artists

Mairead O’hEocha

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

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

exhibitions:
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

Education

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

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Irises in the Well, mother’s tankstation, London
2016

Blackbirds in the Garden of Prisms, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2014
Gallery 2, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2013
Art Statements: Art 44 Basel with mother’s tankstation
2012
The Sky was Yellow and the Sun was Blue, mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2011
via An Lár, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Whisper Concrete, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny
2008
Co. Summer, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
Home Rules, mother’s tankstation, Dublin

Group Exhibitions

2019
Shaping Ireland: Intervention and Representation in Irish Landscape Art, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
2018
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
2017
A Painter’s Doubt: Painting & Phenomenology, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
Málverkasýning, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
2016

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
2015
What Is and What Might Be, Drogheda Arts Festival, Highlanes Gallery, Louth
2012
Up the Walls, The Model, Sligo
Into the Light: The Arts Council – 60 Years of supporting the Arts, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
2011
Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin Contemporary 2011
Interlude (Aspects of Irish landscape painting), Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
2009
Fantopia – A state of impossible perfection. Or, how to live with perfect people (and not kill them), mother’s tankstation, Dublin
2008
A Loaf of Bread, A Carton of Milk and a Stick of Butter, Hudson Franklin Gallery, New York
2007
Visual Fictions, Fenton Gallery, Cork
2006
Utopias, Éigse, Carlow
2005
The Happiest Country In The World, Oireachtas Exhibition, Dublin
Millennium Scholar’s Trust Exhibition, Bank of Ireland, Dublin
2004
Night Gallery, London
2003
Made in the UK, London
2001
East International, Norwich
EV+A International, Limerick
Focus on Drawing, Crawford Gallery, Cork; Limerick City Gallery

Bibliography

2017
Lederer, Michaela (Ed.),  ‘A Painter’s Doubt’, Salzburger Kunstverein
2016
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
2015 
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
2014  
Hill, Sophie, ‘Interviews with artists and creators; Mairead O’hEocha’, Traction Magazine
‘Niamh O’ Malley & Mairead O’hEocha at DHG’, Totally Dublin, December
2013    
Handler, Ruther, ‘Kunst = Kapital’, Capital, June
2012  
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
2011  
Tipton, Gemma, ‘Best of Year’, Artforum.com, 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’, Artforum.com, 14 April
Leach, Cristín, ‘Mairead O’hEocha – Whisper Concrete’, The Sunday Times, 3 April
2008  
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
2006  
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Imagining Utopia in Carlow’, The Irish Times, 14 June
2001       
McCaulay, David, ‘Art to Provoke’, Eastern Daily Press, 7 July

Awards

2012  
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
2009  
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
2006
Residency in Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin
2003
Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholar’s Trust Award, Ireland
2001
Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland
2000
Thomas Dammann Travel Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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