Biography

Rodney Dickson (b. 1956, Northern Ireland) is a Brooklyn-based artist who works primarily as a painter, creating artwork that is marked by substantive layering, maximal application, and strong color content. Fundamentally influenced by the sociopolitical strife of his childhood years in Northern Ireland, Dickson's work is a departure from the narratives of portraiture. Rather, his work explores the conceptual and physical terrains of conflict, retreat, and rebirth. Dickson has traveled extensively in China, Vietnam, and most recently, Taiwan, where he completed a 2015 artist residency in Taipei's Luzhu Village, and later produced three-dimensional works inspired by the glow and pulse of the city. He is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Award and a Ford Foundation Artist Grant, and has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York, NUNU Fine Art in Taipei, Taiwan, and Gasser Grunert in New York City. Dickson's work is held in numerous public collections, including the Hanoi Art Center in Hanoi, Vietnam; Arts Council of Northern Ireland in Belfast, Ireland; Arts Council Of Great Britain in Manchester, England; Ulster Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland; and the Palmer Museum of Art in Pennsylvania.

CV

BORN

1956, Northern Ireland

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York, USA

 

2015
NUNU Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan

This is Now, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, USA

 

2012
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, NY, USA

 

2010
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, NY, USA

 

2008
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, NY, USA

 

2006
MY Art Prospects, New York, NY, USA

 

2005
Art Cocoon, Tokyo, Japan
Mount Berry College Gallery, Mount Berry, GA, USA
222 E41 Street, New York, NY, USA
Mai’s Gallery, Saigon, Vietnam

 

2004
Tower 49, New York, NY, USA

 

2003
Fire Patrol #5, New York, NY, USA
M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY, USA
Etsuko Shibata Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Mai’s Gallery, Saigon, Vietnam

 

2002
City Art Gallery, Saigon, Vietnam
Fire Patrol # 5, New York, NY, USA
The Cave, New York, NY, USA

 

2001
Saint Peter’s Church, New York, NY, USA

 

2000
The Engine Room, Belfast, Northern Ireland
M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY, USA
Nha San, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Against Forgetting I, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

Concurrent Realities, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2017

VOLTA NY, New York, NY, USA

Business Center for New Americans, New York, NY, USA

 

2016

Carousel, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA
Group Exhibition, Gaa Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Summertime, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, USA
Sundays, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA 

 

2015

Group Exhibition, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, USA

 

2014

MOMA/PS1, Rockaway, New York, NY, USA
Nha San, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Miyako Yoshinaga, New York, NY, USA


2013

Xu Cun Art Commune Gallery, Shan Xi, China.
Parallel Art Space, New York, NY, USA
New York Foundation For The Arts, Shashama, New York, NY, USA

 

2012

Frith Street Gallery, London, England
Figureworks Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Bell House, New York, NY, USA
French Institute, Rangoon, Burma

 

 

2011

Haeinsa Temple, S. Korea
Xu Cun Artists’ Community, Shan Xi, China

 

2010

Mediations Biennale, Berlin, Germany
Sideshow, New York, NY, USA
Destination, New York, NY, USA

 

2009

Jajo Gallery, Newark, NJ, USA
Destination, New York, NY, USA
Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2008

Metahouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Museum Of Man, Santiago, Chile
Roger Smith Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, New York, NY, USA
Artbreak Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2007

Coreana Art & Culture Complex Museum, Seoul, Korea
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, inc., New York, NY, USA
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, USA
Jack The Pelican Presents, New York, NY, USA

 

2006

Jack The Pelican Presents, New York, NY, USA
Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, NY, USA
PS 122, New York, NY, USA
Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, NY, USA
Weiss Pollack Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2005

Trans industrial Center #7, Hamburg, Germany
The Pickled Arts Centre, Beijing, China
Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, USA
PH Gallery, New York, NY, USA
M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY, USA

 

2004

Covivant Gallery, Tampa, FL, USA
Galeria Galou, New York, NY, USA
Broadway Spa, New York, NY, USA
Studio 84, New York, NY, USA
Van Brunt Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2003

Fusion Arts Museum, New York, NY, USA
S.P.A., VA, USA
SAAAIDS, New York, NY, USA
Nha San, Hanoi, Vietnam
City Fine Art Museum, Saigon, Vietnam

 

2002
Lunar Base Inc. New York, NY, USA
Sideshow Gallery, New York, NY, USA
GVAS Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Nanjicheon Park, Seoul, South Korea
Mai’s Gallery, Saigon, Vietnam
The Puffin Room, New York, NY, USA
India Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2001

Sideshow Gallery, New York, NY, USA
in Search Of Peace, New York, NY, USA
New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, USA
Hanoi Contemporary Art Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam
Lunar Base Inc., New York, NY, USA
The Supper Club, New York, NY, USA
The Cave, New York, NY, USA
Orme Marketing Consultants, New York, NY, USA
Lowe Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Politics Of Racism, New York, NY, USA
The National Self Portrait Collection, Limerick, Ireland
The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, USA
Fire Patrol # 5, New York, NY, USA
The Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Williamsburg Art Center, New York, NY, USA
The Emerging Collector, New York, NY, USA

 

2000

The Cave, New York, NY, USA
Gallery North West, Chicago, IL, USA

 

http://www.rodneydickson.com/