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CV
Education
CurrentPhD, Trinity College Dublin.
Area of research: Repetition as critical practice in Contemporary Art
2010-2011MPhil in Irish Art, Trinity College Dublin
2002-2004M.F.A in Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art, London
1991-1995B.A. in Fine Art, First Class Honours, Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland

Solo Exhibitions
2014Othering, Platform for the Arts, Belfast
2013Nonknowledge, nag gallery, Dublin
2008I live in the cracks in the walls, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin
2007White Picket Fencing, The Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Ireland
2007The Long Goodbye, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland
2005Sea of Unknowing, Pallas Heights, Dublin, Ireland
2004No Man’s Land, West Cork Arts Centre, Co. Cork, Ireland
2002Dirty Trash, Drogheda Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland

Awards
2013National College of Art & Design, Development Fund Award
2013Travel & Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland
2012-2015Trinity College Studentship, PhD award, Dublin
2012Glin-Crookshank Prize for Thesis, Trinity College Dublin
‘Repetition: A Semiotic Mechanism of Destabilization in Art’
2008-2010Artist Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
2010National College of Art & Design, Development Fund Award
2008AIB Art Award, Dublin (shortlisted)
2007Artist Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
2006 Artist Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
2004Adrian Carruthers Award, The Slade School of Fine Art, London (short listed)
2003Arts and Humanities Research Board, London
2003Mary Farl Powers Award for Printmakers, Arts Council of Ireland
2003Professional Development & Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland
2003AIB Art Prize, Dublin (shortlisted)
2002The South Square Trust, The Slade School of Fine Art, London
2002Euan Uglow Scholarship, The Slade School of Fine Art, London
2002Artists Bursary, Dublin City Council
2002Professional Development & Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland
20012. World Festival of Art on Paper, Ljubljana
2001Artflight Travel Award, Arts Council of Ireland
2000Visual Art Documentation Grant, Arts Council of Ireland

Residencies
2014HIAP & TBG+S International Artist Residency Award, Helsinki, Finland
2013-2014Dublin City Council Artist Residency Award
2013Artist-in-Residence, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
2012The Red Stables Studios award, Dublin City Council
2008-2011Artist-in-Residence, Fire Station Artists Studios
1999Artist-in-Residence, Arts Council of Ireland

Recent Selected Exhibitions
2014Re Framing the Domestic in Irish Art curated by Amanda Coogan, Jane Humphries and Aoife Ruane, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda
2013Discover Research, EU wide event, Trinity College Dublin
2013Ouvert Atelier, Centre Culturel des Irlandais, Paris
2013Repeat Please, nag gallery, Dublin collaboration with artists Olive Barrett, Louise Marlborough and musician Mark Ellis
2012Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Talbot Gallery, Dublin
2012Launch of gallery and represented artists, nag gallery, Dublin
2012New Living Artists III, curated by Tactic Cork, Moxie Studios and Steambox, Dublin
2012Dublin Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2012Television, Tactic, Cork
2012Eureka, Blue Leaf Projects, Dublin
2012 Myles Away From Illustration: The Influence of Flann O'Brien on the Visual Arts, Strabane, Northern Ireland
2011Invite or Reject, Flux Factory, New York
2011Myles Away From Illustration: The Influence of Flann O'Brien on the Visual Arts, University of Vienna
2011Polemically Small, Curated by Zavier Ellis, Edward Lucie-Smith, Max Presneill & Simon Rumley, Torrence Art Museum, Los Angeles and Charlie Smith Gallery, London
2010Toronto Art Fair, represented by Blue Leaf Projects, Canada
2010Art London, represented by Blue Leaf Projects, London
2010Materials Worlds, exhibition of contemporary sculpture by 8 artists from Ireland and U.K. and curated by Riann Coulter at FE McWilliam Gallery, Co Down
2010 The Gatekeeper Project, curated by Naomi Sex, Five Lamps Arts Festival, Dublin
2010Wildly Different Things, contemporary art from New York and Dublin at
The Observatory, Dublin
2010Invisible, 27 artists in 8 venues across Dublin city including Irish Museum of Modern Art, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Project Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Ireland
2009Preponderance of the Small, a Gallery 3 project at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2009Dumb Waiter curated by Richard Ducker and The Fieldgate Gallery, London at
James Taylor Gallery, London
2009The Gatekeeper Project, curated by Naomi Sex, site-specific outdoor installation at
St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin
2009The Thatch, curated by Mart, Arts Festival, Galway
2009New London School curated by Charlie Smith Gallery, London at
Galerie Schuster, Berlin
2008Soot from the Funnel curated by Richard Ducker and The Fieldgate Gallery, London at LOKAAL01, The Netherlands
2008The Future Can Wait, curated by Charlie Smith Gallery, London at
Old Truman Brewery, London
2008Parallax, curated by Richard Ducker at Fieldgate Gallery, London
2008Defining Space, Original Print Gallery, Dublin
2008The Future Can Wait, curated by Charlie Smith Gallery, London at
Old Truman Brewery, London
2008Walking through Walls, curated by Eli Zafran at Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv

Significant Previous Exhibitions
2007The Future Can Wait, Charlie Smith Gallery, London
2007Walking through Walls, Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv
2007Milestones, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin
2007Sound:Space, Sound Symposium, Bracknell, UK
2007Cead in China, travelling to Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou
2006Black: Implication Flooding, Colony, Birmingham
2004Young Gods, Clapham Art Gallery, London
2003Annual Exhibition of Prints, Machida Municipal Museum of Prints, Tokyo
2003ConTon, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
2002Semi-Detached, Original Print Gallery, Dublin
20012. World Festival of Art on Paper, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2001Print / Estampe 2001, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

Curatorial Projects
2013Repetition: a multi-venue, site-specific exhibition featuring artists from the U.K. and Ireland whose practices incorporates aspects of acute repetition.
2012Art in the Making, a cross-disciplinary collaborative project between the
National College of Art & Design, Dublin and Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork exhibited at Lismore Castle, Waterford.
2010Invisible, co-curated with Oliver Dowling and John Graham, 27 artists in 8 venues across Dublin city including Irish Museum of Modern Art, Temple Bar Galleries, The Project Arts Centre, The National Gallery of Ireland and others.

Biography
2008 to dateLecturer in Fine Art, National College of Art & Design, Dublin
2004 to dateLecturer in Fine Art, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork
2011-2013Board of Gallery Committee, National College of Art & Design, Dublin
2008-2012Board of Directors, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin
2007Lecturer in Film & Media, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
2007Senior Printmaking Technician, Kingston University, London
2001-2004Board of Directors, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin
2003 to datePrint Studio Coordinator, London Print Studio
2000-2002Master Printmaker in Silkscreen, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin