CV – Resume

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I studied at three art schools in Ireland and undertook an exchange scholarship to the Minerva Kunst Academie in Groningen, the Netherlands in 1983.. My main disciplines were sculpture and photography, I also took classes in ceramics, textiles and drawing.

Over the years I have gained a broader knowledge of the arts, which includes theatre, television, and film design, prop making as well as stills photography styling, art direction and public art commissions and teaching.

Selected Awards

2021    Arts Act materials award.      ‘9 Stones Artist’ – Arts Act award for ‘Clay Project’

2019/2020  ArtLinks Bursary Award. ‘A village portrait’.

HSE Photographic Commission for the new National Forensic Mental Health Services Hospital – Skerries.

2018  Arts Council of Ireland – ‘Create – Artist in the Community’ Award.  ‘Memory Map’.

‘Creative Ireland’ Award for ‘Memory Map‘.  ArtLinks Bursary Award. Carlow County Council/Arts Office.  ArtLinks Bursary Award – ‘Food Newfoundland’ publishing.   ‘9 Stones Artists’ – Arts act Award: the Book

2017    Residency award winner: Dunamaise Open, Portloaoise, Ireland.

‘Food – Newfoundland’. Two week residency, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

Athens, Greece, residency (UNHCR – Ireland) ‘This I can Carry’. Roscommon Open Photography finalist, selector Martin Parr.

2016     Residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, County Monaghan.

              Short listed: ‘Art of the Heart’ artist residency. Shire of East Pilbara, Australia.

2013/4  Seaside Artist in Residency. County Waterford Arts Office.

2013 Makers Award. Artstap .com

2010 Europol open. Winner category A. The Hague, the Netherlands.

2001-ongoing. Various Public Art Commissions throughout Ireland.

1998 Dept. of Foreign Affairs award for “Magic Hour” exhibited the Netherlands.

Bursary Award the Arts Council of Ireland – Generation.

Independent Studio Awards, 6 month studio award, Dublin.

1997 Kilkenny Cream of the Irish Awards, runner up for Felia, Felium.

Arthouse Project Award for Felia, Felium.

1994 Project Assistance Award Stroom, the Netherlands for Ice to Water, Water to Words.

1993 Documentation Award, the Arts Council of Ireland.

1991 Community Award for A Woman’s Place, group.

1990-8 Various Arts Council Awards

1979 Doupe Trophy, Newtown School, Waterford. Student Art Award.

Art Education

2012 – 2013 Masters in Fine Art – Recommended. NCAD, Dublin.

1987 – 1986 National College of Art + Design, Dublin. honours Degree.

1986 – 1982 Crawford Municipal School of Art, Cork. Credit Diploma.

1985 exchange; Kunst Academie Minerva, Groningen, the Netherlands.

1982 – 1981 Limerick School of Art. One year cert in visual education.

Selected Visual Arts Shows

2019  February 9th – May 15th., 2019.  ‘9 Stones Artists – The Book Project‘.

Wood cuts and Artist’s book. Visual, Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

2017 World Refugee Day, 20.06.17: ‘This I can carry’. phase 2. Numerous public spaces in galleries throughout Ireland, the Netherlands and the US. See: ‘This I can carry’ on this site

Grennan Mill.  Solo/Group show. Thomastown, Kilkenny Arts Festival.

‘This I can carry’, phase 1. Athens, Greece. One week residency.

‘Shorelines’ Group show, Portnumna, Co. Galway.

‘Platteland- Ierland’ Solo show, Galerie 44, The Hague, the Netherlands.

2016  ‘9 Stones Artists’  Group show, Visual – Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

July 3ed – 15th October 2016. Official opening/panel discussion and launch of publication.

           ‘Saved’ The lifeboat crew of Dunmore East’ Solo show, Coast Guard Cultural Centre,

           Tramore, County Waterford.

           RHA Open – Selected (G) RHA Gallery, Dublin.

           Postcards from the Edge. Sikkema, Jenkins + Co Gallery. NYC.

2015  Open Ateliers (G) Spaanjaardshof The Hague, the Netherlands.

           The 9 Stones Artists (G) Gate Lodge. Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow, Ireland.

           Horse – Selected (G) Void, Derry, Northern Ireland.

2014  No Jury, no prize. (G) Fort Dunree, Donegal.

           Open Ateliers (G) Spanaardshof, The Hague, the Netherlands.

           Coastline Stories (S) Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

           Eigse Open. Selected (G) Visual – Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

           The 9 Stones Artists (G) Carlow Festival of Writing and Ideas, Borris, Co. Carlow.

  2013 Lyric Theatre Commissioning exhibition. Lyric Theatre Belfast, Northern Ireland.

            Anonymous Drawing. (G) Galerie Nord Berlin. Stadshal Eindhoven.

            MFA Graduate show.(G)  (NCAD) Moxie Studios, Dublin.

            Kilgraney Gallery (G), Eigse Fringe Festival, Co. Carlow.

            Eigse Open. Selected – Visual – Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

2012   Thomastown Arts festival Framewell Gallery with Gwen Wilkinson.

            The 9 Stones Artists (G) Duigenham Hall, Carlow. Eigse Arts Festival.

            Similar Required (G) MFA show. IMOCA, Dublin.

2011    Invited artist. RHA gallery, Dublin.

            The 9 Stones Artists (G) Borris House. Eigse Fringe festival.

            ‘ACD’ (G) Kilgraney Gallery. Eigse Arts Festival.

            Summer show (G) Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

2010   ‘inside/outside’ (G) Kilgraney Gallery, Eigse Fringe Festival.

2009   ‘Zight op landschap’ Galerie Ariana 4 pers show, The Hague, the Netherlands.

              The 9 stones artists (G) Norman Gallery, Wexford.

2008    Winter Open (G) Oriel Queen’s Hall Gallery, Wales.

              ‘I smile at life'(S) Artforms Gallery Carlow Ireland.

              Het Clynehuys Galerie (G) The Hague, The Netherlands.

              ‘Is Mise Eire’ (G) 411 Gallery, Shanghai, China.

2007     ‘CO-OP’ (S) works on paper/canvas. Cork, Ireland.

2005     ‘Generation’ (S) Kilkenny Castle Ground, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland.

                The 9 Stones Artists (G) Norman Gallery, Wexford, Ireland.

2004     ‘Works of Progress’ (2) Signal Arts Centre, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

2000/4 Eigse Open (Selected) (G) Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow, Ireland.

               ‘Generation in progress’ (S) Multi-media installation, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.

1998      ‘Magic Hour’ (2) Galerie Kadans The Hague, the Netherlands.

1997      ‘Felia-Felium’ (S) sound/video installation, collaboration with  Donal Hurley                         Composer. ArtHouse, Dublin.

1994      ‘Ice to Water, Water to Words’ (S)

          Sound/sculpture installations. Collaboration with composer Donal Hurley and

          lighting designer James Dunbar. A four roomed installation.

Suspended Sentence: Ice, text, scaffolding.

Vessel: 18 multi media sculptures.

Today:  16 screen video wall installation/sound.

Suspiro – two pyramids of fragmented glass(6’x3’) and plaster mask sculptures.

1993 Alchemy Touring  4 pers group show: West Cork Arts Centre, Harmony Hill Arts                      Centre, Lisburn, Pantheon Gallery, Dublin. Monaghan County Museum. Ireland and              Northern Ireland.

1991 – 1989 Galerie Zagwijn solo and group shows. The Hague, The Netherlands.

Selected Publications/Broadcasts

2017   LoosenArt Photobook publication, ‘This I can Carry’.

2016   TV review, TV Ireland, ‘The Possibilities of Place’.  Arena Radio review. Sean Rocks, Cristin Leech  ‘The Possibilities of Place’: The 9 Stones Artists. Publication essay Cliodhna Shraffrey.

ARTiculAction, SanFrancisco, USA.  feature review in Special edition .

2013 Coastline Stories Artist book Annabel Konig

2008 I smile at Life Catalogue essay – Dr. Medb Ruane.

2005 – 9 Various Publications Reviews

1998 Generation: RTE Radio, KCLR Radio, Evening Herald, Sunday Tribune.

Cursai Elaine – RTE Arts Programming.

1997 Felia – Felium: The Sunday Times – Medb Ruane

The Sunday Business Post – Marion McKeone.

1994 Ice to Water,Water to Words: Circa Arts Magazine – Michael Cunningham

Cursai Elaine RTE Arts Programme

The Irish Times – Luke Clancy,

SSI – Pauline Cummins.

The Sunday Times – Medb Ruane.

1992 Alchemy Catalogue essay – Hugh Maxton.

Galerie Zagwijn. Monoprint catalogue essay – Vivienne van Amerongen

19911 Cork Examiner – Hillary Pyle

1988/9 Galerie Zagwijn.Tableaux – International Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Het Binnenhof Newspaper.

Selected Collections

Mastercard Ireland Tunnel Vision.

Sculpture Society of Ireland, German Embassy The Netherland, Irish Embassy, The Netherlands, public and private collections throughout Europe.

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