Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh (b1977) graduated with a BA in Fine Art Painting from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2001.Ní Mhaonaigh was recently elected a member of the RHA. She was awarded The Hotrom ARTWORKS Award for outstanding work Visual Carlow and received an arts bursary from Wicklow County Council in 2019. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include Achar (2018), Ardán (2016), Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin, Dúil (2016), Limerick City Gallery of Art, Imlíne (2014), Triskel Gallery, Cork, Contours (2014), Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin, Paintings (2012), Linehall Arts Centre, Mayo and Eatramh (2011), Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin. Ní Mhaonaigh has also taken part in many group exhibitions including Hold to the Now (2015), SLAG Gallery, New York , Last (2012), the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, UNBUILDING (2010), Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow . She has also exhibited as part of VOLTANY New York in a solo presentation in 2016. Ní Mhaonaigh has been awarded the Hennessy Craig Scholarship, the Wicklow County Council Art Bursary in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Marmite Prize for Painting in 2016. Her work is held in many important public collections including the Office of Public Works, the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, the Highlanes Art Gallery in Drogheda and The Arts Council as well as private collections in Ireland, across Europe and the USA

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EDUCATION

2001  BA Fine Art Dublin Institute of Technology

2018  Elected an Associate Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020  Teorainn,Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2020  The Dock, Co. Leitrim

2020  Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow

2018  Achar, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2016  Galway University Hospital, Galway

2016  Dúil, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick

2016  Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, VOLTA NY, New York

2016  Ardán, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2015  Imlíne, The Beltable Arts Centre, Limerick

2015  Anthony Slayter-Ralph Fine Art, Los Angeles

2015  Imlíne, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow

2014  Imlíne, Triskell Christchurch, Cork

2014  Contours,The Motorhouse Gallery, Farmleigh, Dublin 

2014  Contours, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2013  LUAN Gallery, Athlone

2012  Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2012  The Living Room Gallery, New York 

2012  Linenhall Arts Centre, Mayo

2012 Millennium Court Arts Centre, Armagh

2011  Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

2011  Highlanes Municipal Gallery, Drogheda

2011  Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2010  West Cork Arts Centre, Cork

2010  Ard Bia, Galway

2010  Dunamaise Arts Centre, Laois

2010  The Living Room Gallery, New York

2010  Ryan's Electrical, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny

2009  Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2009  Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, curated by Clíodhna Shaffrey

2009  Galway Arts Centre, Galway

2008  Orange, Weiss, Gelb, Ard Bia, Berlin

2008  Ard Bia, Galway

2008  Áras Éanna Arts Centre, Inis Oírr, Galway

2008  Platform, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2007  County Buildings, Co.Wicklow

2006  An tImeall, Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow, curated by Pádraic E. Moore

2006  Eatramh, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2004  Deoraíocht, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2001  The Chaple, Dublin Institute of Technology, Portland Row, Dublin

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

2020  RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin 

2020  Home:Being and Belonging in Contemporary Ireland, The Glucksman, Cork, curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney

2020  Eva Gore-Booth, The Museum of Literature Ireland, UCD Newman House, Dublin

2019  Utopia / Dystopia, Municipal Gallery dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire, curated by Aoife Ruane

2019  Peripheries, Periphery Space, Gorey

2019 Winter Open, Rua Red Arts Centre, Dublin

2019  Silver, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2019  Legacy, 30th Anniversary of the Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon

2019  Dearly Beloved, ARTWORKS 2019,Carlow Arts Festival, VISUAL, Carlow

2019  Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen, touring exhibition to the following venues: Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Yeats Building, Sligo, Irish Consulate, New York

2019  RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin 

2019  St.Brigid's Day, touring exhibition to the following venues:12 Star Gallery, London, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, The Department of Food and Marine, Dublin, Irish Emabassy Berlin, Germany

2018  John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

2018  Group Show, The Custom House Studios, Co.Mayo

2018  Cairde Arts Festival, The Model, Sligo

2018  Island Life, Westport Arts Festival, The Custom House Studios, Co.Mayo

2018  Peripheries, Municipal Gallery dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire

2018  Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, Highlanes Municipal Gallery, Drogheda

2018  RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2017  Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2017  Wexford Opera Festival, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford

2017  RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Invited Artist

2016  Wexford Opera Festival, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford

2016  The Marmite Prize for Painting V, Highlanes Municipal Gallery, Drogheda

2016  Informed Painting, Pablo's Birthday, New York

2016  The Marmite Prize for Painting V, Block 336, London

2016  Hermione Art Exhibition, ALEX 150, Alexandra College, Dublin

2016  RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2015  Hold to the Now, S L A G Gallery, New York

2015  Group Show, S L A G Brunswick Gallery, New York

2015  Wexford Opera Festival,Greenacres Gallery, Wexford

2015  Here and Now, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford

2015  RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Invited Artist

2015  PANORAMA, Pallas Projects, Dublin

2015  Cú Chulainn Comforted, Basic Space, Dublin, curated by Joshua Sex

2015  Home, Municipal Gallery, dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire

2014  Colección olar VISUAL, Museu d'Art de Cerdanyola MAC, Barcelona

2014  Wexford Opera Festival, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford

2014  Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon

2014  Chancery Lane, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Laois

2014  Instant Crush, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2013  40/40/40, Office of Public Works touring exhibition to the following venues: Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain, Biblioteka Universidad, Warsaw, Poland, Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Palazzo della Farnasina, Rome, Italy, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin, OPW Headquaters, Trim

2013  Selective Perspectives, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2013  Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon

2012  Into the Light,60th Anniversary of the Arts Council, Crawford Art Gallery, curated by Dawn Williams

2012  Last, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

2012  Assembly, Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, Highlanes Municipal Gallery

2012  Group Exhibition, Ron Mandes, Amsterdam

2012  RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2012  Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon

2012  MIND HEAD, JiM Contemporani, Barcelona, curated by Rose Burlingham

2011  Room Outside,Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2011  The Pink Show,Harlem Townhouse, New York, curated by Rose Burlingham

2011  RHAAnnual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2011  Unfolding Collections, Galway Arts Centre, Galway

2010  UNBUILDING, two person exhibition with Bea McMahon, Mermaid Arts Centre, curated by Clíodhna Shaffrey and Rosie Lynch

2010  Recent Acquisitions,Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, Highlanes Municipal Gallery

2010  RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2010  Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon

2010  Regarding Painting, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2010  Group Show,Living Room Gallery, New York

2010  Preview,Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2009  Above the Fold, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2009  RHA Annual Exhibition,Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2009  Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon

2009  Futures, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, curated by Patrick T. Murphy & Ruth Carroll

2009  AIB Art Prize, AIB Headquarters, Dublin

2008  Group Therapy, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin

2008  RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2008  Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon

2008  Greenstar Open,Mermaid Arts Centre, curated by Theo Dorgan

2007  Emerging Artists ( and some old friends ), Boyle Arts Festival, Invited Artist

2007  RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Invited Artist                                                                                                                      2007  Group Show, Wicklow County Buildings, Co. Wicklow

2007  Greenstar Open,Mermaid Arts Centre, curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey

2006  Greenstar Open, Mermaid Arts Centre, curated by Amanda Ralph

2004  Living Landscape, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, curated by Therry Rudin

2000  DIT Group Exhibition, The Atrium, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin

1999  DIT Group Exhibition, The Atrium, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin

 

ART FAIRS

2018  VUE, National Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)  

2017  VUE, National Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)  

2016  VUE, National Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)  

2016  VOLTA NY, Solo Presentation, New York (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2015  VUE, National Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2015  VOLTA 11, Basel (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2014  ArtMarket, Budapest (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2014  VOLTA 10, Basel (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2012  VOLTA 8, Basel (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2012  VUE, National Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2011  VUE, National Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2010  Art 2010, RDS Dublin (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2009  Art 2009, RDS Dublin (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2008  Preview Berlin (with Ard Bia Berlin)

2008  Art 2008, RDS Dublin (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2008  Art Cologne (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2007  Aqua Art 07, Miami USA (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2007  Year_07 Art Projects, County Hall, London (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

2007  Art 2007, RDS Dublin (with Kevin Kavanagh Gallery)

 

AWARDS

2019 The Hotron ARTWORKS Award

2019  Wicklow County Council Art Bursary

2018  The John Moores Painting Prize, shortlist

2016  The Marmite Prize for Painting V, shortlist

2014  The Arts Council, Visual Arts Bursary Award

2010  The Hennessy Craig Scholarship

2010  Royal Hibernian Academy Studio Award

2010  Wicklow County Council Art Bursary

2009  AIB Prize shortlist

 

SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Royal Hibernian Academy

Iverna Collection

University College Dublin

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection

Culturel Centre Irlandais, Paris

Ernesto Ventós, Barcelona

Dublin City University

Luciano Benetton Collection

Cuisle Centre, Portlaoise General Hospital

Portlaoise Prison

Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise

Contemporary Irish Arts Society

The Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

Office of Public Works

Dublin Institute of Technology

Boyle Civic Collection

Coláiste Íosagáin

National Centre for Youth Mental Health

Ahern & Co

The Mermaid Arts Centre

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Aspen Insurance ( purchased by The Contemporary Arts Society, London )

Irish Art at Churchill

O' Donnell & Tuomey Architects

 

Private collections worldwide.

 

REVIEWS

'Setting boundaries in order to break through barriers', Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 11 February, 2020

'Breaking the mould at the RHA', Cristín Leach, The Sunday Times, 2 June, 2019

'Peripheries', John P. O'Sullivan, The Sunday Times, 9 December, 2018

'Panache and Punch', Niamh Nic Gabhann, Irish Arts Review, Autumn Edition, 2018

'What lies beneath', Niall MacMonagle, The Irish Independent, 13 May, 2018

'Achar', John P. O'Sullivan, The Sunday Times, May, 2018

'Visual arts highlights of the week', Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 28 April, 2018

'Dúil', Cristín Leach Hughes, The Sunday Times, 14 August, 2016

'Vivid displays of painterly power', Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 16 February, 2016

'Opening on Grand', Peter McDermott, Irish Echo, New York Edition, 3 November, 2015

'Imlíne', Critín Leach Hughes, The Sunday Times, 19 October, 2014

'Imlíne', Collette Sheridan, Evening Echo, 8 October, 2014

Susan Campbell, Visual Artists Ireland, Newsletter, 2014

'Art Review', Peter Mc Dermott, Irish Echo, New York Edition, 2012

Mary Catherine Nolan, Visual Artists Ireland, Newsletter, 2012

Circa Online Review, John Gayer, Circa Art Magazine, 21 February, 2011

'Comptes et légends d'Irlande', Hugo Hamilton, LeMonde Diplomatique, July 2010

'At one remove from belonging', Aidan Dunne, The Ticket, 27 August, 2010

Mary Kavanagh, Leinster Express, 24 Ferbuary, 2010

'Art Review', Peter McDermott, Irish Echo, New York Edition, 28 January, 2010

Downtown Express, The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan, Volumn 22, Number 36, 15-21 January, 2010

'People to watch in the year ahead', Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 2 January, 2010

'Futures', John Gayer, ART PAPER, November/December 2009

'Art at both ends of the scale', Gemma Tipton, The Irish Times, 2009

'Space Exploration', Catherine Leen, Irish Arts Review, Summer Edition 2009

'AIB Prize 2009', Donal Maguire, Irish Arts Review, Summer Edition 2009

'Nominees get in focus for Art Award', Marc O' Sullivan, The Irish Examiner, 3 June, 2009

'Two Artisits, one venue', Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser, 22 January, 2009

'Expressions of past tranquillity', Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 23 January, 2008

'Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh', Kate Butler, The Sunday Times, 20 January, 2008

'Friends and other animals', Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 15 August, 2007

'Relishing life in that state of uncertainty', Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 13 November, 2006

Marc O'Sullivan, Irish Examiner, 15 September, 2006

'Interesting Intervention', Victoria Watson, Metro, 31 August, 2006

'Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh', Catherine Leen, The Sunday Times, 9 January, 2005

'Princes of Darkness', Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 22 December, 2004

 

ESSAYS

SIC Intertrashional Issue #5 ROOT, edited by Bea McMahon and Milena Bonilla, 2019

Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, published by Lois Lane Publications, ISBN 978-1-9161002-0-6, 2019

Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, published by Lois Lane Publications, ISBN 978-1-9161002-1-3, 2019

John Moores Painting Prize 2018, National Museum Liverpool, ISBN 978-1-902700-60-1, 2018

2016 An image of Ireland Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton, Martina Fornasaro, Ciara Gibbons, Seán Kissane, published by Fabrica, 2016

The 5th Marmite Prize for Painting 2016, SUSAKPRESS, ISBN 978-1-9056-5912-8, 2016

Smell Colour: Chemistry, Art and Pedagogy, Ernesto Ventos, Published by Actarbirkhauser, ISBN-13: 9788492861996, ISBN-10: 8492861991, 2014

Analysing Cubism, Seán Kissane, ISBN 978-1-874756-16-3, 2013

40/40/40, The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Office of Public Works, 2013

Into the Light, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, ISBN 978-1-904291-47-3, 2013

Leaves and Papers 16, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, 2012

Irish Art at Churchill, William Laffan, Churchill House Press, 2012

Céim Chun Tosaigh : Ag obair le Gaeilge, DVD Comhdháil Naisiúnta na Gaeilge, 2012

Silleadh Súl, Mary Cremin, Bliainiris 11, Leabhar Breac, edited by Ruairí Ó hUiginn agus Liam Mac Cóil , ISBN 978-1-911363-09-5, 2011

Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, published by Highlanes Municipal Gallery, ISBN 0-9554311-7-4, 2010

Futures 09/10, Royal Hibernian Academy, ISBN 1-903875-55-2, 2010

Dictionary of Living Irish Artists, Robert O'Byrne, Plurabelle Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9563011-0-9, 2010

The sun has seen a shadow, El Sol No Ha Vist Mai Una, El Sol No Ha Visto Nunca Una, ( translations in Catalan and Spanish ) Cliodhna Shaffrey, West Cork Arts Centre, ISBN 1-904354-21-1, 2009

Spás, deasghnáth agus scriosadh I bpictiúr Shinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Armelle Skatulski & Tamsin Snow, Bliainiris 7, Carbad, edited by Ruairí Ó hUiginn agus Liam Mac Cóil , ISBN Softback 0-9543354-8-1, Hardback 0-9543354-9-x, 2007

Space, Ritual and Erasure in Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh's Eatramh, Armelle Skatulski & Tamsin Snow, ISBN 0-95525-6-3, 2006

An t-Imeall, Pádraic E. Moore, ISBN 0-95525-6-3, 2006

Eatramh, Catherine Leen, ISBN 0-9552525-4-7, 2006

 

LECTURES/ INTERVIEWS/ SYMPOSIUMS

RHA Art Form Evenings, Royal Hibernian Academy, 29 May, 2019

Straight from the tube-Painters talking paint, Municipal Gallery dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire, 1 December, 2018

Painting As Material II, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 14 February, 2018

Painters Talking Paint, The LAB, Dublin, 22 February, 2017

Ardán, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Art in Ireland, Culture Fox TV, Amelia Caulfield, February 2016

Triskel Christchurch Preview, Community News, University College Cork, Adrian Scanlon, 10 October, 2014

Triskel Christchurch Preview, Youghal Ready for This, Youghal Community Radio, Justin Maher, 3 October, 2014

For Arts Sake, Athlone Community Radio, Jasin Gill, 11  July, 2013

Cuisle na nEalaíon, RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta, Cathal Póirtéir, 2  June, 2012

UNBUILDING Symposium, Conversation Series, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Bea McMahon, Mermaid Arts Centre, 2010

Imeall, TG4, Cormac de Barra, 10 March, 2010

Ardán na hEalaíne, RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta, Séan Ó hEalaithe, 19 September, 2009

Dearc, RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta, Cearbhall Ó Síocháin, 29 July, 2009

In Conversation, Pádraic E. Moore, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, 23 July, 2009

Ealaín ar an Óileáin, Áras Éanna Arts Centre, 2008

Dearc, RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta, Cearbhall Ó Síocháin, 29 November, 2008

Seó Beo, RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta, Caitlín Ní Chualáin, 24 May, 2008

Dearc, RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta, Cearbhall Ó Síocháin, 8 October, 2006

Living Landscape, West Cork Arts Centre, 2005