Studio 7, Independent Studios Ltd, 16 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

benniereilly@gmail.com

QUALIFICATIONS

MA Illustration & Animation, Kingston University, London. 2008
BA in Fine Art, Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dún Laoghaire. 2004

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 THE NEW PAST, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (forthcoming – 6 JUNE to 30 AUGUST 2019)

2017 Small Pieces of Precarious Life, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

2013 Rara Avis, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2012 Something Thrown and Caught, Talbot Gallery, Dublin

Good Morning Mountain, The Drawing Project, IADT, Dun Laoghaire

2011 Forest Bathing, Roscommon Arts Centre

2009 Paradasaeidae, Monster Truck, Dublin

2004 Your Boyfriends, Signal Art Centre, Bray

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Resort Revelations, Portrane, Dublin

Embodiment, bo.lee Gallery, London, curated by Ciara Gibbons

Encountering the Land, ARTWORKS 2018, VISUAL, Carlow, selected by Orla Barry, Sean Kissane & Emma Lucy O’Brien

188th Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

Zoología Fantástica, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, curated by Sabina Mac Mahon

2017

Winter Open, RUA RED, Dublin

187th Annual Exhibition, RHA – invited artist

2016

Winter Open, RUA RED, Dublin

ARTWORKS (Éigse), VISUAL, Carlow, selected by Annie Fletcher & Claire Feeley

Cabinet of Wonders, Linenhall Arts Centre, Mayo

Where The Wild Things Are, Molesworth Gallery, Dublin

186th Annual Exhibition, RHA

2015

185th Annual Exhibition, RHA

2014

Claremorris Open Exhibition (prize winner)

Boyle Arts Festival, visual arts exhibition, curated by Patrick Murphy

184th Annual Exhibition, RHA.

2013

40/40/40, State Collection touring exhibition,
Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid;
Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, Warsaw;
Palazzo della Farnesina, Rome

Emerging Contemporary (3-person show), Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

2012

182nd Annual Exhibition, RHA.

2011

Featherweight Portable Museum, Ireland / Finland touring show:
Catalyst Arts, Belfast;
B- Galleria,Turku;
Gallery Rajatila, Tampere;
Oksasenkatu, Helsinki

180th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy

you remind me of a poem I can’t remember, to a tune that might never have existed,
in a place I’m not sure I’ve ever been to, Occupy Space, Limerick, curated by Davey Moor

2010

Claremorris Open Exhibition, Mayo, selected by Lisa le Feuvre

Something tells me it’s all happening at the zoo, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin, curated by Davey Moor

180th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy

2009

179th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy

2008

Winter Salon. Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin.

2007

The Big Store, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, curated by Rayne Booth & Alan Butler

2006

Getting On Mother’s Nerves, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, curated by Finola Jones

Drawing is a Noun Drawing is a Verb, Stone Gallery, Dublin, curated by Cleo Fagan

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2017 Resort Residency (Fingal Arts Office), Lynders Mobile Home Park, Portrane

Thomas Dammann Jnr Memorial Trust Award

2016 Dublin School of Creative Arts Summer Studio Initiative, DIT Grangegorman

Cill Rialaig Artist’s Retreat, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry,

2014 Claremorris Open Exhibition Credit Union Painting Prize

Hellebou Artist residency, Notodden, Norway

Cill Rialaig Artist’s Retreat, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry,

2012 SÍM Residency, Reykjavík / Arts Council Travel and Training Award

2009 Artist in residence, Royal Hibernian Academy studios, Dublin

2008 Menfocsanak Art Camp, Hungary / Arts Council Travel and Training Award

2007 Iontas National Small Works Competition, Sligo Art Gallery – First Prize,
selected by Michael Dempsey

COLLECTIONS: AXA Insurance, OPW State Art Collection

TALKS & LECTURES

2017 Limerick School of Art & Design – visiting lecturer

2016 The Page as an Object – workshop conceived and developed in collaboration with artist Jason Deans for students of the School of Creative Arts, DIT, Dublin

Visiting lecturer, DIT School of Creative Arts, Grangegorman

2014 Royal Hibernian Academy, Revealing Artists lecture programme

2012 The Drawing Project, IADT Dun Laoghaire, visiting lecturer

Talbot Gallery & Studios, Artist talk & tour, Culture Night

BIBLIOGRAPHY

A Buyers Guide to Irish Art, Ashville Media Group, 2013

Helen Carey, 40/40/40. DFA/OPW, 2013

Roisin Russell. Review of Something Thrown & Caught, Paper Visual Art Journal, 2013

RHA 185th Annual Catalogue, 2015; RHA 182nd Annual Catalogue, 2012; RHA 181st Annual Catalogue, 2011.

Mother’s Annual ‘Getting on Mother’s Nerves – psychological drama and contemporary drawing’ Sarah Pierce. December 2006 Dogbowl&Bones