In 1998 he exhibited the paintings 'Sharon Tate', 'Paisley Park', 'Laboratoire Garnier', and 'Apollo 12' in the critically acclaimed show of new British art, Die Young, Stay Pretty, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Curated by Martin Maloney, this exhibition highlighted an emerging tendency among young British artists towards the painterly and partly playful.
The following year Dalwood's paintings, including 'The Queen's Bedroom' and 'Studio 54' among others were shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London. This much publicised exhibition, Neurotic Realism: Part Two, aimed to show a new character of the British art scene, and succeeded in revealing Dalwood as a major talent within it.
In 2002 he participated in the 2002 Sydney Biennial, in Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop at Tate Liverpool, and held a solo show of new paintings at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills. In 2003 his work was included in the second Tate Triennial exhibition of contemporary British art, Days Like These, at Tate Britain. In 2004 he showed new works in a solo exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, New York (Chelsea). In 2007 he showed a new series of paintings, 'Recent History', at Gagosian Gallery, London.
His work has been featured in various publications, most notably Dexter Dalwood: New Paintings, essay by Dave Hickey (Gasgosian Gallery, Beverly Hills 2002), Young British Art - The Saatchi Decade (Booth Clibborn Editions, London 1999) and New Neurotic Realism (Saatchi Gallery Publication, 1998).
All work courtesy of the artist and Alan Cristea Gallery, London: www.alancristea.com.