Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
T +44 (0)20 7494 1550 ~ F +44 (0)20 7287 3733

b. 1956, Cork, Ireland

Dorothy Cross came to widespread attention when she began a series of works featuring cow skins and cow udders. In her art she amalgamates found and constructed objects. These assemblages invariably have the effect of reinvigorating the lives of everyday things, sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing, always intellectually stimulating and physically arresting. Her most recent work employs the revelatory and voyeuristic traits of video and photography, combining these with sculptural work, to play with what is at risk, on hold, erotic and curious.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2016 Mystics and Rationalists and It’s me to the world, two group exhibitions as part of the 50th anniversary of Modern Art Oxford
  • 2015 Eye of Shark, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2015 What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now, a group exhibition at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
  • 2015 Cristallisations – la naissance d’un ordre caché, a group exhibition curated by Centre Pompidou-Metz and Hermes Foundation at the Musée du cristal Saint-Louis, France
  • 2014 Trove Curation at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
  • 2014 Crescendo, a group exhibition at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
  • 2013 Connemara a solo exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Margate, travelling to Royal Hibernian Gallery, Dublin
  • 2013 Aquatopia a group exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary
  • 2013 Time Will Tell a group exhibition at Croft Castle, Herefordshire
  • 2012 – 2013 The Enchanted Isles: re-imagining Galapagos a traveling group exhibition at Bluecoat, Liverpool: Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh: Gulbenkian, Lisbon
  • 2012 Under the Sea a group exhibition at Sheffield Museum
  • 2011 Dorothy Cross: Stalactite, solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2010 Underwater, a touring group exhibition at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne; Spacex, Exeter; Ferens Art Gallery Hull; Bluecoat Art Gallery, Liverpool; Tulie House, Carlisle POOL Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
  • 2009 A Duck for Mr Darwin, a touring group exhibition at The Baltic, Gateshead; Mead Gallery, Warwick University
  • 2008 Land Scape, a solo exhibition at Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
  • 2005 a solo exhibition at IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

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Image of: Buoy
  • Buoy , 2014
  • Blue shark skin, white gold leaf, antique easel, Italian alabaster
  • 180 x 130 x 80 cm