Cody / Bio

Declan Cody is an interdisciplinary Irish artist currently based in Bangkok.

Disciplines include Photography, Painting, Drawing, Music composition & Video.

Solo Shows


2021  ‘Connect’  Ziyuan Classical Gardens, Suzhou, China. [Photographic Compositions]

2021‘ ‘Near Life Experience’ Wuer Gallery, Suzhou, China. [Photographic Compositions]

2014  ‘Down the Anne’s’ Artbank Bunclody. [Drawings]

2008  ‘Manhattan’ Wexford Arts Centre [Paintings & Drawings]

2006  Bed’ - Paintings & Drawings, Newtownbarry House Gallery, Bunclody [Paintings & Drawings]

2005  ‘Selected Works’ Waterfront Gallery, Wexford. [Paintings & Drawings]

1999  ‘P’s of Mind ‘- Alliance Francaise, Dublin [ Paintings, Photographs, Poems, Posters, Prose, Pyramids, Pyjamas & Pop]


Group Shows


2018.  Group show. Visions In The Nunnery Biennale, The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts London.

[video Installation] 

‘Light All’ Opera’ Cultural Association, Velletri, Rome. Sept. [video installation]

‘Irish Artists In Nepal’ Siddhartha Gallery, Kathmandu Jul / Aug

With Olivia O'Dwyer, Bernadette Doolan, Michael Duggan, Kate Murphy, Paddy Lennon. Kathmandu, Nepal. [drawings]

Wexford Documentary Film Festival Sept. 'DEAD' video selected.

2012  With sculptor Declan Breen & painter Kathleen Delaney, Waterford Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland. [Paintings]

2012/13/14  Wexford Vocational College annual show.


Two Person Shows


2018  With Photographer Michael Duggan at Wexford Artist's Hub. [Photographs]

2017  With Photographer Michael Duggan at Community Space, Wexford.

2016  With Fused Glass Artist Helen O’Connell at Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin [Paintings]

2015. With Painter Olivia O'Dwyer at Wexford Artist's Hub [Studios] Photographs and paintings] Wexford

Previous: Jo Rain Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin

Mansion House, Dublin. 


Live Performance


2000 - 2003  Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist with bands, The Stool, Indecision Do & No name - Numerous venues - Dublin, Cork & Berlin.


Works In Public Collections:


Irish State Collection;

Wexford Dusk Series [Paintings x 2] - OPW [Office of Public Works] Dublin.

Useless Island [Painting x 1] OPW [Office of Public Works] Dublin.


Wexford County Council Art Collection.

Landscape [Painting x 1] 


Wexford Vocational College Collection.

Landscape [painting x 1]




2018  Culture Ireland Travel Award

2018  Electric Picnic DIVA Award Winner. Video Installation featured at festival event..


Gallerist & Curator

2000 - 2002

Abstract Studios, Wexford, Ireland

2003 - 2006

Waterfront Gallery, Wexford, Ireland

Pigyard Gallery, Wexford, Ireland



89 -90  Irish Museum of Modern Art [Imma] Dublin.


Art Tour Guide

ROSC '88 [International Contemporary Art Exhibition] Guinness Hopstore, Dublin.


Set Design

Pale Mother Theatre Co., Dublin

Plays included The Mother & Fear and Misery of the Third Reich by Barthold Brecht and Snakeskin by Slobodan Snajder, with performances at The Dublin Writer's Museum, The, Crypt, Dublin Castle and The Goethe Institut, Dublin.

The Vegetable Shop - By Odd Bod Theatre Company, Kinlay House, Dublin



Plays included 'The Negative' by Greg Walsh, Wexford Arts Centre.

The Vegetable Shop by Self. Performed by Odd Bod Theatre Company Kinlay House, Dublin.



Sound Recording at Pulse Studios, Rathmines, Dublin.

Lighting for film at Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin.

The MASS - Online publication. The 10th MASS [INHUMAN] Fatured Video 'Dead'.


Panel member per cent for arts scheme. Wexford

Shortlisted for street sculpture New Ross

Adjudicator - Lions Club Art Exhibition, Wexford Arts Centre. 



Studio Show: The Creative Hub, Bullring Mall Wexford. Oct 2018



Best exhibition in the Wexford Opera Fringe Festival [Re. New works by Cody - Solo Show]

- Tom Mooney - Art Critic and Author.


"Ingenious one from Cody. Brilliant in every way"  [Re. ‘Phone’ video]

- Billy Roche - Musician & Playwright.


“Lee Hazlewood meets David Lynch ... Or the genius that is Cody” [Re. 'Dead' video]

- Peter Murphy - Music Reviewer, Author, Musician.


"I can't praise this enough, especially the voice. Re. 'Keeper Video' - [Song written and sung by Cody]

- Gregory Gray, aka Mary Cigarettes - Musician

Sun, Moon and Stars Press Collection: Arist's Book.

Independent Newspapers. Kathy Kane and Declan Cody with Mr Li Chuanwei, owner of the Wuer Gallery in Suzhou.
Independent Newspapers. Kathy Kane and Declan Cody with Mr Li Chuanwei, owner of the Wuer Gallery in Suzhou.


From Electric Picnic Website.


Cody will bring his music video installation ‘DEAD’ to this year’s Electric Picnic.

‘DEAD’ is a sarcastic, humorous take on a typical conversation between two so called ‘friends’.



Art In State Buildings 1995 -2005

'Dead' Installation at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland.

'Dead' installation at Veletri, Rome.