About Dorothy Cross

In June 2005, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin will mount a major retrospective of Dorothy Cross’s work that will coincide with the McMullen Museum exhibit. Cross represented Ireland in the 1993 Venice Biennial and has participated in both the Istanbul and Liverpool Biennials. In recent years, she has had a number of solo exhibitions including Dorothy Cross, Ebb, at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin 1988, Parthenon at Camden Arts Centre, London 1992, and even at the Arnolfini, Bristol in 1996. Important recent group exhibitions include Bad Girls, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, in 1993 and Fetishism: Visualising Power and Desire, first shown at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery in 1995. In 1999, Cross was awarded the Nissan Public Art Prize, resulting in her production of Ghost Ship—a luminescent ship temporarily moored in Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire Harbor. Cross’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the Tate Modern in London, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery Dublin, the Arnolfini Trust, ArtPace Foundation, the Norton Collection, Arts Council of Ireland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and many corporate and private collections in the U.S. and Europe; The artist lives and works in County Galway.

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