Stephen Dunne is a graduate of the M.A in Fine Art painting at the Royal College of Art in London, and of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He is a past member of Temple Bar Gallery & Studios and has returned as a visiting lecturer to the RCA. Recent and current exhibitions include 'Uchronia. Not as It Was But as It Might Have Been' at the Royal Hibernian Academy’s Ashford Gallery, 'Shackled to Belligerent Ghosts' at Triskel, Cork and “Worms In Your Head”, Courthouse Gallery, Clare.
Dunne’s practice operates across the registers of painting, drawing, moving image and the investigation of speculative and theoretical fictions. Currently, his work stems from a playful approach at image making, beginning with inkblots and random chaotic marks made on paper which are subsequently manipulated into suggestions of various forms. Works are produced in a spontaneous manner and attempt to draw upon the unconscious as a source material.
Alongside ongoing collaborative projects with UK artists John Strutton and Mark Titchner. Other exhibitions have included ‘Toot Tootsie Goodbye’ at V1 Copenhagen curated by Francesca Gavin, group shows at Domobaal London, GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy in London (with Mark Titchner) and The Big Four at Channel Four in London. Stephen was also included in ‘Pilot 3’ which was exhibited as part of the Venice Biennale in 2007.
‘Luminous’ at NAG, Dublin, 2015;
‘Poached Eyes on Ghost & Corpse of Milk’, Fumbally Exchange, Dublin 2015;
‘Subliminal Anarchy’, Pallas Projects, 2014
‘The Phantom Limb’, Rise Berlin, 2011;
‘Schizo Epiphanies’, 2009 and ‘De Zauberlehrling’ (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice)’, 2008