Curriculum Vitae

Website: http://www.gillianlawler.org  www.differenceengineartists.org

1996-2000: National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Graduated with B.A. in Fine Art/Painting.

2000-2008: Co founder of Brunswick Mill Studios, Dublin.

2008-2009: Member of Moxie Studios, Dublin.

2009: Studio residency, RHA Gallagher Gallery, invited artist.

2009-present: Co founder of Difference Engine artist group.

2009-present: Member of Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin.

Represented by the Molesworth Gallery, Dublin. http://www.molesworthgallery.com for more details.

Awards

  • RESORT residency, Portrane, Difference Engine, Worldising, September 2017.
  • Culture Ireland Award, Difference Engine Travelator, ONONO Gallery, Rotterdam, 2017.
  • Kildare County Council Arts Award 2015.
  • Arts Council Travel and Training Award 2013, research trip to Centralia, Pennsylvania.
  • Shortlisted for the ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’, Thames and Hudson Book initiated by Kurt Beers, Beers Lambert Contemporary 2013.
  • Kildare County Council Arts Award 2013.
  • Merit prize, the Golden Fleece Award 2013.
  • Shortlisted for the Celeste International Art Prize 2012, selected by Risa Shoup, Invisible Dog, New York.
  • Cill Rialaig Residency 2012, invited artist.
  • Culture Ireland Award 2011, exhibition at CSV Cultural Centre, New York.
  • Kildare County Council Arts Award 2011.
  • Shortlisted for the Beers Lambert Contemporary Open Call, I am solitary, London 2011.
  • Eigse Arts Festival, Winner of Open Selection 2009, curated by Marie Hanlon.
  • Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award 2009.
  • Kildare County Council Arts Award 2009.
  • Music Recording Assistance Opportunity, Dublin City Arts Office, 2009.
  • Studio Residency, R.H.A. Gallagher Gallery, invited artist, 2009.
  • Arts Council Travel and Training Award 2007.
  • Winner of The Hennessy Craig Award, R.H.A. Gallagher Gallery, Annual Show 2007.
  • The Whytes Award, R.H.A. Gallagher Gallery, Annual Show 2007.
  • Cill Rialaig residency 2007, invited artist.
  • Runner up for the Hennessy Craig Award, R.H.A Gallagher Gallery, Annual Show 2006.
  • Short-listed for the RE/MAX Dolmen and John J Duggan Awards at the Eigse Arts Festival 2003.

Collections

  • Office of Public Works
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Wicklow County Council
  • The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin
  • Carton House, Kildare
  • Donegal County Council
  • Allied Irish Bank Collection
  • Whytes Auction House
  • Kildare County Council
  • Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Wexford
  • Dublin City University
  • The Residence Members Club, Dublin
  • Dillon House, Cork
  • NBK Design, Dublin
  • Odessa Club, Dublin
  • Private Irish and international collections

Solo Exhibitions

2018   Molesworth Gallery.

2016   Molesworth Gallery, eminent domain.

2015   Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin, eminent domain II.

2014   Galway Arts Centre, eminent domain.

2010   Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast.

2010   Cavanacor Gallery, Fields of Vision, Donegal.

2009   The Dock Arts Centre, Leitrim.

2009   This is not a shop, Dublin.

2008   Cross Gallery, Dublin.

2007   Draiocht Arts Centre, Dublin.

2007   Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast.

2006   Cross Gallery, Dublin.

2004   Cross Gallery, Dublin.

2002   Cross Gallery, Dublin.

Group Exhibitions

2018 Revelations, RESORT residency, Portrane, County DublinDifference Engine, The Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia.

2017 Nasty Women, Pallas Projects, Dublin. Difference Engine, Travellator, ONONO Gallery, Rotterdam, 2017. Invited artist, RHA Gallagher Gallery, 187th Annual Exhibition, Dublin. Hermione Exhibition, Alexandra College, Dublin.

2016 Winter group show at the Molesworth Gallery, Dublin. Vue Art Fair, Molesworth Gallery at the RHA Gallagher Gallery, DublinPallas Projects Gala Benefit Auction with Whyte’s at the Irish Georgian Society, Dublin.Winter group exhibition, Molesworth gallery, Dublin. 186th RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin.

2015 The Future is Self-Organised – Artist-Run Spaces, curated by Pallas Projects, Limerick City Gallery. VUE Art Fair, Dublin, Molesworth Gallery. Wavelenght, Helen Blake, Gillian Lawler, Bridget O’Rourke & Tom Phelan, Molesworth Gallery, Dublin. 185th RHA Gallery Annual Exhibition, Dublin. Panorama, an exhibition of female contemporary painters in Ireland, curated by Kathy Tynan and Channelle Walshe, Pallas Projects, Dublin. Kilkenny Arts Festival, Jonathan Swift Gallery.

2014  Just MAD Art Fair, Madridcurated by Jim Ricks. Lacuna {02}, Taylor Gallery, curated by Sabina McMahon and David Quinn. Claremorris Gallery, Entropy, Gillian lawler, Aidan Crotty and Michael Wann. Kilkenny Arts Festival, Jonathan Swift Gallery, Art for Gaza, Oonagh Young Gallery. Pallas Projects/Studios Gala Benefit Auction with Whyte’s at the Irish Georgian Society, Dublin. The Winter Art Studio, The Ark, Dublin. Wexford Arts Festival, Jonathan Swift Gallery.

2013 40/40/40, OPW State Art Collection, OPW Head Office, Trim. Unearth, BLOCK T, Roscommon Arts Centre, curated by Block T and Mary Cremin. Limerick City Gallery of Art, Difference Engine, Accumulator III.  Black Country, Lion and Lamb Gallery, London, curated by Nancy Cogswell. 40/40/40, OPW State Art Collection, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin. Kilkenny Arts festival, Jonathon Swift Gallery. RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin. Claremorris Gallery, 3 person show with Ann Quinn and Aidan Crotty.  Difference Engine, Accumulator II, The Oriel Myrrdin Gallery, Wales. 40/40/40 Exhibition of Contemporary Art celebrating Ireland’s 40 years in the European Union, OPW, exhibition touring to Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, (March – April), Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, Warsaw, (May – June) and Palazzo Della Farnesina, Rome, (June – July).

2012  Difference Engine, Accumulator, West Cork Arts Centre. RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin. Kilkenny Arts Festival, Jonathon Swift Gallery. Wexford Arts Festival, Jonathon Swift Gallery.

2011  Systems Beyond Certainty, Beers Lambert Contemporary, London. Pallas Periodical Review, Pallas Projects, Dublin. Difference Engine, Manifestation III, CSV Cultural Center, New York. Mesh, Limerick Art Fair and Block T.  RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.  New Connections, Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin. Eigse Arts Festival, AIB Collection,Visual Centre, Carlow, Invited artist.  Difference Engine, Manifestation IV, Wexford Arts Centre. Difference Engine, Manifestation V, SOMA, Waterford. Wexford Arts Festival, Jonathan Swift Gallery.

2010  Bizarre Bazaar, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin.  Wexford Arts Festival, Johnathon Swift Gallery.  Black Mariah Gallery / Triskel Arts Centre, Difference Engine, Manifestation III,  ESB Sub Station, Cork.  RHA Gallery Annual Exhibition, Dublin.

2009  Preponderance of the Small, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. Difference Engine, Manifestation II, Cake Contemporary Arts, Kildare.  Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast. No Soul For Sale: A Festival for Independents, X-Initiative New York City. Dublin Arts Fair, RDS. RHA Gallery Annual Exhibition, Dublin. ‘What Hiver’, group show curated by Cora Cummins, Temple Bar Gallery, Studio 8, Dublin. Eigse Arts Festival, Group show curated by Marie Hanlon, London Art Fair, group show, John Martin Gallery, London.

2008  Winter Salon, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin. Timbuktu, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin. Cavanacor Gallery, Donegal. Confessions of a Tiger, The Brick Lane Gallery, London. Fenderesky Gallery. group show. Greenstar Exhibition, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.  Eigse Arts Festival.  Lavit Gallery, Cork, group show curated by Bridget Flannery.

2007  Annual show, R.H.A. Gallagher Gallery, Invited Artist.  Boyle Arts Festival, Invited Artist. Fenton Gallery, Cork. Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Temple Bar Gallery, The Big Shop.  Pallas Contemporary Project, ‘Thirty two thousand years later.’

2006  Annual show, R.H.A Gallagher Gallery, Dublin. Invited artist, Eigse Arts Festival.

2005  Annual show, R.H.A. Gallagher Gallery, Dublin. Eigse Arts Festival. Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, A Moment in Time.

2004  Basement Gallery, Dundalk, Brunswick Mill Studios Group exhibition. Mermaid Arts Center, Bray, Brunswick Mill Studios group exhibition. Temple Bar Gallery, Full Circle, Group exhibition. Gala Banquet show, RHA Gallagher gallery, Invited artist.

2003  An Grianan Theatre, letterkenny, Brunswick Mill Studios group exhibition. Eigse Arts Festival, Carlow. Temple Bar Gallery, 50/50 group exhibition.

2002  Wexford Arts Festival, invited artist,Kellys Resort Hotel. Dunamaise Center for the Arts, Portlaoise, Brunswick Mill Studios group show. R.H.A. Gallagher Gallery, Annual Exhibition, Invited Artist.  Eigse Arts Festival.  Temple Bar Gallery, 20/20 group exhibition. Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Heaven and Earth.

2001  Ashford Gallery, Dublin, Three-person show, Makiko Nakamura, Gillian lawler and Angela Hackett, curated by Mark Sjn Ellis. Cross Gallery, Gillian lawler, Cara Thorpe and Eoin MacLoughlainn. Eigse Arts Festival, Carlow.  Wexford Arts Festival, Kelly’s Resort Hotel, invited artist.

Bibliography

  • Ramon Kassam presents a survey of Irish Contemporary Landscape Painting in Ireland, http://visualartistsireland.com/tag/ramon-kassam-presents, Visual Artists Newssheet, Sept/Oct 2017.
  • Review of ’eminent domain’ at the Molesworth Gallery, by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 2016. http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/visual-art/visual-art-sabine-mac-mahon-finds-a-cure-for-1916-fatigue-1.2612367 
  • http://greenpainterly.com/347-2/ Painting landscape and the Painting landscape by Ramon Kassam, Greenpainterly.com October 2016
  • Review of ‘The Future is Self Organised’, by Gemma Tipton, Artforum, January 2016, http://artforum.com/picks/section=ie#picks56971
  • Review of ’eminent domain II’ at Pallas Projects by Aidan Wall, Totally Dublin magazine, November issue 2015.
  • The Irish Times, The Ticket, 22nd of October 2015.
  • Le Cool Dublin, review by Olen Bajarias, http://dublin.lecool.com/event/eminent-domain-ii/, October 2015.
  • http://www.thelifeofstuff.com/index.php/exhibitions-in-dublin-you-should-know-about-this-september-2015/
  • Review by http://www.visitdublin.com: http://www.visitdublin.com/see-do/details/gillian-lawler-untitled/511502/#53.341105|-6.256165|16
  • Widen The Circle, Emerging Artists rival big names at the RHA annual show. Article by Cristin Leach Hughes. The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, page 20, June 7th 2015.
  • Review of Difference Engine, Accumulator II at Limerick City Gallery of Art, 2013 by Michaele Cutaya, Limerick City Gallery Exhibition Texts 008, 2014.
  • Totally Dublin, Gala Benefit Auction. Pallas Projects/Studios with Whytes Auctioneers at The Irish Georgian Society, Sept 2014, Vol. 120.
  • Black Country, at the Lion and Lamb Gallery, London, curated by Nancy Cogswell, review by Andy Parkinson http://patternsthatconnext.wordpress.com/ 2013.
  • This is Tomorrow, review of Difference Engine Accumulator 2, by Ciara Healy, 2013.
  • The Sunday Times, Review of Difference Engine, SOMA, by Cristin Leach, November 2011.
  • The Sunday Times, Review of New Connections, Rua Red, by Cristin Leach, May 1st 2011.
  • The Examiner, review of Difference Engine, Manifestation 2, by Anna Crudge, June 2010.
  • Irish Arts Review, ‘The elegance of choice’, by Catherine Marshall. Summer Edition 2010.
  • Visual Arts Ireland news sheet, review of Preponderance of the Small. Jan/Feb issue 2010.
  • The Irish Times, Saturday, May 30, 2009, New forms, solid values, by Aidan Dunne.
  • The Irish Times, Wednesday 11th June 2008. Review of Eigse Arts Festival by Aidan Dunne.
  • The Evening Herald, Thursday 24th April 2008, Cross Gallery solo review by Padhraig Nolan.
  • The Irish Times, Wednesday 23rd April 2008, Cross Gallery solo review by Aidan Dunne.
  • Sunday Tribune, 30th December 2007 by Emiear Mckeith.
  • The Irish Times, 15th August 2007, ‘Friends and other animals’, by Aidan Dunne.
  • The Irish Times, Monday, January 22nd 2007, ‘Firm commitment to Art’ by Aidan Dunne.
  • The Irish Times, Thursday, June 1st, 2006, ‘Portraits of the artists’ by Aidan Dunne.
  • The Irish Times, May 10th 2006, Cross Gallery solo review by Aidan Dunne.
  • The Irish Times, October 2004, Cross Gallery solo review by Aidan Dunne.
  • The Irish Times, December 16th 2004,’Narrow focus to see the future’, by Aidan Dunne.
  • The Irish Times, July 3rd 2002, Cross Gallery solo review by Aidan Dunne.
  • In Dublin Magazine, July 2002 issue, Cross Gallery solo.
  • Art Bulletin, May 2001, Brunswick Mill Studio review.
  • The Irish Times, November 2001 by Sue Carter.
  • The Irish Times, 28th June 2001, by Aidan Dunne.
  • In Dublin Magazine, February 2001 by Morgan Feely.
  • The Irish Times, 14th June 2000, Degree show review by Aidan Dunne.
  • The Irish Times, Thursday, May 27th 1999, ‘Limericks mini marathon’, by Aidan Dunne.

Publications

  • Imago Mundi Ireland, catalogue of Irish artists 2016.  www.imagomundiart.com
  • eminent domain II, booklet to accompany solo exhibition at Pallas Projects, Dublin, 2015.
  • Mason Hayes and Curran, catalogue of current art collection, 2015.
  • Royal Hibernian Academy, 185th Annual Exhibition catalogue 2015.
  • 40/40/40 Exhibition catalogue of Contemporary Art celebrating Ireland’s 40 years in the European Union, exhibition touring to Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, (March – April), Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, Warsaw, (May – June) and Palazzo Della Farnesina, Rome, (June – July), 2013.
  • Difference Engine, 2009 – 2012, published by Difference Engine, 2012/2014.
  • Album cover design for the Damo Susuki Network, Farpoint recordings, 2009.
  • Royal Hibernian Academy 179th Annual Exhibition catalogue 2009 ISBN 1-903875-50-1 
  • Representing Art in Ireland, published by the Fenton Gallery, 2008. ISBN  978-0954484385
  • Royal Hibernian Academy 177th Annual Exhibition catalogue 2007 ISBN 1-903875-42-0 
  • Pallas Contemporary Projects, catalogue of exhibitions 2007.
  • Royal Hibernian Academy 176th Annual Exhibition catalogue 2006 ISBN 1-903875-30-7 
  • Royal Hibernian Academy 172nd Annual Exhibition catalogue 2002 ISBN 1-903875-04-8 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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