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Cormac O'Leary

Born in Cork City, Ireland, 1969.
Currently living in County Leitrim, Ireland

E D U C A T I O N
National Diploma in Fine Art, 1987 - 1991,
Sligo Institute of Technology.

S E L E C T E D S O L O E X H I B I T I O N S
2020 The Doorway Gallery, Dublin (Forthcoming)
2018 The Chimera Gallery, Mullingar
2017 The Doorway Gallery, Dublin
2015 / 16 The Barbara Stanley Gallery, London
2014 The Chimera Gallery, Mullingar
Art @ House Restaurant, Howth, Dublin
2013 The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2012 Custom House Gallery, Westport, Co. Mayo
2011 Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry
2010 The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2007 / 09 The Barbara Stanley Gallery, London
2005 The Cat & Moon Gallery, Sligo
2004 / 06 / 08 Vangard Gallery, Cork
2003 Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
2002 Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
2000 / 05 Clotworthy Arts Centre, Co. Antrim
2001 Gallery One, Kilkenny
1999 / 01 / 03 / 05/ 08 Hallward Gallery, Dublin
1999 / 01 / 03 Sligo Art Gallery

2 / 3 P E R S O N E X H I B I T I O N S

2018
Outside In ; with Caitriona O'Leary
Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

2017
Storm Thrown, with Medbh Gillard
Inishbofin Arts Festival, Co. Galway

2016
From Sea to Sky, with Fiona Power
Aisling Gallery, Ballydehob, West Cork
Between Sky & Stone, with Caitriona O'Leary
Russell Gallery, Co Clare

2015
Arc of visibility, with Sara Foust
The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare

2013
Remembering Light & Stone, with Caitriona O'Leary,
Doorway Gallery, Dublin

2005 / 06 / 07 / 08 / 09
with Caitriona O'Leary, Cat & Moon Gallery, Sligo

2005
With Philip Lindey & Caitriona O'Leary , The Barbara Stanley Gallery, London UK

2004
With Philip Lindey & Brian Smyth, The Barbara Stanley Gallery, London UK

2002
with Caitriona O'Leary, Lavit Gallery, Cork

2000
O'Leary Family With Caitriona O'Leary & John O'Leary, Lavit Gallery, Cork

1997
2 Man Show with Michael McSwiney, The Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo

1996
1, 2, 3 O'Leary with Caitriona O'Leary & John O'Leary, Carroll Art Gallery, Longford

 

S E L E C T E D G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N S

2019
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen; Artists respond to WB Yeats poem 1919,
Hamilton Gallery & Hyde Bridge Gallery Sligo
Legacy, 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Boyle Arts Festival, King's
House, Roscommon
Cairde, The Model, Sligo
Summer Show, The Barbara Stanley Gallery, London
Summer Show, The Doorway Gallery, Dublin
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
A Question of Love, Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny

2018
Edinburgh Art Fair, Scotland
137th Royal Ulster Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum Belfast
The Gathering, King's House, Boyle Arts Festival
The Model presents Cairde Visual, The Model, Sligo
An Irish Airman foresees his death, 101 Artists respond to WB Yeats Poem,
Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
Fresh; Contemporary Art Fair, Cheltenham, UK
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London UK

2017
'Facing West', Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon
Cairde Visual, The Model, Sligo
Crazy Jane, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
187th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
Summer Exhibition, Irish Cultural Centre, London
House Event, RDS, Dublin
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2016
Royal Ulster Academy 135th Exhibition , Ulster Museum, Belfast
North by Northwest, Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon
Art el Forn, La Floresta, Barcelona, Spain
Cambridge Art Fair, UK (with Doorway Gallery)
Bristol Art Fair, UK (with Doorway Gallery)
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London (with Doorway Gallery)
'A terrible beauty is born....' , Easter 1916, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
186th Annual Exhibition 2016, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2015
Christmas Show, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
Christmas Show, Doorway Gallery, Dublin
Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh, Scotland
Still-life Group Show, Barbara Stanley Gallery, LondonCASe, Lavit Gallery, Cork
Of this place, El Ateneo, Sala Prado, Madrid, Spain
& Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
Impressions of WB Yeats, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
Cairde Visual, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo
Afordable Art Fair, Battersea, London UK
Landscape@ House Restuarant, Howth, Dublin
21/20 Artfair, London
Spring Exhibition, The Barbara Stanley Gallery, London

2014
Christmas Show, The Barbara Stanley Gallery, London, UK
Christmas Crackers, The Doorway Gallery, Dublin
Group Show, The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
Winter Show, 'Calling up the Vangard ', Triskel at Christchurch, Cork
Art El Forn, Forn Les Escales, La Floresta, Barcelona, Spain
Artists for Gaza, 126 Artists Run Gallery, Galway
Source - Art Fair, RDS Dublin
Summer Show, The Barbara Stanley gallery, London UK
Summer Selection, Doorway Gallery, Dublin
Cairde Visual, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London, UKAffordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, UK

2013
Hunter's Moon festival, The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Small Talk, Westport Arts Festival, Co. Mayo
'An issue worth mentioning' Cairde Arts Festival, Yeats Building, Sligo
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London UK
The Wool Campaign, Somerset House, London, UK

2012
Source Art Fair, RDS, Dublin
CASe, Lavit Gallery, Cork
Summer Show; The Doorway Gallery, Dublin

2011
Invited Artists; Christmas Show, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
Things that matter, Westport Arts Festival, Mayo
Lavit Gallery at Boole Library, University College, Cork

2010
Reinspired - an artistic navigation of the Erie Canal,
Rochester, NY; Folsom Library, Troy, NY; The Italian Cultural Institute, New York City
Art for Haiti, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton

2009
Irish Landscape, Redrag Gallery, UK

2008
Tripod; A slice of Art, Fairgreen House, Galway

2007
Journeys; Castletown House, Co. Kildare
(Toured to Louvain Institute for Ireland in Europe, Leuven, Belgium; University of Ulster, Belfast;
Coast Gaurd Station Arts Centre, Waterford; The Mellennium Forum, Derry.)

2006
Tribute to Beckett, Vangard Gallery, Cork

2005
'1 in 4' Art Auction, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
'Tsunami Art Auction'; Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin

2004
C2; Contemporary Art from Cork, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
Eigse, Carlow Arts Festival (Invited Artist)

2003 - 09
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2003 - 10
Wexford Arts Festival

2003
Boyle Arts Festival, Co Roscommon
Blink - 5 years; Linenhall Arts Centre, Ballina Co. Mayo

2002
Wexford Arts FestivalArt Auction,
Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

2001
Inside Cork, Lavit Gallery, Cork
Sligo Arts in Context, Airfield House, Dublin
The Art of Hurling, Kenny Gallery, Galway

2000
Emerging Art II, Kilkenny Castle
(Toured to Burnavon Arts Centre, Tyrone, Newry Arts Centre, Co. Down, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Co Kerry)
Works on Paper, LeMoyne Art Foundation, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Postcard Art, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Cork
Aer Rianta - Gateway to Art, Dublin Airport

1999
Coast to coast, Lavit Gallery, Cork

1998
On Board, Sligo Art Gallery
A Platter of Art, Lavit Gallery, Cork

1997
Outlines, The Market House, Monaghan
Masks at the Hawkswell, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

1996
Dermot Healy's Writing, The Blue Raincoat Theatre, Sligo

1995
Strands, Monaghan County Museum & Art Gallery
Generation, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin

1994
Monaghan Open Exhibition

1993
3 of a Kind, McCanny Building, Sligo
Amalgam, Ballymote Heritage Week, Sligo

1992
Beginnings, Sligo Park Hotel
Christmas Show, Model Arts Centre, Sligo

1990 / 91 / 94 / 95 / 99 / 01
Iontas, National Small Works Open Exhibition, Sligo Art Gallery (Toured)

1990 / 91 / 94
Claremorris Open Exhibition, Mayo

1989
Impressions, Galway Arts Centre
International Mini-print Show, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

A W A R D S / R E S I D E N C I E S

Leitrim County Council Artist's Bursary 2006 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13
Studio Residency, Cill Rialaig Artist's Retreat, Co. Kerry 1999 / 01 / 04 / 13 / 16 / 19
Artist's Residency - Vermont, USA 2010
Iontas Painting Award 2001
Milliken Bros. Art Materials Award 2000
Studio Residency, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork 1999
Irish Arts Council / An Chomarile Ealiaonn Grants 1993 / 94
D. O'Sullivan Graphics Ltd., Best Student Award 1991

 

P U B L I C C O L L E C T I O N S
Leitrim County Council
Nazareth House, Sligo
Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo
IIB Bank, Ireland
Cork County Library Collection
Sligo County Library Collection
Crawford Municipal Art Collection, Cork
Allied Irish Banks
Office of Public Works
Northern Ireland Civil Service Art Collection
Dept. of Enterprise, Trade & Employment
Royal Hospital, Donnybrook, Dublin
Wellwoman Centre, Dublin
Shay Cleary Architects, Dublin
Iona Technology, Dublin
UniCredito Italiano, Irish Financial Services Centre, Dublin

Represented in private collections in Ireland, UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.

S E L E C T E D B I B L I O G R A P H Y
'Irish role in Erie canal's construction to be honored'
by Peter McDermott Irish Echo, USA
24th June 2010

'Irish Artist sets up in local police station', By John Flowers,
Addison Independant, Vermont, USA,
June 24th 2010

'Imagining the early days of the Erie Canal'
Boston Irish Reporter, USA
September, 2010

The City Series;
Essay by Mark Ewart,
Vangard Gallery Catalogue,
November 2006

Aidan Dunne
Exhibition review;
The Irish Times,
Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

'Artists to look out for';
A Buyers Guide to Irish Art;
Ashville Media Group,
December 2001

Guest Artist,
'Awash with colour',
BBC 2 Television,
September 10th, 2001

'Rattle Bag'
RTE Radio 1 Arts Show,
Art review by John Hunt,

May 2001
'Rising Star'
Interview by Sian O'Gorman
Magpie Magazine,

January, 2001
'Paint in the blood',
Interview by Joanne Hayden
Meltdown Magazine
Sunday Business Post,
December, 1999

'Lorca's World'
Review by Ciara Ferguson
The Sunday Independant
Sunday, April 11th, 1999

'Sketches of Spain',
Interview by Ian Wieczorek,
Arts West Magazine,
Edition 58,
May 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


01.'Salmon of Knowledge'
-oil on board-
60cm x 30cm
850 euro (framed)

 

02.'Pier Head at Night'
-oil on canvas-
30cm x 30cm
595 euro (unframed)

03.'Harbinger'
-oil on canvas-
30cm x 30cm
650 euro (framed)