Paul Dash (b. 1946, Barbados) lives and works in London. He emigrated to Oxford in 1957 with his family at the age of eleven.
Paul Dash and David A. Bailey in conversation, 198 Contemporary (2018)
Paul has created many pieces of work throughout the years and has been exhibited at Tate, Mall Galleries, Guildhall Art Gallery, 198 Contemporary, Kettle’s Yard and many more. He has two works in the Tate’s collection.
After a foundation course at Oxford Polytechnic, now Oxford Brookes University, he completed a BA at Chelsea School of Art in 1968 and an MA at the Institute of Education, University of London, where he received a distinction in 1990. In 2009 Dash was awarded a PhD from Goldsmiths University of London, writing a dissertation on African Caribbean pupils in Art Education.
Dash was an active member of the Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM) from 1969-1972 and exhibited with the group at various venues in London and Kent. He participated in the ‘Whitechapel Open’ in 1985 and ‘Caribbean Connection 2: Island Pulse’, at Islington Arts Factory in 1996. Other exhibitions include the ‘Summer Exhibition’ at The Royal Academy (1998 and 2020), ‘No Colour Bar’ at Guildhall Art Gallery, London (2015-16), Arrivants: Art and Migration in the Anglophone Caribbean World the at Barbados Museum & Historical Society (2018), his first major solo show at 198 Gallery Brixton (2019) and Threadneedle Street Prize at Mall Galleries (2020), Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso at Kettle’s Yard (2022-3). Dash was also a participating artist in ‘Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s-Now’ at Tate Britain (2019-2022), and now has two works in Tate’s collection.