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
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
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!
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:
Tate Britain, Clore Auditorium, reading from 'Bonsai Man' (Serpent's Tail
Anthology of artists' fiction).
Parallel Narratives, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough.
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.
Time on Your Hands, Standpoint Gallery, Hoxton, London.
Multim in Parvo, Hackney Forge, London.
Drawing One Hundred, The Drawing Room, London.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
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.
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.
Pollock-Krasner Foundation, major award
Illustrated Catalogues & Artist's Books
The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B & Other Stories, editors Eileen Daly & Jeremy Ackerman,
Serpent's Tail, Anthology of Artists' fiction.
Transmissions: Speaking & Listening, vol3, editors Sharon Kivland,
Lesley Sanderson & Emma Crocker, Sheffield Hallam University.
James in Limbo, PEER, London, Mikey Cuddihy, text by Sally O'Reilly.
Jerwood Drawing Prize catalogue.
East International, editor, Lynda Morris, Norwich Gallery.
Abstraction 2001, text by Matthew Collings, Flowers East.
Girl, New Art Gallery, Walsall, editor Angela Kingston.
Mikey Cuddihy, New Paintings, text by Heidi Reitmaier, Beaconsfield Gall.
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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