Daisy Parris is a painter of psychological space. Direct text-based works and abstract paintings are made up of a vernacular that has developed through experience, relationships and through the depths and the peaks of their human existence thus far. Parris brings intimacy, insight and integrity to their paintings with great psychological and emotional force. The work is imbued with the sensitivity of one who feels everything, taking us through unflinching narratives and moments of reflection and tenderness. An ode to human existence, their work is sometimes silent, sometimes savage, with paintings that construct self portraits of personal battles and triumphs in a fast moving yet contemplative assault on the canvas.


Daisy Parris (b. 1993, Kent, UK) lives and works between London and Somerset, UK

 

Solo Exhibitions

2024

Sim Smith, London, UK (upcoming)

Weird Rain, James Fuentes, Los Angeles, USA

No Storm Was Ever Quite So Fierce, Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas, USA

2023

Pièce Unique, Massimo De Carlo, Paris, France

Mother Me, Carl Freedman, Margate, UK

2022

I see you in everyone I love, Sim Smith, London, UK

The Warm Glow, James Fuentes, New York, USA

2021

Pain For Home, M+B, Los Angeles, USA

Rocks Are Heavy, Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland

Poem For Home, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2020

Star-Studded Canopy, Sim Smith, London, UK

The Worry Tree, Ruttkowski;68, Paris, France

2019

All The Cars Are Looking At Me, The Bomb Factory, London, UK

2018

Daisy Parris, Blank100, Dalston, London, UK

Poem, Las Palmas Project, Lisbon, Portugal

Hope I Dream Of You Tonight, The Chopping Block, Peckham, London, UK

2017

Vacant Seasons, The Chopping Block Gallery, Peckham, London, UK

 

Group and Two Person Exhibitions

2024

Present Tense, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, UK

2023

Art Basel Miami Beach, James Fuentes, Miami, USA

Elsewheres, curated by Zuzana Ciolek, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, USA

Two person exhibition with Tim Garwood, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China

2022

Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, China

A Thing for the Mind, Timothy Taylor, London, UK

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, Nicodim Gallery, New York, USA

Necessity, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden

2021

36 Paintings, Harper's Books, East Hampton, New York, USA

Up Close!, CFHill, Stockholm, Sweden

2020

Talk Like Strangers, with Nico Stone, Sebastian Helling and Jesse Littlefield, Part 2 Gallery, Oakland, California, USA

2019

What Kind Of Spirit Is This?, Sim Smith, London, UK

Rude Assembly Part 4, Sydney, Australia

Feels Like Forever Ago, collaboration work with Laurie Vincent, Rochester Art Gallery, UK

2018

Aberrant Ad Libs with Bridge Mullen, Next To Nothing, New York, USA

Can Everyone Cope, The Chopping Block, Peckham, London, UK

What Can I Say?, 301 Gallery, Monsterrat, Massachusetts, USA

2017

What Do You Represent Now?, Plan5 Sickla, Stockholm, Sweden

Make Room, Cusp NYC, Brooklyn New York, USA

Do I Beg This Slender Inch with Thom Trojanowski Hobson and Florence Hutchings, The Chopping Block Gallery, Peckham, UK

Art The Arms Fair, Set Space London, UK

Blood, Sweat and Fears with Louis Slater and Euan Roberts, Cachette

HerOiNE: The Future Is Pink, The Square Gallery, London, UK

A Minha Casa é a Tua Casa, with Andre Mulzer and Charlotte Livine, Produzentengalarie, Hamburg, Germany

2016

Posthuman: The Figure In Ruin with Matt Bray, Sunpier House, Chatham, Kent, UK

2015

CATRAME with Andre Mulzer, The Amersham Arms, London, UK

The Artificial Exhibition, Safehouse, London, UK

The Sleeping Giant part ii, The Amersham Arms, London, UK

Small Bird's Nest With Blue Eggs Inside, MMX Gallery, London, UK

The Sleeping Giant, The Amersham Arms, London, UK

Friday 13th, HFBK Haus 5, Hamburg, Germany

2014

ASA Open Studios, Hamburg, GermanyGoldsmiths Degree Show, London, UK

2011

Chatham Dockyard with UCA, Kent, UK

Two Sides Of The Same Coin with Phil Dillon, The Brook Theatre, Chatham, Kent, UK

 

Collections

The Olivia Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico

The Rose Museum, Boston, USA

ICA Miami, Miami, USA

Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

The Roberts Institute of Art, UK

Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, UK

HSBC Art Collection, London, UK

Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas, USA

 

Selected Bibliography

'Artist Daisy Parris Feels—and Paints—Everything to the Extreme', Alex Needham, W Magazine, May 2024

'Abstract Portraits of Human Existence', John Zotos, Patron Magazine, January 2024

'Permission to Feel with Daisy Parris', Kayla Curtis-Evans, Office Magazine, November 2023

'Daisy Parris Paints From the Gut' Kat Hudson, FRIEZE, January 2022

The New Yorker, Johanna Fateman, June 2022

Artforum online, 'Must See', July 2022

Emergent Magazine, Alex Leav, July 2022

Another Magazine, Violet Conroy, July 2022

 

Education

2014

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Goldsmiths University, London, UK

 

Awards & Residencies

2015

ASA Art School Alliance, Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany