Cody / Bio


Declan Cody is an interdisciplinary Irish artist currently based in Suzhou, China.

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Current

Near Life Experience Solo Exhibition of Photographic Compositions. Wuer Gallery Suzhou, China [August 7th - September 6th]

Upcoming

2021

Solo Exhibition of New Photographs. The Leica Gallery, Suzhou, China. Date tbc.


Recent

2018

Selected Works: Visions In The Nunnery Biennale, The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts London.

Light All’ Opera Cultural Association Group Show Velletri, Rome. Sept.

Organiser & Exhibitor at ‘Irish Artists In Nepal’ Siddhartha Gallery, Kathmandu Jul / Aug

Culture Ireland Travel Award.

Wexford Documentary Film Festival Sept.

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


Solo Exhibitions

Down the Anne's - Drawings. Artbank Bunclody.

Manhattan - Paintings. Arts Centre, Wexford

Bed - Paintings & Drawings, Newtownbarry House Gallery, Bunclody

Selected Works, Waterfront Gallery, Wexford.

P’s of Mind - Paintings, Photographs, Poems, Prose, Pyramids, Pyjamas & Pop, Alliance Francaise, Dublin

The Railings, Merrion Square, Dublin.

The Railings, Central Park, Manhattan.

 

Group Shows

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

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

Wexford Vocational College annual show 2012/13/14

 

 

Two Person Shows

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

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

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

With Photographer Michael Duggan at Community Space, Wexford.

 

Live Performance

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

Works In Public Collections:

Wexford Dusk Series [Paintings x 2] - Irish State Collection - OPW, Dublin

Useless Island [Painting x 1]  - Irish State Collection - OPW, Dublin

Landscape [Painting x 1] - Wexford County Council Art Collection

 

Other:

 

Gallerist & Curator

Abstract Studios, Wexford, Ireland

Waterfront Gallery, Wexford, Ireland

Pigyard Gallery, Wexford, Ireland

 

Technician

Irish Museum of Modern Art [Imma] Dublin, Ireland

 

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, Dublin

 

Direction

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

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

 

Courses:

Sound Recording at Pulse Studios, Rathmines, Dublin.

Lighting for film at Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin. 

 

Photoshoot

For P's of mind [Pyjamas] - With model Kathy Kane at Central Park, Manhattan.

 

https://www.exibartstreet.com/declan-cody/

The MASS - Online publication. The 10th MASS [INHUMAN] https://www.the-mass.com/october-2020 Fatured Video 'Dead'.

 

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/im-doing-what-i-want-to-do-and-thats-the-only-goal-in-life-really-you-cant-ask-for-more-than-that-artist-at-work-27678639.html

 

http://www.siddharthaartgallery.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=418:irish-artists-in-nepal&catid=44:past-exhibition&Itemid=75

 

 

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


Reviews

 

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.



Residency

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’.

 - electricpicnic.ie

 

Art In State Buildings 1995 -2005

https://www.opw.ie/en/media/Art%20in%20State%20Buildings%201995-2005.pdf

https://www.opw.ie/en/media/Art%20in%20State%20Buildings%201995-2005.pdf

 

https://www.opw.ie/en/media/Art%20in%20State%20Buildings%201995-2005.pdf

 

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