyes, France, 23 June - 29 September 2014.


Robert Walser (2012)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2014) Robert Walser (2012). In: Paying No Attention I Notice Everything: Robert Walser and the Visual Arts, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland, 10 May – 27 July 2014. ISBN 9783716517963


Ezra Pound (2011)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2014) Ezra Pound (2011). In: The Venice Syndrome: Grandeur and Fall in the Art of Venice, Gl Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark, 22 August–14 December 2014. ISBN 9788788499803


Thirteen [group exhibition]
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2013) Thirteen [group exhibition]. Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK, 12 October - 9 November 2013.


Here We Go: A Changing Group Show [group exhibition]
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2013) Here We Go: A Changing Group Show [group exhibition]. Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, UK, 9 September – 13 December 2013.


Six Unrelated Solo Shows [group exhibition]
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2013) Six Unrelated Solo Shows [group exhibition]. David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 23 – October 26 2013.


Le Corps de L’Absence [group exhibition]
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2013) Le Corps de L’Absence [group exhibition]. Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie, Châlons-en-Champagne, France, 5 June - 2 September 2013.


Disaster / The End of Days [group exhibition]
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2013) Disaster / The End of Days [group exhibition]. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France, 3 March - 29 June 2013. ISBN 9782910055547


Dexter Dalwood: solo exhibition accompanied by illustrated catalogue
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2013) Dexter Dalwood: solo exhibition accompanied by illustrated catalogue. In: Dexter Dalwood, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland, 21 April - 16 June 2013. ISBN 978869844268


The Space Between [group exhibition]
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2012) The Space Between [group exhibition]. Karsten Schubert Gallery, London, UK, 28 April – 18 May 2012. ISBN 9781905464388


Orientalism
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2012) Orientalism. David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 12 May - 23 June 2012.


"De Kooning, De Kooning, De Kooning..."
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2011) "De Kooning, De Kooning, De Kooning...". David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 January - 26 February 2011.


Dichter und Drogen: solo exhibition accompanied by catalogue
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2011) Dichter und Drogen: solo exhibition accompanied by catalogue. Gallery Judin, Berlin, Germany, 10 September - 17 December 2011.


Turner Prize 2010
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2010) Turner Prize 2010. Tate Britain, London, UK, 5 October 2010 - 3 January 2011.


Dexter Dalwood
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2010) Dexter Dalwood. FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France, 11 June - 15 August 2010.


Dexter Dalwood: a solo exhibition accompanied by Works from the Tate Collection selected by Dexter Dalwood (solo exhibition tour & monograph)
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2010) Dexter Dalwood: a solo exhibition accompanied by Works from the Tate Collection selected by Dexter Dalwood (solo exhibition tour & monograph). Tate St Ives, UK. 23 January - 3 May 2010; and solo exhibition tour to FRAC, Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France (2010); CAC, Malaga, Spain (10 September - 28 November 2010), Number of works: 56. ISBN 9781854379177


Endless Night
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2009) Endless Night. Gagosian Gallery, Beverley Hills CA, USA, 17 September - 7 November 2009.


Dexter Dalwood: recent history
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2006) Dexter Dalwood: recent history. Gagosian Gallery, London, 14 December 2006 - 02 February 2007. ISBN 9781932598391


Dexter Dalwood
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2004) Dexter Dalwood. Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, 24 June - 31 July 2004. ISBN 1932598022


Dexter Dalwood: new paintings
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2002) Dexter Dalwood: new paintings. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, 16 February -16 March 2002. ISBN 1880154668


Dexter Dalwood: new paintings
exhibition

Dalwood, D (2000) Dexter Dalwood: new paintings. Gagosian Gallery, London, 12 October - 18 November 2000. ISBN 1880154447


Remaking reality
exhibition

Crumplin, C and Dalwood, D (1996) Remaking reality. Kettle's Yard Gallery, Cambridge, 16 November 1996 - 5 January 1997. ISBN 090707460X


Michael Andrews, London [exhibition review]
other

Dalwood, D (2017) Michael Andrews, London [exhibition review]. The Burlington Magazine, 1369 (159). pp. 330-331.


Patrick Caulfield [exhibition review]
other

Dalwood, D (2013) Patrick Caulfield [exhibition review]. The Burlington Magazine, 155 (1327).


Gerhard Richter. London, Berlin and Paris [exhibition review]
other

Dalwood, D (2012) Gerhard Richter. London, Berlin and Paris [exhibition review]. The Burlington Magazine, 154 (1309). p. 284. ISSN 0007-6287


Francis Bacon [exhibition review]
other

Dalwood, D (2008) Francis Bacon [exhibition review]. Burlington Magazine, 150 (1269). p. 841. ISSN 0007-6287


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