Perfect Near Miss
30 April – 23 May 2009
Diana Copperwhite was born in Ireland in 1969. She studied Fine Art Painting at Limerick School of Art & Design and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She completed her MFA at Winchester School of Art, Barcelona in 2000.
She has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad and has had solo exhibitions at Kevin Kavanagh (2005, 2006, 2009); Limerick City Gallery of Art (2007); Rubicon Gallery (1998) and Temple Bar Gallery (1996). Group shows have included Group Therapy, Kevin Kavanagh (2008); Martin Gale Selects, Fenton Gallery (2008); Other Visions (curated by Aidan Dunne), Purdy Hicks, London (2007); Presence (curated by Michael Fitzpatrick), Limerick City Gallery of Art (2007); From the Liberties to Parramatta, University of Western Sydney (2005); EV+A (curated by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn), Limerick City Gallery of Art (1999).
In 2007, she was the winner of the 2007 AIB Art Prize. In 2008, she was a finalist in the Guasch Coranty Fundació Painting Prize, Centre Cultural Metropolità Tecla Sala, Barcelona.
In 2008, she completed a Project Residency at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and was elected ARHA by the Royal Hibernian Gallery in Dublin. Her work is in public and private collections including: Allied Irish Bank, Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Office of Public Works, Contemporary Irish Art Society, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery and Mariehamn Stadbiblioteque, Finland.
Upcoming exhibitions include the group show Multiples:Papier (curated by Michael Woolworth & Daniel Clarke), Francois Besson, Lyon, France in 2009 and solo shows at Fenton Gallery, Cork and KraskaEckstein, Bremen, Germany in 2010.
Diana is a lecturer at the National College of Art, Dublin.