These funds are to cover all transport and installation costs for my two forthcoming exhibitions in Cork Institute of Technology - Gallery Wandesford Quay in Cork between 24th July - 14th August 2013 and touring to the Limerick School of Art and Design Gallery in Limerick at the end of 2013. As a winner of Manifest Award 2012 - Kinsale Art Festival - I was awarded these two exhibition oportunities. The judges were: Patrick Murphy (RHA), Trish Brennan (CCA / CIT) and Mike Fitzatrick (curator of Manifest LIT).
I am a Dublin based artist exhibiting and living in Ireland since 2005. So far I have shown my work in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (Ireland), Ormston house in Limerick (Ireland), Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin (Ireland), Gooden Gallery in London (UK), Rua Red in Dublin (Ireland), The Lemonstreet Gallery in Dublin (Ireland), No Grants Gallery in Dublin (Ireland) and internationaly in Colombia, UK, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Germany.
This exhibition is a great oportunity for me to prepare a show with works based on my old family photographs. However I do not want to analise my roots or have a sentimental trip to the past. My intention is to reflect my melancholic mood and a feeling of hopelessness and emptiness due to the passing time. The death theme is extremely close to my work. My work is still in process, however, a few pieces are already finished. I focus on large scale canvases around 180/150cm each. These funds will be a great help towards all costs involved with my shows and will help me to focus only on my work.
One of my previous acheviements include 1st prize Irish Art Award which I received in 2007 in Digital HUB, Dublin (Ireland) with chairman: Brian Maguire (artist and Head of Fine Arts at NCAD), Brona Molloy (President of The Art Teachers Association of Ireland) and Iain Davidson (Visual Arts Specialist at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland).
My works are in collections of: The Office of Public Works in Dublin, Joshua Cooper Ramo (New York, former senior editor and foreign editor of Time magazine and later Managing Director at Kissinger Associates), Declan Moylan (Dublin, chairman of Mason Hayes & Curran), Mason Hayes & Curran Dublin, Holles St Hospital in Dublin, private collections in Europe, USA, Colombia.