Stephanie Deady (b.1990) lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.
Stephanie Deady works from photographs, found images and from memory to create paintings of her surroundings, both experienced and recalled. On wooden panels, the paintings depict part of Deady’s studio, the counter top in the kitchen of a friend’s house and the corner of a living room in Italy, among other alcoves. Within these compositions small and precise brush strokes present austere and pared back scenes. To counter this, other paintings present landscapes and interiors, fragmented by gestural brushstrokes. Deady often focuses on one image and through close observation; she presents various iterations of the same space. In this way, subtle changes in the representation of the space become apparent. Minor adjustments to the perspective and horizon allude to a concern and curiosity with how a place is transformed in its representation.’
Extracted from a text by Ingrid Lyons
Graduated with a BA in Fine Art specialising in Painting from Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) in 2014. Recent solo exhibition Prime Vision was held in Kevin Kavanagh Dublin (2018), which was reviewed by the Irish times, Sunday Times and the Sunday Independent. Deady has exhibited in several group shows including SILVER, Kevin Kavanagh Dublin (2019) - Hennessy Craig Shortlisted Group Show, RHA Dublin (2019) - The RHA Annual exhibition (2016, 2018, 2019) - Island Life Custom House Studios, Westport and Kevin Kavanagh Dublin (2018) - An Act of Hospitality can only be Poetic, Highlanes Gallery Drogheda (2018) - Atrium Space, TBG+S Dublin (2016) - Unfold Project Exhibition, MART Dublin (2015).
Recently awarded the ACW MA Scholarship from NCAD (2018), Shortlisted for the Hennessy Craig Award RHA (2019), Dublin, The Tony O’Malley Residency Award (2017) and DIT’s Studio initiative (2016).
Deady’s work is held as part of the OPW State Art Collection as well as part of private collection in Ireland and the UK.