ARTISTS A-Z

Campion, John

Dublin Port

Dublin Port

John Campion was born in Dublin in 1965. He attended the College of Marketing and Design 1984-1988, where he was first introduced to the process of printmaking. Since then he has worked in various media, including print, painting and sculpture.

He has exhibited widely in various selected group shows. His work is in the Print Collection of the New York Public Library and various private collections.

He believes that the idea ultimately dictates the medium, what works as an etching might not necessarily work as a painting and vice versa. Whereas certain ideas will only work in three dimensions, be it bronze, leather or even concrete.

In 1994 he studied under Donato Sartori in leather Commedia dell’Arte mask making.


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Collins, Anthony

 

Anthony Collins is a Drogheda Based artist who has also worked as the print technician in D.I.T. at Portland Row for the past ten years. He has exhibited widely on a national and international basis. His most recent body of work is based on his daily commute to and from Drogheda, this work was shown in the ‘The Basement’ Gallery in Drogheda and ‘Rattvik Art Gallery’, in Rattvik Sweden in 2006

 ‘Anthony Collins’ printmaking is the result of three years whereby he combines a range of print technique – the more fluid and painterly collagraphic technique is used with etching and screen-printing. His intensive pursuit of the medium is carried out in M1 – representing his daily commute between town and city. The monotonous back and forth of a commuter’s life, that daily grind on the same stretch of road, readily translates into the hard labour and multiple editions of the printmaker’s craft. The works in this series hint at melancholia, an estrangement from the world around, as landscape has been transformed into roadscrape and distance collapses into time. The oblique view is from inside the car. A darkened foreground is overpass or bridge, or digger building yet more roadway. Ahead is near empty motorway, the odd truck or car only accentuating isolation; the background a wash of mutable skies – turquoise, brown-orange with tones of a melting sun, gritty whites streaked with muddy greens. They are colours hr sees when driving. Collins’ prints contain a kind of anxious beauty; they touch on a void, on a temporality – our temporal sojourn in the world, on a disconnection. ‘Maybe time Lost, maybe not?’’


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Cox, Gerard

A Door In The Medina

A Door In The Medina

Gerard Cox graduated from National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1979 and went to Düsseldorf Art Academy for a Post Graduate Sculpture year. In 1983 he had his first solo exhibition Sculptures in the Project Arts Centre Gallery, Dublin and won the Guinness Peat Aviation Award for Emerging Artists. Since then he has exhibited sculpture in solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, England, Germany, Korea and Japan.

Gerard was a founder member of Sculpture in Context, a woodland sculpture exhibition, based in Dublin, in 1985. He has completed public and private commissions and participated in symposia in Ireland, Germany, Austria and Korea. In 1999 Gerard began making woodblock prints. He joined Graphic Studio Dublin in 2002 and continues to produce woodblock prints for group and solo exhibitions. Recently Gerard began painting. In 2008 he held two solo exhibitions in Ireland and showed paintings and prints in California and Poland.


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Coyne Maher, Therese

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Cuffe, Gráinne

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Grainne Cuffe,a Dublin born Fulbright Alumni and graduate of Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Central St.Martins,London,has studied lithography in Tamarind Institute,New Mexico,and etching at Grafico Uno, Milan.

She has demonstrated and talked about her work in Denmark and Sweden.She has been invited to Festival Interceltique Lorient,France 2012 to show and talk about her work,and will show and talk about her work also at Graphic Studio,Gallery,Dublin on Culture Night ,28 September 2012.She received the D.OSullivan Graphics Award in 2011 for her etching Delphinium II.

She has received commissions from Hastings Hotel Group,Oriana Art Collection,Fingal County Council etc.

Grainne lives and works in Wicklow,and is a member of Graphic Studio,Dublin.

 


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Cullen, Charles

Mrs Keogh, Can I Help

Mrs Keogh, Can I Help

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Cullen, Michael

Dancers With Camel

Dancers With Camel

Michael Cullen was born in County Wicklow in 1946. He studied painting at the National College of Art in Dublin and life drawing at the Central College of Art and Design in London. Since 1968 he has had numerous one person exhibitions in Ireland.His paintings have been included in some of the most important theme based shows introducing contemporary Irish painting in Ireland and internationally.

From 1969 he has been living and painting for long periods of time in England, Spain, Morocco, Germany, Mexico and France. For the past number of years he has been dividing his time between Spain and Ireland.

In 1984 he became an elected member of Aosdána (the Irish Academy of Arts). In 2006 he was elected as an associate member of the Royal Hibernian Academy: in 2007 he was elected to full membership.

His works are in the following collections: The National Gallery of Ireland (Print Collection); the Irish Museum of Modern Art; the Ulster Museum; the Arts Council of Ireland; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; the Irish Contemporary Art Society; the Berlin Senate; the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art; Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank; the Office of Public Works and Trinity College, Dublin.

What distinguishes Cullen from many other painters of his generation is his belief that the task of painting has to remain open to the influences of one’s own environment: to give priority to one’s own immediate existential situation.  Following the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard he also believes that ‘the rationalist cannot dance’.

 


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Cummins, Cora

Weather Station

Weather Station

Cora was born and educated in Carlow. When she left school she attended the College of Marketing and Design, attaining an honours degree in Fine Art Print. On leaving college she was awarded membership of the Blackcurch Print studio where to began to produce work for numerous group exhibitions. In 2000 she had her first Solo Show with The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, and now she has an annual show with this gallery.

Her work has been purchased by many offical bodies including the Office of Public Works, the AXA collection, the Northern Bank and the A.I.B. collection.

Cora’s recent work deals with patches of nature within the urban environment, such as, parks, plant pots and roundabouts.The work seeks to record the ‘quiet corner’ the ‘preserved plot for contemplation’ within the city.

After completing a Masters in Fine Art Print at N.C.A.D., she now lectures in both the College of Marketing and Design and in Dun Laoghaire College of Art. She also plays an active role in the Blackchurch print studio and is one of the Board of Directors there.


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Cunningham, Jennifer

The Crowd

The Crowd

Jennifer Cunningham is a visual artist who works with paint, printmaking and drawing, film and digital media. She grew up in an urban area and this has influenced her work. She graduated with a first class honours degree from GMIT in 2002 and was a guest artist with Artspace Studios until 2006. Her work is figurative with a narrative content. In 2008 she completed a Masters in fine art from N.C.A.D in Dublin. She has recently become a member of the Blackchurch print studio in Dublin.

She has won several awards for her work including the Henry Higgins Travelling Scholarship and the Taylor art award at the R.D.S in 2002.

Recently she was awarded the Thomas Damann Travel award, which she used to go to New York where she collected a large amount of research material. She also undertook a residency in Reykjavik Iceland in September of that year.


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