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About my work:  Artist’s Statement and CV

 

 

 

Artist’s Statement

 

My current body of work has been examining the notion of ‘Home’ and looking at Irish emigration and the Diaspora.  I am interested in exploring how art may produce a deeper and more enduring understanding of the contemporary experience than do media images.

 

I am represented by The Olivier Cornet Gallery in Dublin  (Click here)

 

To read about my latest work and further musings, why not

sign up to my blog: here

 

 

 Curriculum Vitae

 

Art Education

 

2000 - BA in Fine Art (Hons), National College of Art & Design, Dublin

 

1981 - Diploma in Art in Industry & Commerce, College of Commerce, Dublin

 

Awards & Residencies

 

Won the ESB Keating McLaughlin Medal and Award, 2010

 

Shortlisted for the Davy Portrait Award, 2010

 

Won the Golden Fleece Award, 2008

 

Short listed for Oireachtas Award for the Requiem/Aiséirí Catalogue, 2007

 

Ros Muc, Connemara, Co. Galway  2016

Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Co. Galway  2014

Úr Programme, Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc, Co. Donegal  2013

Samkura Project, Tbilisi, Georgia  2012

Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc, Co. Donegal  2012

Cill Rialaig, Kerry 2006, 2015

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin 2001

 

Artist-in-Prison Projects -

2016 Cloverhill Prison

2013/ 2014 Arbour Hill Prison

2009 Port Laoise Prison

 

Collections

 

AIB, Bank of Ireland, Office of Public Works, Revenue Commissioners,

AXA Insurance, Foras na Gaeilge, Gael Linn, The Boyle Civic Collection,

Wesley College, University of Limerick, Donegal County Council, Cló and The Living Archive.

 

Reviews/Bibliography

 

Brian McAvera, Irish Arts Review, Autumn’15

Aidan Kelly Murphy, Le Cool Dublin, Oct’15

Niall McMonagle, The Sunday Independent,  Feb’13

Cristín Leach, The Sunday Times,  April’12

Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times,  April’09

Oscar McLennan, Artinfo.com,  Feb’07

Anne Iremonger, Dubliner Magazine, Sept’05

Jackie Ryan, Irish Property Buyer Magazine, June’05

Marianne Hartigan, The Sunday Tribune, Feb’02

Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, Feb’02

Kate Robinson, The Sunday Independent, Feb’88

 

Publications:

“Aiséirí/Requiem”, 2006

(with essay by Dr. Brenda Moore-McCann)

 

“Bliainiris”, 2002

(with essay by Méabh Ní Chléirigh)

 

TV reviews:

Ardán, TG4 Jan’07,  The View, RTE1 May’05,  Imeall, TG4 2012, 2013, 2015

 

Exhibitions

 

2017

 

Silent Stories, 2 person show with Miriam McConnon (curated by Olivier Cornet)

at the Belltable, Limerick

 

RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

 

Facing West, Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon

 

Crazy Jane, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

 

2016

 

Tinteáin/Diaspora, solo show, The Hamilton Gallery, Co. Sligo

 

Tinteáin/Diaspora, solo show, An Gailearaí, Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal

 

Ar Theacht an tSamhraidh, Film Projection at Ros Muc, Co. Galway

 

Portraits of a Nation, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin and The Main Guard, Co. Tipperary

(exhibition of works from the State Art Collection, curated by Jacquie Moore)

 

Rising, Mount Argus Monastery, Dublin (group show curated by me)

 

Republic, The Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin (co-curated by Olivier Cornet and I)

 

RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

 

Elévation, Vue at the RHA, (with The Olivier Cornet Gallery), Dublin

 

 

2015

 

Diaspora, solo show, Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin

 

Tinteáin/Diaspora, solo show, Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands

 

Impressions and Portraits of W.B.Yeats, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo.

 

Home, dlr Lexicon Gallery, Dún Laoghaire (curated by Mark St.John Ellis)

 

A Terrible Beauty, The Assembly Rooms, IGS, Dublin (curated by Olivier Cornet)

 

No.5 Cavendish Row,  The Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin

(curated by Arran Henderson and Olivier Cornet)

 

Hopscotch, Vue at the RHA, (with The Olivier Cornet Gallery), Dublin

 

 

2014

 

Dídean/ Home, solo show, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Port Laoise

 

Dídean/ Home, solo show, No.69 O’Connell Street, Limerick

 

Reflections, Winter group show at The Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin

 

Beonasc: Thoir agus Thiar, group show at Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Belfast and

An Gailearaí, Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal (curated by Eimear Ní Mhathúna)

 

A Terrible Beauty, Vue at the RHA, (with The Olivier Cornet Gallery), Dublin

 

The Palimpsest/Rianú Project, An Gailearaí, Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal

(curated by myself and Claire Halpin)

 

The Palimpsest/Rianú Project, The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Co.Dublin

(curated by myself and Claire Halpin)

 

 

2013

 

Dídean/ Home, solo show, Dánlann Dillon, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Belfast

 

The Palimpsest/Rianú Project, Irish group show at Artisterium VI in Tbilisi, Georgia (curated by myself and Claire Halpin)

 

Shaping Identities Together/ Ag Cruthú le Chéile, group show in Leuven, Belgium

(with Hughie O’Donoghue, Colin Martin, Geraldine O’Reilly and Robert Russell)

 

20/20 Print Exchange, touring print exhibition, England and Scotland

 

Caochspota, Niland Gallery, Galway

 

Northern Lights/ Na Saighneáin, Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc, Donegal

 

 

2012

 

Home, solo show, The Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick

 

Future Perfect, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

 

Vue at the RHA, (with The Paul Kane Gallery), Dublin

 

Tondo @ the Lighthouse, Co. Wicklow

 

Same Time, Same Place,  Cló Gallery, Co. Donegal

 

Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Art Contemporain en Milieu Rural,  Larroque Arts Festival, France

 

6 x 6 x 2012, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, USA

 

 

2011

 

We are where we are, solo show, The Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin

 

RUA Annual Exhibition, The Ulster Museum, Belfast

 

Life Room, The Bourn Vincent Gallery, Limerick

 

Spectrum of Activity, The Black Mariah, Triskel, Cork (curated by Pádraic E. Moore)

 

New Living Art II, IMOCA, Dublin

 

Tondo in the Park, Dublin

 

Tondo in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

 

Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Italy

 

2010

 

   Davy Portrait Awards Exhibition

 

    - in the Naughton Gallery at Queens, Belfast,

    - in the Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

      and in Fota House, Cork

 

   Boyle Arts Festival Exhibition, Co Roscommon

 

   RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin

 

   Tondo @ Pearse St Library, Dublin

 

   Tondo @ Drogheda Train Station, Co Louth

 

   Tondo @ Night, Dublin

 

   Postcards to the G8, Ontario, Canada

 

2009

 

Caoineadh/Elegies, solo show

 

in Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast, Co. Antrim,

in Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth

and in the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow

 

   Rua Red Summer Show,

   Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

 

   Bloomsday, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Drawing Éire Invited,  with 411 Gallery in Shanghai, China

 

2008

 

Dearcadh, solo show, The Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin

 

Caoineadh/Elegies, solo show

 

in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

and in the South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

 

Confessions of a Tiger, The Brick Lane Gallery, London

 

Is mise Ireland, (with 411 Gallery), China

 

Wish you were here: postcard from an unknown artist, Naughton Gallery, Belfast

 

The Hague Red Cross Summer Show, Netherlands

 

Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Co.Roscommon

 

Éigse Carlow

 

 

2007

 

New, 3 person show, The Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin

 

Céad Invited, (with 411 Gallery), China

 

Heal 2007, The Naughton Gallery, Belfast

 

Dunamaise Art Centre, Port Laoise

 

2006

 

Master Class, Cill Rialaig Gallery, Co. Kerry

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin – Summer & Winter shows

 

2005

 

Éagnairc/ Requiem, solo show, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

 

Recent Works, solo show, Hallward Gallery, Dublin

 

A Moment in Time, Temple Bar Gallery

 

6x6 for Ireland, with 411 Gallery, China

 

2004

 

Full Circle, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

 

8x8x8,  in Wicklow, Meath & Louth County Council Art Centres

 

6x6 for Ireland, with 411 Gallery, China

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin – Summer & Winter shows

 

2003

 

50/50, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin – Summer & Winter shows

 

An Grianán, Letterkenny

 

Oireachtas, Dún Laoghaire

 

6x6 for Ireland, with 411 Gallery, China

     

atribute, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Laois

 

2002

 

Lorg, solo show, RHA Gallery, Dublin

 

Recent Acquisitions, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin

 

20/20, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin 

 

Éigse Arts Festival, Carlow

 

Installation in the atrium, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin -  Summer & Winter shows

 

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin - Christmas show

 

 

2001

 

We’re not really here, Project Art Centre, Dublin

 

Cross Gallery, Dublin - 3 person show

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin - Summer & Winter shows

 

Iontas, Sligo

 

Oireachtas, Dún Laoghaire

 

2000

 

NCAD Degree show, RHA, Dublin

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin - Summer & Winter shows

 

1988 – 1999  

Peacock Theatre Gallery (1988), Malton Gallery (1991), Bricín Gallery (1993)

 

Open-Submission Shows: RHA (1988, 1989, 1992),

Monaghan (1993), Iontas (1994)

 

Art of the State - an OPW exhibition which travelled to various venues in Ireland and also to New York (1997)

 

 

About my work:  Artist’s Statement and CV

 

 

 

Artist’s Statement

 

My current body of work has been examining the notion of ‘Home’ and looking at Irish emigration and the Diaspora.  I am interested in exploring how art may produce a deeper and more enduring understanding of the contemporary experience than do media images.

 

I am represented by The Olivier Cornet Gallery in Dublin  (Click here)

 

To read about my latest work and further musings, why not

sign up to my blog: here

 

 

 Curriculum Vitae

 

Art Education

 

2000 - BA in Fine Art (Hons), National College of Art & Design, Dublin

 

1981 - Diploma in Art in Industry & Commerce, College of Commerce, Dublin

 

Awards & Residencies

 

Won the ESB Keating McLaughlin Medal and Award, 2010

 

Shortlisted for the Davy Portrait Award, 2010

 

Won the Golden Fleece Award, 2008

 

Short listed for Oireachtas Award for the Requiem/Aiséirí Catalogue, 2007

 

Ros Muc, Connemara, Co. Galway  2016

Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Co. Galway  2014

Úr Programme, Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc, Co. Donegal  2013

Samkura Project, Tbilisi, Georgia  2012

Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc, Co. Donegal  2012

Cill Rialaig, Kerry 2006, 2015

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin 2001

 

Artist-in-Prison Projects -

2016 Cloverhill Prison

2013/ 2014 Arbour Hill Prison

2009 Port Laoise Prison

 

Collections

 

AIB, Bank of Ireland, Office of Public Works, Revenue Commissioners,

AXA Insurance, Foras na Gaeilge, Gael Linn, The Boyle Civic Collection,

Wesley College, University of Limerick, Donegal County Council, Cló and The Living Archive.

 

Reviews/Bibliography

 

Brian McAvera, Irish Arts Review, Autumn’15

Aidan Kelly Murphy, Le Cool Dublin, Oct’15

Niall McMonagle, The Sunday Independent,  Feb’13

Cristín Leach, The Sunday Times,  April’12

Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times,  April’09

Oscar McLennan, Artinfo.com,  Feb’07

Anne Iremonger, Dubliner Magazine, Sept’05

Jackie Ryan, Irish Property Buyer Magazine, June’05

Marianne Hartigan, The Sunday Tribune, Feb’02

Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, Feb’02

Kate Robinson, The Sunday Independent, Feb’88

 

Publications:

“Aiséirí/Requiem”, 2006

(with essay by Dr. Brenda Moore-McCann)

 

“Bliainiris”, 2002

(with essay by Méabh Ní Chléirigh)

 

TV reviews:

Ardán, TG4 Jan’07,  The View, RTE1 May’05,  Imeall, TG4 2012, 2013, 2015

 

Exhibitions

 

2017

 

Silent Stories, 2 person show with Miriam McConnon (curated by Olivier Cornet)

at the Belltable, Limerick

 

RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

 

Facing West, Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon

 

Crazy Jane, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

 

2016

 

Tinteáin/Diaspora, solo show, The Hamilton Gallery, Co. Sligo

 

Tinteáin/Diaspora, solo show, An Gailearaí, Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal

 

Ar Theacht an tSamhraidh, Film Projection at Ros Muc, Co. Galway

 

Portraits of a Nation, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin and The Main Guard, Co. Tipperary

(exhibition of works from the State Art Collection, curated by Jacquie Moore)

 

Rising, Mount Argus Monastery, Dublin (group show curated by me)

 

Republic, The Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin (co-curated by Olivier Cornet and I)

 

RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

 

Elévation, Vue at the RHA, (with The Olivier Cornet Gallery), Dublin

 

 

2015

 

Diaspora, solo show, Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin

 

Tinteáin/Diaspora, solo show, Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands

 

Impressions and Portraits of W.B.Yeats, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo.

 

Home, dlr Lexicon Gallery, Dún Laoghaire (curated by Mark St.John Ellis)

 

A Terrible Beauty, The Assembly Rooms, IGS, Dublin (curated by Olivier Cornet)

 

No.5 Cavendish Row,  The Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin

(curated by Arran Henderson and Olivier Cornet)

 

Hopscotch, Vue at the RHA, (with The Olivier Cornet Gallery), Dublin

 

 

2014

 

Dídean/ Home, solo show, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Port Laoise

 

Dídean/ Home, solo show, No.69 O’Connell Street, Limerick

 

Reflections, Winter group show at The Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin

 

Beonasc: Thoir agus Thiar, group show at Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Belfast and

An Gailearaí, Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal (curated by Eimear Ní Mhathúna)

 

A Terrible Beauty, Vue at the RHA, (with The Olivier Cornet Gallery), Dublin

 

The Palimpsest/Rianú Project, An Gailearaí, Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal

(curated by myself and Claire Halpin)

 

The Palimpsest/Rianú Project, The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Co.Dublin

(curated by myself and Claire Halpin)

 

 

2013

 

Dídean/ Home, solo show, Dánlann Dillon, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Belfast

 

The Palimpsest/Rianú Project, Irish group show at Artisterium VI in Tbilisi, Georgia (curated by myself and Claire Halpin)

 

Shaping Identities Together/ Ag Cruthú le Chéile, group show in Leuven, Belgium

(with Hughie O’Donoghue, Colin Martin, Geraldine O’Reilly and Robert Russell)

 

20/20 Print Exchange, touring print exhibition, England and Scotland

 

Caochspota, Niland Gallery, Galway

 

Northern Lights/ Na Saighneáin, Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc, Donegal

 

 

2012

 

Home, solo show, The Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick

 

Future Perfect, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

 

Vue at the RHA, (with The Paul Kane Gallery), Dublin

 

Tondo @ the Lighthouse, Co. Wicklow

 

Same Time, Same Place,  Cló Gallery, Co. Donegal

 

Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Art Contemporain en Milieu Rural,  Larroque Arts Festival, France

 

6 x 6 x 2012, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, USA

 

 

2011

 

We are where we are, solo show, The Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin

 

RUA Annual Exhibition, The Ulster Museum, Belfast

 

Life Room, The Bourn Vincent Gallery, Limerick

 

Spectrum of Activity, The Black Mariah, Triskel, Cork (curated by Pádraic E. Moore)

 

New Living Art II, IMOCA, Dublin

 

Tondo in the Park, Dublin

 

Tondo in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

 

Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Italy

 

2010

 

   Davy Portrait Awards Exhibition

 

    - in the Naughton Gallery at Queens, Belfast,

    - in the Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

      and in Fota House, Cork

 

   Boyle Arts Festival Exhibition, Co Roscommon

 

   RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin

 

   Tondo @ Pearse St Library, Dublin

 

   Tondo @ Drogheda Train Station, Co Louth

 

   Tondo @ Night, Dublin

 

   Postcards to the G8, Ontario, Canada

 

2009

 

Caoineadh/Elegies, solo show

 

in Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast, Co. Antrim,

in Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth

and in the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow

 

   Rua Red Summer Show,

   Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

 

   Bloomsday, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Drawing Éire Invited,  with 411 Gallery in Shanghai, China

 

2008

 

Dearcadh, solo show, The Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin

 

Caoineadh/Elegies, solo show

 

in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

and in the South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

 

Confessions of a Tiger, The Brick Lane Gallery, London

 

Is mise Ireland, (with 411 Gallery), China

 

Wish you were here: postcard from an unknown artist, Naughton Gallery, Belfast

 

The Hague Red Cross Summer Show, Netherlands

 

Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Co.Roscommon

 

Éigse Carlow

 

 

2007

 

New, 3 person show, The Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin

 

Céad Invited, (with 411 Gallery), China

 

Heal 2007, The Naughton Gallery, Belfast

 

Dunamaise Art Centre, Port Laoise

 

2006

 

Master Class, Cill Rialaig Gallery, Co. Kerry

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin – Summer & Winter shows

 

2005

 

Éagnairc/ Requiem, solo show, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

 

Recent Works, solo show, Hallward Gallery, Dublin

 

A Moment in Time, Temple Bar Gallery

 

6x6 for Ireland, with 411 Gallery, China

 

2004

 

Full Circle, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

 

8x8x8,  in Wicklow, Meath & Louth County Council Art Centres

 

6x6 for Ireland, with 411 Gallery, China

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin – Summer & Winter shows

 

2003

 

50/50, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin – Summer & Winter shows

 

An Grianán, Letterkenny

 

Oireachtas, Dún Laoghaire

 

6x6 for Ireland, with 411 Gallery, China

     

atribute, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Laois

 

2002

 

Lorg, solo show, RHA Gallery, Dublin

 

Recent Acquisitions, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin

 

20/20, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin 

 

Éigse Arts Festival, Carlow

 

Installation in the atrium, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin -  Summer & Winter shows

 

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin - Christmas show

 

 

2001

 

We’re not really here, Project Art Centre, Dublin

 

Cross Gallery, Dublin - 3 person show

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin - Summer & Winter shows

 

Iontas, Sligo

 

Oireachtas, Dún Laoghaire

 

2000

 

NCAD Degree show, RHA, Dublin

 

Hallward Gallery, Dublin - Summer & Winter shows

 

1988 – 1999  

Peacock Theatre Gallery (1988), Malton Gallery (1991), Bricín Gallery (1993)

 

Open-Submission Shows: RHA (1988, 1989, 1992),

Monaghan (1993), Iontas (1994)

 

Art of the State - an OPW exhibition which travelled to various venues in Ireland and also to New York (1997)