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by Sean Scully

1959

Guggi is born in Dublin. He and his nine siblings are brought up under a strict disciplinarian, fundamentalist Christian farther and a hard-working, kind-hearted mother who nurtures his love of drawing and painting from a very early age.

1963

He attends Lindsay Road Presbyterian National School.

1972

He attends high school at the Blessed Oliver Plunkett Comprehensive.

1976

Founder member of the legendary avant-garde band Virgin Prunes. The band’s uncompromising body of work and their renowned live performances, which encompass performance art, painting and post punk musical experimentations, secure them a large cult following in mainland Europe in the early 1980s

1984

Guggi parts company with Virgin Prunes in order to concentrate on painting full-time

1988

His first exhibition: a four-man show with Bono,Gavin Friday and Charlie Whisker at the David Hendricks Gallery on Stephen’s Green in Dublin.

1990

Guggi’s first solo exhibition, at Kerlin Gallery.

2003

Trip to Japan.

2010

Guggi currently lives and works in Dublin with his wife,five sons, four dogs, and a collection of unusual reptiles

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013 Emily Hourican, Sunday Independent, 17 February 2013

Alan O’Riordan, The Examiner, pg. 16, 1 February 2013

Cristin Leach Hughes, The Sunday Times, pg. 12/13, 3 February 2013

Robert Clark, The Guardian Guide, 24 January 2013

Aidan Dunne, Irish Times Magazine (cover interview), 26 January 2013

Eimear Rabbitte, Evening Herald, 25 January 2013

Laura Butler, Irish Independent, 25 January 2013

Robert Clark, Guardian Guide, 24 January 2013

2012 Tina O’Sullivan, Irish Examiner, 21 March 2012

2010 ‘For the Love of Art’, The Kelly Collection, Co. Wexford, edited by Dr. Roisin Kennedy, pg. 46-47, 168

2009 Evening Herald, Lorna Nolan, 27 March 2009

Irish Independent, Allison Bray, 27 March 2009

‘From the Kitchen Table to the Walls of IMMA’, Irish Independent, Sophie Gorman, 21 March 2009

The Sunday Times, Culture, Gerry McCarthy, 5 March 2009

‘A Mixture of the Assertive and Uncertain’, The Irish Times, Aidan Dunne, 1 April 2009

‘Guggi’s Bohemian Rhapsody’, Irish Independent, Sarah Caden, 15 March 2009


MEDIA

2013 The Saturday Night Show, 16 February 2013

The Works, RTE 1, 31 January 2013

Arena, RTE Radio 1, 24 January 2013


CATALOGUES

2010 Guggi – Numbers. Published by Yoshii Gallery, New York, 2010

2009 Guggi. Published by Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, 2009