Education

2021                  PhD candidate, Trinity College Dublin, Research area: Repetition in Contemporary Art

2010-2011        MPhil in Art, Specialist subject: Contemporary Art, Trinity College Dublin

2002-2004      MFA in Fine Art, The Slade School of Fine Art, London

1991-1995        BA in Fine Art, Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland                    

Awards & Funding

2021                  Arts Council England, Creative Practice Development Grant

2021                  Merseyside Arts Foundation, ESF Coronavirus Response Fund.

2020                  A-N Bursary, Time Space Money award

2020                  PIVOT mid-career programme award with Castlefield Galley (Manchester) and the Bluecoat (Liverpool), (short listed)

2017                  Trinity Visual and Performing Arts Fund, Trinity College Dublin

2017                  Anthology Art Prize UK, curated by Matthew Collings, Faye Dowling, Kate Bryan, Zavier Ellis and Bert Moore (short listed)

2015-2016       Irish Research Council, PhD Research Grant

2015                 Artist Bursary, South Dublin County Council

2014 & 2013   Travel & Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland (also awarded in 2001)

2014                HIAP Artist Residency Bursary, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin

2013 & 2010   National College of Art & Design, Development Fund Award

2012 – 2015    Trinity College Studentship, PhD award, Dublin

2012                The Red Stables Studios award, Dublin City Council

2012                Crookshank-Glin Prize MPhil Thesis, Trinity College Dublin. Area of research: Contemporary Art

2008 – 2010   Artist Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland – 3 year bursary

2008 & 2003. AIB Art Award, Dublin (shortlisted on both occasions)

2007 & 2006     Artist Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland 

2004                  Adrian Carruthers Award, The Slade School of Fine Art, London (short listed)

2003 – 2004     Arts and Humanities Research Board, London

2003                  Mary Farl Powers Award, Arts Council of Ireland

2003 & 2002    Professional Development & Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland

2003 & 2002    The South Square Trust, The Slade School of Fine Art, London

2002 – 2004     Euan Uglow Scholarship, The Slade School of Fine Art, London

2002                  Artist Bursary, Dublin City Council

2000                  Artist Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland

Artist Residencies

2022                  Interface Inagh, Art & Science Research Residency, Ireland

2021                  Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Ireland, Artist Research Residency

2015 & 2017     Irish Museum of Modern Art, Artist Residency Program, Dublin

2015                  RHA Studio Residency, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2014                  HIAP & TBG+S International Artist Residency Award, Helsinki, Finland

2013 – 2014     Dublin City Council Artist Residency Award, Albert Cottages

2013                  Artist-in-Residence, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

2008 – 2011      Artist-in-Residence, Fire Station Artists Studios, Dublin

Solo Exhibitions

2017                 Through a Glass Darkly, Galway Arts Centre

2017                 This isn’t it, nag gallery, Dublin 

2015                 Without a Future, MART galleries 1 & 2, Dublin

2014                Othering, Platform for the Arts, Belfast

2013                  Nonknowledge, nag gallery, Dublin

2008                 I live in the cracks in the walls, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin

2007                 White Picket Fencing, The Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Ireland

2007                 The Long Goodbye, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland

2005                 Sea of Unknowing, Pallas Heights, Dublin, Ireland

A selection of curated exhibitions

2021                 Women in the Machine, VISUAL & Carlow Arts Festival

2021                 Is This It? The Royal Standard, Northern Lights, Liverpool

2021                 Exquisite Corpse, ‘Play’ for Light Night, Liverpool Arts Festival 

2020                Making and Motherhood: Portraits in Lockdown, collaborative project with Mothers Who Make

2018                Acts to Objects, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions curated by MART (Irl) and LACE (USA)

2018                LUX, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, curated by Davey Moor, OPW

2017                Anthology Art Prize UK, Charlie Smith Gallery London

2017                Destroy these WallsArena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, Los Angeles

2016                Activating Pangea, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by MART gallery

2015                Instinct, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, Los Angeles                      

2014                Re-Framing the Domestic in Irish Art, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda

2011                 Polemically Small, Torrence Art MuseumLos Angeles and Charlie Smith Gallery, London

2010                Materials Worlds curated by Riann Coulter, FE McWilliam Gallery, Co Down

2009               Preponderance of the Small, a Gallery 3 project at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

2009               Dumb Waiter curated by Fieldgate Gallery, London at James Taylor Gallery, London

2009               New London School curated by Charlie Smith Gallery, London at Galerie Schuster, Berlin

2008               Soot from the Funnel curated by Fieldgate Gallery, London at LOKAAL01, The Netherlands

2008               Parallax curated by Richard Ducker at Fieldgate Gallery, London

2008               Walking through Walls curated by Eli Zafran at Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv

2008 & 2007  The Future Can Wait curated by Charlie Smith Gallery, London at Old Truman Brewery, London