Bio & CV

I am a visual artist and educator based in Ireland. My artworks which comprise printmaking, mixed-media sculpture, moving image and site-specific installation have been exhibited in Ireland and internationally. I have a particular interest in collaborative projects.

Within fine art printmaking I have an extensive history of professional mentoring and editioning of prints for publication in all major disciplines. These include lithography, screen printing, relief processes, etching (traditional and photographic) and digital techniques.

As an educator I have substantial experience working as a part-time lecturer up to graduate level in several art colleges including Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway. I have designed and delivered many art courses in further education and at secondary level. Following an MA in Digital Arts and Humanities in University College Cork, I am currently developing online, interactive educational resources to supplement blended modes of fine art pedagogy.


University College Cork, College Road, Cork
MA in Digital Art and Humanities (first class honours) 2016

Crawford College of Art and Design, Sharman Crawford St. Cork
MA Art & Process (first class honours) 2013

Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare St. Limerick
BA Fine Art (second class honours, grade 1) 1996

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Monivea Rd. Galway
National Diploma Art and Design (merit) 1994


Crawford College of Art and Design, Sharman Crawford St. Cork
Part-time lecturer 2007 –  2010, 2015
Taught printmaking modules in multiple disciplines to first, second and third year students. Also delivered introductory print modules to media communications students.

Cork Film Centre Gallery, Gunpowder Mills, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Gallery technician 2012 – 2015
Responsible for all aspects of the installation, invigilation and de-installation of the gallery’s exhibition program.

Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Crosses Green, Cork
Printmaking Tutor 2004 – present
Designed and delivered of printmaking courses in disciplines including lithography, etching, photo-intaglio and papermaking as part of Cork Printmakers adult education program.

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Cluain Mhuire Campus, Galway
Part-time lecturer 2003 – 2010
Participated in tutorial sessions and delivered practical instruction in multiple techniques to groups from first year to graduate level. Oversaw the production of students’ work for end of year graduate show.

Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street, Limerick
Visiting Lecturer 2008 – 2009
Delivered workshops in relief and intaglio printmaking to second year groups.

Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Crosses Green, Cork
Workshop technician 1999 – 2007
Responsible for the technical aspects of the production of members’ work in all major printmaking disciplines. Duties included equipment maintenance, management of materials and teaching of printmaking techniques.

International School of Chouiefat, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Full-time primary teacher 1996 – 1998
Taught all subjects to classes from grade four to six. Taught art at secondary level.


2016 Culture Ireland Visual Arts Award for You Make Mine, I Make Yours exhibition, Jyvaskyla, Finland
2015 Cork County Council Arts Department Culture Night Commission Award for Pulped community papermaking and pulp painting workshops and exhibition



Solo Shows

2022 Hand Picked, Blue House Gallery, Schull, Co. Cork
2012 Continuum, Cork Film Centre Gallery, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
2011 Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Group shows
2016 25 – Celebrating 25 Years, Cork Printmakers group exhibition, The Atrium, City Hall, Cork
You Make Mine, I Make Yours, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery Cork & Ratamo Galleria, JyvasKyla, Finland

2015 Unfold, Uileann West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Over the Sun, Vitebsk Centre for Contemporary Art, Vitebsk, Belarus. Three person show

2014 Hexagon, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
See Through, Skibbereen Arts Festival, Co. Cork
Beyond the Stone, Cork Printmakers Showroom, Cork
InDivisible, Cork Film Centre Gallery, Ballincollig, Co. Cork

2013 The Unfinished Dome – MA Art & Process, Former FAS building, Sullivan’s Quay, Cork. Masters degree student group show
Lorg presents…an Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking, The Shed, Middle Pier, Galway City Harbour

2012 Limerick Printmakers, Limerick. Open submission exhibition
Impressions, Galway Arts Centre

2010 Backwater Twenty – 10, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Bittersweet, Chris Doswell Gallery, Co. Cork

2009 Fruitcakes & Furry Collars, Bridge House Bed & Breakfast, Skibbereen, Co Cork

2007 Cork Printmakers Group Show, Horace-Mann School, New York
Stone Plate Grease Water, group lithography show, Museum of Modern Art, Machyllneth, Wales,
also Bankside Gallery, Hopton St. London
Eyes of the Docks, outdoor multimedia installation, Bonded Warehouse, Cork, Lagan Weir, Belfast
and Kleine Koppel, Amersfoort, The Netherlands (touring Installation)

2005 Clo in China, group show, 411 Gallery, Hangzhou, China
Cork Printmakers group show, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

2004 Cork Printmakers group show, Vangard Gallery, Cork

2003 Unveiled, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork and Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick

2002 Fenton Gallery, Cork. Three person show
West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

1999 Cork Printmakers Group Show, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh and Engine Room Gallery, Belfast

1998 Engulfed, Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Artist, exhibition maker and educator based in Cork, Ireland