Diana Copperwhite (b. 1969, Ireland) lives and works in Dublin. In 2012 she was a resident artist at the Josef Albers Foundation Connecticut, USA. She was a finalist in the Guasch Coranty Fundacio Painting Prize, Centre Cultural Metropolita Tecia Sala, Barcelona (2008) and was winner of the AIB Art Prize (2007).
Her shows include; Into the Light: The Arts Council of Ireland, Crawford Gallery, Cork (2012); Diana Cooperwhite, Anna Bjerger and Oliver Comerford, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2012); Making Familiar, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2012); The Mind was Dreaming, the world was its Dream, Diana Copperwhite, Michael Kalmbach & Hiraki Sawa, Solstice Art Centre, Navan (2012); An Island from the day before, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2011); The Fold, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow (2011); Collecting the New: Recent Acquisitions to the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2010); and eclipse of a title, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2009).
Her work is in public and private collections including: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Office of Public Works, Contemporary Irish Art Society, Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, Mariehamn Stadbiblioteque, International Red Cross Netherlands, and The President of Ireland.
“Diana Copperwhite constantly mentions a musical logic and a sense of musical notation and tonality as she describes the act of painting. But, on the other hand, she insists that she does not pre-structure, that she allows one colour to suggest another, that the element of gesture and chance is essential as is the flash of insight and the swift ability then to structure it, to carry it out.”
- Colm Tóibín