CV

Born in Donegal, 1978

EDUCATION

1997 – 2000 – BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art, Painting, National College of Art & Design, Dublin

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 – ‘The Place Where I Stand to Look Out Over This World, Taylor Galleries, Dublin
  • 2016 – ‘Sky’s Windows‘, Jack House Gallery, Old Portsmouth, England, 2016
  • 2013 – ‘Metamorphosis Created by Distance‘, The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon
  • 2013 – ‘Subtle Correspondence’, Taylor Galleries, Dublin
  • 2011 – ‘she would argue a crow is white’, Cross Gallery, Dublin
  • 2010- ‘The Lunacy is Safely a Field Away’, Mullan Gallery Belfast
  • 2010 – ‘Fields of Vision’, Cavanacor Gallery, Co. Donegal
  • 2009 – ‘Different Silences’, Ashford Gallery, RHA Gallery, Dublin
  • 2008 – ‘Autumn in Middle East, Summer in West, Cross Gallery, Dublin
  • 2006 – ‘Settlers and Warriors’, Cross Gallery, Dublin
  • 2006 – ‘Night Too Bright’, South Tipperary Art Centre
  • 2005 – ‘I’m Wearied Treeless’, Irish Arts Centre, New York
  • 2002 – ‘Blue Heavens’, Appleloft Gallery, Sligo

AWARDS

  • Thomas Dammann Travel Award, 2017
  • Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland, 2016
  • Thomas Dammann Travel Award, 2015
  •  K & M Evans Prize for Painting, RHA, Dublin, 2012
  • Shortlisted, Tony O’ Malley Residency Award, 2010
  • National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, University of Limerick, 2012
  • HSE, Per Cent for Art Scheme, Commission, Dublin, 2011
  • Tyrone Guthrie International Exchange Bursary, 2010
  • Hennessey Craig Scholarship, 2009
  • Artist Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland, 2009
  • Donegal County Council, Arts Grant, 2009 – 2016
  • Shortlisted, Golden Fleece Award, Dublin, 2009
  • Shortlisted, Hennessey Craig Scholarship, RHA, Dublin, 2008
  • Dublin City Council, Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary, 2008
  • Glenveagh National Park Residency Award & Bursary, 2007

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • Invited Artist, 187th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • ‘Nasty Women Dublin’, Pallas Projects, Dublin
  • Facing West, Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon
  • 4 person show, Claremorris Gallery, Co. May

2016

  • 186th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • Pallas Projects Gala Benefit Auction with Whytes at the Georgian Society, Dublin
  • VUE: National Contemporary Art Fair, with Taylor Galleries, RHA, Dublin

2015

  • 185th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • Claremorris Open, Co. Mayo
  • VUE: National Contemporary Art Fair, with Taylor Galleries, RHA, Dublin

2014

  • 184th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo

2013

  • VUE: National Contemporary Art Fair, with Taylor Galleries, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • 183rd Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • Three Person Exhibition, Claremorris Gallery, Co. Mayo

2012

  • 182th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • VUE, National Contemporary Art Fair, with Taylor Galleries, RHA, Dublin
  • National Portrait Collection of Ireland, Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick
  • Summer & Christmas Exhibitions, Taylor Galleries, Dublin
  • Kilkenny Arts Festival, Johnathon Swift Gallery, Kilkenny

2011

  • 181st Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2010

  • 180th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • Inscape, four-person exhibition, Galway Arts Centre
  • Bizarre Bazaar, Pallas Contempory Projects, Dublin

2009

  • Invited Artist, 179th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon
  • Eigse Arts Festival, Co. Carlow

2008

  • 178th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • The Plinian Sponge, maybe?, Ashford Gallery touring exhibition : Johnston Central Library, Cavan; Ballina Art Centre; West Cork  Art Centre; Roscommon ArtCentre;
  • Winter Salon, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
  • Irish Art Fair, RDS, Dublin
  • Timbuktu, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin
  • Irish Art Fair, RDS, Dublin
  • Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon
  • Palimpsest, Cavanacor Gallery, Co. Donegal

2007 

  • 177th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • Thirty Two Thousand Years Later, PCP, Dublin
  •  Irish Art Fair, RDS, Dublin

2006 

  • 176th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • Four Lights, Letterkenny Art Centre, Co. Donegal

2005

  • 175th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • End of Year Painting Exhibition, Ashford Gallery, Dublin

2004

  • 174th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • Full Circle, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

RESIDENCIES 

  • Ragdale Foundation, Illinois, United States, 2016
  • Centre d’ Art I Natura, Catalonia, Spain, 2015
  • Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, United States, 2014
  • Independent Studio Artists Ltd, Temple Bar, Dublin, 2011-2014
  • Centre d’ Art l Natura, Catalonia, Spain, 2010
  • Heinrich Boll Cottage, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, 2010
  • Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 2009
  • Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, 2009
  • The Cill Rialaig Project, Co. Kerry, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010
  • Fundacion Valpairoso, Almeria, Spain, 2008
  • Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal, 2007

COLLECTIONS 

  • Health Service Executive
  • University of Limerick
  •  Office of Public Works
  •  AXA Insurance
  •  Glenveagh National Park
  •  Donegal County Council
  •  Four Seasons Hotel Group
  • Carlton House, Dublin
  • Quilligan Archtiects
  • Wesley College, Dublin

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Painting selected by critic and broadcaster Cristín Leach for RTE Culture as one of 21 artworks that define Modern Ireland. https://www.rte.ie/culture/2017/0830/901026-21-century-ireland-in-21-artworks/
  • 5 Star Review by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 27/09/2016
  • What Lies Beneath by Niall MacMonagle, Sunday Independent, 09/10/2016
  • The Eye of the Storm: Ann Quinn Charts the Development of Her Painting Practice, Visual Artists Ireland News Sheet, May-June Edition, 2014
  • Bringing Donegal to Dublin through Memory and Image, by Carolyn Farrar, Donegal Democrat, 11/07/2013
  • Subtle Correspondence, Review by Cristín Leach Hughes, Culture Magazine, Ireland’s Sunday Times, 30/06/13
  • New Horizons, Review by Denise Ferran, Summer Edition, Irish Arts Review Magazine, June 2013
  • East Donegal Inspiring Arthttp://www.donegaldiaspora.ie/news/east-donegal-inspiring-art 10/10/12
  • The Ticket, Aidan Dunne, 12/10/12
  • National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, Catalogue, University of Limerick, 2012
  •  What Lies Beneath, Niall MacMonagle, Sunday Independent, http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/mary-by-ann-quinn-26863535.html ,10/06/12
  • Painting Featured on Cover of Poetry Collection by Kerry Hardie, The Ash and the Oak and the Wild Cherry Tree, The Gallery Press, 2012            
  • Serious work that will bring a smile to your face, The Irish Times, 25.03.09, by Aidan Dunne                                                                            
  • Expressions of Past Tranquility, The Irish Times, 23.01.08, by Aidan Dunne
  • Picturing Tehran and Donegal, The Irish Times, 12.01.08, by Fiona McCann
  • Circa Online Review, by Laura McGovern, 2008 http://www.recirca.com/cgi-bin/mysql/show_item.cgi?post_id=1800
  • Splendid Isolation, The Visual Artist’s News Sheet, VAI, Jan-Feb 2008
  • The Plinian sponge, maybe ?, Ashford Gallery, Catalogue, 2008
  • Shining in Glenveagh, CRANN Magazine, Winter Edition, 2007
  • Lifelines, New and Collected, Letters from Famous People about their Favourite Poem, Town House, 2006
  • Poetry Now 2005 two paintings used to illustrate two Leaving Certificate books, Celtic Press, 2005
  •  The Irish Times, 17.01.01, by Sue Carter
  •  The Irish Times, 14.06.00, by Aidan Dunne
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