2001-03 M.A. Fine Art, National College of Art &.Design, Thomas St. Dublin
1997-98 Film Degree, Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art & Design, 1st class honours
1992-97 Diploma Fine Art, Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art & Design, Distinction
1974-77 University College Dublin, B.A. Psychology & Philosophy
2020 "Chair", Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf,
2019 "Chair", Touring Exhibition supported by the Arts Council. Highlanes Art
Gallery, Droughda, Co. Louth 9thCustomhouse Gallery, Westport Co. Westcork Art Centre, Skibereen, Co.
2016 Sacred Secrets, Custom House Gallery, Westport, Co.
Kathleen Lynn, Insider on the Outside, Mayo Collaborative
Exhibition, curated by Catherine Marshall
2013 Docks Art Fair, solo show, Lyon (F)
Dusseldorf Photo Weekend, Galerie Voss,
2012 Father & Child, Galerie Voss, Muhlengasse 3, D-40213, Dusseldorf,
2010 Burial, as part of unbuilding project, Mermaid Art Centre Bray,
County Wicklow 28th September – 3 October. Curated group exhibition.
asylum, video installation, International Initiative for Mental Health
Leadership Conference, Republic of Ireland, May 2010
2009 Father and Child, New Work, Royal Hibernian Acadamy, Dublin
July 29th – December ‘09
2008 Clay, Claremorris Gallery, Mount St., Claremorris, Co. Mayo, March
2007 Under Construction, Hoarding Installation at site of new County Arts
Centre, commissioned by South County Council as part of Fused ’07
June – duration of hoarding.
Pillars I, Mermaid Art Center, Bray, Co. Wicklow 26th April
asylum, John Mooney Foundation, Chigago, U.S.A. Oct/Nov ’05
2005 asylum, Linen Hall Gallery, Castlebar, Co. Mayo June ’05
Brussels Art Fair, The Landing,Solo booth, April ‘05
2004 The Landing, The Blue Room, Galerie Bugdhn und Kaimer, Dusseldorf,
Germany, Dec 04/ Jan 05
The Landing, The Blue Room One-Person Show mit Galerie Bugdahn
und Kaimer bei Art Brussels, Brüssel
The Landing One-Person Show mit Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer
bei Paris Photo, Paris
2003 The Landing, The Blue Room, Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher
Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2. July/ August ‘03
2002 Food for Thought, Microsoft Atrium Building, Sandyford Industrial Estate,
Dublin, Commission. Architects, MurrayOlaoire.
Alice’s Teaparty,Through the ~Looking Glass, Office of Public Works,
St. Stephens Green Dublin, Commission as % for Art Scheme.
2001 How to Buttrerfly a Leg of Lamb, collaboration with Abigail O Brien,
Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Muhlengasse 3, Dusseldorf, July ’01
Wide Shut, Sligo Art Gallery,March '01
2000 Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Aug. '00
1999 How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb by Mary Kelly and Abigail O Brien Concourse Installation Programme, County Hall, Dunlaoghaire
Installation sited in Circa magazine issue 87 How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb Spring '99
1998 Pure Blue, Intermedia '98, Triskel Art Centre, Cork
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2012 7.42, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth, solo shows with artists
Thomas Brezling, Sean Cotter and Abigail O Brien, July 2012
7.42, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland with artists Thomas Brezling, Sean
Cotter and Abigail O Brien, March 2012
2011 7.42, Lapua Art Museum, Lapua, Finland with artists Thomas Brezing,
Sean Cotter and Abigail O Brien, Dec. 2011 to Feb 2012.
RHA Annual May/June ’11, Dublin, Ireland, invited.
The Colour Red, SOMA, Waterford City, April 2011
The Colour Blue, SOMA, Waterford City, March 2011
2010 LET THEM LUV’ CAKE, Cake Contemporary Arts, Old Band Hall,
Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, 27th March – 16th April.
Mirror Mirror, a selection of work from the National Self-Portrait
Collection of Ireland, R.H.A. Dublin, Jan 15th to March ’10.
Intimacy. Das Bad in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum, Ahlen Museumsplatz
1, 59227 Ahlen, Germany, 31 January - 24 April 2010
2009 (Summer Interval ‘09l) & Choice: something else, Galerie
Bugdahn und Kaimer, Dusseldorf 19th July – 19th Septemer
Selected, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer GMBH, Heirich- Heine-
Allee 19, Dusseldorf, Germany, March – May ‘09
Another Island, Contemporary Irish Art, American Irish
Historical Society, New York City, U.S.A. 6th March – 10th April
2008 Summer Group Show, Claremorris Gallery, Co.Mayo Sept 6th
Slice, Fairgreen House,Fairgreen, Galway 5th June
Is Mise Ireland, 411 Galleries, Xin TianDi area (Shangai) and
Central Academy of Fine Art (Beijing), Spring ‘08
2007 Journeys, Castletown, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Louvain Institute for
Ireland in Europe, Leuven, Belgium July – September ‘07
2005 Irish American Arts Award, New York, September ’06. Award winner Greenstar Open Exihibition 2006. Winner. Mermaid Art Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Ten Years in the Making, Farmleigh Gallery, Castleknock, Dublin July.
Additions 2006, National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, Limerick University June ‘06
Royal Hibernian Academy annual May ’06. Invited
2005 Artforum, Berlin, Paris Photo, Cologne Art Fair ’05 Eurojet FuturesAn Anthology, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin July Test Tube, Commission for Teagasc, Biotechnology Building, Oak Park, Co. Carlow ‘04 Paris Photo, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris Nov 04
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne Oct 04
Artforum, Berlin Sept ‘04
2003 Arrival, Waterford Hospital, Dec. ‘03
Basil Art Fair, Switzerland, June ‘03
Hugh Lane, M.A. National College of Art & Design group show
Loosing it, Fenton Gallery, Cork, March ‘03
2001 The Leabhar Mor exhibition, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Oct Crawford Open 2, Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, Dec.- Jan.’02 Vacationland, Westbourne Studios,Portabello, London. Dec.'01–March ‘02
From past to present, Art of the State, 1815 – 2001,Draiocht,
Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15, Sept.Dungarvan Art Centre,
Wexford Colllege, Enniskillen Castle Museum, Northern Ireland.
Co.Londonderry, Atrium, O.P.W. St.Stephens Green,Dublin
Vacationland, Arthouse, Templebar, Dublin June '02
Eurojet futures 01, Royal Hibernian Accadamy, Ely Place, Dublin
2, June ‘01
Zwischenraum 4, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer,Muhlengasse 3, Dusseldorf,
2000 Series, Elkedsoscher Galleries, Hamburg, Dec'00
Cologne Art, Cologne Oct'00
Zwischen Raum, Galerie Seitz & Partner,Wieldstr.34, Berlin
1999 How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb with Abigail O Brien, Cologne Art,Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, November '99
How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb with Abigail O Brien Artforum,
Berlin c/o Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Dusseldorf September
Black Sole Bonne Femme, Perspective '99, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb with Abigail O Brien, EV+A
reduced, City Art Gallery, Limerick1999
1998 Baby Blue, Perspective '98, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
Pure Blue, Festival Revue, Edinburgh Festival
2000 Festival Internazionaie del Cinema Giovane, Chile, Oct'00
Tai Wan Film Festival, Taiwan May '00
1999 Foyle Film Festival, Derry, Nov. '99
Raindance Film Festival, London Oct.' 99
NYU Tish School of the Arts,Cantor Film Centre, New York, Oct '99
B.B.C. Short Film Festival, UCI Empire, Leicester Sq. London, September '99
Odense Film Festival, Denmark, August '99
Soho Film Festival, London, July
Galway Film Festival July '99
Dublin Film Festival, Virgin Cinema, May '99
Kino Festival, Manchester April '99
2007 Artlinks Bursary Award 2007
2006 Irish American Arts Awards, New York, Oct.06 Award winner
Mermaid Greenstar Open Submission Competition. Winner of award
2005 Arts Council travel & Mobility award
Cultural Relations committee award
2003 Arts Council Bursary Award
2002 Artisits-in-prison-scheme, Arts Council award, Portlaoise Prison, Summer ’02, Autumn ‘02
2001 Solo Exhibition Award, Sligo Art Gallery, March '01
2000 Arts Council Bursary Award, May '00
Wicklow County Council Arts Funding Awards May '00
1999 EV+A award '99
Arts Council - Aer Lingus Travel Award
1998 NCEA Student of the Year Award 1998
Random Access Video Training Symposium '98 Sculptor Society of Ireland
Markievicz Gold Medal 97/98 for Best Emerging Sculpture, United Arts Club, Dublin
2011 Creativity Overcomes Commerce by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 25th May’11. P.12
2010 Critics Pick, Artnews by David Galloway November issue.
2009 Mary Kelly by Kate Butler, The Sunday Times Culture , 11th Oct.’09
Contemporary Irish Art at American Irish Historical Society, Irish Literary Supplement, by Alison Armstrong, Fall 2009.
2008 Regional profile, My studio is my home, The Visual Artists Newssheet issue 2 2008 p 12.
2007 R,T,E Radio 1, The Eleventh Hour. Interview with Elizabeth O Neill Friday 18th May Building Site Battles in all their crude, aggressive glory by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 16th May ‚07
2005 asylum, by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, June ‚05 Kurz, grune Gefangnis-Welt, p4 by Gertrud Peters 14th Jan ‚05
Land of art NRW, p. 54 by Annette Urban The Line between staging,
abstraction and fiction.
2004 Paris Photo, p32,33
Why Paint? A vox pop, Circa art magazine, Sept ‘04
2003 The Landing, by Belinda McKeon, p34 – 47, Contexts café publications, volume 2 issue 3
The Landing, by Orla Fitzpatrick, p55, 56, Source magazine, autumn 2003
Dublin: Mary Kelly at Royal Hibernian Academy, by Catherine Lyons, p.84,85. Circa art magazine, issue 105
Asserting personal identity in prison spaces, by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times
Mary Kelly, The Landing,by Billy Leahy,In Dublin magazine,p.57 August
Capturing the artistic moment, by Catherine Foley, Irish Times, 19th July
Exhibition, Sunday Business Post, 20th July ‘03
Mary Kelly. The Landing, by Catherine Leen, Sunday Times, Culture Section,20th July ‘03
Exhibiting a degree of ability – and then some,by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, June
Cork: Loosing it, by Alannah Hopkin, Circa 104; Summer ‘03
Losing it, by Mark Ewart, The Irish Times, 19th March ‘03
Vox Pop, Circa Magazine, edition 102, Jan ‘03
2001 Kunst im Kochstudio, by Georg Imdahl, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeiting,28th July Doing away with convention, by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, May 24th
Showcasing the future, Marianne Hartigan,The Sunday Tribune,3rd June
Wide Shut, Cormac O Leary, Arts West,Spring 01
Cologne, by Alan Phelan,Circa Art Magazine, Issue 91, Spring '00
1999 It may surprise you - you may surprise yourself, by Elizabeth Baird, Belfast Telegraph, August 21st, '99.
Playing in the ruins of western culture, by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times,August 11th '99
EV+A has a little lamb..., by Gemma Tipton in conversation with JeanneGreenberg, Circa Art Magazine, issue 88
99 Reduced, by Sean Taylor, SSI newsletter,July '99
Limerick's mini-marathon, by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 27th May
All about EV+A by Dorothy Walker, The Sunday Times,23rd May The Silence of the Lamb by Aidan Dunne ,Irish Times,10th March
A Woman's Work, by Ciaran Owens, The Event Guide, 3rd March
1998 A Wider Perspective, by Gavin Weston,SundayTimes,11th Octct'Take a walk on the wild side, by Marianne Hartigan, Sunday Tribune, September '98
Old Baths keep it in Perspective, News Letter, 19th October '98
Intermedia, by Allanah Hopkin, The Sunday Times,3rd May '98
Intermedia, by Mark Ewart.The Irish Times,12th May '98
Markievicz Medal by Jason Oakley, Sculptor Society of Ireland Newsletter, May/June '98
PUBLICATIONS & CATALOGUES
2010 Intimacy! Baden in der Kunst, Burkhard Leissmere and Martina Padberg.
Movers & Shapers 3, Conversations in the Irish Art World by Vera Ryan,
p. 115-117, Galley Head Press.
Mirror Mirror, A selection of work from the National Self Portrait
Collection of Ireland.
2009 Another Island, Contemporary Irish Art. Seeing Ireland by Aidan Dunne
2008 The Visual Artists News Sheet Issue 2 March-April. Mary Kelly P12
2007 Journeys, Office of Public Works
2006 Ten Years in the Making, Art in State Buildings ’95 – ’05 OPW
2005 Paris Photo ’05
Eurojet Futures An Anthology of Emerging Art from Ireland, Royal
Artists at Work. Asylum. Contexts. The art work issue 2/2005
Asylum, St. Mary’s hospital, Castlebar
2004 Why Paint? A vox pop, Circa art magazine, Sept ’04 Paris Photo ‘04
2003 The Landing, by Mary Kelly, p 48, Contexts café publications,volume 2
Losing it, Article Press, U.K.
Royal Irish Academy Summer/autumn 2003
Crawford Open 1/3, ‘02
2001 From past to present,Art of the State ‘01,1815–2001 Wide Shut,Sligo Art Gallery
Eurojet futures 01
1999 Installation Programme '99,Dunlaoghaire Rathdown County Council,
How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb by Mary Kelly & Abigail O Brien.
Perspective '99, Black Sole Bonne Femme, by Mary Kelly & Abigail O Brien.
in many ways we were strangers...by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn,EV+A reduced catalogue, '99
1998 Reviewed Once Is Too Much I.M.M.A. Circa Art Magazine no.83
Crossing the Distance,by Louise Dompierre,Perspective '98 Catalogue
Reviewed Banquet Show R.H.A with P. Fitzgerald & E. Hartigan. Circa Art Magazine no.82
Irish Museum of Modern Art
National Self Portrait Collection, Limerick City University.
Castlebar General Hospital.
Office of Public Works, Dublin.
Goldman Sacks, London.
Wicklow County Council
Private Collections Ireland, Europe and U.S.A.