Diarmuid Delargy studied at the Slade School of Art in London. He was elected to Aosdána in 1999 and to the Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers Bankside London in 2005.
He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. He has received numerous bursaries and spent time working with the Artists Union Workshop in Berlin. He has received many awards for his work including the Gold Medal at the European Large Format Print Exhibition, Dublin, 1991.
He completed a suite of 24 prints based on a text by Samuel Beckett, which exhibited widely, including in MOMA, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York. Delargy also recently collaborated with the poet Paul Muldoon in the limited edition publication “Hard Drive” in the US. He lives in Sligo with his family.
During the height of the Troubles there was no conscious effort on my part to make “political art”, however, it would be fair to say that my work did reflect many of the concerns of the time, albeit refracted through the prism of art history, hence the classical references to Giorgionne and Goya, etc. Much of the work is allegorical. making a statement that is not contemporaneous with the work is difficult as we now have the benefit of hindsight, therefore I am uncomfortable making too many pronouncements on the work.
Selected Writings about Diarmuid Delargy:
Diarmuid Delargy “Prints and New Paintings” Orchard Gallery
Diarmuid Delargy A Monogragh. words by Ciaran Carson. Conversation with Jamshid Mirfenderesky, a Fenderesky Gallery publication.
Diarmuid Delargy & Alphonso Monreal - A Decade of Prints - Graphic Studio Gallery
Brian McAvera “Directions Out Catalogue” a Douglas Hyde Gallery publication 1987
Paul Muldoon - collaboration with Diarmuid Delargy “Hard Drive” David Sellars, New York
Diarmuid Delargy “The Beckett Suite”
Arts Council of England, Hayward Collection
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Trinity College, Dublin
The National Self Portrait Collection, Limerick
University College London, Slade School of Fine Art
Museum of Fine Art, Zacatecas, Mexico
Dept of the Environment Collection, Belfast
Ulster Museum Collection, Belfast
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerring, Co Monaghan