Mairead O’hEocha

mother’s exhibitions:
Mairead O’hEocha
The Pane Fly’s Tune
13 April – 20 May 2023
mother’s tankstation London

Mairead O’hEocha
Irises in the Well 
20 September – 27 October 2018
mother’s tankstation London

Mairead O’hEocha
Blackbirds in the Garden of Prisms
21 September – 29 October 2016

Mairead O’hEocha
The Sky was Yellow and the Sun was Blue
31 May – 14 July 2012

Mairead O’hEocha
Home Rules
16 January – 16 February 2008

Mairead O’hEocha
Tale Ends & Eternal Wakes 
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
28 February – 25 April 2020

The Mud of Compound Experience
aaajiao, Uri Aran, Chen Wei, Nina Canell, Lee Kit, Li Qing, Liu Chuang, Liu Shiyuan, Mairead O’hEocha
mother’s tankstation in collaboration with Leo Xu Projects
98 Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
21 March – 27 March 2016

Mairead O’hEocha
Art Statements | Art Basel 2013

Born Dublin, Ireland
Lives and works in Dublin


2004 MA Fine Art, Goldsmith’s College, University of London
2000 BA National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Solo Exhibitions

The Pane Fly’s Tune, mother’s tankstation, London
Light Spells Enter, P420, Bologna 
Tale Ends & Eternal WakesTemple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin
Irises in the Well, mother’s tankstation, London

Blackbirds in the Garden of Prisms, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
Gallery 2, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Art Statements: Art 44 Basel with mother’s tankstation
The Sky was Yellow and the Sun was Blue, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
via An Lár, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Whisper Concrete, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny
Co. Summer, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
Home Rules, mother’s tankstation, Dublin

Group Exhibitions

Swallowing Geography, Regional Cultural Centre / Glebe House & Gallery, Donegal, Ireland
Di semplicità e di brivido, P420, Bologna
WE ARE HERE, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland
Dubliners, 6th Biennial of Painting, Zagreb, Croatia
New Perspectives. Acquisitions 2011 – 2020, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
Ghosts from the Recent Past, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Slow Painting, Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition 2019 – 2020, Leeds Museum and Art Gallery, Leeds; The Levinsky Gallery, Plymouth, United Kingdom
21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks, Glebe House and Gallery, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
Stephen McKenna: A Painter’s Life and Legacies., VISUAL, Carlow
The Horse, curated by Noel McKenna, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney
Encountering the Land, VISUAL, Carlow
An Act of Hospitality can only be Poetic
, Highlanes Gallery, Louth
A Painter’s Doubt: Painting & Phenomenology, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
Málverkasýning, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

Coup de Ville Contemporary Art Festival, WARP, Sint‐Niklaas, Belgium
2116: Forecast of the next century, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Broad Art Museum, Michigan
The Mud of Compound Experience, mother’s tankstation in collaboration with Leo Xu Projects, Hong Kong
What Is and What Might Be, Drogheda Arts Festival, Highlanes Gallery, Louth
Up the Walls, The Model, Sligo
Into the Light: The Arts Council – 60 Years of supporting the Arts, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin Contemporary 2011
Interlude (Aspects of Irish landscape painting), Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Fantopia – A state of impossible perfection. Or, how to live with perfect people (and not kill them), mother’s tankstation, Dublin
A Loaf of Bread, A Carton of Milk and a Stick of Butter, Hudson Franklin Gallery, New York
Visual Fictions, Fenton Gallery, Cork
Utopias, Éigse, Carlow
The Happiest Country In The World, Oireachtas Exhibition, Dublin
Millennium Scholar’s Trust Exhibition, Bank of Ireland, Dublin
Night Gallery, London
Made in the UK, London
East International, Norwich
EV+A International, Limerick
Focus on Drawing, Crawford Gallery, Cork; Limerick City Gallery


Buntak, Tomislav, Miholic, Martina, ‘6th Biennial of Painting’, ISBN 978-953-8098-53-6
Duncan, Adrian, ‘In Conversation Mairead O’hEocha with Adrian Duncan’, Paper Visual Art Journal, Vol. 12, ISSN 2565-6376
New Perspectives. Acquisitions 2011 – 2020, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, ISBN 978-1-904288-89-3
Long, Declan, ‘Mairead O’hEocha’, Tale Ends and Eternal wakes review, Artforum, Vol.58, No.10, July
Herbert, Martin, ‘Take Your Time’, Slow Painting Exhibition catalogue, Hayward Gallery, October
Leach, Cristín, ‘Review: Shaping Ireland at the National Gallery of Ireland’, The Sunday Times, May
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Big country: The art of the Irish landscape’, The Irish Times, April
Maguire, Donal (Ed.), ‘Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art’, National Gallery of Ireland
O’Dwyer, Rebecca, ‘Irises in the Well’, mother’s annual 2018
Lederer, Michaela (Ed.),  ‘A Painter’s Doubt’, Salzburger Kunstverein
O’Brien, Sara, ‘Untitled’, mother’s annual 2016
Maguire, Donal, ‘Fresh cut’, review, Irish Arts Review, November
Long, Declan, ‘Mairead O’hEocha’, review, Frieze, November
Griffin, Jonathan, ‘Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting’, Phaidon Press
Merrigan, James, ‘Flowers!? Really!?’, Billion Journal, October
P. O’Sullivan, John,  ‘Mairead O’hEocha – Blackbirds in the Garden of Prisms’, The Irish Times, October
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Visual Art round-up: Painters who break the rules’, The Irish Times, April
McGonagle, Niall, ‘What lies beneath – Hoarding, Lights and Rain’, Irish Independent, February
Leach Hughes, Cristín, ‘Catch these shooting stars’, The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, February
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Mairead O’hEocha: Paintings’, The Irish Times, January
Hill, Sophie, ‘Interviews with artists and creators; Mairead O’hEocha’, Traction Magazine
‘Niamh O’ Malley & Mairead O’hEocha at DHG’, Totally Dublin, December
Handler, Ruther, ‘Kunst = Kapital’, Capital, June
Blount, Mai ‘Mrs. Dalloway’s Flowers’, mother’s annual 2012
O’Dwyer, Rebecca , ‘Mairead O’hEocha: The sky was yellow and the sun was blue’, Paper Visual Art Journal, 5 September
Into the Light: The Arts Council – 60 Years of Supporting the Arts, exhibition publication, The Arts Council of Ireland
Tipton, Gemma, ‘Best of Year’,, December
Gayer, John, ‘Mairead O’hEocha’, Art Papers, September – October
Harbison, Isobel, ‘via An Lár’, Frieze #141, September
Dunne, Aidan ‘Exceptional ways of looking at the usual’, The Irish Times, 5 July
Fallon, Roberta & Rosof, Libby, The Artblog, 12 July
Breathnach, Kevin, ‘via an Lár’, le cool, 21 June 2011
Dunne, Aidan, ‘A road with a view’, The Irish Times, 22 April 2011
Tipton, Gemma, ‘Gritty and mundane visions of a could-be-anywhere world’, The Irish Times, April
Leach, Cristín, ‘On Mairead O’hEocha, Whisper Concrete’, Contrapposto, 15 April
Tipton, Gemma, ‘Mairead O’hEocha’,, 14 April
Leach, Cristín, ‘Mairead O’hEocha – Whisper Concrete’, The Sunday Times, 3 April
Harbison, Isobel, ‘Home Rules’, mother’s annual 2008
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Contriving a striking absence on canvas’, The Irish Times, 13 February
Reddin, Daragh, ‘In her own field’, Metro, 31 January
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Imagining Utopia in Carlow’, The Irish Times, 14 June
McCaulay, David, ‘Art to Provoke’, Eastern Daily Press, 7 July

Awards | Residencies

Cité internationale des arts Residency, Paris
Member, Aosdána, Ireland

Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
Residency in Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin
Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholar’s Trust Award, Ireland
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
Thomas Dammann Travel Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Arts Council of Ireland
National Gallery of Ireland
The Hugh Lane Gallery
Office of Public Works, Ireland
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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