artists

Kevin Cosgrove

mother’s exhibitions:
Kevin Cosgrove
Remake
17 September – 1 November 2014

Brendan Earley & Kevin Cosgrove
Nor for Nought
14 September – 29 October 2011

Kevin Cosgrove
Just the usual
7 June – 16 July 2011

Kevin Cosgrove
The Untitled First Album
22 October – 15 November 2008

exhibitions:
Kevin Cosgrove
FRIEZE Frame | Frieze Art Fair London 2012
London 2012

Born 1984, Ireland
Lives and works in Dublin

Education

2007  BA Fine Art (First Class Hons), National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2006  Diploma Fine Art (First Class Hons), Dun Laoghaire IADT, Dublin

Solo Exhibitions

2016
A Peening Sound, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny
2014
Remake, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2012
Frieze Art Fair, London, FRAME solo presentation with mother’s tankstation
Art HK 2012, Hong Kong with mother’s tankstation
2011
Just the usual, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2010
A Workable Space, Lena Brüning Gallery, Berlin
Open Space at Art Cologne, with mother’s tankstation
2008
The Untitled First Album, mother’s tankstation, Dublin

Group Exhibitions

2018
Industry, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
2017
The New Frontiers of Painting, Fondazione Stelline, Milan
2016

Some kind of real, The Dock, Leitrim
2015
Don’t shoot the painter, Villa Reale’s Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan
What Is and What Might Be, Drogheda Arts Festival, Highlanes Gallery, Louth
2013
40/40/40, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid; Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, Warsaw; Pallazo Della Farnesina, Rome
Built with Love, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2012
Last, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2011
Monkey Wrench, Ormston House, Limerick
Nor for Nought, Brendan Earley & Kevin Cosgrove, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2010
Jerwood Contemporary Painters Exhibition 2010, Touring to Jerwood Space, London; Project Space Leeds, Leeds; DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery, Durham
LISTE 15; The Young Art Fair, Basel, with mother’s tankstation
2009
FUTURES, RHA, Dublin
2008
Several Landscapes and 3 Landscapes (or more) in the Modern Style, Western Exhibitions, Chicago
Menschheit, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2007
Launch, The LAB, Dublin
Cloudbusting, Stone Gallery, Dublin
National College of Art & Design Graduate Exhibition, Dublin
Solutions, The LAB and Talbot Galleries, Dublin

Bibliography

2018
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Art in Focus: Kevin Cosgrove – Cabin’, The Irish Times, 18 May
2017
‘The New Frontiers of Painting’, exhibition catalogue, Fondazione Stelline, Milan
McLaughlin, Rosanna, ‘Highlights from the second edition of Condo’, Critic’s Guide: London, Frieze, January
2016
Leach, Cristín, ‘A Peening Sound’, Culture Magazine, The Sunday Times, December
MacMonagle, Niall, ‘What Lies Beneath: Mezzanine by Kevin Cosgrove’, Sunday Independent, December
Hanley, James, ‘Homage to Work’, Irish Arts Review, winter edition, November
Kelly Murphy, Aidan, ‘Kilkenny: “The worlds that are subjugated and presented here are meticulously depicted and detailed in oil on linen, with Cosgrove showcasing a larger size than previous exhibitions”, The Thin Air, November
2015
Mazzonis, Emanuela, ‘Talk with Kevin Cosgrove’, Don’t shoot the painter, publication, UBS Collection Milan, June
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Visual Art round-up: Painters who break the rules’, The Irish Times, April
2014
O’Dwyer, Rebecca, ‘Untitled’, mother’s annual 2014
Tipton, Gemma, ‘Kevin Cosgrove’ Review, Frieze Issue 167, November
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Remake; Kevin Cosgrove’, Visual Arts Review, The Irish Times, September
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Kevin Cosgrove’, The Ticket, The Irish Times, September
Valli, Marc & Dessanay, Margherita, ‘A Brush with the Real: Figurative Painting Today’, Elephant Books, ISBN: 978-780672830, March
2013
O’Dwyer, Rebecca, ‘Built with Love’, mother’s annual 2013
Bayliss, Simon, ‘Frieze Critic’s Choice’, The Painting Imperative, January
2011
Clarke, Chris, ‘Work in Progress’, mother’s annual 2011
Clarke, Chris, ‘Kevin Cosgrove and Brendan Earley: Double or Nothing’, mother’s annual 2011
O’Dwyer, Rebecca, ‘Brendan Earley & Kevin Cosgrove: Nor for Nought’, Paper Visual Art, October
Ibarra, Ana, ‘Open Files: Kevin Cosgrove’, Elephant, Issue 8, October
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Exceptional ways of looking at the usual’, The Irish Times, July
White, Hilary A., ‘Meteoric Rise of an Artist Who’s Cool with Hard Labour’, The Sunday Independent, February
2009
Gayer, John, ‘Futures’, Art Papers, Sept/Oct
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Making it back to the Futures’, The Irish Times, September
East, Louise, ‘Continental Canvas’, The Irish Times Magazine, May
Jagla-blankenburg, Ulrike, ‘Kult der Kälte’, Die Welt, April
2008
David Godbold, ‘Untitled Essay’, mother’s annual 2008
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Elastic Connections’, The Irish Times, January
Foumberg, Jason, ‘Summer Camp’, New City Chicago, July
Weinberg, Lauren, ‘Several Landscapes’, Time Out Chicago, July
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Carving Out a New Adventure’, The Irish Times, September
Dunne, Aidan, ‘A new crop of graduates comes into its own’, The Irish Times, June

Awards

2016
The Irish Times | Favourite artwork from 2016: A Peening Sound
2011

Arts Council of Ireland Bursary Award
2010
Jerwood Contemporary Painters Exhibition
2009
Arts Council of Ireland Bursary Award

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