Blaise Drummond

born 1967 in Liverpool, UK, lives  in Ireland


1998 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London

1994 BA Fine Art & History of Art, National College of Art and Design, Dublin

1989 MA Philosophy and Classical Art, University of Edinburgh


Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2015 Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris

Sims Reed Gallery, London

2013 Great Nature®, CONRADS, Düsseldorf

2011 Towards a Unified Theory of Everything, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris

2010 At Home in the New World, CONRADS, Düsseldorf

Folksongs of North America, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

2009 Museum Haus Lange, Kunstmuseen Krefeld (catalog)

2008 Rest and Be Thankful, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris

The Best I Can Do, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, USA

One Day the Earth Shall be Ours, Aliceday, Brussels

2007 Lake Shore Drive, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Things to Make and Do, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

The Bright Hours, CONRADS, Düsseldorf and FILIALE/Conrads, Berlin 

Musee de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne (catalog)

A Field Guide, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris

Sous Le Soleil du Nord, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

Forest Park, PERUGI artecontemporanea, Padova

2005 Adventures in Contentment, Aliceday, Brussels

It´s so hard to be a Saint in the City, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

Western Parkway, Blancpainstepczynski, Geneva

2004 Garden City, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris

2003 What to Look for in Summer, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

2000 City v Country, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

A Poetic Geography of Five Continents, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (catalog)

1998 Untitled Monochrome Series, Andrew Mummery, London

1996 T The Natural Order of Things, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin


Group Exhibitions (selection)

2015 20. Triennale Grenchen 2015, Grenchen

2014 Les Horizons, La Criée - Centre d´Art Contemporain, Rennes

Choices – Works on Paper, CONRADS Düsseldorf

2013 Folly: After Architecture, Glucksman Gallery, Cork

Projections, Musée de l`Abbaye Sainte Croix, Les Sables d´ Olonne, France

Prelude Speaker, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

2012 Life in the Woods, Jalima e.V., Duesseldorf

Portrait/Landsacape, Moscow Museum of Modern Art MMOMA, Moscow

Figuration and Defiguration, Musée de l´Abbaye Sainte Croix, Les Sables d´Olonne, France

2011 Utopia Ltd., Highlands Municipal Art Gallery, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland

  Utopia Ltd., Wexford Arts Centre, Wexforf

2010 The Way Things Are, Galerie Le Petit Port, Leiden, NL

Architecture En Ligne, Musée Regional D´Art Contemporain Languedoc-Rousillion, Sérignan, France

2009 T The Way Things Are /10 Irish Artists, SNO Contemporary Arts Projects, Sydney

Painting Without Painting, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven

2008 Landscape, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris and Salzburg

10,000 to 50, Irish Museum of Modern Art

 I’m Always Touched By Your Presence, Dear, Irish Museum of Modern Art

Wild Honey, Burren College of Art

Wood for the Trees and Falling Leaves, Gimpel Fils, London

2006 Deja 5 ans seulement, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris

un homme a sa fenetre, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nantes

Above Ground, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles

Cross the Line, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf

2005 Out of Place, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles

De Natura, Centre d’Art de Meymac

Est-ce bien de l’art, Abbaye du Ronceray, Angers

The Vernacular, Standpoint Gallery, London

A Moment in Time, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Contemporary Art from Ireland, ECB, Frankfurt

West, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin

The Happiest Country in the World, Dublin and Lorient

John Moores 23, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 

Amnesty, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 

2002 No Object, No Subject, No Matter..., Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2001 East International, Norwich Gallery

The Garden, Model Arts Centre, Sligo

Tiger Tiger, Fenton Gallery, Cork

A Focus on Drawing, Limerick City Gallery, Crawford, Temple Bar Gallery 

2000 ARTfutures, Contemporary Arts Society, London

NowHere, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

Public Arts Laboratory, Touring Exhibition, U.K.

Utopias, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

John Moores 21, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Fantastic Overload, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1998 Away from Home, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

Expanded View, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Touring Show

Perspective, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

Return to Sender, Touring Exhibition of Irish Art in Australia

1997 John Moores 20, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Victor Treacy Memorial Award Show, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

Video Cats, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

1996   Born Wild (with Caroline McCarthy), Video Projection, Crawford Municipal Art 

       Gallery, Cork

Seven Views, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

Wet Paint, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

Five Painters, Model Arts Centre, Sligo

250 Years of Drawing at NCAD, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin



2009 Textes/Texts, Editions Loevenbruck, Paris

Malerei ohne Malerei, Current Positions in Post-Action- Painting, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven

2008 Landscape Theory, Routledge, New York

The Upset, Gestalten, Berlin

Architektur in Bewegung, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven

Landscope. Landscape and Contemporary Drawing, Black Jack Editions, Paris

2006 Blaise Drummond, Cahiers de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne No.106

Trees of the World, Blaise Drummond (Drawings), Musee de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix

2005 By the Shores of Lake Eden, Blaise Drummond, Rubicon Gallery

2004 Some Mild Peril, Castlefield Gallery Publications, Manchester

2000 A Portable Hedge and Other Modest Proposals, Blaise Drummond, Portland, Maine, 2000.A Poetic Geography of Five Continents at the Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Public Arts Laboratory, CD-ROM, Liverpool, 2000

1996 A Short Discourse on Nature and Culture, Blaise Drummond, Dublin, 1996.  Published in an edition of 150 copies.

Selected Bibliography

2007 “Experiments with the symbolic power of nature”, Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 20.6

Catherine Leen, Sunday Times Culture, 24.6

2006 “Les utopias de Blaise Drummond”, Valerie Duponchelle, Le Figaro, 14.7

2005 Clara Young, Modern Painters, February 2005

2004 “Il gioco di Parigi”, Luca Arnaudo, e-art magazine, Anno 11, edizione No.11

“Blaise Drummond, Garden City”,Paris Art, Caroline Pillet,September 2004

Beaux Arts,Judicael Lavrador, September 2004

2003 “Blaise Drummond:  What to Look for in Summer”, Catherine Leen, The Sunday Times, 04.05.03

“Blaise Drummond at the Rubicon Gallery”, Billy Leahy, In Dublin, April 2003

“Blaise Drummond”, Rattlebag, RTE Radio 1, 25.04.03

2001 “Architecture into Paint” , Circa, Vol. 97, Autumn 2001

2000 “Blaise Drummond”, Art Review, Vol. LII, March 2000

1999 “Gondolas are optional”, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 28.09.99

“Reflections on a less-than-perfect world”, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 18.08.99

“Away from Home”, Robert Clark, The Guardian, 23.01.99

1998 “Perspective '98”, Ian Hill, The Irish Times, 27.10.98

“Perspective '98”, Angela Murray, The Sunday Tribune, 01.11.98

“Return to Sender”, Noel Sheridan, Circa, Vol. 84, Summer 1998

1997 “La cage aux folles”, Adrian Searle, The Guardian, 11.11.97

“Moores scores”, William Feaver, The Observer, 09.11.97

“Fashionable flotsam”, David Lee, The Spectator, 22.11.97

“Blaise Drummond”, Brian Fallon, The Irish Times, 18.03.97

“Blaise Drummond”, Aidan Dunne, The Sunday Tribune, 22.03.97

“Seven Go...”, Circa, Spring 1996


Collections (selection)

Kaiser Wilhelm Museum /Haus Esters,Haus Lange, Krefeld

  Philara e.V., Düsseldorf

The British Council

The British Government Collection

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain, Geneva,(FCAC)

Fond Municipal d’Art Contemporain, Paris

Musee de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne

Musee des Beaux Arts de Nantes

Deutsche Bank/Morgan Grenfell

Irish Museum of Modern Art 

Allied Irish Bank

Environmental Protection Agency

First National Building Society

Dublin Institute of Technology

School of Architecture, UCD

Limerick City Gallery of Art