danny rolph

 



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.

Rolph’s exhibition of a new body of work made over the last year showcases the artist’s signature Triplewall paintings.  A continuation of his visually impactful paintings, these new works reflect his evolving exploration of high velocity color and layered narratives.  The compositional potential of his painting strategies on Triplewall plastic allow the viewer’s senses to be fully engaged. The paintings are layered and emotive, combining paint, drawings and collage with art historical and Pop Art references.

 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.

Education

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

Solo Exhibitions

2018 ‘WCW’, 532 Gallery, New York, USA
2017 ‘Encounters’, CCA Gallery, Jersey, UK
2016 ‘Painted on the Sky’, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, USA
 ‘East Central’, CNB Gallery, London
2015 ‘Recollection’, 532 Gallery, New York, USA
2014 ‘Paradiso’, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, USA
2013 Atelier, ESAD, 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

Selected Awards

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

Collections
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
Pearson
Unilever
Dresdner Bank
Thompson Knight, Dallas