Stirling, b.1972

Diarmuid Kelley

Born in Stirling in 1972, Diarmuid Kelley grew up in the north of England. He studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, graduating in 1995. He was the youngest artist ever to win the prestigious Nat West Art Prize at the age of 23, in the same year, he graduated from Newcastle. He went on to study for a Masters degree at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Kelley has a long association with Offer Waterman & Co, having had five solo-exhibitions at the gallery. His work has regularly featured in the BP Portrait Award held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and he has recently participated in a number of other group exhibitions including The Figure, Browse & Darby, London, Hinterland, Thomas Williams, London and Illuminate, Jasmine Studios, Hammersmith, London....

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Biography

Born in Stirling in 1972, Diarmuid Kelley grew up in the north of England. He studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, graduating in 1995. He was the youngest artist ever to win the prestigious Nat West Art Prize at the age of 23, in the same year, he graduated from Newcastle. He went on to study for a Masters degree at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Kelley has a long association with Offer Waterman & Co, having had five solo-exhibitions at the gallery. His work has regularly featured in the BP Portrait Award held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and he has recently participated in a number of other group exhibitions including The Figure, Browse & Darby, London, Hinterland, Thomas Williams, London and Illuminate, Jasmine Studios, Hammersmith, London.

Each year, Diarmuid undertakes a limited number of portrait commissions, often painted on location, which are produced in parallel to his studio work. In 2010 he was commissioned to paint Dame Anne Owers, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons, This painting is now part of the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection.

Artworks

15

Blood Oranges, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Art of the 2010s / British Art / Contemporary British Art / Contemporary European Art / European Art / Figurative Painting / Fruit and Florals / Inspired by Old Masters / Light/Lightings / Linen / Lyrical Expression / Oil on Linen / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Portrait Painting / Restrained Expression / Still Life

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1997

    MA Painting, Chelsea College of Art and Design (1996-1997)

  • 1995

    BA Hons Fine Art, 1st Class, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1991-1995)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Diarmuid Kelley: Recent Paintings in New York, Offer Waterman, New York (Stellan Holm Gallery, 1018 Madison Avenue (@ 78th Street), New York)

  • 2017

    Diarmuid Kelley: Akzidenz-Grotesk, Offer Waterman, London

  • 2014

    Diarmuid Kelley: All Cats Are Grey, Offer Waterman, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016

    Salon of Art + Design, Offer Waterman, New York

  • Frieze Masters, Offer Waterman, London

  • Masterpiece, Offer Waterman, London

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • 1997

    MA Painting, Chelsea College of Art and Design (1996-1997)

  • 1995

    BA Hons Fine Art, 1st Class, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1991-1995)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Diarmuid Kelley: Recent Paintings in New York, Offer Waterman, New York (Stellan Holm Gallery, 1018 Madison Avenue (@ 78th Street), New York)

  • 2017

    Diarmuid Kelley: Akzidenz-Grotesk, Offer Waterman, London

  • 2014

    Diarmuid Kelley: All Cats Are Grey, Offer Waterman, London

  • 2011

    Diarmuid Kelley: 20/21 British Art Fair, Offer Waterman, Royal College of Art, London

  • 2010

    Diarmuid Kelley: Recent Work, Offer Waterman, London

  • 2009

    Diarmuid Kelley: Autumn Journal, Offer Waterman, London

  • 2006

    Recent Paintings, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • 2001

    This Is The Modern World, Offer Waterman & Co, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016

    Salon of Art + Design, Offer Waterman, New York

  • Frieze Masters, Offer Waterman, London

  • Masterpiece, Offer Waterman, London

  • Tefaf, Offer Waterman, Maastricht

  • 2015

    Frieze Masters, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Masterpiece, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • 2014

    Frieze Masters, London

  • Masterpiece, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • Tefaf, Offer waterman & Co, Maastricht

  • 2013

    Pavilion of Art and Design, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Masterpiece, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • Tefaf, Offer waterman & Co, Maastrlcht

  • 2012

    Pavilion of Art and Design, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Masterpiece, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • Tefaf, Offer waterman & Co, Maastricht

  • 2011

    Masterpiece, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • The Figure, Browse & Darby, London

  • Art 2011, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • 2010

    2이21 British Art Fair, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • Masterpiece, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Art 2010, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • 2009

    20/21 British Art Fair, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Art 2009, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • 2008

    20/21 British Art Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Art 2008, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • 2007

    Hinterland, Thomas Williams Fine Art. London

  • 20/21 British Art Fair, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Art 2007, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • 2006

    20/21 British Art Fair, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • Art 2006, Offer waterman & Co, London

  • 2005

    20/21 British Art Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Art 2005, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • 2004

    Illuminate, Jasmine Studios, Hammersmith, London

  • 20/21 British Art Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Olympia Spring Art and Antiques Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Art 2004, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • 2003

    20/21 British Art Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Olympia Spring Art and Antiques Fair, Otter Waterman & Co, London

  • Art 2003, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • 2002

    20/21 British Art Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Olympia Spring Art and Antiques Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Art 2002, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • 2001

    BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Art 2001, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • 2000

    20/21 British Art Fair, Offer Waterman & Co, London

  • Art 2000, Offer Waterman & Co, London

Commissions

  • 2015

    Sir Richard Thomson, commissioned for the permanent collection of the Royal College of Physicians, London

  • 2014

    Artist accompanying TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall on a royal tour of Mexico and Colombia, October 2014

  • 2012

    HRH Duchess of Cornwall (private commission)

  • 2010

    Dame Anne Owers, commissioned for the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London

Grants/Awards

  • 2011

    Runner up, BP Portrait Award

Publications

  • 2002

    Edward Lucie-Smith, Art Tomorrow, Terrail, Pairs, p107 (illus colour)