danny rolph
Danny Rolph Cambridge 2017 Mixed Media On Triplewall 100 X 100 Cms
Cambridge, 2017, Mixed Media On Triplewall, 100 X 100 cm

Danny Rolph, born 1967, lives and works in London.  Rolph’s triplewall and canvas paintings construct their grammar of signs through material engagement and unprincipled investigations into the history of the ‘pictorial’. Driven by a unique approach to color he consistently produces compositions with attitude and visual dexterity.

His forthcoming solo show at 532gallery is planned for May 2018.  Other recent solo exhibitions include “Painted on the sky,” Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston (2016) “Recollection”, 532gallery, New York (2015), “Paradiso,” Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston (2014), “Atelier”, E.S.A.D, Valence, France (2013). Rolph’s work is in many private and public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Tate gallery, London as well as the Duke and Duchess of Westminster.  He recently completed a large installation for Facebook HQ.


1991 – 93   Royal College of Art, MA Painting
1988 – 91   Winchester School of Art, BA (Hons) Fine Art



2011   Sovereign European Art Prize (nominated)
2009   Visiting Professor in Fine Art, Bucks New University
2009   Visiting Fellow, University of Southampton
2007   Hamlyn Award (nominated)
2001   London Arts: Visual Arts Award
1998   Rome Scholar, British School at Rome
1994 – 96   Delfina Trust Award
1992   John Minton Travel Award



2015                ‘Recollection’, Jaeckel Gallery New York, USA

2014   ‘Paradiso’, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, USA
2013   ‘ESAD atelier’, ESAD, Grenoble, Valence, France
2012   ‘Duke of Burgundy’, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, USA
‘Kissing balloons in the jungle’, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London
2011   ‘Ten minutes from now’, Eden Rock Gallery, St.Barts, Caribbean
2010   ‘Multiverse’, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, USA
‘Brasilia’, Koraalberg Gallery , Antwerp, Belgium
‘Automatic Shoes’, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London
‘VOLTA 6’, New York, USA
2009   ‘Simultaneous Dreams’, AR/Contemporary, Milan, Italy
‘Accelerator’, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, USA
2008   ‘Jackson’, AR/Contemporary, Milan, Italy
2007   ‘Happenstance’ AR/Contemporary, Milan, Italy
‘Singularity’ Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, USA
2006   ‘There is no such thing as pure’, Hales Gallery, London
‘Hinterland’, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, USA
2005   ‘Obstraction’, AR/Contemporary, Milan, Italy
‘Rutherford’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
2002   ‘Locations’, Chapter, Cardiff
2001   ‘Famous Italians’, Hales Gallery, London
1999   ‘YK’, Mark, Oxo Tower, London
1996   ‘FOCUS’, Paton Gallery, London
1995   Cultural Instructions, London


FaceBook, London
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Tate Gallery, London
British Consulate, Rome
Coopers & Lybrand, London
Simmons & Simmons, London
Jerry Speyer, New York, USA
Michael A.Ross, New York
British Airways
Goldman Sachs
Khodr Collection, Beirut
Time Warner
Dresdner Bank
Thompson Knight, Dallas


2012   ‘Mile Marker’, Barbara Davis catalogue
2011   ‘The Future can wait’, Catalogue
2010   ‘Summer Show 2010’, Royal Academy Catalogue
2009   ‘Fate and Freewill’, Contemporary Art Space, Catalogue, text by Martin Holman
‘Summer Show’, Royal Academy catalogue
‘Reconstructing the old house’, Catalogue, text by Dave Ryan
2008   ‘Superstratum’, Catalogue, text by John Chilver
‘Singularity’, Catalogue, text by Martin Holman
2007   ‘Happenstance’, Monograph, text by Martin Holman
2006   ‘Miser & Now’, Summer issue, Quarterly magazine
2005   ‘Rutherford’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Catalogue
‘Obstraction’, AR/ Contemporary, Catalogue
2004   ‘New British Painting’, Catalogue
2003   ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’, Catalogue
2001   ‘Giardino’, Catalogue
T.I.Group collection, Catalogue