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Turps Correspondence Course 2023/24

MA Illustration & Animation, Kingston University, London. 2008

BA in Fine Art, Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dún Laoghaire. 2004

SOLO EXHIBITIONS  {hover for links}

2022 The Louvre of the Pebble, The Dock Art Centre, Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim

2019 The New Past, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

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


2020 – 2023

Remembrance: Ground Zero 360, The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, New York; Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas; Houston Baptist University, Texas

189th Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

Winter Open, RUA RED

Silver, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

The Seán & Rosemarie Mulcahy Collection Bequest, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

Peripheries, Gorey School of Art, Wexford

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


Winter Open, RUA RED, Dublin

187th Annual Exhibition, RHA – invited artist


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


185th Annual Exhibition, RHA


Claremorris Open Exhibition (prize winner)

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

184th Annual Exhibition, RHA.


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


182nd Annual Exhibition, RHA.


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


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


179th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy


Winter Salon. Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin.


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


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


Beachcomber Bank, Skerries South Strand, North Co. Dublin – public sculpture commissioned by Fingal Arts Office & Failte Ireland, 2022


AXA Insurance

Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, permanent collection

OPW State Art Collection

HSE Ireland


2023 Jackson’s Art Painting Prize shortlist

2020 Interface Residency, Inagh Valley, Connemara, Co.Galway

Technical Developement Research Residency, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Co.Leitrim

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


2017 Limerick School of Art & Design – visiting lecturer

2016 The Page as an Object – workshop conceived & developed w/ artist Jason Deans for DIT (TUD) School of Creative Arts, Dublin

Visiting lecturer, DIT (TUD) School of Creative Arts, Dublin

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


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