Self-taught artist, born and educated in Dublin.
Culley was a founder member and chairman of Celtic Vision with the painters John Bellany and Denis Bowen, and participated in the group’s exhibition tour in 1986-7. He took part in many other group shows including The London Group tour 1987; Modern Irish Painting, Dillon Gallery, 1995; and Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art, Republic of Macedonia, 1996. FIS 2008/9 Liverpool. Gallery Different –London 2012/13/14. Selected “Whats the Point!” London Curated Kate Enters. Selected “MAC” Belfast Curated Carrie Neely 2014.
Selected Solo shows include “Five Years of Culley” The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin Ireland,1989, “Golgotha" Liverpool Anglican Cathedral-2011, Tamh Lacht" RUA/RED Gallery-Dublin 2011, Golgotha' Prayer Room IEC2012 Congress RDS-2012 -. Editions Limited Liverpool Independent Biennial 2014.
Selected for opening Group show: The Gallery Print Centre - London 2015
Selected Brisbane Art Prize 2015.
Solo exhibition in The ATKINSON Southport 2016
Lives in Southport - Merseyside.”
Awards: Art Colony Galicnick residency : Macedonia 1994 BIRD2005 International Art Award –China, The Cill Rialaig Project Ireland -residency 2008,
Recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 2006-2007 for artistic merit.
Out of carnage there is always hope.
Out of carnage and destruction nature renews
An odyssey with line and colour
We have all been there just some do not come back!
That place that defies description
Sad painting for the sad politician's ruining our world
Abstract dance without reasoning
It just came from me!!!!!
The energy, the chase!
Forgotten Man" speaks of War - What is the point - of it ? The old cliché applies as you get older, the more you learn the less you understand. We are finishing up in Afghanistan but hey ho! next stop Ukraine; but lets not forget Syria
Completed after a heart attack:
14 Panels of Meditation
"The Stations of the Cross inspired my approach and inspiration for the work. Raised and churched in Roman Catholic Ireland of the 1950's and 60's.
I was tutored in the story and suffering told in / by the Stations of the Cross. There is much more to the standard Stations of the Cross as seen in Church's.
In 'Golgotha –The Place of the Skull' I offer an alternative view. The titles of each Panel are my response to the panels and are intended as a starting point for you the viewer. How you, the viewer respond to the panels and titles I have given is a process of your own experience with the panels and titles.
There is no right or wrong response; for your experience with each panel is personal; as was my naming each panel. I believe thinking is important for ones spiritual development. My thoughts I share with you, for meditation is an endless journey and experienced in endless ways.