Roisín McGuigan’s practice encompasses painting, drawing and mixed media. Her work uses the iconography of landscape to reflect issues of identity and relationship with place.

McGuigan lives and works in Dublin and is a graduate of National College of Art & Design and Burren College of Art. She has been a regular exhibitor at The Paul Kane Gallery in Dublin, and her work has been exhibited as part of Cork European City of Culture at the Crawford Gallery of Art, as well as at the Hun Gallery, New York, Emerge Art Fair in Washington DC, and the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin.

She has twice been the premier selectee for the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase at the Dept of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and her work also recently featured in 30 Years, Artists, Places, a major survey exhibition of Irish Art which toured nationwide from 2015 – 2017.

A member of Pallas Projects/Studios in Dublin, Roisín is also a participant on the London based Turps Banana painting programme this year.

She has received bursaries from Kerry County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland and was shortlisted for the Tony O’Malley Studio Award in 2010. From 2012 – 2014 she was Artist in Residence at Institute of Technology, Tralee where she is now External Examiner for the Creative Media Degree programmes.

Additionally, McGuigan has worked as a  curator, programmer and manager at a number of arts organisations across Ireland including Sculptors’ Society of Ireland, West Cork Arts Centre, West Cork Music, Wicklow County Arts Office and Kerry County Arts Office. She was Artistic Director of Kerry Film Festival from 2012 – 2016 and is currently a consultant with Office for Art.

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Born 1972

Post Bac Fine Art, Burren College of Art/NUI Galway, 2009

BA (Joint ) Hons. History of Art & Fine Art (Painting), NCAD, 1996

ANCAD 1996

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Unearthing Place II, Upstairs Gallery, Craftmakers, Ashe St, Tralee; Unearthing Place, The Carroll Gallery, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre Newry

2012 Synthetic Earth, Ivy Gallery, Tralee

2011 Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry, Co. Down

2010 Between Heaven & Earth, Paul Kane Gallery; Western Skies, Siamsa Tire, Tralee

2007 Paul Kane Gallery

2006 Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely

2005 The Warren Gallery, Castletownsend

2003 West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry House

2001 South Tipperary Arts Centre; 2000 Cork Institute of Technology

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2001 Paul Kane Gallery

1999 Paul Kane Gallery; West  Cork Arts Centre

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Hermione 2018, Alexandra College, Dublin – Curated by Aisling Prior

2017 Arrival, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire  – Curated by Gemma Tipton; Pop Up, Paul Kane Gallery at The Architectural Archives, Dublin;  No Fixed Abode, The Copper House Gallery, Dublin; Halftone, The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin; Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase, DCHG, Killarney

2015-17 30 Years, Artists, Places Glór (Clare), Ballina Arts Centre (Mayo), Regional Cultural Centre (Donegal), Johnston Library (Cavan), Draoícht (Fingal), Droichead (Louth), Limerick City Gallery of Art and Dunamaise Arts Centre (Laois) Model Niland (Sligo) – Curated by Muireann Ni Chonaill

2015 Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase, DAHG, Killarney; KFest, Killorglin

2014 The Middle of Everywhere, BCA Gallery – Curated by Aine Phillips

2013 Pop Up, Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin; The Absence of Realism, The Lavit Gallery, Cork

2011 Emerge Art Fair, Washington DC, 2011 Back Lane Gallery, Killarney

2010 Winter Gallery Show, Paul Kane Gallery, 2010 Back Lane Gallery, Killarney, 2010 Not the Royal Academy Paul Kane Gallery

2009 Place, Placeness, Perception, BCA Gallery, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare; Artswap, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art/ Monster Truck Studios; Imaginarium, vacant shop premises, Tralee Town Centre

2008 Hun International, Hun Gallery, New York

2007 Salon de Chiarrai, Samhlaíocht Gallery, Tralee

2006 Greenstar Open, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

2005 Winter Gallery Show, Paul Kane Gallery; C2: Cork City of Culture, Crawford Municipal Gallery

2004 Warren Gallery Artists, Gresham Hotel, Dublin

2002 Beara Artists, Lavit Gallery; Beara Arts Festival, Casletownbere; 028 – Six West Cork Artists, Civic Theatre, Tallaght – Curated by Coilín Murray, Cork

2001 Winter Gallery Show, Paul Kane Gallery; Landscapes – Generations, West Cork Arts Centre; Summer Gallery Show, Paul Kane Gallery

2000 Small Works, Paul Kane Gallery, Winter Gallery Show, Paul Kane Gallery

1999 Selected Members Exhibition, West Cork Arts Centre

1997 Landscapes, The Mall Galleries, London, Landscapes, Malone Demesne, Belfast

1996 Taylor Art Awards, RDS, Dublin; NCAD Degree Show, RHA Gallagher Gallery

1995 249, Ormond Multi Media Centre, Dublin

1994 Open Access, The Crypt, Dublin Castle; Pasqua, Montefiascone, Lazio, Italy

 

RESIDENCIES

2017, 2016 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig

2017, 2013, 2010, 2009 Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs

2012 – 14 Institute of Technology, Tralee

2012 Siamsa Tire, Tralee

 

AWARDS

2017 – Travel & Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland; Creative Work Development Bursary, Kerry County Arts Office; 2012 – Arts Bursary, Kerry County Arts Office; 2010 –Creative Work Development Bursary, Kerry County Arts Office; 2008 – Arts Education Bursary Kerry County Arts Office & Burren College of Art President’s Award; 2006 –Travel & Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland

 

COLLECTIONS

Accademia di Belle Arti, Viterbo, Italy; Burke, Kennedy, Doyle & Partners; Cork Regional Hospital; Dept of Finance, Government Buildings, Dublin; Dept of Finance and Personnel, NI; Kerry County Council; NUI Galway; PMPA/Guardian Insurance; OPW; Wicklow County Council; private collections in Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, The Netherlands, UK & USA.

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