Parker's Box


CAROLINE McCARTHY


WORKS |  BIOGRAPHY

Born 1971, Dublin, Ireland, lives and works in London, United Kingdom

Caroline McCarthy has already attracted considerable attention for innovative exploration of situations and things generally so familiar they go unnoticed. Among the earliest works that brought her recognition was a video piece: Greetings (1996), in which a glimpse of the artist's head occasionally intrudes into stereotypical images of the Irish landscape. This piece was recently seen across the USA in Irish Art Now-From the Poetic to the Political, and is now in the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. McCarthy exercises a keen interest in packaging and the way we are conditioned to expect what we get. In From the Testors Military Range, 2002, colorful detergent bottles painted gray, change our perception of the cartons as they take on the appearance of electronics. Similarly her Still Lifes made from wet colored toilet paper continue this investigation into consumerism, implying scatological undertones at the same time referencing art historical frameworks that critique the gallery context.

SOLO shows
2011

Arrangements, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Made to Measure, Parkerís Box Gallery, New York, USA  

2008 Paintings, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Gent, Belgium
New Work [Luxury], Gimpel Fils, London, United Kingdom
2007 Grand Detour: Vedute and Other Curious Observations Off the Grand Route - Caroline McCarthy, Bugdahn und Kaimer, Dusseldorf, Germany
2006 Grand Detour: Vedute and Other Curious Observations Off the Grand Route, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY, USA
There, Void Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
2004 WindowWall, Public Art Project, Letterkenny, Ireland
2003 Springs Eternal, Hammer Sidi, London, United Kingdom
Solo Exhibition, Limerick City Art Gallery, Ireland
2002 The Glow is Fading, Gasworks, London, United Kingdom
Port Sunlight, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Solo Exhibition, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY, USA
1996 In Retrospect, Basement Gallery, Dundalk, Ireland
GROUP shows
2012 Quantum Jumping, Cock n Bull Gallery, London, UK
Showtime, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
Vexed Endings, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
The Curatorís Egg, Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK  
2011 Hints Of The Outside World, SOMA, Waterford, Ireland
Collecting For Ireland, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland  
2010 WNTRSLN, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Making Nature, curated by G.Tipton, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Downstairs Review: Part I, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
Ten years Hunting, Parker's Box Gallery, New York, USA
Altered Images, touring show of work from the IMMA Collection, various venues, Ireland
2009 z(art), curated by J.Hoet, AbtArt Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
Space Invader, curated by N.Ratnam, Aicon Gallery, London, UK
Noughties But Nice, Limerick City Art Gallery (and touring), Limerick, Ireland
Exquisite Corpse, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Covet, curated by S.Mooney, Plan 9, Bristol, UK
2008 Exquise Corpse, IMMA Collection, Irish Musuem of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland Materials and Mentalities, University College Dublin, Ireland
The Pressure of a Sign - Visible / Invisible, Poland, Portugal, England, Ireland
To Lo, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Gala Triangle 2008, Triangle France, Marseilles, France The Embedded Image: Current Work in Hand Papermaking, Craft Alliance, Saint Louis, USA
Embedded, Gimpel Fils, London, United Kingdom
2007 To Lo, Space Kobo & Tomo, Tokyo, Japan
Open, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
Group Show, Space Kobo & Tomo, Tokyo, Japan
Art Futures, Bloomsberg, London, United Kingdom
De Gustibus, ING Kortrijk, Brussells, Belgium
RÍl Institiwt,, g39, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Inside Yourself, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
The Troubled Waters of Permeability!, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2006 Double Take, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York
The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Our Day Will Come, curated by OíNeill/Claffey/Temp.Contemp, Zoo Art Fair, London
Failure, curated by M.Fitzpatrick, Butler House, Kilkenny, Ireland
Metropolis Rise: New Art from London, Shanghai, China
Cabinet Nevrotique, South Art & Le Labo, Nice, France
2005 To Be Continued..., (British Council), Helsinki Kunsthalle, Finland
Variety, DeLaWarr Pavilion, Bexhill, United Kingdom
Use This Kind of Sky, Keith Talent Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Siar 50 - fifty years of contemporary Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
International Exhibitionist, Screening, Curzon Soho Cinema, London, United Kingdom
England Their England, Nichts Fur Laden, Germany
Brit Povera, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
In(tensions), Beau Lieu Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
The Poster Show, Bristol, United Kingdom
Out of the Ordinary, Travelling Gallery, Scotland
2004 East End Academy, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Frieze Art Fair, (w.Parker's Box, NY), London, United Kingdom
FIAC Art Fair, (w.Parker's Box NY), Paris, France
Screening , Prince Charles Cinema, London, United Kingdom
Draught , Klink and Bank Project Space, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Morning After the Night Before, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY, USA
September, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Tonight, Studio Voltaire, London, United Kingdom
Views from an Island, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2003 Europe Exists, MMCA, Thessaloniki, Greece
Under Different Circumstances, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Permaculture, Project, Dublin, Ireland
I Saw Your Lips Move, Cell Projects, London, United Kingdom
The Unblinking Eye, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2002 CMYK/Greyscale, Tramway, Glasgow (also RHA, Dublin), Scotland
Everything o Lose, La Friche, Marseilles/ Gasworks, London, United Kingdom
Now is the Time, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, New York, USA
Neverland, Cell Projects, London, United Kingdom
New, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
RHA ummer Show, RHA, Dublin, Ireland
Sitting Tenant, Lotta Hammer's House, London, United Kingdom
2001 Tirana Biennale, Tirana, Albania
Enter, Stuttgart, Germany
All That is Solid, London Print Gallery Studio, London, United Kingdom
Break in Theatre, Kojimachi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Art of the World, Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France
Tourist Conspiracy Project, De Fabrik, Eindhoven, Netherlands
NowHere, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
EV+A, Limerick City Art Gallery, Ireland
In Search of Experience - Reconsidering the Readymade, Green on Red, Dublin, Ireland
From the Poetic to the Political - Irish Art Now, IMMA collection touring U.S.
Include Me Out, disused shop, London, United Kingdom
1999 In-Consistency, Arthur R.Rose, London, United Kingdom
Fever, Herold Gallery, Bremen, Germany Victor Treacy Award Exhibition, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
Very Gloomy, Mota Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Everyday Living, Tablet Gallery London + RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
1998 Multiples,Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Postneoamateurism New Work U.K , Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Return to sender, Ireland / Australia
1997 Passports , Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin/ Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
RHA Banquet Show, Dublin, Ireland
Outside, Douglas Hyde Gallery, curated by A.Fletcher, Dublin, Ireland
Signals, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
STUDIES
1989-94 B.A. Fine Art, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland
1997-98 M.A. Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
RESIDENCIES
2004 Biz-Art, Shanghai, China
2002 Triangle Studio, La Friche, Marseille, France
Parker'Box, Brooklyn, USA
2000 De Fabrik, Eindhoven, Netherlands
1997 Artist's Work Programme, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
AWARDS/ COMMISSIONS
2010 Light For Cicely, commissioned by King's College London, UK
2008 Wanted: Your Sofa!, Public Commission, Dundalk, Ireland
2007 Multi-Annual Award, Arts Council of Ireland
2006 Culture Ireland Award
2005 Commission for Variety by DeLaWarr Pavilion, Bexhill, United Kingdom
Commission for Draiocht, Dublin, Ireland
Artist Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
2004 Public Art Commission, Letterkenny, Ireland
2001 AIB Art Prize, Allied Irish Bank with Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Artist Bursary, London Arts Board, United Kingdom
Travel Award, British Council, United Kingdom
2000 Open Award, EV+A 2000 (adj.: Rosa Martinez)
1997 Post-Graduate Scholarship, Arts Council of Ireland
1996 Open Award, E V+A 1996 (adj.: Guy Tortosa)
SOLO PUBLICATIONS
2003 Caroline McCarthy, Gasworks Gallery London
2002 Caroline McCarthy, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
SELECTED GROUP PUBLICATIONS
2006 New Art From London, Thames and Hudson, 2006, ISBN 050028606X
2005 To Be Continued, British Council, 2005, ISBN 0863555489
The Collection, IMMa, 2005, ISBN 1903811481
2004 East End Academy, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2004, ISBN 0854881379
2003 Europe Exists, MMCA (Greece), 2003, ISBN 9608639255

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