Curriculum Vitae

Education

2006

Post Graduate Japanese Woodblock Printmaking: Awaji, Japan

1999 – 2002

BA (Hons) Printmaking: Dundee University, Scotland

1997 – 1999

Textile Design: Heriot Watt University, Galashiels, Scotland

1996 – 1997

Art, Craft and Design (NCVA): Grennan Mill Craft School, Kilkenny, Ireland

Commissions

2016

The President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins

2008

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

2006

Garda Training College, Templemore (OPW)

2005

Garda Headquarters, Dublin (OPW)

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Solas: Kilkenny Arts Festival, The Berkeley Gallery, Thomastown, County Kilkenny

2017

Cairdeas: Kilkenny Arts Festival, The Hub, Thomastown, County Kilkenny

2016

Space: Kilkenny Arts Festival, The Hub, Thomastown, County Kilkenny
Full Circle: Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry

2014

Beginnings: Toradh Gallery, Ashbourne, Co. Meath (18th November – 16th December)

2013

Leaving Home: Kilkenny Arts Festival, Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

2010

In the Landscape: Kilkenny Arts Festival, Framewell, Thomastown, County Kilkenny

2009

Thomastown, Kilkenny Arts Festival

2008

Natural Boundaries: Urban Retreat Gallery, Dublin

2007

Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford

2006

Kilkenny Arts Festival: Gallery One, Kilkenny

2004

Home: Kilkenny Arts Festival; Berkeley Gallery, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Group Exhibitions

2015

Two Person Show, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Framewell, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

2014

Mokuhan – Ehon: Artist Print Book Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

2013

Christmas show: Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny

2011

Dialogue and Dialect; International Woodblock Print Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan.
The Art of Mokuhanga; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The open mind of Lafcadio Hearn in New York; The Nippon Gallery, New York.

2010

The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn; Matsue Castle, Japan

2009

Drawing Eire: Touring Exhibition of Contemporary Irish Drawing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, China.
Histories Matter: Two person show, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford.

2008

Eigse, Carlow: (selected by Patrick T. Murphy, RHA).
Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny.

2007

Impressions of a Japanese garden: Two person touring show, County Kilkenny.
Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny.

2006

Origin Gallery, Dublin

2004

Eigse, Carlow.
Origin Gallery, Dublin.
Artists Books: Model Arts: Niland Gallery, Sligo.
Impressions: Galway Arts Centre, Galway.
A Monk’s Work: The Museum of The Book, The Hague, Holland.
Artists Books: The Workroom, Dublin.
Continuity: Waterford Arts Festival, Waterford.

2003

Eigse, Carlow

Awards

2004 – 2018

Artist-in Residence: Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry

2010

Travel Award to Japan: Culture Ireland

2006

Artist-in-Residence: Awaji City Council, Japan.
Art Acts Grant: Kilkenny County Council.
Travel and Training Award: Arts Council of Ireland.
Technical Assistance Grant: Kilkenny Enterprise Board.

2005

Artist-in Residence: Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan

2002

Bernard Cooper Printmaking Award: Dundee, Scotland

2001

Scholarship to Sicily, Italy to produce an Artists Book

Bibliography

23/03/2011

Feature on Nationwide, RTE

11/08/2010

The Irish Times; Kilkenny’s visual arts programme is a missed opportunity – Review by Aidan Dunne

22/04/2009

Feature on Imeall, TG4

14/11/2009

Presentation: Asian Art and Ireland Conference, The National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

15/10/2008

The Irish Times; Exploring, testing and extending the gothic – Review by Aidan Dunne

2007

Presentation: An Introduction to Japan and woodblock printmaking: The National Print Museum, Dublin

17/08/2006

The Irish Times; Glorious failures in Kilkenny – Review by Aidan Dunne

12/08/2004

The Irish Times; The art of the possible – Review by Aidan Dunne