Solo Exhibitions/Performances

Into The Woods, RHA, Dublin

Hello Darkness, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

Gary Coyle, The Bluewall Gallery, Longford

At Sea, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
At Sea (A Performance) – Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, Chapters Art Centre Cardiff, Crawford Art Gallery Cork, RHA Gallery Dublin

At Sea (A Performance) – Project Arts Centre Dublin & Kilkenny Arts Week

The Solo Project, Basle Art Fair, Basle

Southside Gothic, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin
Death in Dun Laoghaire, Fenton Gallery, Cork

Death in Dun Laoghaire (A Performance) Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Death in Dun Laoghaire, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery & Dublin Fringe Theatre Festival, Dublin

The Wild Wild Wood, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

The Floating World, Kevin Kavangh Gallery, Dublin
New Work, Fenton Gallery, Cork

Ad Marginem, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

True Crime, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

Selected Group Shows

Last, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

Human Nature, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

Joyce, The Tolstoy Museum, Yasna Polyana, Russia, Curated by Dr Mia Lerm Hayes
Additions, National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, University of Limerick
Close to Hand, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Curated by Dawn Williams
The Sacred Project, the Dock offsite, Enniskillen Curated by Linda Shevlin
Something tells me it happened at the zoo, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dublin, Curated by Davy Moore
Dust in the Air suspended, South Tipperary County Museum, Curated by Helena Gorey & Johanne Mullan (Catalogue)
Flow, Braid, Ballymena, Curated by The Office of Public Works

Terror & Sublime, Art in an age of anxiety, Crawford Gallery Cork. Curated by Peter Murray (Catalogue)
Into Irish Drawing, Limerick City Gallery, Akkuh Henglo The Netherlands, & Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris. Curated by Arno Kramer (Catalogue)
Above the Fold, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

5,000 into 50, IMMA Dublin. Curated by Christina Kennedy (Catalogue)
Group Therapy, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

I am always touched by your presence dear, IMMA, Dublin. Curated by Ratchel Thomas
Journeys, touring exhibition, OPW, Dublin, Belfast, Louvain

Getting on Mothers Nerves, Mothers Tank Station, Dublin. Curated by Finola Jones
Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin. Curated by Noel Kelly
Best 3 Draw, An Draoicht, Dublin. Curated by Carissa Farrell
Beuys in Ireland, Goethe Institute, Dublin. Curated by Mia Lerm Hayes

Bathers, Temple Bar Gallery.Curated by Marion Lovett
New Territories, Arco, Madrid. Curated by Enrique Juncosa

Joyce in Art, Royal Hibernian Academy. Dublin. Curated by Pat Murphy & Mia Lerm Hayes (Catalogue)

En direct de Dublin, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. Curated by Helen Carey
At Sea, The Sainsbury Gallery, Norwich

Multiples x 6, The Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin. Curated by Caoimhin mac Giolla Leith
At Sea, The Tate Gallery, Liverpool. Curated By Victoria Pomery


Place-Identity, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

At Sea, a performance, commissioned by The Arts Council & The Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Odysseus Project, commissioned by Goethe Institute

The Sea, film/music collaboration with Stephen Gardner, commissioned by Wexford Co Council

Death in Dun Laoghaire, Project Arts Centre / The Arts Council


Elected Member of Aosdana 2009
Elected Member of RHA 2009
Davy Portrait award winner 2008
The Arts Council Of Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary 2008-2009
Portrait Award, RHA & Irish US Council for Commerce 2007
The Arts Council Of Ireland & Project Arts Centre Commission award 2007
The Arts Council of Ireland, Travel Bursay 2006
The Arts Council of Ireland, Projects Award 2006
The Arts Council of Ireland, Projects Award 2005
The Arts Council of Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary 2003
The Arts Council of Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary 2001
The Royal Hibernian Academy’s Annual Drawing Prize 1999
The Arts Council of Ireland, Visual Arts Bursary, 1998
Henry Moore Fellowship, The Henry Moore Foundation & The Royal College of Art 1995


The Ballinaglen Arts Foundation, BallyCastle, Co Mayo, 2003
Artists Work Programme, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 1997-1998

Selected Bibliography

Close to Hand, Gerry McCarthy, Sunday Times, August 2010
Changing Landscapes, Gerry McCarthy, Sunday Times, June 2010
A formidable look at an epic of the everyday, Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, April 2010
A great climate of fear, Gerry McCarthy, Sunday Times, December 2009
See the sea with new eyes, Gemma Tipton, Irish Times Magazine, August 2009
At Sea, Darragh Reddin, Metro, Feburary 2009
Something nasty comes this way, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, November 2007
Southside Gothic, Cristin Leech, The Sunday Times, November 2007
Face off, Donal Maguire, Irish Arts Review, Summer 2007
Death in Dun Laoghaire, Mark Ewart, The Irish Times, September 2007
Death in Dun Laoghaire, Paula Shields, The Examiner July, 2006
Pictures of you, Joe Jackson, The Hot Press, July 2006
Death in Dun Laoghaire, Roz Britton, The Metro, July 2006
Gary Coyle, Death in Dun Laoghaire, Catherine Leen, Sunday Times, September 2005
Swimming against the tide, Cristin Leach, Sunday Times, July 20
Quick on the draw, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, October 2004
Gary Coyle, The Wild Wild Wood, Catherine Leen, Sunday Times, October 2004
Bright & Bleak, Marianne Hartigan, The Sunday Tribune, October 2004
Gary Coyle, Arran Henderson, Totally Dublin, October 2004
Lonely Landscapes, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, October 2002
Adrift in The Floating World, Caoimhim Mac Giolla Leith, Catalogue Essay, September 2002
Gary Coyle, Alannah Hopkin, The Sunday Times, April 2002
Gary Coyle, Mark Ewart, The Irish Times, March 2002
Unleashing Art in Portlaoise, The Irish Times, November 2001
Making Waves, Ned Denny, The New Statesman, August 2001
The Best End of Pier Show, Laura Cumming, The Observer, July 2001
Between The Tolka & The Dodder, Ciaran Bennett, Art Criticism, Vol 16, No 1. S.U.N.Y Press. 2001
Researching the Margins, Peter Fitzgerald, Circa Magazine, Spring 2001
Take Me To The Water, Marianne Hartigan, The Sunday Tribune, November 2000
Pictures Made, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, November 2000

Public Collections

Irish Museum of Modern Art
The Arts Council of Ireland
The Irish Contemporary Art Society
The Royal Hibernian Academy
The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
The National Self Portrait Collection, Limerick
The Office of Public Works, Dublin
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Mayo
Axa Insurance Company, Dublin