Mr Dennis de Caires
Professor of Fine Art
Dennis de Caires was born in Georgetown, Guyana. He studied Painting at Winchester School of Art, The Royal College and Cité International Des Arts in Paris. He has exhibited extensively, including one-person shows at The Raab Gallery – London, The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art – Colorado, Proarte – Monaco, The Umana Yana Centre – Georgetown, Queens Park Gallery, NuEdge Gallery and The Barbados Museum and Historical Society in Barbados. He was given a retrospective at The National Gallery of Art in Georgetown in Guyana in 2009-10.
He was a Senior Research Fellow at De Montfort University from 1994 -2000 where he worked on a major digital printmaking project with IBM in the UK and America. He has taught at several English institutions and prior to joining Richmond was Head of The Fine Art Studio Undergraduate Programme at Barbados Community College.
He is a painter, with an ongoing passion for printmaking, and his primary interests are colour and drawing and the relationship between the two.
Pictures For Georgetown, The National Gallery of Art, Guyana One-person exhibition 2010
Wood, Paper – Paint and Ink, Nu-Edge Gallery, Barbados. One-person exhibition. 2013.
Stories, Liquid Courage Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas. Two-person exhibition with Maxwell Taylor. 2013. Part of the Transforming Spaces programme.
Theory and Practice Of The Small Painting, Equator Art Projects, Gillman Barracks, Singapore. Group exhibition. Catalogue essay by Tony Godfrey. 2013