b. 1964. Lives and works in Dublin.


1982 - 1987    National College of Art & Design, Dublin


Solo and 2 Person

2024    Our Elaborate Plans, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin 

2018    Three Years Later, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin 

2018    Proven Answers, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin 

2017    Dig? Connolly House, Dublin

2016    WI, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin

2013    Interiors, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin

2012    VOLTA NY 12, solo presentation, New York

2010    Fisherman's Widow, Cake Contemporary Arts, Kildare, Ireland

 2009    OUR VICTORY, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin

 2007    Stephen Loughman & Mark O'Kelly, Galway Arts Centre

 2006    The Lake, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin

 2004    Stephen Loughman, 26th Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil (selected w/ Desperate Optimists and Dennis McNulty by Valerie Connor, Irish Commissioner)

 2003    Acvariu, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin

 2001    2C Langdale Rd BN3 4HN, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin

 2000    New Paintings, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin

1998 Paintings, Jo Rain Gallery, Dublin



2021     "Dubliners", 6th Biennial of Painting Zagreb, Croatia 

2019     NÖ Kulturpreisträgerlnnen 2019 , NOEDOK St Pölten Austria.

2018    Legacies, VISUAL Carlow, Ireland

 2018    Periodical Review #8, Pallas Projects, Dublin

 2015    Hold to the Now, SLAG Gallery, New York, USA

 2015   Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

 2013    Exiles, The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin curated by Alison Pilkington

 2012    Last, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

 2010    Surface and Reality, Kilkenny Arts Festival, curated by Oliver Dowling 2010   Collecting the New, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

 What Happens Next is a Secret, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin curated by Marguerite O'Molloy



Something tells me it's all Happening at the Zoo, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin Curated by Davey Moor


ABOVE THE FOLD, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin


Summer Show, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany


Group Therapy, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin


Winter Salon, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin


TIMBUKTU, Palace Contemporary Projects, Dublin


The BiG Store, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin


Martin Gale Selects, Fenton Gallery, Cork


Contemporary Art from Ireland, European Central Bank,


Frankfurt New Territories, ARCO '05, Madrid (Curated by Enrique Juncosa)


En Direct de Dublin, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France


See it as it is, Draiocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin


Looking at Pictures, Laois Arts Festival


Perspective 2000, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (Selected by Lynne Cooke, Curator, Dia Centre for the Arts)


EV+A 99, Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick (Selected by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn)


New Still Life, Jo Rain Gallery, Dublin



 2019 2018 2011 2006 & 2003 Arts Council Bursary

2000    Arts Council Travel Award



Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Arts Council of Ireland, The Office of Public Works Dublin City University

Private Collections in Ireland, UK ,Spain and U.S.A



Artist in residence in Atelierhaus Hannover for Expo 2000.


Air - Artist in Residence Krems Austria 2019.