Info & CV

Catriona Leahy is an artist based at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios where she holds a 3-year studio membership. She is also member of the Board of Directors at TBG&S (2018-2022).

Catriona received her MA in Print from Royal College of Art, London in 2013. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Agitation Co-op at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios (2021), How the land lies at Sirius Arts Centre, Cork (2020); Past|Ures at Library Project, Dublin (2020); Fast Slow Fast CCA Derry~Londonderry (2019); Unfolding Landscapes at De Cacaofabriek in Helmond, The Netherlands (2018); Coup de Ville, 3rd International Triennial Exhibition in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium (2016); Relief in Time, Rijksmuseum Twenthe Enschede, The Netherlands (2015).

Recent awards include the FSAS (Fire Station Artist Studios) Digital Media Practice Award for 2022, Kildare Arts ACT Grant (2021), Arts Council of Ireland Professional Development Award (2020), Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary (2018), Culture Ireland Award for international exhibitions in 2018, 2016, 2011, Arts Council England Grants for the Arts (2016), AN Artist Bursary UK (2016). She has been the recipient of numerous international residencies such as The Frans Masereel Centre (2015, 2014, 2009), FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists (2014) - both in Belgium, and The Florence Trust in London (2015 – 2016).

Select Exhibitions:


Fade to Black, The Library Project, Dublin. Curated by Grace Weir and Joe Walker

Silence, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin

Landscape Ecology Environment Research Residency Exhibition (LEER), Leitrim Sculpture Centre, curated by Sean O Reilly
Agitation Co-op, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, curated by Michael Hill


How the land lies, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork

Past | Ures, Library Project, Dublin


Fast Slow Fast, CCA Derry~Londonderry


Encountering The Land, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland.
Unfolding Landscape, De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, The Netherlands.


Architecture Invisible, Film Screening, The Swiss Church, London. Curated by Annelore Schneider (collectif_fact) and Katie Goodwin,
Rising, The Belfry, St John’s Bethnal Green, London.
Surface Tensions, curated by Jaki Irvine, Library Project Space, Dublin
LCN Showcase, London Creative Network Residency Exhibition, Space Gallery, Mare Street, London


Coup de Ville, 3rd Triennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Sint-Niklass, Belgium. Curated by Stef Van Bellingen.
NEO Print Prize, NEO Gallery, Bolton.
Florence Trust Residents Exhibition 2016, Florence Trust, London.
Haptic | Optic, (travelling exhibition) Museum of Chinese Profiles, Xiamen; Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai & Yuquanshan Art Gallery, Beijing, China


Relief in Time, Solo Show, RijksMuseum Twenthe, The Netherlands. Invited by Jan–Christoph Tonigs, Arts Director, Kloster-Bentlage, Rheine, Germany and Arnoud Odding, Director of Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede
Statements, Kloster-Betlage, Rheine, Germany.
:Xenotopia, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, London. Curated by Louise Clarke.


Suspended Temporality, CMine Cutlural Centre, Genk

Westinwind, Martin Kudelk Gallery, Cologne, Germany Curated by Stef Van Bellingen

The Way We Live Now And Then, The Library Project Space, Dublin Curated by Mary Conlon
Ile Seguin 11/25/11, Library Project Space, Dublin. Curated by Valerie Connor
7th Douro Biennale, Douro, Portugal (invited artist).

2013 Global Print, Douro, Portugal
Show RCA 2013, London
Strategies and Tactics, Open Space Gallery, Bank, London
Notes to Self, Dyson Gallery, Battersea, London
Parallax, CPG Gallery, Bermondsey, London


21, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

Scalleain, Irish Film Festival London, Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith. Curated by John O’ Hora.

I took the lift to the 6th Floor, CPG Gallery, Bermondsey, London.


Transference, curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey & Cliona Harmey, Monster Truck Gallery Dublin.

Munsterland Festival pArt 6, Invited artist to “Munsterland Festival pArt 6” by The Print Associtation, Kloster-Bentlage, Rheine, Germany
Draw The Line, Monster Truck Gallery. Curated by Ruth Pelzer Montada

Select Awards / Bursaries:

2022: FSAS (Fire Station Artist Studios) Digital Media Practice Award

2021: Kildare Arts ACT Grant

2020: Professional Development Award, Arts Council Ireland
2018: Arts Council Ireland Visual Arts Bursary (Strand 1, Round 2).
2018 – 2021: Awarded 3-year Studio Membership, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios
2018: Culture Ireland Award
2016: Culture Ireland Award
2016: A-N Artist’s Network Bursary (UK)
2015: Grants for the Arts Individual Funding, Arts Council England
2015: Eaton Fund for Artists
2015: Santander Staff Research Award, University of Northampton and Santander.
2013: Arts Council of Ireland Travel & Training Award
2013: Stanley Picker Printmaking award 2013/14 – Kingston University, London.
2013: Red Mansion Art Prize, Shortlisted.
2012: Royal College of Art Bursary

2012: Arts Council of Ireland Travel & Training Award

2011: Royal College of Art Bursary

2011: Arts Council of Ireland Travel & Training Award

2011: Culture Ireland Award

2009: Arts Council of Ireland Travel & Training Award

Select Residencies:

2020: Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Landscape Ecology Environment Residency (LEER) 2020/21

2017: LCN London Creative Network Programme – 6 month programme with Space Studios London

2017: Artist in Residence - East London Print Studio

2015: Florence Trust Resident Artist Award 2015/2016 for 1-year residency

2015: Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium.
2014: FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists, Genk, Belgium.

2014: Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium.

2013: WARP Artist Village, Genk, Belgium.

2012: International Artist in Residence: Institute of Contemporary Art Moscow

2009: Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium.


Publications | Reviews:

2020 VANS, Edition 49: March – April 2020. Review of Past|Ures at Library Project
by Brendan Fox.

2016 Catalogue for Coup De Ville, Contemporary Art Triennial, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

2016 Florence Trust Summer Show Catalogue 2016
2016 Saatchi Art & Music Magazine Spring issue 2016-06-14 Review by Paul Bayley of :Xenotopia, curated by Louise Clarke at Gibberd Gallery, Harlow Arts Trust, Essex.

2016 Printmaking Today: Volume 25 2016 SPRING ISSUE Review by Wuon Jean of my participation in 3rd International Printmaking Symposium and solo exhibition at “Relief in Time” at Rijksmuseum Twenthe
Enschede Holland

2015 SNAP3 3rd International Printmaking Symposium Catalogue
2015 FLACC Yearbook, 2014. With text by Art Writer, Lena Ter Haar

2013 Between, Before and After, Publication printed on the occasion of the Royal College of Art Printmaking MA Show.

2011 Paper Visual Art Journal Transference, Exhibition curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey and Cliona Harmey –
Review by Kitty Rogers
2009 Circa Art Magazine, Inhabit – Review by Jane Humphries