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Solo Exhibitions


  2024: GROUND, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, curator: Riann Coulter

2020: Wandering Things, Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin, curator: Mirjami Schuppert

2018: Slippage, Platform Arts, Belfast

2017: Traces of an activity, The Ashford Gallery, RHA, Dublin, curator: Ruth Carroll/Victoria Evans

An Exhibition, qss, Belfast

2015: over & over + over and over, dlr Lexicon, Dublin, curator Rowan Sexton

When the Ceiling Meets the Floor, The Lab, Dublin, curator Sheena Barrett

2014: Something about Some Thing to do with Paint, The MAC, Belfast, curator Hugh Mulholland 

2007: SHIFT, Stone Gallery, Dublin, curator Cleo Fagan

2006: AINT, Draiocht, Dublin, curator Carissa Farrell

2005: Queen Street Gallery, Belfast


Group Exhibitions

2024: Now + Then-40 Years of Belfast Exposed

2022: Uphold, Belfast

Royal Arcade Academy, Belfast

Future|Forward, qss, curator: Jane Marrow 

GENERTATION22, Butler Gallery, KIlkenny, curator: Anna O'Sullivan 

2021: UPHOLD, Household Belfast online gallery

N I N E Pocket Exhibition + Highbridge Gallery, Sligo

2020: 190th Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin

Penumbra, FE McWilliam Gallery, curator: Dr Riann Coulter + Dr Louise Wallace

                       How the Image Echos- Part II, Ulster University, Belfast

           2019: MAKing Art: PAINTing, Draiocht Art Centre + Siamsa Tire, Dublin, curator: Sharon Murphy

                        How the Image Echos, PS2, Belfast

                        Art Car Boot Sale, Invited Artist, Russborough House, Wicklow

                2018: Smiling, Sweating, and Resisting, CCA, Derry, curator: Catherine Hemelryk

                        After an Act, The GoldenThread Gallery, Belfast, curator: Peter Richards

                        Art Car Boot Sale, Invited Artist, Russborough House, Wicklow

                        188th RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin

                        Made in Paint, Golden Foundation, New York

                        Unafraid- White, qss, Belfast, curator: Colin Darke

             2017: Fully Awake, Glasgow

                        OPW collection exhibition, Armagh/Dublin

                        Nasty Women (Dublin), Pallas Studios

                        Peripheries, Gorey School of Art, curator: James Merrigan

                        187th RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin

2016: Artbox Bazaar, Dublin

                        Mirror, Independent Studios, Dublin/London

                        Studio Members Exhibition, qss, Belfast

                        Veins, Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, curators; Prendergast & Moor

                        Eigse Arts Festival, Carlow, selectors:  Annie Fletcher, Claire Feeley, Emma Lucy O'Brien

                        186th RHA Annual Exhibition

2015: What is and What Might be, The Highlanes Gallery, curators; Aoife Ruane, Colin Martin, Cliodhna Shaffrey

                               2014: Persona, ArtBox Project Space, Dublin, curator Hilary Murray

                        The Trouble with Painting, The Pumphouse Gallery, London, curator Hannah Conroy

                        Essays for the House of Memory, Ormston House, Limerick, curator Haizea Barcenilla

               2013: Three Degrees of Painting, Solstice Art Centre, curator Carissa Farrell

                        Detonate, Limerick, curator Michele Horrigan

                        Stranger/Stranger, The Complex, Dublin

                2012: Urban Interventions, NCAD/UCD/DCC, Grafton St, Dublin

              2011: Airport for Shadows, Cross Gallery, Dublin, curator Mark St. John Ellis

                        Consellations, Eigse, Carlow, curator Emma Lucy O’Brien

                        Blue, SOMA, Waterford, curator Rachael Corcoran and Paul Hallahan

                        Connections, Red/Rua, Dublin, curator Hugh McCarthy

2010: Irish Pavilion, World Expo, Shanghai, China, curator James Ryan

                        Connections, RED/RUA, Dublin, curator Hugh McCarthy

               2009: New Traditions, Group Exhibition, Stone Gallery, Dublin, curator Anne Hendrick

2007: Iontas 07, Sligo Art Gallery

           2003: EV+A’03, selected by Virginia Perez-Ratton

       2002: Catalyst Arts, Group Show, Belfast


Awards/Residencies and Commissions


2024                Painting in the Expanded Field; a symposium, MTU, Cork

                        Artist Talk, Ulster University, Belfast

2023                Freelands Foundation Mentor, Belfast School of Art

2022                Agility Award, Collabration with Emma Roche, Goo

2021                Agility Award, Arts Council of Ireland

2020                Arts Council of Ireland Collection

                        In-Conversation with Mirjami Schuppert, Kunsthaus Dalhem, Berlin, Mar’20

2019                Culture Ireland Funding

                        Kildare Council Council, Arts Bursary

                        Invited speaker, Perceptions of Irish Culture, WIT, Mar’19

2018                Invited speaker, Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare, Feb’18

2017                Shortlisted Art Panel- Stage 3, Infrastructure, Fingal County Council Public Art

                        Invited Speaker, Painting/Materiality, RHA School, Dublin, Nov’17

                        Invited artist response, IMMA Freud Project, Dublin

                        Invited Chair, Painting Now, VAI event, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast

                        Art Grant Award, Kildare County Council

                        Short-listed artist, Suki Tea Prize, NI

                        Artist Residency, The Golden Foundation, NY, Feb/Mar’17

2016                VAI Get Together, Invited Speaker, IMMA, Dublin, Aug’16

                        Invited Speaker, Slow Motion: A Painting Symposium, UU, Belfast

                        PhD conference 2016, awarded presentation of excellence award

                        Invited participant in a documentary about Contemporary Irish Painting,

                        curated by James Merrigan and filmed/produced by Saskia Vermeulen

2015                Artist Talk, LSAD, Dec’15

                        In-conversation with Dougal McKenzie, dlrLexicon, Oct’15

                        What is and What might be, artist talk and workshop, July 15

                        Invited Speaker, Artists present, University of Ulster, Belfast

2014                Invited Speaker, The Place of Painting, Symposium, The Mac, Belfast

                        Artist Bursary Award, Kildare County Council

2013                Conference paper, Doubt and Visual Representation, UCC, Cork

                        Kildare County Councils, Arts Bursary

2012                Invited Speaker, PAINTTUBE, Symposium, NCAD, Dublin

2011                Habitation, curated project, Kildare County Council

                        Commission, St Mary’s Secondary School, Naas, Co. Kildare

                        Commission, St Franan’s Secondary School, Prosperous, Co.Kildare

2010                WARP, Artist Residency, Belgium

2009                Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland

                        DCR, Artist Residency, The Hague, Holland. June-July

2008                New York Research Trip, May-Aug

2007                Artist Panel, 2007-2008, IMMA

                        % for Art, Scoil an Linbh Iosa, Prosperous, Co. Kildare

2006                Artist in Residency, Driaocht, Dublin, June-Dec’06

                        Artist Bursary, Kildare County Council

2005                Tyrone Guthrie Centre, awarded from Kildare County Council

2004                Awarded General Art Award, Arts Council of N.I

2003                Irish Art Review, Most Promising Young Artist

2000                Cill Rialaig Artist Residency, Kerry

1997                Taylor Art Award, RDS, Dublin       


Publication/ Reviews


Freatured Artist, Irish Arts Review, Winter'21

Wandering Things, Die Taagesspiegel, Berlin, March’20

Irish Culture Berlin, online interview, Jan’20

MAKing Art: PAINTing, Sara Muthi, VAI newsletter, May’19

MAKing Art: PAINTing, Jackie Ryan, April’19

After an Act, Slavka Sverakova, June’18

Artist response, Freud Project, IMMA

VAI- Painting edition, Sept’17

RHA Annual Exhibition 2017: A big, noisy, good natured show, The Irish Times, May’17

Others, Other-d and Otherness, Response to a Request, online journal, Dec’16

Visual Arts Round up, The Irish Times, Aidan Dunne, July’16

VAN, curated by James Merrigan, Spring 2016

BAM, Berlinartmagazine, Nov’15

What is and What might be, Shower of Kunst, May’15

Visual Arts Round up, Painters who break the rules, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 05/05/15

When the Ceiling Meets the Floor, Eoin Dara,April 2015 (commissioned text)

Short texts…, Declan Long, June’15

The Dance, James Merrigan, Billion, May’15

Susan Connolly at the Mac, by Declan Long, June 2014 (commissioned text)

Something about Some Thing to do with Paint, by Slavka Serakova , May 2014

The Irish Art Review, ‘Three Degrees of Painting’, by Carissa Farrell, Winter 2013

Subjects on a painter, Online Journal, Issue 3, Open Submission Award, 2011

Connections, Sunday Irish Times, Culture Section, Cristin Leach, 1 May 2011

Expo 2010, China, feature artist

AIR, Someone’s Garden, Japan, Nov’09

Circa, Slavka SverakovaFeb’08

VAN, May’07

Irish Times, ‘Crossing spaces and structures’, by Aidan Dunne, Feb’07

Irish Times, ‘Dreamers in difficult spaces’, by Aidan Dunne, Jan’06

EV+A 2003, catalogue for exhibition selected by Virginia Perez-Ratton

The Sunday Business Post, ‘Gambling on art’s young talent’, Mar’03




2014-2018       PhD candidate, Ulster University, Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship

2011-2013       NCAD, Art in the Contemporary World- MA, Dublin

2000-2002       University of Ulster-Belfast, Masters in Fine Art

1994-1998       Limerick School of Art and Design, Degree in Fine Art-Painting

1996:               Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Belgium




2006- present: Lecturer and Course Leader, Visual Art Dept, WIT, Waterford

2017-2019: Assistant Lecturer, Painting Dept, Ulster University, Belfast

2007-2010: Associate Lecturer, Visual Art Practice-Painting, iadt, Dublin

2002-2003: Assistant Lecturer, Painting Dept, LSAD, Limerick

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