Born Dublin, Ireland, 1982

MA in Illustration & Animation
Kingston University
London

BA in Fine Art
Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Solo Exhibitions

New Work
  Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, 2017
Rara Avis
  Royal Hibernian Academy, Sept - Nov 2013
Something Thrown & Caught
  Talbot Gallery, Dublin, Sept – Oct 2012
Good Morning Mountain
  IADT Drawing Project, Dún Laoghaire, Feb 2012
Forest Bathing
  Roscommon Arts Centre, Jan - Mar 2011
Paradasaeidae
  Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Sept 2009
Your Boyfriends
  Signal Art Centre, Bray, Aug 2004

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
187th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2016
Rua Red Winter Open, Rua Red, Tallaght, {until 23rd Dec}
Cabinet of Wonders, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Where the Wild Things Are, Molesworth Gallery, Dublin
186th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Art Works (Éigse), VISUAL, Carlow

2015
185th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2014
Claremorris Open Exhibition, Mayo {awarded Painting Prize}
Boyle Arts Festival, visual arts exhibition, curated by Patrick Murphy
184th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2013
40/40/40 {touring show}
  Centro Cultural_Conde Duque, Madrid
  Warsaw University Library
  Palazzo della Farnesina, Rome
  Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin
Three-Person Show w/ Seán Guinan & George Warren
  Hillsboro Gallery, Dublin

2012
Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Talbot Gallery
182nd Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Fetherweight Portable Museum | Finland {touring show}
  Rajatila Gallery, Tampere
  B-galleria, Turku
  Oksasenkatu, Helsinki

2011
Fetherweight Portable Museum, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
Close to the sound | Behind the melody | Near the Inaudible
  Hilltown New Music Festival
you remind me of a poem I can't remember, to a tune that may never have existed, in a place I'm not sure I've ever been to,
  in_flux, Limerick
181st Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy

2010
Something tells me it's all happening at the Zoo,
  Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin
Claremoris Open, Mayo
180th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy

2009
Bouvard et Pecuchet, The Lighthouse, Dublin
179th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy
Town & Country, Monster Truck, Dublin

2008
Winter Group Exhibition, Stone Gallery
Alliviate Self Doubt {Candy Collective} Versus, Dublin
November has tied me to an old dead tree,
  get word to April to rescue me
, Monster Truck Gallery
Winter Salon, Temple Bar Gallery
Kingston MA Graduate Exhibition,
  Bargehouse Gallery, OXO Tower Wharf, London

2007
The BiG Store, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin
Winter Show, The Stone Gallery, Dublin
Iontas, National Small Works Art Exhibition, Sligo
  {1st award - Selected by Michael Dempsey}
Aldketa/Athru/Change/Cambio, An Chulturlann, Belfast
Deadart Squared, The White Room, Galway
Plasticine, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin

2006
Conspirators of Pleasure, Back Loft, Dublin
Getting on Mother's Nerves, mother's tankstation, Dublin
Drawing is a Verb Drawing is a Noun, The Stone Gallery, Dublin
A Wake, Mantua Arts Project, Ballinagare, Roscommon

2005
The A to Z of Drawing, The White Room, Galway
Circumstances, Oxfam Ireland, Henrietta St, Dublin

2004
Moocher, {Eek Collective} Art House, Dublin
Y.I.A.I Summer Show, Art House, Dublin
Graduate Exhibition, IADT-Dún Laoghaire
HungryAngrySexy, Concourse, Town Hall, Dún Laoghaire

Awards
Claremorris 2014 - Painting Prize
Iontas 2007 - 1st Award

Residencies
DIT, Grangegorman; Summer Residency Award, 2016
Cill Rialaig Artists' Retreat, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, 2016 & 14
Hellebou Artist residency, Notodden, Norway, 2014
SÍM Residency, Reykjavík, Iceland
  (Arts Council Travel & Training Award) 2012
Artist in residence, Royal Hibernian Academy studios, Dublin, 2009
Menfocsanak Art Camp, Hungary
  (Arts Council Travel & Training Award) 2008

Collections
State Art Collection of Ireland / OPW
AXA Insurance
Numerous private collections

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

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

Michael Dempsey, ‘Fear Not’
  Iontas catalogue, 2007

Aidan Kelly, ‘Bennie Reilly’,
  Candy Culture, Issue 7, 2007

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