Derek Culley Biography

Ireland (United Kingdom), 1952

Established Irish artist Derek Culley is essentially a Celtic Artist, mainly self-taught and intuitive in approach. As a young man his visual imagination was stimulated by early Celtic stone carvings and in his paintings there exists strong correlations with such imagery. His oil works employ vigorous brushwork, vibrant colors and direct expressive handling. They are mysterious, illusive and often haunting.

Culley was a founder member and chairman of Celtic Vision with the painters John Bellany and Denis Bowen, and participated in the group?s exhibition tour in 1986-7.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2007 -

1996 - The Irish Club, London, England

1994 - The Green Room, London, England - The United Arts Club, Dublin, Ireland

1990 - The George Gallery, Dublin, Ireland - Montague Ltd., Dublin, Ireland - Galerie am Buttermarkt, Koln, Germany - The United Arts Club, Dublin, Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions:

1996 - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Skopje, Republica de Macedonia

1995 - Modern Irish Painting, Dillon Gallery

1991 - Knapp Gallery, 1988: 2000 Years Celebration, Customs House Dublin

Selected Awards and Prizes: - Pollock - Krasner Foundation Grant, 2006 - 2007