Bio

BEATRICE O’CONNELL

Born in Dublin, Ireland, 1973

EDUCATION

1996 BFA Painting DIT, Dublin 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Environmental Variables, Ranelagh Arts Centre, D6

2012     The Linnet and the Crocodile, Young Street PopUp Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland

2011 The Flood and other stories, Plane/Site Galleries, Moxie Studios,  Dublin 2

2009 Duende, Talbot Gallery, Dublin 1

2006 I always know where I am by the way the road looks , Talbot Gallery, Dublin 1

2005 Beatrice O’Connell and Kate Millar, Cross Gallery, Dublin

2004 Undercurrents , Hunt Museum, Limerick City

2000 New Paintings, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin 1

1998 Gestures, Lambay House Art Gallery, Howth, Dublin

1996 Beatrice O’Connell, National Concert Hall, Dublin

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 Beep Painting Prize exhibition, Swansea, Wales, UK beep painting.com

2019 Winter Exhibition, So Fine Art, Dublin 2

2019 Summer Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2

2018-19 Winter Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2

2018 Summer Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2

2018-19 Winter Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2

2017-18 Winter Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2

2016-17 Winter Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin 2 

2018-19 Rua Red Winter Open Exhibition
2017-18 Rua Red Winter Open Exhibition
2019 RHA Annual Exhibition

2018 RHA Annual Exhibition

2017 RHA Annual Exhibition

2016 RHA Annual Exhibition

2015 RHA  Annual Exhibition
2017 Claremorris Gallery, ‘Island living’, featuring Aidan Crotty, Paula Pohli, Peter Burns,
Jennifer Cunningham, Beatrice O’Connell and Ann Quinn  
2016-17 IFTSQ Enniskillen and Strabane

2016 Republic – Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin 

2015 Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition
2015 RHA  Annual Exhibition
2014 ÉIGSE, Carlow Arts Festival
2012-13 Border Art Prize, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, QLD
2012-13 Dreamscapes, Gallery Works, Mount Tamborine, QLD
2012-13 Viva La Femme, Lust for Life Tattoo and Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD
2011 Leinster Gallery Exhibiting Artist
2011 One or Several Wolves, Moxie Studios, Dublin
2011 Exhibiting Artist, Grange Gallery, Oldtown, Co Dublin
2010 RHA Annual Exhibition
2010 Newtownbarry House, Wexford
2009 Annual Wexford Festival Opera Exhibition, EPA, Johnstown Castle
2008 Éigse, Carlow Arts Festival
2007 Affordable Art Show – New York
2004 Dubliners, Four Dublin Painters – Hopewire, Bunclody, Co Wexford
2004 50/50 – Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
2002 Crackerbox Palace, Cairns, Australia
1999 Kevin Kavanagh Gallery
1999 Lambay House Art Gallery, Howth
1998 Éigse 1998 – Carlow (Winner of the Emerging Artist Award)
1996 Lambay House Gallery Debut
1996 Art International – Sydney, Australia
1996 Oireachtas 1996 – Guinness Hopstore, Dublin
1996 Íontas Exhibition (Winner of the Student Award)

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2017
Ellen Altfest Masterclass
RHA School Access Programme 

2016
Gwen Hardie Masterclass
RHA School Access Programme

2015-Present

Gallery Artist, Lavelle Gallery, Clifden, Galway.

2012
Goldspaces, space activation, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Border Art Prize Finalist, Tweed River Art Gallery
2005-06 
Arts Council of Northern Ireland advisory board
2001
Dublin Corporation Bursary Award
1998 
Éigse 1998 – Carlow, Emerging Artist Award
1996 
Íontas, Student Award

COLLECTIONS

OPW Leinster House, Government Buildings, Dublin; AXA Insurance; Anatomy Department, Trinity College; Newtown School, Waterford; Muckross Park College, Donnybrook.

RESIDENCIES

MAR 2019 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamakerrig, Co Monaghan 

MAR 2018 Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain

APR 2017 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamakerrig, Co Monaghan 

AUG 2016 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamakerrig, Co Monaghan 

 PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

2016/18/19 RHA Annual Catalogue

2019 Run Red Winter Show Catalogue

Nov 2011 Le Cool online magazine
Nov 2011 Image Magazine
Aug 2009, Image Magazine
July 2008 Evening Herald 
March 2009, ‘Duende’ Exhibition Catalogue, Talbot Gallery
June 2006 Aidan Dunne, Irish Times
OPW art catalogue, Art in State Buildings 1995-2005
May 2006 Irish Arts Review 
April 2005 Jackie Ryan, Irish Property Buyer 
17th April 2005 Marianne Hartigan, Sunday Tribune
10th April 2005 Sunday Tribune 
1st April 2005 The Event Guide; The Ticket; The Dubliner 
1st January 2001 Aidan Dunne, Irish Arts Review
12th March 2000 Sunday Tribune 
1st March 2000 Aidan Dunne, Irish Times 

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/life-and-death-in-art-1.250791
18th February 2001 Noelle Harrison, WOW (what’s on where online)
3rd June 1997 Sophie Gorman, Irish Independent
16th June 1996 Aidan Dunne, Irish Times.

COMMISSIONS

1996 – Present
Portraiture and other commissions for private clients.
2016
Illustrate your Rights Campaign, Migrants Matter
http://www.migrantsmatter.org/illustrate-our-rights.html
2015 
Album Cover, ‘The Hills above the Valley ‘ by Barry Kinane
2006     
Portraiture commission for Newtown School, Waterford
2006
Commission for Muckross Park College, Dublin 4
2000     
Site specific commission for Mario’s Restaurant, Sandymount, Dublin 4
2001 
Commissioned painting for The Goilin Singers, CD cover