MIKEY CUDDIHY
My paintings and drawings inhabit both public and private domains.  In my exhibition at Peer
Gallery in 2003,  'James in Limbo', telephone jottings - snippets of messages and
conversations scribbled down or arrangements made with friends and family were photocopied
and pasted onto large canvases.  Over this coloured cutout shapes derived from the doodles
became leitmotifs for the work, hovering among painted calligraphic marks in a field of
decorative activity.

In Spirit Drawings, which I showed at Hackney Forge in 2005, I moved away from this complex
layering to a simpler more pared down approach.  Again based on notes and doodles, a small,
intense area was selected and transcribed through simple enlargement onto large sheets of
semi transparent paper.  Using spirit-based inks, a deep red or tattoo blue which enters the
surface of the paper, large biomorphic forms commemorated friends, now absent from the
narrative; fragments of text (handwriting) was sometimes visible as a key to what might have
been said.

In December 2006, I had three short stories published in an anthology of artists' fiction - 'The
Alpine Fantasy of Victor B & Other Stories', published by Serpent's Tail.  A one-person
exhibition, scheduled for June 2007 at Seven Seven Gallery will show the narrative links
between my fiction and my visual work.

For 'Driven', I am writing a story, which will be sited within the gallery space; maybe I will do a
reading as well!

Education:
Edinburgh College of Art; Central School of Art;         
Chelsea School of Art

One & Two Person Exhibitions:
2007        Seven Seven Gallery, London: Short Fiction - recent works by Mikey Cuddihy
2005        Hackney Forge, London, Spirit Drawings, New Works on Paper
2003        PEER, London, James in Limbo, recent paintings.
1998        Beaconsfield Gallery, London, New Paintings.

Selected Group Exhibitions & Events:
2006
Tate Britain, Clore Auditorium, reading from 'Bonsai Man' (Serpent's Tail
Anthology of artists' fiction).
Parallel Narratives, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough.
2005
Multim in Parvo 2, Hackney Forge, London.
Chronic Epoch, Beaconsfield Gallery, London.
Drawing Two Hundred, The Drawing Room, London.
Transmissions Portfolio, Haus am Lutzoplatz, Berlin.
2004
Time on Your Hands, Standpoint Gallery, Hoxton, London.
Multim in Parvo, Hackney Forge, London.
2003
Drawing One Hundred, The Drawing Room, London.
2002
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
2001
Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition.
East International, The Gallery, Norwich School of Art (selected by Mary Kelly & Peter Wollen).
Abstraction 2001, Flowers East, London.
Los Angeles Art Fair.
2000
Girl, New Art Gallery, Walsall, and touring.

Collections: Arts Council of England; Contemporary Arts Society; Deutsche Bank; Momart, London;
Leicestershire Education Authority; Queen Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Centre, Birmingham.

Awards:
1997
Pollock-Krasner Foundation, major award
Illustrated Catalogues & Artist's Books
2006
The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B & Other Stories, editors Eileen Daly & Jeremy Ackerman,
Serpent's Tail, Anthology of Artists' fiction.
2004
Transmissions: Speaking & Listening, vol3, editors Sharon Kivland,
Lesley Sanderson & Emma Crocker, Sheffield Hallam University.
2003
James in Limbo, PEER, London, Mikey Cuddihy, text by Sally O'Reilly.
2001
Jerwood Drawing Prize catalogue.
East International, editor, Lynda Morris, Norwich Gallery.
Abstraction 2001, text by Matthew Collings, Flowers East.
2000
Girl, New Art Gallery, Walsall, editor Angela Kingston.
1999
Mikey Cuddihy, New Paintings, text by Heidi Reitmaier, Beaconsfield Gall.

Selected Bibliography:
2007        The Guardian, 6th January, Watch Words, by Adrian Searle.
2005        Artists Newsletter; Chronic Epoch at Beaconsfield Gallery.
2004        The Independent, Monday, 13th December, Multim in Parvo at Hackney Forge, by Sue Hubbard.
2003        Contemporary Magazine, issue 55, London & the South East, David Gleeson (illus).
2001        Frieze, issue no 58, Eerie Power of the Girlie, by Terry Grimley.
2000        The Guardian, 23 June, All Things Nice, by Hannah Betts.
       Art Monthly, July/Aug, Girl, by Maria Walsh.
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