Geraldine O’Neill lives and works in her native Dublin. She studied at the National College of Art and Design and in 2008 she completed her MFA. O’Neill is well known for her large scale many layered meticulous paintings. Her work is concerned with visual culture, kitsch, fine art, the marginal and overlooked, and quantum mechanics; all pressed into service in relation to her own world and in the wider social and cultural sphere.
She has exhibited many solo and group shows in Ireland and abroad including the National Gallery of Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Portrait Gallery, London. In 2016 her specially commissioned portrait of John Rocha entered the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. Most recent exhibitions include Many-World Interpretation (agus rudaí eile nach iad), solo exhibition in Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin, (2017), Volta Basel (), Switzerland with Kevin Kavanagh (?), and SLAG Contemporary, New York (), Many Worlds, Cultural Centre Paris (??), Blue. Garterlane Waterford, (2020), 21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks, (2019), Glebe House (2019), MAKing Art PAINTing, Draíocht (2019)
O’Neill’s many awards include the Ireland – US Council/Irish Arts Review Portraiture Award and the Arts Council of Ireland Bursary. Her work is held in many private and public collections including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the European Central Bank, the Office of Public Works, Trinity College, Arts Council of Ireland and The National Gallery of Ireland. Her work is to be included in the forthcoming book, Irish Art 1920 -2020 Perspectives on a Century of Change, to be published by the Royal Irish Academy and edited by Dr Yvonne Scott and Catherine Marshall.
In 2013 Geraldine O’Neill was elected to the RHA and in 2015he was elected as a member of Aosdaána 2015. Aosdána was established by the Arts Council of Ireland to honour those Arist’s in every discipline whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the Arts in Ireland.
O’Neill is represented by Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin.