Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
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b. 1963, Ireland

Daphne Wright’s work manoeuvres things into well-wrought but delicate doubt – shifting between tautness and mess, it sets imagery, materials and language in constant metaphorical motion. Using a wide range of materials – plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance – she creates worlds that are beautiful and rather eerie which feel like the threshold to somewhere new.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017 Daphne Wright: Prayer Project, The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Massachusetts
  • 2016-17 Emotional Archeology, a solo exhibition at Arnolfini, Bristol and National Trust, Tyntesfield (2016) and the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2017)
  • 2015 Qwaypurlake, a group exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton
  • 2015 At a time, a solo exhibition at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick
  • 2015 Antrum, a solo exhibition at West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Ireland
  • 2014 Evelyn, commission for Kinsale Arts Festival, Co. Cork
  • 2014 A Small Thing to Ask, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2013 Prelude Speaker: Contemporary Castletown a group exhibition at Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
  • 2012 Borrowed Memories a group exhibition at Luan Gallery, Athlone, Ireland
  • 2012 _ Presence: The Art of Portrait Sculpture_ a group show at The Holburne Museum, Bath
  • 2012 Garden of Reason, a group exhibition at Ham House, Richmond
  • 2011 House of Beasts, a group exhibition at Meadow Arts, Shrewsbury
  • 2010 Traits of Sidney, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2010 Altered Images, a touring group exhibition at IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
  • 2009 The Prayer Project, a solo exhibition at The Quad Gallery, Derby
  • 2009 a group exhibition at Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow
  • 2008 Mirror of Secret Desires, a group exhibition at Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
  • 2006 Sires, a solo exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland
  • 2003 Sires, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2001 Nonsense and Death, a solo exhibition at Sligo Art Gallery, Sligo
  • 2001 These Talking Walls, a solo exhibition at The New Art Centre Sculpture Park and Gallery, Roche Court, Wiltshire
  • 1999 a group exhibition at Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

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Image of: Still Life - Sprout
  • Still Life - Sprout , 2015
  • Unfired clay
  • 40 x 22 x 15 cm