Mr Dennis de Caires

Professor of Fine Art

Mr Dennis de Caires

Mr Dennis de Caires


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.

Faculty Research

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

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I teach on:
I teach on the Art, Design and Media Undergraduate programme and enjoy delivering a range of courses including drawing, painting and printmaking. The key to our successful ADM major lies in its multi-disciplinarity and the rigour with which we encourage our students to fulfil their potential by making the best work possible.

Some of the courses I teach:
ADM 3100 – Making Your Mark
ADM 4200 – Introduction to Drawing
ADM 5410 – Exploring Paint Media
ADM 6400 – Drawing on London
ADM 6392 – Fourth Bridge

Research Clusters:
International Visual Arts Cultures

Research Interest & Expertise:
Painting, Printmaking (intaglio, relief and digital) and Exhibition Organisation