Dorothy Cross

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Award-winning artist Dorothy Cross received an honorary degree from Goldsmiths in 2017.

Irish artist Dorothy Cross works in sculpture, photography, video and occasionally opera. One of her best-known works is Ghost Ship (1999) in which a disused light ship was illuminated through the use of phosphorous paint and moored in Dublin Bay.

In her work, she uses a range of materials, including found objects, family possessions, constructed objects, photographs and animal skins.

Her exhibitions include Ebb, at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (1988), Bad Girls at the ICA London (1993), Parthenon at Camden Arts Centre, London (1992), and Even at Arnolfini, Bristol (1996).

She represented Ireland at the 1993 Venice Biennale and has won a Pollock-Krasner Award.

Her work is in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ulster Museum, Belfast, and the Tate Modern, London, among others. She is represented by Frith Street Gallery London and Kerlin Gallery Dublin.

In 2017, Goldsmiths awarded Dorothy Cross an honorary degree (DLit).