Catriona Leahy                                                                Work/About/CV/Contact

AWARDS / BURSARIES / RESIDENCIES

2015:
Grants for the Arts Individual Funding, Arts Council England
Eaton Fund for Artists
Florence Trust Resident Artist Award 2015/2016
Santander Staff Research Award, University of Northampton for Print Residency at Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium.

2014:
International Artist in Residence: FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists, Genk, Belgium. Funded by FLACC.
International Artist in Residence: Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium. Funded by FLACC.

2013:
Stanley Picker Printmaking Fellowship 2013/2014 – Kingston University, London. Funded by Stanley Picker Trust.
Arts Council of Ireland Travel & Training Award for Residency at WARP Artists’ Village, Belgium.
WARP International Artist’s Village Residency, Genk, Belgium
Red Mansion Art Prize, Shortlisted.

2012:
Residency in Moscow through RCA, Institute of Contemporary Art Moscow and Moscow Biennale
20/21 British Art Fair Graduate Award - RCA Interim Show
Arts Council of Ireland Travel & Training Award for MA RCA Year 2
Royal College of Art Bursary

2011:
Culture Ireland Award For solo exhibition as part of Munsterland Festival pArt 6, Germany
Arts Council of Ireland Travel & Training Award for MA RCA Year 1
Royal College of Art Bursary

2010:
Honorable Mention at the 2nd International Biennial Print Exhibition at Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut, USA

2009:
Arts Council Travel & Training Award for Printmaking Residency at Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium.
International Artist in Residence Award, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium

2006/2007:
Cork Printmakers Annual Bursary
Post Graduate Research Award in Ceramic/Print Department at Crawford College of Art & Design

2006:
Tyndall Institute Printmaker’s Purchase Prize

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Coup de Ville, selected artist for 3rd Triennial Exhibition and Festival of Contemporary Art,
St. Niklass, Belgium. Curated by Stef Van Bellingen.
Florence Trust Summer Exhibition 2016, Florence Trust, London.
Florence Trust Winter Open Exhibition, Florence Trust, London.

2015
Relief in Time, Solo Show, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, The Netherlands. Invited by Jan–Christoph
Tonigs, Arts Director, Kloster-Bentlage, Rheine, Germany
Statements, Group Show, As part of “Printmaking in the expanded field” Symposium at Kloster-Betlage,
Rheine, Germany. Invited by Knut Willich, Symposium Director.
:Xenotopia, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, London. Curated by Louise Clarke.
The Sketchbook Today, Curated by Dr. Craig Staff & Stefan Gant and supported by the Rabley Drawing
Centre. Avenue Gallery, Northampton, UK

2014
Suspended Temporality, CMine Cutlural Centre, Genk, Belgium. Invited by Eddie Guldolf Arts Co-Director at Cmine Cultural Centre, Genk, Belgium and Kristof Reulens, Curator.
Westinwind, Martin Kudelk Gallery, Cologne, Germany. Curated by Stef Van Bellingen, director of WARP International: Contemporary Art Platform, Belgium.
The Way We Live Now and Then, The Library Project Space, Dublin. Curated by Mary Conlon, curator and
director of Ormston House, Limerick.
Ile Seguin 11/25/11, Library Project Space, Dublin. Curated by Valerie Connor
7th Douro Print Biennale, Douro, Portugal. Curated by Nuno Canelas

2013
Time, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, London. An exhibtion curated by me showcasing a selection of 2nd
year BA Fine Art students at Kingston University. A project initiated by me as part of my position as Stanley
Picker Printmaking Fellow at Kingston University.
Global Print, Douro, Portugal. Curated by Nuno Canelas
Show RCA 2013, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London.
Strategies and Tactics, Open Space Gallery, Gracechurch Street, London.
Notes to Self, Dyson Gallery, Battersea, London.
Parallax, CGP Cafe Gallery, Bermondsey, London.

2012
21, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland. Exhibition celebrating 21 years of Cork Printmakers, showcasing
excellence in contemporary printmaking.
Scalleain, Irish Film Festival London, Irish Cultural Centre, London. Curated by John O Hora.
I took the lift to the 6th Floor, RCA printmaking show at Cafe Gallery, Bermondsey, London.

2011
Transference, curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey & Cliona Harmey, Monster Truck Gallery and Broadstone
Studios, Dublin
Munsterland Festival pArt 6, Invited artist to represent Ireland at “Munsterland Festival pArt 6” by The
Print Associtation, Kloster-Bentlage, Rheine, Germany. The festival focussed on the graphic arts from Ireland
and UK. Selected artists: Catriona Leahy, Ben Reilly, Adam Bridgland, Katie Jones, Nelson Crespo.
Portrait of an Artist, Group show at The Public, Arts & Culture, New Street, West Midlands.
Columbian Print Exchange, National Print Museum, Dublin
Columbian Print Exchange, Taller La Estampa, Columbia
Draw The Line, Monster Truck Gallery. Curated by Ruth Pelzer Montada
Dublin to LA Part II, Wells Fargo Bank Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2010
Dublin to LA Part I, The Saddleback College Art Gallery, LA
Impressions 2010, Galway Arts Centre, Galway.
RWA – 158 Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
RUA Annual Exhibition 2010, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Original Print, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin 14.
RHA 180th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2.
Memento, Solo exhibition, Airfield House, Dundrum, Dublin. Invited by Sile O Sullivan, Arts Officer.
Black & White, Black Church Print Studio Gallery, Dublin
Footprint, 2nd Biennial international printmaking exhibition, CCP Connecticut, USA

CURATED PROJECTS:

2010
[REC]. Four-day video-artist screening at Black Church Print Studio Gallery. Selected Artists: Dominic Redfern, Phuttipong Aroonpheng, Lynda Devenney, Jennifer Cunningham, Ella Bertilsson, Emma Finucane & Emma Boyle, Vincent Sheridan.

Black & White, Taking inspiration form the Schwarz Weise Austellung the exhibition explored the mark making and aesthetic peculiar to graphic expression. Black Church Print Studio Gallery.
Selected artists: Sean O Sullivan, Kate Betts, Anthony Lyttle, Rachel O Hara, David McGinn.

COMMISSIONS:

2009 Department of Foreign Affairs – Commision for the Irish Ambassador to the EU.
2007 Midleton Concert Band, 50 years of service anniversary.

REVIEWS/INTERVIEWS:

2014 FLACC Yearbook, Text by art writer, Lene Ter Haar, Belgium
2009 Circa Magazine, Spring edition. Jane Humphries review of Inhabit at Draiocht Arts Centre, Dublin.

CONFERENCES:

2015
Presented and exhibited at the 3rd International Printmaking Symposium, Kloster-Bentlage, Germany
2009
Representative for the Black Church Print Studio at the 1st International Printmaking Symposium, Kloster-Bentlage, Germany.

COLLECTIONS:

Department of Foreign Affairs – Permanent residence of Irish Ambassador to EU.
Universtity College Cork
Cork Institute of Technology
Tyndall Institute
Proscon Ltd.
McCarthy & McGrath Auctioneers Ltd.
Numerous private collections